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Sicily 7 days tour

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Trapani, Monreale, Segesta, Erice, Cefalù, Agrigento, Etna Vulcano, and Taormina.

Day 1

Arrive at Trapani, Birgi, meet your driver and transfer to a hotel. Today you have free time to relax.

Day 2

Your personal driver and local guide (recommended for this tour) will arrive at your hotel on day two for a full day of sightseeing.

 Day 3

Your personal driver will arrive at your hotel for a full day of sightseeing. Spend the morning visiting Monreale where you can visit the cathedral and its beautiful cloister. Continue to the Doric temple of Segesta, set in a beautiful atmosphere, plus a stop at the nearby Greek theater. Arrive in Erice at 2,500 feet above sea level and enjoy one of Italy’s most beautiful towns and spectacular views. We strongly advise you request for a local guide in places like Erice and Segesta. We recommend that you spend the night in Palermo.

Day 4

Transfer on day four to Agrigento. Our first stop on the Tyrrhenian coast is the lovely seaside town of Cefalu. Wind your way through the medieval walkways to the sun drenched main piazza and visit its wonderful 13th-century Norman cathedral. Transfer to Agrigento. Visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. We recommend that you request a local tour guide for this tour. Agrigento, once a flourishing Greek settlement, today, still standing are the remains of a string of Doric temples a spetacular view within the beauty of a still valley of wild thyme, fennel, silvery olive groves and almond blossoms. We recommend that you spend the night in Agrigento.

Sicily 7 days tour

Day 5

Palermo – Segesta – Marsala – Palermo (B,L)Hop in the vehicle and begin your journey to Segesta, one of the best-preserved and most beautiful of all the Greek archaeological sites in the Mediterranean. The star of Segesta is its magnificent Doric temple, the Temple of Segesta, dating from around 420 BC. It ranks as one of the best-preserved Greek architectural sites in Europe.

Entering this amazing archaeological treasure is optional and at your own expense, but it’s well worth it. After spending some time in Segesta, continue to the sea town of Marsala, known for its sweet wines. Visit a wine cellar to sample some of Marsala’s local wines during a taste session. Drive along Trapani’s coastline and stop at a local restaurant for a Sicilian lunch. Arriving back in Palermo, the rest of the evening is yours to spend as you please, and your guide can suggest some restaurants that offer traditional local cuisine for dinner on your own. Overnight: Same hotel in Palermo Day 5: Palermo (B)After a leisurely buffet breakfast, your western Sicily experience ends with hotel check-out.

Sicily 7 days tour

Day 6

Buffet breakfast at your hotel and journey to Segesta, a large archaeological zone, with a magnificent Doric Temple, 420 B.C to 430 B.C., located within a beautiful and natural setting that ranks as one of the best-preserved Greek architectural sites. Continue to the sea town of Marsala, re-discovered in the 18th century by English merchant John Woodhouse and known for its sweet wines. Visit a wine cellar and sample some Marsala during a special wine tasting session. Drive along Trapani’s coastline and stop for a special Sicilian lunch in a restaurant and return to Palermo. Dinner at a local restaurant and overnight at hotel

Sicily 7 days tour

Marsala is Sicily’s most westerly city, and while it has relatively few UK visitors now, Brits were big cheeses here in the late 18th century. One John Woodhouse, forced by bad weather to put ashore, got a taste for the local wine, which he thought would be as popular back home as sherry and port already were – an idea for which one N Lawson, domestic goddess, was to be grateful 200 years later.

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Valderice Erice -Trapani Provincia

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Erice-Trapani Charming Medieval Town Holidays Western Sicily

Amazing sunset and charming city. For the best sunset in the region, go to Erice! Amazing! The city is also very charming and beautiful medieval buildings. Highly recommend a visit!

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There are natural paintings that remain etched in your memory forever. Erice is a wonderful medieval village in Sicily, perched on a cliff 750 meters above sea level, nestled in the beauty of a breathtaking landscape: blue sky tinged with white tufts and endless sea. I have a thing with medieval villages, because they make me think about the charm of history. Erice is one of my favourite medieval villages in Sicily together with Castelmola and Taormina.

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The best way to get to Erice is by the cable car in about 10 minutes. You will enjoy a stunning view: Trapani with its charming salt flats, the Egadi Islands and Erice from the above, before you set foot in this lovely medieval village.

Once you arrive at Erice enjoy a walk through cobbled streets and white churches. It is a dive into history. Erice is all around the main square Umberto I, where you can find delicious bars and pastries shops. Among the pastries shops I suggest you to go to Maria Grammatico‘s in Via Vittorio Emanuele 14. This pastry shop is famous for its tasty “Genovese”, at a cost of about €3.50. It is a mouth watering sweet: a bundle of pastry filled with cream, a sprinkling of powdered sugar and you are in the Heaven ???? In the meanwhile, enjoy lovely alleys, stairs and nice courtyards.

