An evening under the stars: visit to the astronomical observatory of Roccapalumba and a local mill

with Valentina and Giovanni
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A special evening in Roccapalumba, exploring two hidden places off the tourist trail. The old water mill Fiaccati dates back from the end of the 1800s and is now an ethnographic museum where it’s possible to roll back the years and see some of the old tools. Mr. Pollina, guardian of the mill, will show us around explaining the different mechanisms and how the mill used to work with a live demo. The second visit will be to the astronomical observatory of Roccapalumba where we will be able to look at the celestial vault with its stars and planets: a special moment to connect with the wonders of the Solar System. This experience includes an evening barbecue as well as overnight stay at the Dara Guccione Biofarm.
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Recommended for

Anyone: couples, families and groups of friends

From 2 up to 4 participants: 180 EURO / PERSON
From 5 up to 8 participants: 160 EURO / PERSON

What is included

— Transportation for the evening activities with a Land Rover 110 (only for groups of max 8 people)
— Guided tour of the local Mill Fiaccati
— Barbecue with sausages, seasonal salads, fruits, cold beer and water
— Visit to the astronomical observatory of Roccapalumba
— Overnight stay in a double room; Breakfast at Dara Guccione Biofarm

What is excluded

— Transportation to and from Dara Guccione

Extra upon request

— Extra nights at Dara Guccione Biofarm. From April until October you will have access to the pool, sauna and boules court
— Massage sessions
— Guided tour of the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento Guided tour of Palermo
— Boat trip in Palermo including an excursion to the grottos, snorkeling and aperitivo
Brother and sister team Valentina and Giovanni Guccione take care of their family farm, DARA GUCCIONE BIOFARM, handed down through generations since the eighteenth century. It was Valentina who, moved by the desire to share the charm of this estate, created a unique rural hospitality system. Her offerings have nature at their core and are perfectly integrated with the farm that her brother Giovanni runs.
from April until October, on Saturday and Sunday

Language

italian, english

PRICE

160 - 180 EURO / PERSON

Participants

from 2 up to 8 people

PROGRAM

5.00 pm — Meeting and check in at Dara Guccione Biofarm in Alia
6:00 pm — Transfer (included in the price) to the local mill Fiaccati. Tour of the mill followed by an evening barbecue.
9:30 pm — Transfer to the astronomical observatory of Roccapalumba and guided tour
11:00 pm — Return to Dara Guccione Biofarm
9:00 am — Breakfast at Dara Guccione Biofarm
10:30 am — Check-out
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