Secret Sicily: Life in A Remote Sicilian Town 2023

      95040 Licodia Eubea, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy

      ES
      11 reviews
      Jul 15 - 24, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12
      Secret Sicily: Life in A Remote Sicilian Town 2023
      95040 Licodia Eubea, Metropolitan city of Catania, Italy

      11 reviews

      Jul 15 - 24, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

      Immerse yourself in Secret Sicily! “Secret” because you’ll escape the ordinary while basing your travels for 10 days in the mountain village of Licodia Eubea. We’ll take care of the details while you create memories. You’ll delight in Eastern Sicily’s treasures—its people, its heritage, its cuisine, and its natural beauty. You’ll visit principal sites while staying in a town of 3000 locals as they celebrate their patroness, Santa Margherita. Your intellect will be stimulated by UNESCO sites while your heart will be warmed by the generosity of our local hosts. Ask us about adding our Palermo pre-tour from July 12 to July 15! 

      Our July 2023 Sicily Tour Highlights

      • Meet the mayor and enjoy evening passeggiatas with the locals of the town of Licodia Eubea
      • Experience the annual feast and procession for our hosts’ patroness Santa Margherita
      • Delight in a hands-on cooking class, a magnificent vineyard tour, and beach time
      • Tour UNESCO sites including Agrigento’s Valley of the Temples, Ragusa, and the Roman Villa of Casale with expert guides
      • Explore Mount Etna, Europe’s largest, most active volcano with expert, local guides
      • Stroll through the enchanting towns of Taormina, Siracusa/Ortigia, Ragusa Ibla, and Modica

      What's Included?

      Land Only. 

      10 days, 9 nights. 

      Includes everything but six meals (Includes all breakfasts, four lunches, and seven dinners.)

      The Benefits of Traveling with Us

      • Owner-managed tour--call, and you'll speak directly to Allison Scola
      • The logistics and details managed by our American office and Sicilian insiders
      • Select, private and clean professional transportation
      • Local, expert guides at all principal sites
      • Meaningful interaction with locals
      • Off-the-beaten path seaside villages and mountain towns
      • Outstanding traditional cuisine
      • An excellent balance of structured and free time

      Palermo Prelude!

      Join us from Wed., July 12 to Sat., July 15 for our Palermo Pre-Tour Package! See here for details.

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy

      Use code FLIGHT300 to apply our Flight Relief Incentive Discount for $300 off of the tour!

      $4,100
      Deposit: $1,000
      Single Occupancy

      Use code FLIGHT300 to apply our Flight Relief Incentive Discount for $300 off of the tour!

      $4,700
      Deposit: $1,000

      Available options

      Palermo Pre-tour (Double Occupancy)
      $1,400

      Join us for this small-group, pre-tour Palermo itinerary from Wednesday, July 12 through Saturday, July 15. Find more details here

      Palermo Pre-tour (Single Occupancy)
      $1,600

      Join us for this small-group, pre-tour Palermo itinerary from Wednesday, July 12 through Saturday, July 15. Find more details here



      Your Organizer


      ES
      Experience Sicily
      11 reviews
      Experience Sicily is a boutique tour operator based in the United States with an office in Palermo, Sicily. Together with her Sicilian cousins and deep network of local contacts, Owner and Curator Allison Scola specializes in experiential travel in Sicily through leading small-group tours of Sicily and custom Sicily itinerary planning. Sicily is our passion. We want to share it with you. Let’s Experience Sicily together!

