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    The salt pan area in Nubia, Trapani
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    Citrons and tangerins at the market in Catania
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    A corner of the 18th century village of Marzamemi, Syracuse
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    The stunning Scala dei Turchi near Realmonte, Agrigento
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    A colorful wall again in Marzamemi, Syracuse
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    Local folklore in the Medieval town of Gangi, Madonie area

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Golf & Culture in Sicily


13 days – 12 nights

If you are a golf enthusiast what you are looking for is a golf tour in Sicily.
If you are a discerning travel you would love to visit the siland and leran about its history, culture, tradition, food and wine.

Our Golf & culture in Sicily is definitely a combination of both: a private tour of the Sicily led by one of our expert driver escort, classy hotels with award-winning golf courses, luxury sea-side hotels, super food and wines, history & culture as you like, time at leisure to taste each single moment in Sicily.
A hit among our luxury tours. 

Highlights
Sciacca:
luxury golf resort with two golf coursed designed by Kyle Phillips
Selinunte: archeological park
Erice: medieval village
Segesta: Greek Theatre and Doric Temple
Agrigento: Valley of the Temples
Ragusa: luxury golf resort with two 18 holes courses designed by Franco Piras and Gary Player, UNESCO World Heritage Site with baroque style historic centre
Syracuse: UNESCO World Heritage Site, 18 holes golf course
Piazza Armerina: Roman Villa del casale and its splendid mosaics
Taormina: Greek Theatre
Etna: 18 holes golf course, wine tasting at top boutique winery 

 

ITINERARY & PROGRAM

Day 1: Palermo Airport – Verdura Golf Resort & SPA Sciacca
Arrival at Palermo Airport, meet and greet with your driver, brief tour of Palermo and transfer to the Verdura Golf Resort & SPA 5 * located in Sciacca area. Check-in and accommodation. Dinner at the hotel.

Day 2: Golf – Selinunte
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning at leisure to play golf at the Verdura resort. Afternoon departure to visit Selinunte, situated on the southwest coast of that island, at the mouth of the small river of the same name. It was the most westerly of the Greek colonies in Sicily, and for this reason was early brought into contact and collision with the Carthaginians and the native Sicilians in the west and northwest of the island. The archaeological park, which covers about 40 hectares can therefore be divided into the following areas: the Acropolis at the centre with temples and fortifications, the Gaggera Hill in the West, with the sanctuary of Malophoro, the Mannuzza Hill in the north with ancient housing, the East Hill in the east, with other temples. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. (B)

Day 3:  Erice – golf
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Erice. The Elymians settled also in Erice, an important religious site associated with goddesses of fertility, located on top of Mount Erice, at around 750m above sea level, overlooking the city of Trapani, the low western coast towards Marsala, the dramatic Punta del Saraceno and Capo San Vito to the north-east, and the Aegadian Islands, providing all around spectacular views. It was destroyed in the First Punic War by the Carthaginians and from then on declined in importance. Erice was ruled by Arabs over 3 centuries until Norman conquest in 1167. Nowadays, Erice is one of the most well-preserved medieval towns in Sicily with much of its character intact. Wander through its ancient streets and visit some of the most famous homemade pastry shops, world-known for marzipan candies and other delicacies such as almond and pistachio pastries.
Afternoon golf session at the Verdura resort. 
Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. (B)

Day 4: Golf – Segesta
Breakfast at the hotel.
Morning at leisure to play golf at the Verdura resort.
Departure to Segesta. Located in the northwestern part of Sicily, Segesta was the political center of the Elymian people, one of the three indigenous peoples of Sicily, and in eternal conflict with Selinus the modern Selinunte. The ruins of the city are located on the top of Monte Barbaro at 305m above sea level. The hilltop offers a view over the valley towards the Gulf of Castellamare. Current archaeological work indicates that the site was later occupied by a Muslim community in the Norman period. Excavations have unearthed a Muslim necropolis and a mosque from the 12th century next to a Norman castle. Evidence suggests that the mosque was destroyed after the arrival of a new Christian overlord at the beginning of the 13th century. The city appears to have been finally abandoned by the second half of the 13th century.
On a hill just outside the site of the ancient city of Segesta lies an unusually well preserved Doric temple built sometime in the late 5th century BC circa. On the opposite hill, at about 440 mt above sea level, is place the Theatre. Despite Segesta was not a Greek town, the theatre has a Greek style. Built to host 3000 people, it is still used of summer performance.

