A 5-day Itinerary of sightseeing, good food and fun in Sicily.
– Visit a planetarium in a small town just 10 miles down the road. An interestig talk on the evolution and history of astrology, how the signs of the zodiac came to be and many interesting facts about our sola system.
– Visit to an old watermill where we see the mill preserved in its original condition for more than a hundred years.
– Lunch at a local restaurant.
– Caccamo Lake, where we can enjoy a drink in the tranquility by the lovely unspoilt lake, where horses roam free and come down to drink. We can have a dip and perhaps even go and see the dam that formed the lake.
– Visit to Caccamo castle. An castle so full of history and incredible stories that it led Sicilian politics for centuries, often in terrible ways.
– We drive down to the coast for a drink in some of the chique bars of the coastal town.
– Back to Caccamo for pre-dinner drinks before returning to the castle for a lovely meal.
– We go to Palermo, the chaotic capital of Sicily. The capital is a mix of old, new, historical and slum – all thrown together in a completely disjointed and noisy manner, but fun to watch.
– We visit the incredible catacombs.
– The delightful Royal Palace, an unbelievable tapestry of human emotion and architecture.
– We lunch in a truly quaint tavern in the forgotten part of the historic centre.
– We climb Montepellegrini for the spectacular sight of Palermo from above as well as visit the sanctuary dedicated to the patron saint of the city and the Island itself. Her’s (St. Rosalia) is an interesting story indeed.
– In the evening we hit the city that never sleeps, enjoying the bustling caffes and bars, gelaterias and restaurants. We dine in one of the local restaurants…
– We stay the night at our B&B right in the beautiful historic centre.
– We drive to the town most famous in Sicily for its pottery and ceramics, where we also stay for a light lunch.
– From there we go to the tourist seaside resort of Cefalu. Cefalu was founded by the Normans over a thousand years ago and has managed to retain its
charm and character notwithstanding its ride in popularity with tourist both local and foreign. We can have a dip in the warm mediteranean and enjoy a drink at one of the seaside beach resorts.
– In the evening we dine in a lovely restaurant overlooking the sea.
– We set off South to the worl;d Heritage site of the Valleys of the Temples near Agrigento. The Valley where the greatest numbers of the remains of ancient temples rest in a single valley.
– We visit the town of Agrigento founded by the greek empire 1500 years ago and have lunch there.
– After lunch we drive to the infamous town of Corleone (of “Godfather” fame). Here we visit a photo exhibition and hear the story of the rise of Sicilian mafia. After this we have sweets and coffee in the village square caffe.
– Last for the day is a stop at another medieval town in the mountains for a pizza dinner.
– Departure day needs to be a relaxed affair so we thought of a quiet relaxed morning soaking in the sun on our terrace as we prepare a sumptous bbq…