37. Pure Sicilian Style
Sicily is an island of contrasts where history, culture, and culinary traditions come together to offer a unique and unforgettable experience. This guided trip to Sicily is specially crafted to provide the perfect blend of relaxation and exploration for three couples. Enjoy the comfort of daily breakfast and the convenience of staying in centrally located hotels throughout your stay.
Arrive first in Etna and enjoy the breathtaking views from the Shalai Resort Hotel. If you're lucky enough to arrive in the morning, your expert host and guide, Michèle Shah, will whisk you away for a visit and tasting at the iconic winery I Vigneri with owner and winemaker Salvo Foti followed by your first of many exceptional culinary experiences.
Take a Landrover tour of the historic lava falls along with its ancient forests, black lava fields, volcanic craters, and other natural wonders. After your exploration, indulge in a traditional Sicilian lunch at a local trattoria before traveling to Palmento Costanzo winery, one of the most beautiful and authentic Palmentos on Enta.
Spend the next two nights in Syracusa at the Gutkowski Hotel. From there, travel for a day to Taormina to see the Ancient Theatre, one of the most iconic landmarks of Sicily's rich history. Take a guided tour of the famous Amphitheatre in Syracusa, one of the best-preserved structures in the city from the early Imperial period before enjoying an afternoon of exploration in Ortygia. The historic center of Syracusa, Ortygia contains a number of must-see landmarks such as the Cathedral of Syracusa and Fountain of Arethusa.
Spend your final day soaking in the beautiful views and savoring the flavors of Sicily with a wine tasting at Pupillo Winery and your choice of award-winning dining experiences
Discover the beauty and culture of this magical island on this trip of a lifetime.
This Lot Includes:
- 3-night stay in Etna at Villa Neri or Shalai Resort Hotel for 3 couples
- 2-night stay in Siracusa at Gutkowski Hotel for 3 couples
- 3 wine tastings at area wineries and lunch at Pupillo Winery for 3 couples
- Guided tour of Amphitheatre in Siracusa for 3 couples
- Guided tour of Ancient Theatre of Taormina for 3 couples
- Lunch at a local trattoria in Etna for 3 couples
- Michèle Shah as host and tour guide while in Sicily
- Breakfast daily
Donated by: Supporters of Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation