The experiential tour between
the Sicani mountains - Sicily
Discover the enchanted valley in the heart of Sicily
Between the Gulf of Palermo and the Valley of the Temples of Agrigento, along the ancient road that was crossed by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs and Normans, lies the Sicilian territory, also called "Sicani Mountains" with its breathtaking landscapes and villages among the most characteristic of Italy. Through natural parks, wheat fields and high altitude settlements, an experience that reveals the traditions and history of an unforgettable culture.
The extraordinary heritage of biodiversity
The regional park ok the Sicani mountains is located in 3rd place among the Sicilian natural parks, the municipalities involved are 12: Bivona, Burgio, Cammarata (in our travels), Castronovo di Sicilia, Chiusa Sclafani, Contessa Entellina, Giuliana Palazzo Adriano, Prizzi, S. Giovanni Gemini, S. Stefano Quisquinia, Sambuca di Sicilia, of which 6 in the province of Palermo and 6 in the province of Agrigento.
the "Parco dei Monti Sicani" is characterized by the presence of agricultural systems that allow the existence of numerous agricultural and livestock farms that give rise to typical and quality products.
The tour that encompasses the beauty of an unknown territory of extraordinary naturalistic and artistic beauty, far from large tourist flows, but with all the necessary comforts. Comfortable country houses or hotels, tastings of all kinds, comfortable coaches and professional guides always available. The best way to know the real Sicily.
Day 1: Welcome!
Meet with the guide at the arrival airport and transfer to your accommodation. Presentation of the trip and welcome cocktail.
Dinner and overnight in an agriturismo.
Day 2: Hiking in the “Quisquina.”
Drive towards Monte Quisquina (1183 m asl), from where you have a wide view of most of Sicily. Hike of 2 hours - 2½ hours (about 5 km) is not particularly difficult, crossing the Quercia Grande (old oak of about 600-700 years). Out of the forest, you reach the hermitage of Santa Rosalia in Quisquina, a hermitage with its church. Here you can see the cells of the hermit monks, the crypt and the cave where the saint spent most of her life. You continue to a typical farm, where you will take part in the preparation of the "ricotta" and where the production of local cheese specialties and typical dishes (boiled sheep meat, fried artichokes or lamb, etc.) are prepared. Return to the agriturismo. Dinner and overnight
Day 3: Between history and culinary traditions
After breakfast, drive to Cammarata and San Giovanni Gemini. Walking through the narrow streets of the old town of Cammarata, you can get to know some routes that are part of the famous "Magna via Francigena".
Afterwards you will reach a typical trattoria for an enjoyable experience. In a nice location you will prepare our excellent local products together with the chef. Fun is guaranteed, and even the little ones can put their hands in and enjoy our good cuisine. Depending on the day, you can buy the ingredients together with the cook at the local market. Afternoon free time in the center of San Giovanni Gemini, for shopping or to enjoy a good aperitif. Dinner and overnight.
Day 4: Lercara, Prizzi, Palazzo Adriano, Corleone and Bosco della Ficuzza.
Today the journey begins first to Lercara Friddi, a charming town where Frank Sinatra's father was born. Short photo stop in the city center and onward journey to Prizzi. A small town of Greek origin, with its narrow streets and steep climbs that give the village an unusual charm, it will bring you back to the Middle Ages. A few kilometers away is Palazzo Adriano, where the film "Nuovo Cinema Paradiso", the Oscar winner, was made. Continue to "Ficuzza", a nature reserve of exceptional beauty, to visit the hunting lodge of King Ferdinand IV of Borbone and the bird sanctuary LIPU. At lunchtime, have a nice picnic in the park and enjoy a good local wine and typical regional products. In the afternoon you will reach Corleone. Short stop and return to the agriturismo. Dinner and overnight.
Day 5: Cammarata and Andromeda Theater
After breakfast departure to the Pizzo della Rondine entrance and from here, along the Ledera path, towards Santo Stefano di Quisquina on the slopes of Monte Cammarata.
Then continue to the Andromeda Theater, an extraordinary place of special charm. The 108 stone blocks (seats) are as many as the stars that form the constellation Andromeda and are arranged according to the same astronomical order.
In the afternoon return to the agriturismo, dinner and overnight.
Day 6: Hike along the Sosio - Caltabellotta river
This morning you will take the bus to the entrance of the Sosio river path. From here you take a hike that leads you to the old hydropower plant between gorges and dense vegetation on the banks. Here you eat your delicious picnic. In the afternoon you visit the ancient Caltabellotta. Our guide accompanies you on a walk in this fascinating village, with a visit to the Cathedral of Arabic origin, the San Pellegrino monastery, the caves and the city museum, where the works of Maestro Rizzuti are kept. Return to your accommodation. Dinner and overnight.
Day 7: Mussomeli - Milena - Cammarata
After breakfast, drive to Mussomeli to visit the castle (Castello Manfredonico). A fortress that was built between the 14th and 15th centuries and was built on a cliff at 778 m. The next destination will be Milena, where you will visit the "House della civiltà contadina": a country house from the 19th century, located in one of the 10 "ROBBE" (small agglomerations / blocks of houses near the city center) and Will give you a complete picture of the Sicilian idyllic way of life.
Afterwards, you will visit a farm to learn more about the production of milk and its derivatives and tasting of local cheese and wine. Afternoon free time at the accommodation. Dinner and overnight.
Day 8: Arrivederci Sicilia
After breakfast, depending on your departure, transfer to the airport or an extended stay.
We recommend in the spring and autumn months: Hiking shoes, comfortable clothes and anorak.
from € 696.00
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