FOCUS


We will have ample time to see some of the jewels of Sicily. The error in Sicily is always trying to see too much. It is huge. Here we have built you the tour which gives us a full immersion into the Rosso of Etna, perhaps one of the most exciting wine regions in the world. The wines are Pinot-like in their subtly with incredible minerality given from the lava dominated soil from Etna's slopes. It is such an impressive and interesting place to visit. We take a day to step off the mountain to see some of central Sicily and coupled with that with the spectacular mosaics of Villa Romana del Casale. The lunch and a wine tasting will be held at the Tasca d'Almerita Residence in all its stunning glory. Next we return to Etna's wineries to visit and taste more of the outstanding Nerello Mascalese & Nerello Cappuccio varieties which make up Etna's Rosso DOC. We will then move to the south east of Sicily to enjoy Siracusa, the Baroque and gastronomic cities of Noto, Modica and Ragusa. Plenty of outstanding meals and wines while wandering the absolute splendour of not only the architecture but the magnificent gorges and valleys that make this terrain so intriguing. Dinner with the Rio Favara family and tastings held in Vittoria with COS or Arianna Occhipinti make this a perfectly balanced tour between wine, food, culture and sightseeing. We are confident that not only will you want to return to Sicily but that you take away a great experience and some wonderful memories ... and a deep knowledge of the wines of Sicily.


WHY CHOOSE RWT?


The reason for choosing us is very simple: we are wine lovers and want to share with you our insights and things we love most: outstanding wines with excellent food, great company and stunning landscapes. Our objective is for you to gain a great understanding of Italy and its people while tasting amazing wines and superb cuisine in the time you have available. RWT has over 10 years of experience and excellence. Italy is a country you can return often, so let us try to show it to you from a new perspective: through its foods and wines. Many of our guests have been to other great wine regions in the world. Italy sometimes surprises guests with what appears to be backward technology and time tested winemaking technique which seem to be in contradiction to all the New World's winemaking bells and whistles. It is fascinating to speak to the winemakers about their perspective on the wines of Italy, the wine industry and global markets.


Table of contents


Tour Day by Day – Sicily – Luxury Sicilian Food and Wine Experience – 7 Nights


DAY 1 – Arrival IN / Taormina / Villa Schuler


Arriving at Catania Airport (CTA) at From Rome Airport (FCO)

 Reception at Catania Airport with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Taormina TO FOLLOW

04:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Villa Schuler

Afternoon Free Sightseeing Taormina

07:00 PM Welcome Wine Tasting & Tour Orientation at Villa Schuler with Tim Robertson

Please Note: INCLUDING the Wines of the Regaleali Winery

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant in Taormina

Sleep at Villa Schuler / Room Category: Sunrise Junior Suite with Terrace


DAY 2 – Wineries of Etna: Frank Cornelissen & Destro


10:00 AM Departure from Villa Schuler with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Solicchiata TO FOLLOW

11:00 AM Visit & Wine Tasting at Frank Cornelissen Winery

01:00 PM Lunch Included with Wines at Cave Ox Restaurant in Solicchiata

02:30 PM Private Transfer to Contrada Montelaguardia

03:00 PM Visit & Tasting of 4 Wines at Destro Winery

05:00 PM Private Transfer to Taormina

 06:00 PM Arrival at Villa Schuler

Late Afternoon Free Sightseeing Taormina

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant in Taormina

Sleep at Villa Schuler / Room Category: Sunrise Junior Suite with Terrace


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DAY 3 – Benanti & Villa Romana del Casale


09:00 AM Departure from Villa Schuler with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Viagrande TO FOLLOW

10:00 AM Visit & Tasting of 6 Wines at Benanti Winery

12:00 AM Private Transfer to Contrada Bellia / Piazza Armerina

01:30 PM Lunch Included with Wines at Al Fogher Restaurant in Contrada Bellia / Piazza Armerina

03:00 PM Visit to Villa Romana del Casale

05:30 PM Private Transfer to Taormina

07:30 PM Arrival at Villa Schuler

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant in Taormina

Sleep at Villa Schuler / Room Category: Double Room Garden View with Balcony


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DAY 4 – Wineries of Etna: Girolamo Russo & Graci


10:00 AM Departure from Villa Schuler with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Passopisciaro TO FOLLOW

11:00 AM Visit at Girolamo Russo Winery

Private Transfer to Randazzo TO FOLLOW

01:00 PM Lunch Included with 4 Wines at San Giorgio e il Drago Restaurant in Randazzo

