Sicily is the essence of the history of the Mediterranean and its privileged observatory. Phoenicians, Greek, Romans, Byzantines, Arabi e Normans they left the traces of their splendid civilizations. But what most conquers our guests is the life that flows behind the walls of the palaces aviti, tables prepared with desserts made with ancient recipes, the perfume of the orange groves in secret gardens, ancient cellars, the halls with bold baroque architectures, i cooking courses in the last residence of Tomasi di Lampedusa. In Catania, a room of a famous residence is still today as Goethe described it and the Conca d'Oro appears as he saw it from a terrace of a villa in Bagheria.
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Our itinerary in Sicily:
The first day will be dedicated to Palermo with the visit of the most important private buildings including Palazzo Alliata of Pietratagliata with the biggest Murano chandelier in Europe, we will visit thelast residence of Tomasi di Lampedusa and the palace where it was set, in the film the The Leopard, the famous dance. The second day will be dedicated to Ville di Bagheria with grandiose architectures and views still preserved as at the time in which he visited them Goethe. The third and fourth days will be in the Eastern Sicily, with a palace in Catania visited by Goethe, a lush garden created in the last fifty years by the owners, palaces e gardens between Syracuse and baroque cities in Casa del Val di Noto. It will be possible to plan visits to Western Sicily by retracing the places of the The Florio family through visits to ancient tuna, salt flats e historic cellars.