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Via Vittorio Emanuele is also the main street of Erice full of souvenir shops. If you are searching for  a very different souvenir go to the Ceramic shop by Paola Amico Luisa in Via Guarrasi 18. Here ceramics are a reinterpretation of the typical Sicilian ceramics: bowls, plates and saucers and also little souvenirs, such as cute ceramic magnets. Another typical Erice’s souvenir, although a bit more cumbersome, is the typical diamond pattern rug.

Erice-Trapani is rich in churches! Don’t miss the Mother Church in late Gothic style with Renaissance and Arabs traits. I love the Gothic rose window and the jaw-dropping white marble roof. The church was built using material from the Castle of Venus. The bell tower is separated from the Church and it is a tourist information center. There is an entrance fee. Another beautiful church in Erice charming medieval village, is the Church of San Martino, characterized by impressive Gothic wooden statues dating back to 1300.

Castello di Pepoli Erice

Beacon of Peace in the Mediterranean Aug 01, 2014
Castello di Pepoli with its torretta was built in the 1870’s by Count Agostino Pepoli (1848-1911), a scholar, lover of beauty and patron of the arts, who built it as a quiet retreat for his meditations, as well as gathering place for men of culture, artists and writers.

Erice charming medieval village  was built over a rocky outcrop, serving as foundation for the castle, and in a style resembling the Moorish/Saracen style. In April of 2013, restoration work began, after many years of neglect and decay, to bring it back to its former glory and turn it into an interactive museum and Centre for Peace.

After more than a year of work, the Castello di Pepoli officially opened again on July 19, 2014 when I visited it again shortly after opening. When I first saw it in 1995 one could still get down in there to see the castle, though it was in bad shape even then.

By 2005 one could not even get near it, the vegetation was so overgrown and the structure looked compromised. In 2014 it was a pleasure to see it restored and gleaming in the sunshine! The walkway down was slippery with fresh gravel from the construction, but better than the formidable jungle in past years! It is one of the iconic structures of Erice, seen in many photos.

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Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo

Castellammare del Golfo A splendid Trip in a magic enchanting place

La cittadina sorge alle pendici del complesso montuoso di Monte Inici e dà il nome all’omonimo golfo prospiciente il castello, delimitato a est da capo Rama e a ovest da capo San Vito. Nasce come Emporium Segestanorum (porto della vicina Segesta), il luogo, cioè, dove gli Elimi – antico quanto misterioso popolo – esercitavano i loro commerci con le navi straniere. Furono gli Arabi che connotarono il centro – ribattezzato Al Madarig, ovvero “gli scalini”, forse dalla montagna che sovrasta l’abitato – come una roccaforte, resa inespugnabile con la costruzione del fortilizio e come polo di grande importanza commerciale, con l’insediamento della tonnara e del caricatore. Oggi Castellammare, grazie ad un patrimonio di valore inestimabile, costituito dalla straordinaria bellezza naturalistica delle sue coste e del suo immeddiato entroterra, si è giustamente proposta come importante polo di attrazione turistica che molto può offrire ai suoi visitatori.

Castellammare del Golfo A splendid Trip in a magic enchanting place

La spiaggia bianca di ciotoli a Baia di Giudaloca prolunga lo sviluppo costiero, a forma di anfiteatro, del Golfo di Castellammare. Il golfo, che si estende da Capo San Vito a Capo Rama ai piedi dei declivi rocciosi che ne definiscono la visuale a sud, ospita l’omonima cittadina. Le sue principali attività sono legate alla posizione e allo sviluppo del porto che sorge nel luogo dell’antico emporium segestano. In età medievale la città si è sviluppata intorno al Castello Arabo – Normanno, il primo nucleo del centro storico, ancora oggi riconoscibile, collegato originariamente all’abitato da un ponte levatoio. Il castello oggi è stato restaurato, e non soltanto in senso fisico: dell’antica struttura è stato restaurato il concetto di “protezione”, l’idea della “salvaguardia” che adesso, abbattendo ogni ponte levatoio immaginario, si apre al mondo esterno svelando la natura generosa di un’intera cittadina: oggi il maniero è un Polo Museale con il compito di tramandare “La Memoria del Mediterraneo”. Al suo interno, per iniziare, si può visitare il Museo dell’Acqua e dei Mulini.

Castellammare del Golfo A splendid Trip in a magic enchanting place

Tra Castellammare del Golfo e San Vito lo Capo i declivi collinari che degradano fino al mare, in una miriade di piccole baie, annunciano l’inizio della Riserva Naturale Orientata dello Zingaro. Lo Zingaro ha una superficie di 1650 ettari, una fascia litoranea di circa 7 Km, formata da una costa rocciosa di calcari del Mesozoico, intercalata da numerose calette e caratterizzata da strapiombanti falesie che da un’altezza massima di 913 mt. (Monte Speziale) portano rapidamente al mare. Il paesaggio subacqueo è un continuo susseguirsi di colori e forme. Si comincia dalla sponda dove l’impatto del mare si fa tumultuoso e si adorna del Lithophyllum tortuosum un’alga rossa intricatissima e sfrangiata.

