An excursion to the Gurfa Caves

with Valentina and Giovanni
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The prehistoric site of the “Grotte della Gurfa”, is a wonderful limestone construction whose origins are still shrouded in mystery today. The caves house the largest thòlos (a dome-shaped tomb) in the Mediterranean, a structure that shows similarities with other prehistoric sites such as the Treasury of Atreus from ancient Mycenae, Greece and the Hal Saflieni Hypogeum in Malta. The mysterious and sacred charm of the “Grotte della Gurfa” is combined with enchanting panoramas expanding from the Aeolian Islands to Etna and the surrounding nature.
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Recommended for

People who are interested in history and archeology, who love spending time outdoors and want to experience the beauty of the Sicilian countryside

For 4 participants: 40 EURO / PERSON
From 5 up to 8 participants: 30 EURO / PERSON
From 9 up to 12 participants: 20 EURO / PERSON

What is included

— Guided tour of the caves and the archeological site
— Transportation to and from the caves (only for groups of max 8 people)
— Picnic with refreshments: homemade cake, seasonal fruit and cold teas

What is excluded

— Transportation to and from Dara Guccione

Extra upon request

— Overnight stay 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.
all year round, on Saturday and Sunday

Language

italian, english

PRICE

20 - 40 EURO / PERSON

Participants

from 4 up to 12 people

PROGRAM

10:30 am — Meeting at Dara Guccione Biofarm in Alia and transfer to the Gurfa Caves
11:00 am — Guided tour of the Gurfa archeological site.
Picnic with refreshments.
12:30 pm — Return to Dara Guccione Biofarm
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