      Reviews

      The trip of a lifetime! Siciliy is so beautiful with centuries of a multi-cultural history and of course amazing food everywhere. Being on an escorted tour made the planning so simple and so perfect. You need local detailed knowledge to know where to go, when to go and how to get there. When someone else is driving we have the opportunity to stare out the window and enjoy the countryside. As one who has often planned trips and events, I so enjoyed giving up that responsibility and letting Allison and her team steer the ship. Every detail is thoroughly thought out including restroom breaks on travel days, luggage handling, meal planning and hiring local English-speaking guides almost every single day. The accommodations were all perfectly situated so we could enjoy the town we were in. The few meals on our own were all in easy walking distance from the hotel. I also enjoyed the variety of activities from ritual bread making, to walking on an active volcano, to seeing an Ancient Greek play in an ancient Greek theater, to a disco dance party on a boat! We toured museums, churches, stopped for scenic overlooks, tasted fresh sheep milk cheeses and enjoyed amazing cannoli too! I cannot recommend this enough!!! Allison is the best!
      By Philip C for Enchanting Sicily 2024 on Jun 19, 2024
      "Enchanting Sicily: A Journey Through Time and Culture" ★★★★★ My experience with Enchanting Sicily's 14-day, 13-night tour was nothing short of extraordinary. From the moment I arrived in the picturesque town of Taormina for the optional pre-tour stay, I knew I was in for a treat. The breathtaking views of the Mediterranean Sea combined with the charm of the cobblestone streets set the perfect tone for what was to come. Throughout the tour, I was taken on a captivating journey through Sicily's rich history and vibrant culture. The itinerary was thoughtfully curated to include off-the-beaten-path towns, allowing me to truly immerse myself in the local way of life. Interacting with locals provided invaluable insights into Sicilian traditions and customs, making each encounter a memorable experience. One of the highlights was attending a world-class performance of a classic Greek play in Siracusa's Ancient Greek theater. The combination of ancient architecture and timeless storytelling created a truly magical atmosphere that I will never forget. The accommodations were top-notch, ranging from 4-star hotels to characteristic inns, each offering its own unique charm. And let's not forget the food! Dining at family-run trattorias introduced me to Sicily's diverse culinary scene, where every meal was a delightful journey of flavors and aromas. Overall, Enchanting Sicily exceeded all my expectations. With its authentic experiences, vibrant flavors, and enchanting melodies, this tour truly captured the essence of Sicily's 3,000 years of human history. I highly recommend it to anyone seeking a truly unforgettable travel experience.
      By Michael G for Enchanting Sicily 2024 on Jun 11, 2024
      Can’t wait to return to Sicily! Allison and Elizabeth coordinated a truly amazing trip for our large family! Rosa our tour guide was fantastic. She was so knowledgeable and she helped with everything we needed. We traveled throughout Sicily in style our driver was outstanding! We are so looking forward to a return trip!
      By Samina S for Itinerary Specially Designed for Mirabella Family Heritage Tour on May 31, 2024
      We had a great time on our visit to Sicily, everything went smoothly, and our tour guide Rosa (she is a gem) was knowledgeable and fun. Rosa filled us with so much information that some days it was hard to grasp it all, she knew about everything from ruins, to olives, cooking, volcanos and more! Our driver Alessandro was great, maneuvering our bus around the countryside and especially down the steep, narrow streets of the small towns we visited. Our accommodations were lovely, the food everywhere was delicious, amazing, and so much of it!! Our days were long, lots of walking but we got the chance to see a lot and experience all of Sicily. Especially enjoyed visiting Ferla, our grandfather's home and seeing where the Mirabella's came from. Rosa found Father Roberto in Ferla and he was very knowledgeable about our family background as it related to his church, he gave us a lot of information we did not know about and helped to round out our family tree. He showed us a couple of the churches and took us to the cemetery to show us our ancestors graves, he was so gracious. Thank you to Allison for planning a trip we will never forget, for zooming with us and giving us numerous tips and advice from packing to what to expect once in Sicily, it was informative and helped to make our experience a pleasant one.
      By Donna C for Itinerary Specially Designed for Mirabella Family Heritage Tour on May 26, 2024
      Thank you, Donna, for having taken the time to write a review of your tour! On behalf of all of us at Experience Sicily, we are so pleased that you loved your experience and that you were able to connect so deeply with your heritage! It was a pleasure to have worked with all of you!
      By Experience Sicily on May 27, 2024
      ES
      This trip was one of the best travel experiences I’ve ever had. Allison Scola and the Experience Sicily team were the perfect collaborators along with Shawna & Amy to make this a trip of a lifetime. The accommodations, the meals, and the excursions were excellent. The history and the knowledge of Sicily that Allison and her exceptional tour guides expounded were fascinating and at times overwhelming. I already have recommended Experience Sicily to everyone I have spoken to since returning. In addition, as a person who had a return trip delay due to illness, Allison and her team went above and beyond to ensure that all arrangements were taken care of. Thank you Allison, Shawna, Amy, and Experience Sicily for a most memorable experience!! Abbracci e baci!!🙏🏼☮️💟
      By Gilbert R for Spring in Sicily: A Yoga and Cultural Immersion with Amy and Shawna on May 08, 2024
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