The week of olives, among the magnificent villages of the Madonie

with Valentina and Giovanni
The week of olives, among the magnificent villages of the Madonie

6

nights

Discovering the millenary culture of Sicilian olive oil.
This itinerary will bring you closer to the centuries-old culture of olive oil making in inland Sicily and tour you through its magnificent villages. You will be led into an area of undiscovered Sicily, just waiting to be explored. For a week, you will experience the Madonie and their renowned gastronomic and agricultural traditions. The Dara Guccione family from Alia and the Mocciaro Li Destri family from Gangi, with their centuries-old experience in olive growing, will accompany you on this journey and will show you all the secrets of quality extra virgin olive oil from tree to bottle. Exceptional experiences, such as a cooking lesson by the Anna Tasca Lanza cooking school (Regaleali Estate) and a night visit to an astronomical observatory, will make this week unforgettable.

Recommended for

This experience is recommended for individuals, couples, and families who want to get to know rural, inland Sicily, its gastronomic and artistic treasures, and the secrets of extra virgin olive oil.
Quotes for groups and customized solutions can be requested.

What is included

— All meals with house drinks included
— Overnight accommodations in double single, double, or triple rooms, bed linens and towels, daily room cleaning , Wifi connection
— Use of swimming pool and sauna
— Excursions and visits included in the program
— On-site, outdoor parking

MORE INFO

Participants
Group from 4 to 12 people
Booking
2 weeks in advance
Accommodations
— 3 nights: Dara Guccione Bio Farm, Alia
— 3 nights: Terre Equila
What is excluded
— Transportation (bookable on request for a supplement)
— English language guides (bookable as a supplement for some activities)
— A la carte meals indicated in the program
Extra upon request
— Transport to / from the accommodation facilities and during the activities, quote on request
Valentina and Giovanni
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.

Program

3:00 pm – 4:00 pm — Check-in at Dara Guccione Biofarm
8:30 pm — Dinner with local products and traditional recipes at Dara Guccione Biofarm
8:00 am — Breakfast at Dara Guccione Biofarm
9:30 am — Visit of the farm and getting to know the olive oil process from harvest to mililng, ending with a tasting of oil at Dara Guccione Biofarm
1:00 pm — Lunch with tasting of local products at Dara Guccione Biofarm
3:00 pm — Guided tour of Alia and its ethnographic museum (transfer included)
5:00 pm — Guided tour of the prehistoric site Grotte della Gurfa (transfer included)
8:30 pm — Dinner with local products and traditional recipes at Dara Guccione Biofarm
8:00 am — Breakfast at Dara Guccione Biofarm
10:00 am — Relaxation of your choice: sauna, bocce court, farm animal visit, reading and/or ping pong at Dara Guccione Biofarm
1:00 pm — Lunch with local products and traditional recipes at Dara Guccione Biofarm
6:00 pm — Guided excursion to an ancient water mill, aperitif and barbecue dinner on site at Mulino Fiaccati (transfer included)
8:00 pm — Observation of constellations, the moon and other planets at the astronomical observatory of Roccapalumba (transfer included)
8:00 am — Breakfast at Dara Guccione Biofarm
10:00 am — Check-out at Dara Guccione Biofarm and transfer to Anna Tasca Lanza (with own vehicle)
11:00 am — Cooking lesson at Anna Tasca Lanza
1:00 pm — Lunch with Sicilian dishes and estate wines at Anna Tasca Lanza
3:30 pm — Transfer to Terre Equila in the municipality of Gangi (with own vehicle)
5:00 pm — Check in at Terre Equila
8:30 pm — Aperitif and dinner at Terre Equila
8:00 am — Breakfast at Terre Equila
9:30 am — Visit of the farm and oil tasting at Terre Equila
11.30 — Visita guidata di Gangi, con visita della Chiesa Madre, della Fossa dei Parrini, di Palazzo Bongiorno Li Destri con affreschi di Gaspare Fumagalli e Gioacchino Martorana
1:30 pm — Free lunch in Gangi (not included)
3:30 pm — Guided tour of Geraci Siculo with a visit to the ruins of the castle and panoramic vista at Salto dei Ventimiglia
8:30 — Dinner at Terre Equila
8:00 am — Breakfast at Terre Equila
10:00 am — Guided tour of Petralia Soprana and its well-known churches
11:30 am — Guided nature excursion to discover native plant TK species and stunning landscapes with a picnic lunch included at the Madonie Regional Park
8:30 — Dinner at Terre Equila
8:00 am — Breakfast at Terre Equila
11:00 am — Check-out

WHEN

16 - 23 October 2022
23 - 30 October 2022

Language

Italian

PRICE

3050 euros / double
1570 euros / single
4160 euros / 2 adults + 2 children

EXPERIENCES

— Olive harvesting and oil production workshop
— Visit to the farm and olive oil tasting at Terre Equila
— Sicilian cooking lesson
— Guided tours of the Madonie towns
— Guided nature excursion in the Madonie Regional Park
— Observation of constellations, the moon, and planets

Itineraries

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The week of olives, among the magnificent villages of the Madonie

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