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: Mt. Etna Hike or Jeep Ride, Cooking Class, Wine Tasting, Alcantara Gorge Tour, Boat Ride, Moorish and Greek Villages, Musical Event, Museum and Church tickets with guest experts and entrance fees
7 Kripalu yoga sessions
2 Meditation walks
Voluntourism: ALS Therapy Development Institute
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
Hotel Il Parco degli Ulivi is within the vicinity of Church of Santa Maria della Valle and Venetico Marina Beach. This spa hotel is within the vicinity of Orto Botanico Pietro Castelli dell’Universita di Messina and Stadio San Filippo. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 37 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars. Pamper yourself with a visit to the spa, which offers massages, body treatments, and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including a spa tub, a fitness center, and a seasonal outdoor pool.
When you stay at Hotel Carasco in Lipari, you’ll be connected to a shopping center and minutes from Contrada Diana Archaeological Park and Lipari Castle. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Cathedral of St. Bartholomew and Museo Archeologico Regionale Eoliano. Rooms Make yourself at home in one of the 89 air-conditioned rooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Treat yourself with massages, body treatments, and facials. You can soak up the sun at the private beach or enjoy other recreational amenities including a health club and a spa tub.
Villa Diodoro Hotel
Villa Diodoro Hotel is centrally located in Taormina, steps from Parco Duca di Cesaro and Villa Comunale Garden. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Greek Theatre and Taormina Cable Car. Relax and unwind with massages and facials. You’re sure to appreciate the recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool and a fitness center. Make yourself at home in one of the 102 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars.
The Taste of Sicily
Visit: Messina / Rometta / Lipari / Stromboli / Milazzo / Taormina
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Choose one of these Guided Tour Dates:
September 21 – September 30 2018 ALS Trip
October 12 – October 21 2018
May 24 – June 2 2019 ALS Trip *FF
Fully Guided 2019 Dates Available. Call for Information.
Duration: 10 days
Start/Stop: Friday to Sunday
From: $4795 Single Supplement: $1100