The Beating Heart of the Mediterranean
At Emotional Sicily we craft bespoke immersive journeys connecting you with people, local culture and nature through all your senses.
Sustainable travel experiences
revealing the most intimate Sicily
Supporting projects committed with sustainability and community
CONNECTING WITH LOCALS
Immerse yourself in local life while sharing meaningful experiences
IN DEPTH KNOWLEDGE
We are Sicilians!
Discover real Sicily together with our talented experts
Artists and designers revealing to you the secrets of their mastery
"My wife and I just returned from a lovely winter vacation in Sicily. While it was in the midst of COVID-19 and off-season, we were able to fully experience the people, food and passion of Sicily.
We engaged Manila Di Maira and Emotional Sicily to craft some unforgettable experiences. Manila’s philosophy of offering unique travel experiences where travelers connect genuinely with the people, culture, food and nature really appealed to us. She has curated a wonderful collection of guides, craftspeople and food producers. The itineraries she created for us in Erice, Noto, Ortigia and Palazzolo Acreide/Buscemi revealed secret places and introduced us to experiences we wouldn’t have found on our own, despite all the research we typically do.
We loved the local guides that Manila arranged for the historical tours – their knowledge and love for their towns allowed us to get a sense of place through their eyes. We appreciated the little touches – the box of local produce in our hotel room, the stops at the best pastry shops, and introductions to passionate Sicilians who were generous in sharing their stories and crafts with us. For example, we expressed our interest in photography, and Manila spontaneously arranged a visit with a talented photographer.
Right from the time we reached out to Manila for building our itinerary to the actual time we spent in Sicily, her genuine warmth, passion and professionalism impressed us and touched our hearts.
It’s experience makers like Manila and Emotional Sicily who make journeys special and unforgettable. So glad to have worked with her!"
Alok Singh - Founder and CEO - Fernwayer