The magnificent views of the upper Madonie. Discovering the Petralie, Piano Cervi and Isnello

with Giovanna
The magnificent views of the upper Madonie. Discovering the Petralie, Piano Cervi and Isnello

3

nights

Three days to discover the beautiful upper Madonie, the monuments and artistic heritage of the historic centers.
Petralia Soprana is the uppermost of the Madonie village and has been awarded the “borgo dei borghi” (Village of all Villages) award and has been named one of the “borghi piu belli d’Italia” (most beautiful villages in Italy). You will be guided among the numerous magnificent churches and admire the many monuments and artistic wealth of the town by retracing the steps of the religious sculptor Frate Umile. Half a day will be dedicated to exploring a well-known nature reserve in the upper Madonie: Piano Cervi, a beautiful forest of beech trees and endemic plants, with a characteristic hay hut where you can take a break. After, you will have a guided tour of Isnello to offer you a glimpse of the north side of the upper Madonie. The next day, a short panoramic route will lead us to the nineteenth-century center of Petralia Sottana, where we will visit the breathtaking views of the town as well as its civic museum where prehistoric artifacts of the area are kept. Giovanna, host of the itinerary, will welcome you in her BnB nestled among the tiny lanes of the town and will offer a short textile workshop that will encourage your creativity by reusing everyday fabrics.

Recommended for

This itinerary is recommended for individuals, couples, families, and groups who want to get to know the most beautiful villages of the upper Madonie, taste typical dishes, and discover the scenic and artistic beauties in an intimate atmosphere with the local community. The walking trails are suitable for everyone and do not require training.
Quotes for groups and customized solutions can be requested.

What is included

— Breakfast
— Accommodations in a single, double or triple room, bed linen and towels, Wifi connection
— Excursions and visits included in the program
— Knitting kit
— Souvenir box with local products

MORE INFO

Participants
Group of 2 to 6 people
Booking
2 weeks in advance
Accommodations
— 3 nights: BnB Cas’Antica Soprana
What is excluded
— Free-time open meals in restaurants
— Transportation to arrive and leave the accommodation (bookable on request as an extra)
— Foreign language translation
Extra upon request
— English translation of the activities
— Direct transfer from / to another destination or airport
Giovanna
Giovanna is a guide specializing in relational tourism, host of the B&B CAS’ANTICA SOPRANA in Petralia. The spark with Petralia started in 2016 when Giovanna, after years of working in the fashion sector, decided to renovate a house in the town. Her first challenge was to convince the local inhabitants themselves of the untapped potential of Petralia Soprana.

Program

3:00 pm — Check-in at BnB Cas’Antica Soprana
4:00 pm — Guided religious and artistic itinerary in the village of Petralia Soprana following in the footsteps of the wood sculptor Frate Umile da Petralia
6:00 pm — Tea with tasting of the traditional Madonie sweet “sfoglio” (cake) at Bar Aspromonte
6:30 pm — Free time and open dinner at one of the typical restaurants of the village. Return to the BnB for overnight stay
8:30 am — Breakfast
10:30 am — Guided nature hike through Piano Cervi in the Madonie Regional Park (transfer not included)
1:30 pm — Packed lunch (on request) or open lunch in a restaurant at the next destination
2:00 pm — Arrival in Isnello and guided tour of the churches, lanes, and views of the village (transfer not included)
6:00 pm — Return to Petralia Soprana (transfer not included)
5:30 pm — Free time and open dinner at one of the typical restaurants of the village. Return to the BnB for overnight stay
8:30 am — Breakfast
10:00 am — Guided tour of the historic monuments of the village of Petralia Sottana and the Collisani civic museum (transfer on foot or by car not included)
1:00 pm — Lunch in Petralia Sottana in one of the recommended typical restaurants or packed picnic (on request)
3:00 pm — Textile craftsmanship workshop and making of a wool item (knitting kit included) led by Giulia at the Valenza textile shop
5:30 pm — Return to Petralia Soprana (transfer on foot or by car not included)
6:30 pm — Free time and open dinner at one of the typical restaurants of the village. Return to the BnB for overnight stay
8:30 am — Breakfast
10:00 am — Check-out with delivery of a souvenir box containing local products (packages suitable for travel)

WHEN

Months: April-June and September-October
Days: from Sunday to Tuesday

Language

Italian
English (extra)

PRICE

480 euros / double
310 euros / single
680 euros / double + 1 single bed

EXPERIENCES

— Guided tour of Petralia Soprana
— Guided nature in the Madonie Regional Park
— Guided tour of the village of Isnello
— Guided tour of Petralia Sottana and the Collisani civic museum
— Textile craftsmanship workshop and making of a wool item

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