Day 5: Agrigento – Donnafugata Golf Resort & SPA
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to the Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa with en-route visit of Agrigento to visit of the Valley of the Temples, one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, included in the UNESCO heritage Site List since 1997. The Valley includes remains of ten temples, all in Doric style among which the Temple of Concordia is ranked amongst the most notable edifices of the Greek civilization existing today due to its good state of preservation. Arrival at the Donnafugata Golf Resort & Spa, check-in and accommodation. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. (B)

Day 6: Ragusa
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning golf session at the Donnafugata. Afternoon excursion to Ragusa consisting of two separate centres: the picturesque Ragusa Ibla (the older town) and Ragusa Superiore built in Baroque style. A long stairway of about 250 steps links the two parts. Dinner in Ragusa. Return to the hotel.

Day 7: Syracuse
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for a full-day excursion to Syracuse to visit the archaeological park of the Neapolis and Ortigia, the historical baroque centre of the town. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. (B)

Day 8: Donnafugata Golf Resort
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning Golf @ Donnafugata’s Links Course; afternoon at leisure. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. (B)

Day 9: Piazza Armerina – Taormina
Breakfast at the hotel. Drive from Donnafugata to Taormina with en route visit the Roman Villa del Casale built in the first quarter of the 4th century and located about 3 km outside the town of Piazza Armerina, containing the richest, largest and most complex collection of Roman mosaics in the world,[1] it is one of UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy. Proceed to Taormina and check-in at Grand Hotel Timeo. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. (B)

Day 10: Mt Etna & golf at Il Picciolo Golf Club
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure to Mt Etna for a morning Golf at Il Picciolo; afternoon tour to Mt. Etna with visit and wine tasting at a local top boutique winery. Return to Taormina. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. (B)

Day 11: Catania – I Monasteri Golf Resort in Syracuse
Breakfast at the hotel. Morning departure to Catania included by the UNESCO in World Heritage List for its Baroque-style architecture: visit of the lively fish market right in the heart of the historical center, close to the main square and the Cathedral dedicated to St Agatha, the Patron Saint of the town where the remains of Opera composer Vincenzo Bellini are buried as he was born in Catania. Proceed to Syracuse area for an afternoon Golf at Monasteri. Return to Taormina. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. (B)

Day 12: Day at leisure in Taormina
Breakfast at the hotel. Day at leisure in Taormina. Optional PM guided excursion to visit the beautiful Greek Theatre with its gorgeous view over Mt Etna and the Ionian Sea. Lunch and dinner at your own leisure. (B)

Day 13: Departure
Breakfast at the hotel and drive to the Catania Airport.

Meal legend: B (breakfast)   L (lunch)    D (dinner)

FEATURES

General info: “Golf & Culture in Sicily” is an escorted trip. It is a private tour for individual travellers and can be adapted to a small group of travel companions. It is available all year round on request.  It is designed to create a good comfort and let participants enjoy all the areas at best. Accommodation provided is first-class, strategically located. The food is always typically local, with a blend of regional delicacies and top wines. Transportation is top quality. Your driver/escort or tour escort is qualified, pleasant and with a long experience in the field.

Departures & Prices: available all year-round, upon request

Flights: we generally recommend that our travellers to arrive one day before the trip starts in order to get their bearings and ease in to the new surroundings.

Travel Services: we would be happy to assist travellers in case of any further services: i.e. pre-post nights in Sicily, Amalfi Coast or Malta. Do not hesitate to ask for info.

Reservation & Payment: a deposit of 30% per person is required at the time of reservation. Final payment of the tour is due 60 days prior to departure.

Book this tour OR ask for a customised proposal info@isolabella.it
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