Festa della patrona Maria SS. del Soccorso il 21 Agosto. Rievocazione Storica “Nostra Principalissima Patrona” dell’intervento prodigioso di Maria SS. del Soccorso in favore della città di Castellammare avvenuto il 13 luglio 1718.

La cittadina sorge alle pendici del complesso montuoso di Monte Inici e dà il nome all’omonimo golfo prospiciente il castello, delimitato a est da capo Rama e a ovest da capo San Vito. Nasce come Emporium Segestanorum (porto della vicina Segesta), il luogo, cioè, dove gli Elimi – antico quanto misterioso popolo – esercitavano i loro commerci con le navi straniere. Furono gli Arabi che connotarono il centro – ribattezzato Al Madarig, ovvero “gli scalini”, forse dalla montagna che sovrasta l’abitato – come una roccaforte, resa inespugnabile con la costruzione del fortilizio e come polo di grande importanza commerciale, con l’insediamento della tonnara e del caricatore. Oggi Castellammare, grazie ad un patrimonio di valore inestimabile, costituito dalla straordinaria bellezza naturalistica delle sue coste e del suo immeddiato entroterra, si è giustamente proposta come importante polo di attrazione turistica che molto può offrire ai suoi visitatori.

La spiaggia bianca di ciotoli a Baia di Giudaloca prolunga lo sviluppo costiero, a forma di anfiteatro, del Golfo di Castellammare. Il golfo, che si estende da Capo San Vito a Capo Rama ai piedi dei declivi rocciosi che ne definiscono la visuale a sud, ospita l’omonima cittadina. Le sue principali attività sono legate alla posizione e allo sviluppo del porto che sorge nel luogo dell’antico emporium segestano. In età medievale la città si è sviluppata intorno al Castello Arabo – Normanno, il primo nucleo del centro storico, ancora oggi riconoscibile, collegato originariamente all’abitato da un ponte levatoio. Il castello oggi è stato restaurato, e non soltanto in senso fisico: dell’antica struttura è stato restaurato il concetto di “protezione”, l’idea della “salvaguardia” che adesso, abbattendo ogni ponte levatoio immaginario, si apre al mondo esterno svelando la natura generosa di un’intera cittadina: oggi il maniero è un Polo Museale con il compito di tramandare “La Memoria del Mediterraneo”. Al suo interno, per iniziare, si può visitare il Museo dell’Acqua e dei Mulini.

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Marsala

Marsala

Marsala Magical Places to Visit in Your Lifetime

Marsala is located at the tip of Sicily, always breezy, it has a pleasant climate even in the summer. Revenue walk from the ancient Porta di Mare today Porta Garibaldi and enjoy the city’s history.

Piazza Loggia with La Chiesa Madre, one of the biggest of Sicily; Via XI Maggio elegant street  down town, called “Cassaro”, a place of social and marketable  life that you have to visit and where spend your time.  Garibaldi Museum and the Convento del Carmine with its remarkable Pinacoteca Comunale are other must of this  beautiful town.

Around  these magic places there are more jewl to see and visit

By  our guided tours, you can have professional tastings and delicious pairings with delicious  Sicilian dishes visiting  different and special historical cellars in Marsala .

Select different  options to get to recognize Marsala wine through professional tastings and sophisticated pairings.

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First Magical Places to Visit are:Delicacies you can not miss:

The “pane and panelle” classic example of “street food”

Find a good deep red-hot shop closely Porta Garibaldi right on the stairs of the fish market. Will meet typical dish of the tip of western Sicily: the fish couscous.

Famous in all Mediterranean area Couscous is a very special and sophisticated tasty proposal  of Arab heritage. Is  made from grains in a potage of fish and seafood  mixing  a bit ‘ of all the assortments of the Mediterranean.

More Magical Places to Visit are:

Island of Mozia – on the Phoenician’s road.

 

Within walking distance from the mainland, surrounded by shallow water and easily defendable, Mozia is one of the place  of strategic status for trade routes in the Mediterranean.

When  Mozia set on fire because  the Greeks (397 BC), vanishes from history. Currently Mozia proposals a unique archaeological tour deep in the enchanting Natural Reserve of Stagnone.

Please  do not miss the museum and the picnic under the pine trees around.
TIPS: canoe also  is another  way you can reach Mozia island!

 

Saline Ettore and Infersa

Along Stagnone  Lagoon  coast in summer shine thousands piles of salt, spotted with windmills, they chance pink. Principal voice of the economy since 1300 A.D. today this salt when harvested by hand is a niche product.

