On the trail of Commissario Montalbano

LOCATION BETWEEN BAROQUE AND TELEVISION

Day 1

Arrival by plane at Catania airport, coach transfer to the hotel in Agrigento. In the afternoon welcome drink. Dinner and overnight at the hotel

 

Day 2

Breakfast and departure to Agrigento to visit of the beautiful Valley of the Temples: Temple of Concordia, the Temple of Hercules, the Temple of Hera and the Temple of Castor and Pollux. Lunch in an agritourism along the way. In the afternoon visit the Villa Romana del Casale in Piazza Armerina, recently renovated, with magnificent mosaics illustrating scenes of hunting and recreation, historical paintings and mythological episodes,it is Unesco World Heritage Site since 1997. Transfer to Modica for hotel accommodation and dinner.                                                                 .
Day 3

In the morning visit of Modica, built on the walls of a quarry of scenic grandeur. Do not miss the beautiful churches that have made the city another jewel of the Baroque Siciliano: St. George, St. John, St. Peter. Time to taste the seductive Chocolate of Modica, called the “food of the gods”, prepared according to the ancient Aztec tradition, imported from the Spanish in 500. Lunch at local restaurant. In the afternoon we will continue to Scicli, one of the richest towns in the history of the province Iblea. We will walk through the town center with its interesting buildings of the eighteenth century: the church of S. Ignatius in Baroque style, the church of St. Bartholomew, and the Palace Beneventano. Via Mormino Penna came just to be part of the assets protected by UNESCO. In the evening return to Modica for dinner and overnight at hotel.

 

Day 4

In the morning, departure for Donnalucata, to admire the coast of Ragusa until you get to Sampieri. The view and the unspoiled wilderness shows near Sampieri the chimney of the old furnace Pisciotto. Stop in Marina di Ragusa with the possibility to enjoy a tasty Sicilian ice cream. We will continue to the Castle of Donnafugata in the Ragusan wonderful country side, made famous by the novel “The Leopard” by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa. Lunch in a local restaurant with typical dishes from Ragusa. In afternoon guided tour of the Neo-Gothic Castello di Donnafugata, 10 kilometres outside Ragusa, is Tv home to local Mafia Boss, Balduccio Sinagra. The castle – a nineteenth century folly – is open to the public, a chilling chance to see miss the maze where a corpse of a woman is discovered in the episode”a Trip to Tindari.

Return to hotel

 

Day 5

Guided tour of the city of Ragusa . We will start from the upper town and then go through the steps of Santa Maria delle Scale in Ragusa Ibla, rich Sicilian Baroque, declared World Heritage Site by Unesco. Among the churches and palaces there are certainly worthy of attention of the Church of Souls in Purgatory, Cosentini Palace, the Church of Santa Maria dell’Itria, The Rock Palace, the Church of St. George, the Conversation Club, the Church of St. Joseph, St. George Portal. lunch in a local restaurant. Time to taste the local specialties, from wine to chocolate to chilli pepper ice cream. Dinner and overnight at the hotel.

 

Day 6
After breakfast guided tour of Catania. The visit will start from Fish Markt, than the Dom Square , Via Etnea, via Crociferi, and the lyric Theater . Transfer to the airport and end of tour

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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