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Admire the Greek theatre of Taormina and Syracuse, conquer Mount ETNA, float down the Alcantara river while doing rivertubing or feel the adrenaline during a quad or buggy excursion.
Step into Palermo, the once imperial capital, with its blend of Norman and Arabic architecture, and meet a local princess in her private Palace.
Sicily: where ancient civilizations met to control the perennial beauty of its temples surrounded by the finest vineyards, picturesque hills and natural resources.
Sicily: where from East to West one can sail through breath-taking islands like the Aeolian and Egadi.


Palermo, the capital of Sicily with a rich artistic heritage and street food appreciated the world over, is a wonderful contradiction to be discovered on board a typical Piaggio Ape vehicle. The city, with its ancient noble palaces awaiting to make you relive the lavish days of the Leopard, offers you a real dip into Sicily’s aristocratic past.


Catania, certainly known for Mount Etna, Europe’s tallest active volcano, is worth a stop to immerse yourself in its wide squares and in the noisy crowd of the famous fish market.


Taormina is a small hillside town on the northeast coast that leaves its visitors in awe. With a picturesque pedestrian old town full of luxury boutiques and small typical shops, it boasts a wonderful Greek theatre dating back to the third century BCE open to visitors. Going down with the cable car to the sea, you can reach the marvellous beaches, and, through a small strip of land, wading in the water, the famous "Isola Bella".


Syracuse is perhaps one of the cities that amaze the most for the beauty of its monuments and their historical and architectural value that, since 2005, have earned it a place in the list of UNESCO World Heritage Sites.


Trapani is the westernmost city in Sicily. It is the “wildest" part, with its famous salt pans, a resting place for countless species of migratory birds. With its large marina that offers daily connections with the Egadi archipelago, it is surrounded by lands that are home to some of Sicily’s finest foods and wines. The city is a strategic starting point for an authentic experience in the island.


Ragusa is a city divided in two, on one side there is Ragusa Superiore, that is the new city built after the earthquake of 1693, on the other side there is Ragusa Ibla, the original city, rebuilt after the same event and symbol of Sicilian Baroque. A visit of the monuments is a must and cannot be separated from a stop in one of the fine restaurants that serve the tasty recipes of Ragusa's cuisine.


Stromboli is one of the eight islands of the Aeolian archipelago. It can be reached from Milazzo by hydrofoil and is a favourite destination for expert adventure-seekers who climb the volcano at nightfall as well as for those who wish to admire the gushing lava while dining at the foot of the mountain.


Salina is fascinating for its intense colours and lush soil. The island produces some of Sicily’s most iconic products, such as PDO capers and Malvasia wine. We love to explore it by minicar or scooter to enjoy the cool sea breeze and some breath-taking views that the island affords all along its perimeter.


Favignana, an emblem of the Florio family, is the largest island of the Egadi archipelago, unmistakable for its typical butterfly shape, is suspended in a timeless dimension. The coast of the entire island, dotted with dreamy coves, blue sea and tuff quarries, can be covered entirely by bicycle.

Mount Etna

Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, is fascinating and stunning. If you are an avid hiker, you can explore it by trekking up to the highest walkable point while those who appreciate comfort will love the excursion on the north side, on board 4x4 vehicles, among the birch and pine forests and with a good boost of adrenaline and awe.

Etna Wines

Mount Etna is considered a mother by the inhabitants living on its slopes. It makes the soil extremely fertile and gives the grown produce unique and special organoleptic properties. This is especially true for the wine made with the grapes grown on the lands along the volcano, which are among the finest and most appreciated in Sicily and in the world.

Ragusa Wines

Wines produced in the most southern part of the island are the fruit of the great care put into growing these grapes and in the production of wines of very high quality.

Trapani Wines

Marsala is home to the wine named after the town. The recipe, discovered by chance by a British merchant, makes this fortified wine the symbol of the town of Marsala and of its main wineries.

Olive Oil Tasting in Agrigento

The production of extra virgin olive oil in Sicily is a cornerstone of both the island's economy and family traditions. Between late September and mid-November, most Sicilians come together to harvest and press the olives to make 'new’ oil. So, don’t be surprised if you find yourself near an oil mill, inebriated by the pungent scent of freshly pressed olives. With us, you can visit some of the best producers of extra virgin olive oil, who will guide you in the tasting of their green gold.

Saline Trapani

Have you ever experienced Stendhal Syndrome, that feeling of bewilderment and overwhelm involving some people who find themselves in front of an artwork of great beauty? Well, at sunset the Saline in Trapani could give you an idea of that feeling.

Buggy excursions on Mount Etna and/or in Syracuse

Discover Sicily’s inland driving a fun buggy.


Experience the thrill of driving a vintage Fiat 500 through the alleys of Sicilian villages.

Alcantara Rivertubing

The Alcantara valley is one of the most breathtaking places on the eastern coast. The most daring visitors can choose to dive into the river’s waters in bright ‘donuts’ and admire the canyons riding the current.

Pantalica Trekking

Trekking to the Anapo river through the caves of the Necropolis of Pantalica is a breathtaking journey. The initial fatigue will be immediately repaid by the fresh and roaring water to dive into and refresh yourself.

Gala Dinner in a noble Palazzo in Catania or Palermo

In addition to the monuments and main sites of cultural interest, Palermo boasts some of the most sumptuous palaces still inhabited by friendly hosts and aristocrats happy to open their halls for memorable gala dinners.

Sailing Regatta

Experience a tailored itinerary for a private cruise by sailing boat. Be lulled by the waves and sail like Ulysses for your special Sicily journey from a privileged perspective, the sea. Live a different luxury experience!
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