ARTS & CRAFTS
Traditions of Sicily
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To the roots
5-12 June 2021
Be one of the six Digging Deep Voyagers who will have the unique opportunity to explore Sicily through A Sicilian Journey, at a very special reduced price for a one and only experience.
Connect with locals discovering Sicilian traditions, with the craftsmen in their workshops, making your own piece of ceramic, attending the Teatro dei Pupi show and visiting the workshop where the marionettes are crafted.
Explore the nature and feel overwhelmed by the dramatic landscape of the Etna volcano or by the luxuriant Cava Carosello natural reserve where you can have a swim in one of the deep freshwater plunge pools.
Imagine the scent of wild herbs and inebriating orange blossom, while indulging in a delicious meal served at a farmer’s table or prepared by you at a special hands-on cooking class. Make Ricotta cheese in the traditional way with a local shepherd and rejoice in a tasting of splendid wines on the slopes of Etna.
Receive your Emotional Sicily Welcome Pack and a personalised digital photobook which we will carefully prepare for you.
Noto Antica – Hike through Cava del Carosello – Visit of Almond Farm
Guided tour of Noto Antica. 3h easy hike through magnificent Cava del Carosello and Asinaro Valley. Arrival at the Almond farm where you will have lunch and taste fresh almond milk. Visit of the farm (Mandorla di Noto is a Slow Food Presidium).
The itinerary starts at Noto Antica, settled on Monte Alveria and destroyed by the terrible 1693 earthquake. Only the Aragonese watchtower and the city walls are still standing. Once inside the walls, the path will lead you to the ridge of Cava del Carosello Canyon and from there to the splendid valley below, characterised by unspoiled Nature. Walking along the river you will visit medieval tanneries and Byzantine burial caves. You will also have the opportunity to have a swim at the Urvu (a perfectly circular water plunge pool). Arriving at the Asinaro Valley the path will lead you to the top where you will have a wonderful view of Baroque Noto and the Ionian Sea. The itinerary will introduce you to the Noto countryside landscape treasures. At the end of the route you will be welcomed with a lunch and a visit of the farm where Concetto and Valentina will receive you with their warm Sicilian hospitality.
Price: ask us a quotation