15 days Self drive tours

Charming Sicily

Historic homes, comfort and good taste, excellent cuisine and Sicilian wines, interesting villages and cities of art, culture and history.

This route, which features a selection of particularly fine accommodation facilities, will give you the opportunity to discover fascinating aspects of Sicily, where you can experience the atmosphere of bygone days. Ancient farmhouses and rural dwellings, which were mainly used by the Sicilian nobility for their agricultural activities, have recently undergone careful conservative restoration which highlight the charm of the ancient buildings while incorporating modern conveniences. Breath taking scenery and enchanting places provide the setting for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. All the facilities are unique in their kind and characterised by their special hospitality and the quality of their services.

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

Sant'Alfio, Catania

CASE PERROTTA

3 nights - This fascinating journey begins on the slopes of Mount Etna with a wonderful view of Taormina and the Ionian Sea. The lava stone building, the landscape of Mount Etna, often smoking and snow-capped, and the intense blue of the sea give this place an enchanted atmosphere, suspended between heaven and earth, the sea and the volcano.

The various places worth visiting are:

  • Mount Etna and Alcantara Valley
  • The cities of Catania, Taormina and Acireale
  • Caltagirone with its beautiful ceramics
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Stop 2

Polizzi Generosa, Palermo

SUSAFA

3 nights - In the heart of the Sicilian countryside, surrounded by boundless terrain, where the best wheat in Europe has been grown since Roman times, you will stay in a magical place: Masseria Susafa. Here you will come into contact with the true soul of rural Sicily, with its myths and ancient traditions.

It is within easy reach of several villages in the Madonie mountain range area, which are mainly unexplored and where time seems to have stood still. In addition, a few miles from the manor farm is the Palermo-Catania motorway, the island's main artery, giving the possibility of day trips to attractions that should not be missed, including:

  • Cefalù and the northern coast of the island
  • The city of Enna, the highest town in Italy
  • Piazza Armerina and the Villa Romana del Casale (UNESCO Site)
  • Palermo and Monreale
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Stop 3

Nubia, Trapani

RELAIS ANTICHE SALINE

3 nights - The third leg of this truly special tour has been planned through the south west of Sicily, in the province of Trapani, with its abundant vineyards, ancient Greek temples and theatres, nature reserves and unspoilt places. Relais Antiche Saline, where you will stay, is a truly unique location, just right in the area of the famous salt pans, facing the amazing view of the Egadi islands. During harvest time, you will be surrounded by mountains of white salt and watch live the producing system. You will also have the chance to relax by the pool or have a massage or a Jacuzzi dip with the stunning sunsets and lovely Egadi islands on the background. We highly recommend to have a walk by night through the lit salt pans (an amazing experience!) and, why not, reach the Trattoria del Sale for dinner.

From here you can also explore the local area, which is particularly rich in natural and cultural attractions, some of which we recommend you not to miss, including:

  • Selinunte and Segesta with its Greek temple and theater
  • Scopello and the magnificent Nature Reserve of "Lo Zingaro"
  • TrapaniMarsala (windmills and salt pans) and the island of Mothia
  • excursions to the Salt Pan Nature Reserve
  • The unspoilt Egadi islands (FavignanaLevanzo and Marettimo)
  • The medieval town of Erice
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Stop 4

Modica, Ragusa

CASE BRIZZA

4 nights - This splendid route through parts of Sicily that are more unusual than you can imagine ends with a very special stopover. You are in the countryside of Modica, a few kilometres from the sea. Here you will be guests in a charming farmhouse built from white stone, a distinctive feature of the local architecture. You will be welcomed in a family atmosphere and looked after by Giuseppina, the very charming owner.

This area is particularly rich in Baroque architecture (UNESCO World Heritage) and natural resources of extraordinary beauty:

  • Noto, Modica, Ragusa Ibla and Scicli with their jewels of baroque architecure
  • Siracusa and Ortigia
  • The natural reserve of Vendicari
  • The necropolis of Pantalica and the small lakes of Cava Grande del Cassibile
  • Piazza Armerina and Villa Romana del Casale (UNESCO world heritage)
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This tour was created to meet the needs of guests who are looking for refinement and authenticity, in particularly exclusive settings little affected by mass tourism, but without missing out on the most interesting places in Sicily, in terms of nature as well as culture, history and monuments.

Pricing and contacts

Price min max
15 days (14 nights) accommodation and rented car € 985,- p.p. € 1.110,- p.p.
15 days (14 nights) only accommodation (own vehicle*) € 747,- p.p. * rented car not included € 844,- p.p. * rented car not included

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

  • Lodging in Agritourism, 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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