L’orto delle meraviglie: alla scoperta di frutti speciali

with Valentina and Giovanni
During this experience we will pay a visit to Rita and Marco, owners of “L’orto delle Meraviglie”, a local farm in Alia. They cultivate rare and ancient varieties of fruits and vegetables that are then sold to some of the best restaurants of the area. After a walk in their fields we will move to the kitchen to try their produce and prepare a bountiful lunch using the freshest ingredients from their vegetable garden.
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Recommended for

People who want to get to know rural Sicily, its gastronomic treasures and agricultural history with a focus on fresh fruits and vegetables.

For 4 participants: 90 EURO / PERSON
From 5 up to 8 participant: 70 EURO / PERSON
From 9 up to 12 participants: 50 EURO / PERSON

What is included

— Guided tour of the farms, fresh produce tasting and cooking
— Lunch with seasonal produce from the vegetable garden, locally made cheese, desserts and beverages
— Transportation to and from “L’orto delle meraviglie” Farm (less than a mile from Dara Guccione)

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


italian, english, french


50 - 90 EURO / PERSON


from 4 up to 12 people


10:30 am — Meeting at Dara Guccione Biofarm in Alia and transfer to the nearby “L’orto delle meraviglie” Farm
11:00 am — Guided tour of the farm and the surrounding olive groves, olive oil tasting followed by lunch
3:30 pm — Return to Dara Guccione Biofarm
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L’orto delle meraviglie: alla scoperta di frutti speciali
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