The beguiling beauty of this, the largest Italian Island, is hard to put into words. If Sicily remains an undiscovered part of the ‘Bel Paese’ to you, then Alma Italia can help you to discover this gem of Southern Italy in style with our tailored Sicily tours.
Sicily, located right in the centre of the Mediterranean Sea, has because of its strategic position, been conquered and dominated by many different civilizations: Greeks, Romans, Normans, Spanish and Arabs have all left their mark on this enigmatic, beautiful island, leaving Sicily with a rich mix of history, architecture, culture, and food, unique in the world.
At sunset, the whole island seems to sparkle from the stones that were used to construct the hundreds of Greek and Roman temples and towns of Norman or Spanish Baroque style. As the philosopher Plato is once thought to have said: ‘Sicilians build things like they will live forever and eat like they will die tomorrow’. Indeed, the food, fresh, simple but rich with an explosion exotic of flavors will certainly leave you reaching for your elasticated waist pants!
Sicily is the place where Europe and Africa almost touch and you will witness that in the colours of this land.
Some of Italy’s most spectacular golden beaches are to be found here, some still quite wild and ‘secret’; others, groomed with the famed private beach clubs where you can relax in comfort and style. The emerald green water stays at just the right temperature for swimming, almost all year round. The black rocks of the ever-intrusive Etna Volcano and the vibrant red of its full bodied wines lure you in to taste their splendour
Landing in Catania Airport: As will all our bespoke Sicily tours, you will be be greeted with a warm welcome at the airport by both your driver and private tour host who will take care of every little detail for you during your Sicily trip, ensuring you experience the very best of the soul of this magical island.
Your private driver and host will take you directly to Noto, an atmospheric small town considered the capital of Italian Baroque and a ‘must see’ for all Sicily trips. The day of your arrival is meant to be for you to recharge after your long flight. We like to start our Sicily tours in style and what a better way to do so than by enjoying some time relaxing by the pool at the boutique hotel that will be your home for a few days with a fresh aperol spritz or a glass of local Sicilian wine, produced by a nearby Noto vineyard with some classic Sicilian appetizers.
If you are keen to explore, we can take an evening `passeggiata,` strolling in the main streets of the town, soaking up the atmosphere of a Sicilan evening before heading to a local restaurant in town for dinner for your first taste of incredible Sicilian cuisine