About the trips: Sicilia Mia hosts all-inclusive tours(except air) for $2,800 per person, including all transportation, lessons(Cooking/Yoga/Painting), food, wine, Prosecco, excursions to Noto, Syracuse/Ortigia & Modica, and the accommodations on the villa.
Optional and additional excursions are offered are $130 each:
Syracuse/Ortigia: You will visit the Parco Archeologico della Neapolis that includes the Greek amphitheater in Syracuse and then be joined by a tour guide in Ortigia. While in Ortigia, you will experience the market, see the Temple of Apollo, visit the Piazza del Duomo, admire the Syracuse Cathedral, the fountain of Aretusa, lunch in a restaurant that specializes in Sicilian food, and spend time touring the shops and island.
Noto: Here a tour guide will teach you the history of the Baroque town, the Noto Cathedral, Nicolaci Palace, among other sights and then have free time to visit the shops and have gelato before going to Zisola winery. This winery is beautifully set on a hill with a view of the sea, their wine was featured in Wine Spectacular magazine.
Modica: Known for its Baroque architecture, churches, and making chocolate. You will experience a chocolate tour, free time to enjoy the town and shops before having dinner in town.
The villa owner will host an olive oil tasting on the villa so guests can distinguish the differences between quality and not so quality olive oils. The owners harvest their own olive oil that is so delicious that it leaves a ting on your throat indicating how fresh & organic it really is.
On the villa site, guests participate in cooking, yoga or painting lessons, or can sit by the pool and read a book while lunch is being prepared. Our chef will prepare the dinners with the exception of one that is downtown Modica. We keep the groups small,(8-15) to keep an intimate feel, this gives the instructors plenty of time for personal attention.