The rural landscape, plants and man. Caltavuturo and the biodiversity of the Madonie

with Calogero
The rural landscape, plants and man. Caltavuturo and the biodiversity of the Madonie

4

nights

Four days to spend in the countryside enjoying good food and learning about history
The Madonie mountains and hills are a true natural paradise, hosting the richest biodiversity in all of Sicily. A mix of favorable conditions, such as altitude, winter rainfall, and the north-facing location allows for rich and abundant plant life to thrive. During this itinerary we will explore the village of Caltavuturo, its historical and archaeological heritage, and we will discover the enormous variety of wild plant life present in the surrounding countryside. Thanks to local traditions that study, care for, and transform this abundant wild biodiversity, a rich tradition of extraordinary local cuisine has developed in this area. Four days to spend in the countryside enjoying good food and learning about history, while exploring the pristine nature that characterizes the Madonie area. You will cook typical dishes of the peasant tradition and rediscover the binding relationship between man and his landscape.

Recommended for

We recommend this itinerary to individuals, couples, families, and groups who want to relax in nature, enjoy the outdoors, and savor delicious traditional cuisine. Requesting a transfer from the train station will allow you to arrive by train and take part in the experience even without your own vehicle.
Quotes for groups and customized solutions can be requested.

What is included

— Two dinners and two lunches (excluding alcoholic drinks)
— Accommodations in a single or double room, bed linen and towels, Wifi connection
— Excursions and visits included in the program

MORE INFO

Participants
Group of 4 to 6 people
Booking
2 weeks in advance
Accommodations
— 3 nights: Casa Vacanza Tommaso Muscarella, Caltavuturo
What is excluded
— Open meals: all breakfasts, one dinner
— Direct transfer from / to another destination or airport
— Foreign language translation
Extra upon request
— Direct transfer from / to another destination or airport (recommended from Roccapalumba-Alia train station)
Calogero
Calogero works as a hiking guide in the upper and lower regions of the Madonie, with VALLONE WILDERNESS. His career was born from passion: his love for the Madonie and their surroundings led him to explore even the most hidden areas. He started by sharing his discoveries in nature with friends and eventually others. Over time, he created a network of contacts including restaurateurs, artisans, and holiday home hosts in the Caltavuturo area and neighboring towns.

Program

3:30 pm — Arrival in Caltavuturo by own vehicle or transfer. Check-in at Tommaso Muscarella Holiday House, Caltavuturo
5:00 pm — Guided walking tour of the archaeological area of ​​Terravecchia in Caltavuturo
8:00 pm — Dinner with a seasonal menu based on typical ingredients and dishes at Alter Ego Restaurant
9:00 am — Breakfast at the bar (not included)
10:00 am — Workshop on wild edible plants in the countryside of Caltavuturo with Gesualdo Faulisi
1:30 pm — Lunch with seasonal menu based on typical ingredients and dishes at Alter Ego (included)
3:00 pm — Free afternoon
8:00 pm — Open dinner (not included)
9:00 am — Breakfast at the bar (not included)
10:00 am — Visit of the farm and processing plant of the Siccagno tomato, a sustainable variety of the area, at Cooperativa Rinascita (transfer included)
11:00 am — Workshop on plant-based cosmetics and tasting of locally grown products at Azienda Agricola Muscarella (transfer included)
1:00 pm — Lunch based on typical dishes (included)
3:00 pm — Free afternoon
8:00 pm — Dinner with a seasonal menu based on typical ingredients and dishes at Alter Ego Restaurant
9:00 am — Breakfast at the bar (not included)
11:00 am — Check-out

WHEN

3 - 6 November 2022

Language

Italian

PRICE

400 euro person

EXPERIENCES

— Guided tour of the archaeological area of ​​Terravecchia
— Workshop on edible wild plants
— Visit of the farm and processing plant of the Siccagno tomato
— Workshop on plant-based cosmetics and tasting
— Meals with fresh, local ingredients and foraged greens

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