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7-Day Marsala and Palermo Itinerary: Wine, History, and Beaches

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A Sicilian Adventure
day 1

Arrival in Palermo

Arrive at Palermo Airport and be greeted by a private transfer to your hotel in Palermo.

After settling in, embark on a city tour to explore the main attractions of Palermo. Visit the Palermo Cathedral, Quattro Canti, the Royal Palace, and the lively markets such as Ballarò or Vucciria.

Enjoy a delicious dinner at a local restaurant, savoring traditional Sicilian cuisine

day 2

 Palermo Exploration

Spend the day exploring more of Palermo's cultural and historical sites. Visit the stunning Palatine Chapel, located within the Norman Palace, known for its intricate mosaics.

Discover the colorful and bustling Capo Market, where you can indulge in local delicacies and purchase souvenirs.

In the afternoon, visit the impressive Monreale Cathedral, known for its stunning Byzantine mosaics and panoramic views of the city.

Return to your hotel in Palermo and enjoy an evening at your leisure, perhaps dining at one of the city's renowned seafood restaurants.

day 3

Drive to Marsala, Stop at Segesta and Erice

Pick up your rental car and begin your journey from Palermo to Marsala.

Along the way, make a stop at the archaeological site of Segesta, known for its well-preserved Doric temple and ancient theater.

Continue your drive to the charming medieval town of Erice, perched atop a hill with breathtaking views. Explore its narrow streets, visit the Castello di Venere (Castle of Venus), and savor local pastries and almond sweets.

Arrive in Marsala and check into your hotel. Enjoy a leisurely evening and take in the beautiful sunset at Salina Genna, a picturesque spot overlooking the sea.

day 4

Marsala City Exploration and Wine Tasting

Start your day with a walking tour of Marsala's historic center, guided by a local expert. Explore the charming streets, visit historical landmarks, and learn about the city's rich history and cultural heritage.

Visit the Cantine Florio, one of the most renowned wineries in Marsala. Take a guided tour of the cellars, where you can see the aging barrels and learn about the production process of Marsala wine. End the tour with a delightful wine tasting, sampling different varieties of Marsala wine.

Enjoy a leisurely lunch at a local trattoria, indulging in traditional Sicilian dishes paired with local wines.

In the afternoon, visit the Museo degli Arazzi (Tapestry Museum) to admire its impressive collection of tapestries depicting historical events and mythological scenes.

In the evening, explore the vibrant nightlife of Marsala, with its lively bars, restaurants, and gelaterias.

day 5

Full-Day Excursion to Favignana Island

Embark on a full-day excursion to the beautiful island of Favignana, known for its stunning beaches and crystal-clear waters.

Take a ferry from Marsala to Favignana and spend the day exploring the island's natural beauty. Relax on the sandy beaches, swim in the turquoise waters, or rent a bike to explore the island at your own pace.

Enjoy a picnic lunch on the beach or dine at one of the local seafood restaurants, savoring fresh catch-of-the-day dishes.

If you're feeling adventurous, consider snorkeling or diving in the marine reserve surrounding Favignana, where you can discover colorful underwater life and hidden caves.

Return to Marsala in the evening, taking in the picturesque sunset views along the way.

day 6

Visit Selinunte Archaeological Park and Mazara del Vallo

Embark on a day trip to the ancient city of Selinunte, home to some of the most impressive Greek ruins in Sicily. Explore the vast archaeological park, marveling at the majestic temples and ancient structures that date back to the 5th century BC. Hire a local guide to gain deeper insights into the history and significance of the site.

After visiting Selinunte, head to the nearby coastal town of Mazara del Vallo. Known for its vibrant fishing port and Arab-Norman architecture, Mazara del Vallo offers a charming blend of cultures. Visit the Kasbah, the historic Arab quarter, and the Cathedral of Saint Mary of the Admiral, a splendid example of Norman architecture.

Enjoy a seafood dinner at a local restaurant in Mazara del Vallo, savoring the freshest catch from the Mediterranean Sea.

Return to your hotel in Marsala, reflecting on the rich history and cultural diversity of the region.

day 7

Departure from Marsala

Bid farewell to Marsala and drive back to Palermo to return the rental car.

Depending on your flight schedule, you may have some free time to explore Palermo or do some last-minute shopping before your departure.

What's Included

Hotel pick-up and drop-off
Professional guide
Food and drinks

Extra Delights

Relaxation and Beaches in Marsala

Dedicate this day to relaxation and enjoying the beautiful beaches of Marsala.

Head to one of the nearby beaches, such as Lido Signorino or Lido Torrazza, and unwind on the golden sands. Swim in the azure waters, soak up the sun, and indulge in beachside refreshments.

For a unique experience, consider a boat tour along the Marsala coastline, exploring hidden coves and secluded beaches. Enjoy the stunning views and the feeling of tranquility on the open sea.

In the evening, make your way to Salina Genna, a picturesque spot known for its breathtaking sunset views. Sit back, relax, and witness the sun painting the sky with vibrant colors as it sets over the sea.

Enjoy a farewell dinner in Marsala, celebrating the flavors of Sicilian cuisine and toasting to the wonderful memories you've created during your stay.

Note: It's advisable to check the availability and schedules of ferry services to Favignana and the opening hours of attractions in advance. Plan your days accordingly to make the most of your time and ensure a smooth and enjoyable experience.

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7-Day Marsala and Palermo

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