15 days Self drive tours

Sicily in Agritourism

Relaxation, countryside, local cuisine with excellent wines, unique landscapes, lovely walks, culture and traditions, friendly atmosphere.

During this 15-day tour of Sicily you will have the opportunity to discover the abundance of the local nature and culture. The accommodation is in personally selected Agritourism facilities, where you will find a friendly, welcoming atmosphere and can taste local produce and the famous Sicilian cuisine. With the Agritourism as your base each day, you will be spoilt for choice regarding destinations to visit: cities of art and monuments, nature reserves and wonderful places that fortunately have not yet been inundated by mass tourism.

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

Castiglione di Sicilia, Catania

FONDO CIPOLLATE

3 nights - A few kilometres from the traditional tourist destinations, such as Taormina, nestled in the beautiful valley of the Alcantara river, you will find yourself in an ancient place that is full of charm, with warm, cosy rustic-style interiors, which evoke the fragrances and traditions of former times with taste and refinement.

This location is perfect for those who do not wish to miss out on visits to the most famous places in the area, such as Taormina, Catania and Mount Etna, but at the same time want to relax away from the chaos of the city.

Fondo Cipollate is midway between the major places of interest in eastern Sicily and is an ideal starting point for pleasant excursions:

  • Taormina, rich in history and charm, ideal for those who love not only art, but also shopping and nightlife
  • Etna and the spectacular Alcantara River Gorges, with their breath taking scenery, for the more adventurous
  • Catania with its charming historical centre (just a half hour drive)
  • Excursions to almost all the cities of the Ionian coast and the Sicilian hinterland
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Stop 2

S. Giuseppe Jato, Palermo

MASSERIA LA CHIUSA

3 nights - Your second stopover will lead you to the Jato Valley at Masseria La Chiusa, an ancient building in 1470, just 20 km south of Palermo. This is a perfect solution to combine relaxation and discover traditional and cultural pathways of feudal Sicily. The Masseria is an expression of rural architecture sober and refined at the same time, a place where the tradition and the wise use of live rock blend with comfortable spaces for guests. Here you will taste very good food, thanks to the rich cuisine offered by the farm in full compliance with the best gastronomic tradition. The farm serves dishes using local raw materials and all fruits come from the surrounding land of 130 hectares, all cultivated under organic management. A unique experience is to actively participate in the farm during the harvest period.

The farmhouse is within a few minutes connected to the most important tourist centers of the province of Palermo. We suggest to visit:

  • Palermo and Monreale with its famous Duomo
  • the Archaeological Area Jetas in 1300 BC
  • Ficuzza and Corleone, Piana degli Albanesi and Partinico, just a few minutes by car.
  • Trapani and Erice
  • wine cantines and cheese factories can be reached within a radius of 10 Km.
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Stop 3

Fontanasalsa, Trapani

BAGLIO FONTANASALSA

4 nights - The third leg of your tour is going to be on the west coast, in the province of Trapani, between the slopes of Mount Erice and the Stagnone lagoon. The farm you will lodge in (18th century) is located in the center of a vast plain of olive tree grove and is specialized in olive tree plantation and oil production. The place is the ideal habitat for those who like to discover a simple rural life with direct contact to nature. There is a vegetable garden where each guest can choose their own for dinner, the orchard, the orange grove, the abundance of herbs, honey, a vast range of variously fruity oils, and finally the company's wines. All this contributes to offer you an excellent stay and also exclusive dinners.

You will be welcomed by a charming and inspired lady, Colette, who will introduce you to the life of Fontanasalsa.

Excursions and visits of particular interest in the area are:

  • 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 (Favignana, Levanzo and Marettimo)
  • The medieval town of Erice
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Stop 4

Modica, Ragusa

MASSERIA CIANCIÒ

4 nights – The last leg of this trip is designed for those who love peace and quiet but at the same time are interested in seeing the entire south-eastern area of Sicily and visiting some of the most important Sicilian Baroque towns. Masseria Cianciò, where you will stay, is set in the countryside of Modica between carob and olive trees, prickly pears and stone walls. The property has retained its original features, both in the use of building materials and furnishings typical of the farmers houses of the last century: stone walls in the rooms, original floors with local materials including stone pitch of Ragusa, Caltagirone ceramics tiles, exposed beams or rods.

The surrounding country lanes invite you to take a pleasant and relaxing walk but we also recommend the following excursions and visits:

  • Siracusa with its fascinating historical centre Ortigia
  • NotoModicaRagusa Ibla and Scicli with their jewels of baroque architecture
  • The necropolis of Pantalica
  • The archeological site of Cava Ispica
  • The natural reserve of VendicariPachino and Capo Passero
  • Piazza Armerina and Villa Romana del Casale (UNESCO world heritage)
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Other informations

This tour in fact avoids the traditional tourist routes and is designed especially for those who want to get away from the city and daily stress, to experience Sicily in a genuine way, enjoying the most authentic offerings of the Sicilian countryside, with total relaxation and excellent cuisine.

Pricing and contacts

Prices min max
15 days (14 nights) accommodation and rented car € 936,- p.p. € 1090,- p.p.
15 days (14 nights) only accommodation (own vehicle*) € 684,- p.p. * only accommodation (own vehicle*) € 804,- p.p. * only accommodation (own vehicle*)

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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