The senses of a charming journey
Wine and Food Tour
6 Days/5 Nights
Our cooking is strictly linked to our history; the string of people bringing their own cultures created an interesting food variety, now known as “mediterranean diet”. An important contribution to the international fame is given by our excellent wines, bringing the name of “Marsala” all over the world.
In this tour, your five senses will have a leading role in the discovery of our territory.
1st Day:Participants’ arrival and rooms allocation
2nd Day: SIGHT (Erice – Stagnone)
Breakfast at hotel.
From Erice, often used as movie and advertising set, with a clear sky you can also see Ustica, Pantelleria, Cape Bon (Tunisia), as well as Egadi Islands. Even darkest days can give you wonderful emotions, thanks to a carpet of clouds which allows you to feel hanging between sky and ground.
Lunch at Nubia and tour of the Salt Museum
In the early afternoon we will take a walk in Trapani inner centre, going through one of the most striking glimpse of the town. The Walls, which were part of the old town fortification, were built during Spanish domination, in XVI century.
Late in the day, return to Marsala. On the way you can admire part of Natural Reserve of Trapani and Paceco saltworks, where salt extraction is still done according to the traditional process. A strong effect is given by the several windmills used to pump the water out.
Tour at Stagnone Lagoon.
At 19.00 appointment on a boat from which you can enjoy a wonderful sunset, listening to the description of old Mothia and other islands.
After anchoring, a cocktail will be served with a variety of Sicilian food.
Foreseen return at 21.30.
3rd Day: TASTE (Marsala)
Breakfast at hotel
Transfer to a local agritourism, Baglio Oro, set in the highest side of the town.
Tour at farmer art museum, following a guided path which will allow you to immerse in the life of Old Baglio.
Lunch on site, tasting our typical products.
In the afternoon, guided tour of the inner centre, to know the historical places of our town.
Dinner at an inner centre restaurant.
After dinner , visit of Cantine Bianchi to taste its distilled spirits which won several times the eminent award “Best Gold” given to Brandy Leone Bianchi Extra Old (possible combination with chocolate and cigars).
4th Day: TOUCH (Mazara)
Breakfast at hotel
Set on the Mediterranean Sea, at the mouth of the river Màzaro, the town has an inner centre which includes several monumental churches, some of them dating back to XI century. Mazara shows the typical features of areas with an Islamic urban system proper of “medinas”, called Casbah (also Kasbah), whose narrow roads are a kind of label.
Tour of the inner centre.
Transfer to Tenute Gorghi Tondi, for a lunch and a tour, in an old-time atmosphere which reconciles man and nature. This firm combines the centenary experience with the new impulses of a young, precise, all-female business union. A firm which innovates, showing respect for the family tradition: the old hearted future!
Return to hotel.
In the afternoon, visit of a ceramic factory, production and decoration workshop, where you will be allowed to mould a unique piece, trying the thrill of creating something with your own hands.
In the evening transfer to another local agritourism, where you will learn the process to “incucciare” cous cous”, a typical Sicilian dish, last legacy of the past Arab domination.
Dinner on site, obviously with a cous cous menu.
5th Day: HEARING (Palermo)
Breakfast at hotel.
A full day visit of Palermo with a guide, in the meanwhile you will be allowed to see some of the typical market of the city, ideal places to let yourself be overwhelmed by merchants’ voices during the selling of their products.
Return to Marsala
Dinner at hotel restaurant
Folk group performance, enjoying a selection of traditional songs, combined with typical “tarantella”.
6th Day: SMELL (Marsala)
Breakfast at hotel and room release.
Transfer to Donnafugata winery for a cellar visit and a guided wine tasting combined with local products.
Transfer to the airport by G.T. bus and ending of our services.
Tour could be modified according to participants’ arrival and departure time
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