Hosted By: Alfred Zappala and Eszter Vajda of “You, Me & Sicily!”Contact Information:
Where group will be staying for trip: Sicilia’s Residence: Via Dei Tigli, 1, 95122 Aci Catena (13 kilometers from Catania Airport)
Tour Schedule (subject to change depending on weather and attraction availability)
Tuesday Nov 7 - Breakfast at the Residence.
Depart 11 am Tour of Etna villages with stops in Sant Alfio, Nicolosi, Trecastagni and other Etna villages to see the “true” Sicily!
We will visit Giuffrida Carts in Trecastagni, sample wine and be entertained by a truly great family! Authentic Sicily at its finest! Here is the episode on Sicilian Carts featuring Giuffrida Carts!
Dinner 7:30 Acitrezza Cafe de Mar in Acitrezza, one of our favorite restaurants in all of Sicily!
Wednesday Nov 8 - Breakfast at the Residence.
10 pm depart for full day excursion to Noto and Modica with our tour guide and Eszter. Dinner Nespolo in Acitrezza … a truly outstanding fish restaurant that you will love!
Thursday - Nov 9 Breakfast at Residence
10 am Depart to Giardini Naxos Port, Savoca and Taormina for a full day excursion!
Dinner at Heritage Restaurant in Aci Sant’Antonio, meet our friends Salvo and his family who will serve you a great meal!
Friday Nov 10 - Breakfast at the Residence
Visit to a wonderful sheep farm Viagrande then later we will enjoy a wine tasting and light snack at Consentino Terra Mia Vineyard in Viagrande . This place is a renowned Etna vineyard!
Dinner 7:30 at Picolo Mundo in Viagrande with Carmelo and his family who will serenade us with a great meal!
Saturday Nov 11 - Breakfast at the Residence
Depart 10 am to Santa Venerina ,an elegant and quaint mountain village and tour the village, visit the shops and taste the local wines and liquors.
Late Lunch at Eszter and Alfred’s house!
Sunday Nov 12 - Breakfast Residence
Excursion to Acitrezza and Aci Castello where we will roam the streets and experience the typical “Sunday Morning Life” of our favorite place on earth!
Then we will visit the world renowned Vineyard Benanti in Viagrande CT for a great afternoon of wine tasting delight!
Evening: PIZZA Party at a secret place!
Monday Nov 13 - Breakfast at the Residence.
10am depart for full day guided tour of fabled Catania!
Late lunch at Antica Sicilia Restaurant in the Piazza Duomo.
Evening: Farewell get together at Alfred and Eszter’s place!
Tuesday Nov 14 Transport to Catania Airport for departure
Places we will visit on this trip to experience the best cuisine and wine Sicily has to offer: Catania, Noto, Modica, Taormina, Giardini Naxos, Savoca, Acitrezza, Viagrande, Trecastagni, Aci San Antonio, Aci Castello, Santa Veneria…and other great Etna mountain village towns!
Price: $2,699 PP double Occupancy. Single Supplement $300 extra. The price is LAND ONLY.
$500 non-refundable deposit required. Balance must be paid by September 1, 2017
Discounts apply to all previous Alfred and Eszter Travelers! Inquire!
Price is land only! We can assist you with airline tickets and flight insurance!
Requirements: a valid US passport
Please inform us of dietary restrictions so we can plan accordingly.
Please advise us of any health restrictions we must know about.
Please note: November the weather is still fair and warm during the day. However, at night it may get chilly. Bring appropriate clothing. We also suggest that you bring a European adapter with you.
Rooms are apartments with wi-fi, washer, refrigerator, stove, pool, TV Completely and beautifully furnished. Impeccably clean apartments and courteous and professional staff.
ATMs located nearby, but it is recommended that you bring some with you.
Group Size: 12 to 14. First Come, First served!