The salt marshlands are also a special destination for migratory birds such as flamingos and more. Do not miss a visit to the “salt museum.

 

MUSEUM AND ATTRACTION


Museo Archeologico Baglio Anselmi (Marsala)

Museo Whitaker (Isola di Mozia)

Museo del Sale (Saline di Ettore Infersa)

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Trapani

Trapani

Trapani Best Destination To Travel

Trapani is a superb place for your wonderful holidays, Wheater is blessed by God.

Situated between the sea and Mount Erice, the ancient Drepanon on the west-coast of Sicily, was the site of a crushing Roman defeat by the Carthaginians, in 249 BC. Erice (Eryx).

Today Trapani is a modern medetirranean fascinating city, a perfect best destination to travel for a perfect holiday or a beach vacation rental and ideal to explore the most beautiful nearby destinations as:

The marvelous Egadi Islands The medieval atmosphere of Erice The ancient Hellenistic Segesta The wild and beautiful Zingaro nature reserve

Trapani Best Destination To Travel

Trapani Apartments run self catering accommodations, villas  or apartments to rent Ideal for 2/4 people or up to 8 people

Apartments  have been refurbished in 2013 with the addition of a new bathroom, kitchen, heating and air-conditioning.

This 4 sleeps apartment is extremely convenient: located Old Town Trapani and yet within walking distance from the beach. The apartment is situated in a very central and quiet position, in the center of the old Trapani town, close to the Trapani port and the Terminal to Egadi Island. Waterfront Located

Located on the western  tip of Sicily, Trapani has both a commercial port and an airport.

Trapani can be reached through Palermo port or international airport, which is connected to several European capitals.

Choose Your Unforgettable Dream Holiday “Feel at home, We’re delighted to offer the most hospitable welcome we can.

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San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo

San Vito Lo Capo trap in a stunning landscape

Beautiful beach this was my second time there. Beautiful beach this was my second time there. I went during the off season the first time and now during the Cous Cous festival. If you don’t like crowds do not go during the festival. There are some very good restaurants and some not so good.

San Vito Lo Capo trap in a stunning landscape

Voted Italy’s Best Beach in 2011 and 2012 by the Traveller’s Choice Awards, you’d be crazy to visit San Vito Lo Capo without visiting the amazing beaches it has to offer. The white sand and bright blue seas that run the length of the three-kilometre coastline are hard to resist.

Explore San Vito Lo Capo trap in a stunning landscape holidays and discover the best time and places to visit. | Occupying the tip of Capo San Vito is the seaside town of San Vito Lo Capo, full of beachcombers and sun worshippers in summer. San Vito is … You will visit the two most beautiful and famous sea Places of Sicily absolutely unmissable.

Whether you are looking for golden beaches with safe swimming, cultural visits to exciting historical hot-spots, or activities that all the family can get involved in together such as biking, boating and picnicking in beautiful natural parks – this region of Sicily has it all.

 

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Etna Volcano

Etna Volcano

Mount Etna (/ˈɛtnə/; Italian: Etna [ˈɛtna] or Mongibello, Sicilian: Mungibeddu or â Muntagna, Latin: Aetna) is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy, in the Province of Catania, between Messina and Catania. It lies above the convergent plate margin between the African Plate and the Eurasian Plate. It is the tallest active volcano in Europe,[2] currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high, though this varies with summit eruptions.

 

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It is the highest mountain in Italy south of the Alps. Etna covers an area of 1,190 km2 (459 sq mi) with a basal circumference of 140 km. This makes it by far the largest of the three active volcanoes in Italy, being about two and a half times the height of the next largest, Mount Vesuvius. Only Mount Teide in Tenerife surpasses it in the whole of the European–North-African region.[3] In Greek Mythology, the deadly monster Typhon was trapped under this mountain by Zeus, the god of the sky and thunder and king of gods, and the forges of Hephaestus were said to also be located underneath it.[4]

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Trapani Segesta best beautiful Greek archaeological sites

Trapani Segesta best beautiful Greek archaeological sites

Segesta (Ancient Greek: Ἔγεστα Egesta;[1] Sicilian: Siggésta) was one of the major cities of the Elymian people, one of the three indigenous peoples of Sicily. The other major cities of the Elymians were Eryx and Entella.

It is located in the northwestern part of Sicily in Italy, near the modern comune of Calatafimi-Segesta in the province of Trapani.seg

The countryside leading up to the Segesta site is gorgeous especially in May when all the fields are in bloom with flowers and it’s not too hot. Worth taking the shuttle bus to the ampitheater…one of few left without modern seating added.

This temple is one of the most stunning sights I have seen! It dates back in the 4th century and noone knows why it was never finished. Not only the temple itself, but tbe surrounding nature is going to leave you speechless.
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