Sicily’s landscape gives you a taste of Tuscany, Amalfi Coast and Dolomites. As a native of Sicily Rosemary Mondo lets you really see, taste and smell the rich history, scenery, and foods of this great island.
After just one visit, your heart will remain in Sicily. Over the centuries, Sicilia has refined a portfolio of scrumptious dishes to entice you. The rich soil, geographical location and favorable temperatures makes this destination a must on your bucket list for walking tours. This rugged island delivers the true essence of Mediterranean living. Life is passionately enjoyed at a slow pace. Escorted tours with Via Mondo guides will introduce you to the lives of warm, jovial Sicilians who reside along the sea and in the villages high in the mountains. Turn your head to the North and see the vast royal blue sea. Turn your head to face the South for endless views of mountains and valleys intertwined together. The mountains tie into the valleys with a string of vineyards, olive groves and fruit orchards. Without a doubt, walking tours can take you to the best pastries in all of Italy. This culinary delight, outdoor adventure, and escorted tours getaway will take you to the depths of fine, but simple living.
“I soon realized that no journey carries one far unless, as it extends into the world around us, it goes an equal distance into the world within.” – Lillian Smith
All the fanciest accommodations
All savory breakfasts, 5 organic lunches, 5 nutritional dinners with local wine
All cultural enrichment events, 7 unique excursions, guest experts and entrance fees
7 Kripalu yoga sessions
2 Meditation walks
Voluntourism: Our Connect Program
All gratuities for baggage, porters and hotel service
All van transportation from and to Via Mondo special events
Shuttle service from pick up and drop off locations
Service of Via Mondo professional guide(s)
A stroll along the Mediterranean Sea at sunset with dinner at a pizzeria to dine on Italian pies and the famous Arancini, fried rice balls.
Morning yoga followed by a hike with a local guide to the Peloritani Mountains with a regional picnic lunch. A visit to Rometta and its fortress, grottos and castle ruins.
Enjoy this free day to explore the area on your own. Head to Messina to shop, relax by the pool, or mountain bike the many trails in the area. Guides available to assist you with your plans.
A morning visit to a market before we ferry to Lipari, a UNESCO World Heritage site. We dine in town trying a local favorite called Malvasia.
For those interested, a morning yoga on the terrace. A breath-taking hike around Lipari with a picnic lunch. This evening, a sunset boat ride to Stromboli with many dinner options available.
Start your day with an hour of yoga. The day is free for you to discover Lipari, explore one of the nearby islands or lounge about the hotel.
After an hour of morning yoga, travel to Castiglione, the city of wine, for a wine tasting and lunch at a private estate with time to explore the town on your own.
A morning stroll around Taormina, then a climb up Mt. Etna with our expert guide to explain the effects the volcano has on the area. A farmhouse lunch near Alcantara Gorge. Later, an evening in Taormina to wander.
This day to explore on your own. Visit another city or town near by, stay in Taormina, head to the beach or enjoy the view poolside. Evening yoga to end the vacation in D minor.
Enjoy a wonderful breakfast at the hotel in Taormina, then farewell to Sicily.
Hotel Il Parco degli Ulivi
With its Infinity pool- complete with bar service and Jacuzzi- facing the Aeolian Islands and with a modern wellness centre, the Hotel Il Parco degli Ulivi is the right choice for guests looking for a revitalizing stay filled with quietness and peace, in stylish and refined 3 star rooms.
Hotel Carasco located directly on the sea with a swimming pool and panoramic views. A family owned and operated hotel and resort with full service restaurant and bar. An oasis among the ancient Islands of Aeolian.
Hotel Taormina Villa Belvedere is a delightful, charming boutique hotel situated at just five minutes’ walk from Taormina town centre. The hotel has all the discreet elegance and friendly, welcoming atmosphere of a traditional Sicilian private villa with the intriguing Public Botanic Garden to explore only a few steps from the hotel gate. Villa Belvedere is ideal for an enchanting and relaxing oasis.
The Taste of Sicily
Visit: Messina / Rometta / Lipari / Stromboli / Milazzo / Taormina
May 11 – May 20 2018
June 16 – June 25 2017
*FF July 07 – July 16 2017
September 8 – September 17 2017
October 13 – October 22 2017
Duration: 10 days
Start/Stop: Friday to Sunday
From: $$3595 Single Supplement: $700