15 days Self drive tours

Authentic Sicily in B&B

Simplicity, contact with Sicilians, nature, trekking and hiking, culture and traditions, friendly atmosphere, interesting villages and cities.

This two-week tour through authentic Sicily will allow you to visit villages, monuments, nature reserves and places still little explored by conventional tourism. The route consists of five stopovers, strategically selected in order to have a complete vision of the whole island. In each stopover you will find hospitality and a warm, friendly welcome, as well as full willingness to provide detailed information on what to see and do in the area. Various kinds of excursions can be organised on request in almost all the stages.

Click the bottons on the map or the names on the list to check the stopovers of this itinerary.
Stop 1

Ragusa Ibla

AL SAKALI

3 nights - In the first stage of this journey you will be immersed in the heart of the old town of Ragusa, Ibla, where you can discover the treasures of this Baroque town as you stroll through and and immerse yourself in its history. One of Sicily's most famous restaurants (Duomo by chef Ciccio Sultano) is also found here! There are nature reserves and a wealth of culture to be discovered in the surrounding area.

Some suggestions to get a complete idea of the area:

  • Noto, Modica, Ragusa Ibla and Scicli with their jewels of baroque architecture
  • Siracusa and Ortigia
  • The natural reserve of Vendicari
  • The necropolis of Pantalica and the small lakes of Cava Grande del Cassibile
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Stop 2

S. Angelo Muxaro, Agrigento

VAL DI KAM EXPERIENCE

2 nights - The local organization Val di Kam will give you the unique opportunity to experience unspoiled nature, beautiful landscapes and, above all, enjoy the contact with local people who convey the typical warmth of the Sicilians.

This is definitely the place for immersion in the authentic life of the Sicilian countryside, far from the traditional tourist routes. Pierfilippo, the founder and the soul of the organization Val di Kam, will personally lead you during your stay in this area. 

The various activities that can be organised include:

  • A visit to Agrigento and the Valley of Temples (UNESCO World Heritage Fund)
  • Walking and hiking, with various levels of difficulty, around Sant'Angelo
  • A visit to the shepherds, with the incredible experience of 'milking' your own cappuccino and enjoying warm, freshly made ricotta
  • Wine and food tasting, from traditional Sant'Angelo biscuits to the best locally produced wines
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Stop 3

Scopello, Trapani

CASALE CORCELLA

3 nights - A very interesting tour through the small villages of the Sicilian hinterland, Prizzi, Palazzo Adriano (the unforgettable set ofNuovo Cinema Paradiso) and the Hermitage of Santo Stefano di Quisquinia will lead you to the splendid northwest coast in the locality of Scopello.

You will stay in a B&B accommodation in a quiet hillside setting with a magnificent view of the area and the sea. You are just a short walk from the entrance to the splendid Zingaro nature reserve. Castellammare del Golfo is also not far from Scopello, which, with its characteristic tourist port and historical centre, offers various services including bars, restaurants and boat hire.

This area has a wealth of natural wonders and picturesque sites:

  • The magnificent Nature Reserve of “Lo Zingaro”
  • The medieval town of Erice
  • Selinunte and Segesta with its Greek temple and theater
  • TrapaniMarsala (windmills and salt pans) and Mothia
  • The Egadi islands (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo)
  • Palermo is about 45 minutes by car
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Stop 4

S. Agata Militello, Messina

GIARDINO DI SICILIA

3 nights - The penultimate stopover of the tour is Sant'Agata di Militello, located in the northeastern region of the island, between Messina and Cefalù, in front of the Egadi Islands. Here you will stay in a friendly and welcoming B&B among the green hills of the Nebrodi Park, where beautiful mountain walks can be enjoyed – something unexpected in Sicily.

The small town of Sant'Agata Militello can be reached in a few minutes from the Giardino di Sicilia. Nestled between the Nebrodi Park and the Tyrrhenian Sea, it is not affected by mass tourism and is ideal for those who appreciate peace and quiet. It is also an ideal starting point for both nature and cultural excursions:

  • Cefalù, one of the most beautiful villages of Italy
  • Palermo, with its Arab-Norman attractions
  • Messina and Santo Stefano di Camastra, famous for its ceramics
  • The splendid walks in the Nebrodi Regional Park
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Stop 5

S. Venerina, Catania

CASA DI PIPPINITTO

3 nights - The last region that you will be preparing to visit is eastern Sicily, dominated by the imposing Etna. You will stay in this friendly accommodation, located on the slopes of the volcano and not far from the sea. From here you can admire the spectacle that the volcano has always offered its visitors. 

You will be welcomed to this setting by Cesare and his family, who will be pleased to share with you their passion and love for their land. The farm covers 8 hectares and produces mainly citrus fruits, but also has various types of fruits and vegetables for the use of the family and their guests.

It is a small resort, ideal for family holidays, cultural tourism, thalassotherapy and hiking in the Etna nature park.

The various places of interest include:

  • Catania and Mount Etna
  • Taormina and Acireale 
  • Piazza Armerina with its famous mosaics
  • Caltagirone well known for its ceramics
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Other informations

This tour is designed for those who wish to discover the nature and culture of Sicily in the most authentic sense, in the closest contact with the local inhabitants and away from the mass tourism circuits. Each of the accommodation facilities is unique, with its own distinct features; some are immersed in nature between the sea and the countryside of Etna, with its fertile, sandy land, while others are more "urban", in the fashionable districts of Sicily's old town centres.

Pricing and contacts

Prices min max
15 days (14 nights) accommodation and rented car € 760,- p.p. € 835 ,- p.p.
15 days (14 nights) only accommodation (own vehicle*) € 525 ,- p.p. * only accommodation (own vehicle*) € 600 ,- p.p. * only accommodation (own vehicle*)

The prices are for a booking of min. 2 people and include

  • B&B lodging, breakfast included (14 nights);
  • Car rent, category B, i.e. Opel Corsa, 3 doors, air conditioning (14 days);
  • Booking fee

 

The price does not include:

  • Transport to/from Sicily

This program is organized for a stay of two weeks, but it is always possible to shorten or extend your trip to the island and choose the date of departure.

Also remember that our true strength is to custom tailor your trip, placing utmost care and attention to your needs and expectations. Time and place of arrival/departure are also flexible.

For more information on this trip, please file the following contact form, or send an e-mail to sicily@tururi.org.

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