Please Note: Giuseppe Russo (the owner of the Girolamo Russo Winery) will have lunch with us and he will present all his wines during the lunch

02:30 PM Private Transfer to Contrada Arcuria

03:00 PM Visit & Tasting of 4 Wines at Graci Winery

05:00 PM Private Transfer to Taormina

06:00 PM Arrival at Villa Schuler

Late Afternoon Free Sightseeing Taormina

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Local Restaurant in Taormina

Sleep at Villa Schuler / Room Category: Double Room Garden View with Balcony


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DAY 5 – Taormina / Siracusa & Noto / Ragusa / Eremo della Giubiliana


09:00 AM Check OUT & Departure from Villa Schuler with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Siracusa TO FOLLOW

10:30 AM Arrival & 3-Hour Guided City Tour of Siracusa with Elisa our expert local Guide.

01:30 PM Lunch Included with Wines at Oinos Restaurant in Siracusa

03:30 PM Private Transfer to Noto

04:00 PM Arrival & 2-Hour Guided City Tour of Noto with Elisa Ottaviano

06:00 PM Private Transfer to Contrada Giubiliana / Ragusa

07:00 PM Arrival & Check IN at Eremo della Giubiliana

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Eremo della Giubiliana Restaurant OR Local Restaurant in Ragusa

Please Note: Transfer AVAILABLE & INCLUDED

Sleep at Eremo della Giubiliana / Room Category: Superior Double Room


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DAY 6 – Ragusa & Wineries of Vittoria: COS & Arianna Occhipinti


09:30 AM Departure from Eremo della Giubiliana with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Ragusa TO FOLLOW

10:00 AM 2 & ½-Hour Guided City Tour of Ragusa with Nicoletta Blundo

12:30 PM Lunch Included with Wines at Duomo Restaurant in Ragusa

02:15 PM Private Transfer to Vittoria

03:00 PM Visit & Tasting of 3 Wines at COS Winery

05:00 PM Visit & Tasting of 3 Wines at Arianna Occhipinti Winery

06:30 PM Private Transfer to Contrada Giubiliana / Ragusa

07:15 PM Arrival at Eremo della Giubiliana

Dinner Not Included a la Carte at Eremo della Giubiliana Restaurant OR Local Restaurant in Ragusa

Please Note: Transfer AVAILABLE & INCLUDED

Sleep at Eremo della Giubiliana / Room Category: Superior Double Room


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DAY 7 – Modica & Wineries of Ispica: Riofavara


10:00 AM Departure from Eremo della Giubiliana with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Modica TO FOLLOW

10:30 AM Arrival & 2 & ½-Hour Guided City Tour of Modica with Nicoletta your expert guide

01:00 PM Lunch Included with Wines at Fattoria delle Torri Restaurant in Modica

03:00 PM Private Transfer to Contrada Giubiliana / Ragusa 

03:30 PM Arrival at Eremo della Giubiliana

Mid Afternoon Free Relaxing at Eremo della Giubiliana

05:30 PM Private Transfer to Ispica

06:15 PM Visit & Tasting of 2 Wines at Riofavara Winery

08:00 PM Private Transfer to Modica

08:30 PM Dinner Included with Wines at La Sirenetta Restaurant in Modica

Please Note: the Presence of Riofavara Winery’s Owner & Wife is CONFIRMED

10:30 PM Private Transfer to Contrada Giubiliana / Ragusa

11:00 PM Arrival at Eremo della Giubiliana

Sleep at Eremo della Giubiliana / Room Category: Superior Double Room


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DAY 8 – Ragusa / Departure OUT


11:00 AM Check OUT & Departure from Eremo della Giubiliana with Tim Robertson

Private Transfer to Catania Airport

12:45 PM Arrival at Catania Airport  Flight Alitalia AZ

Departing from Catania Airport (CTA) at  To Rome Airport (FCO)


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END of SERVICES


ITINERARY INCLUSIONS


Airport Transfers

7 Nights of Accommodation in the Hotels Included in the Itinerary

Private Transport with Driver & Air Conditioning

Expert Bilingual Guiding

Daily Breakfast / 6 Lunches & 1 Dinner with Wines

Entrance Fee & Wine Tasting at 8 Wineries

Guided Tour of Siracusa / Noto / Ragusa & Modica

Other Activities Included in the Itinerary


ITINERARY EXCLUSIONS


International & Domestic Flights

Lunches & Dinners Not Included in the Itinerary

Gratuities for Meals / Drivers & Guides

Personal Expenses & Others Costs Not Included in the Itinerary

Activities Not Included in the Itinerary that MIGHT ATTRACT COSTS


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