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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.