Le Caveau and Carlotta Scotti-Pignato of Tuscan Vineyard Imports have partnered to offer you all an intimate wine trip across Sicily from May 6-11, 2018.
Starting on the east coast of the island, we will stay outside the gorgeous hilltop town of Taormina while visiting the vineyards of the Mount Etna wine region. Here we will visit the cellars of the Beligian born, Frank Cornelissen and classical pianist turned winemaker, Giuseppe Russo, both on the northern side of Mount Etna. Next we'll walk through some of the oldest vines in region with legendary winemaker, Salvo Foti of I Vignieri before visiting the famed Benanti winery, both on the southern edge of Mount Etna. From there we will stop in Syracuse and its historical heart of Ortygia, with its romantic medieval lanes and lovingly-restored cathedrals. On our way to the gorgeous Baroque town of Ragusa, we'll visit the famed Donnafugata Castle before having dinner at the amazing Michelin Two Star restaurant, Il Duomo. We will then head west to Vittoria where we will visit the iconic COS winery to have lunch and taste their famous Cerasuolo di Vittoria wines. We will continue our trek west to Agrigento where we'll vist the breathtaking Valley of the Temples, one of Sicily’s most famous historical attractions, before heading to Marsala to taste the wines of Gorghi Tondi.
The cost of the trip is $4,500 per person and includes all of the meals and transportation in Sicily. This cost does not include airfare, but we can happily arrange your airfare locally through Debbie Ruskin. Debbie can also assist with hotel accommodations in Rome (if desired) or any other travel arrangements: email@example.com. If booking you own flight(s) it is important to book the flight to Catania and out of Trapani ASAP as there are very limited flights! Half the cost of the trip ($2,250 per person) is due at booking as a deposit, with the balance due 30 days before trip (April 6th, 2018).
YOUR TRIP INCLUDES:
5-nights double occupancy accommodations in top resorts
All hotel taxes
All ground transportation during the trip
Transportation from arrival airport in Catania and to departure airport in Trapani
All meals, including a Two Star Michelin restaurant
Meal taxes & gratuities
All scheduled wine tastings
All admissions per itinerary
All sightseeing per itinerary
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
Airfare or travel to and from Sicily
Optional spa services are available at two of the resorts
Shipping for any wines purchased on the trip can be arranged
CONDITIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Trip guaranteed departure is based on 12 attendees.
To reserve your trip please submit your deposit of $2,250 per person payable via credit card or check. For general questions contact firstname.lastname@example.org. For questions about booking, deposit and payment, contact Calotta Scotti-Pignato email@example.com
If you must cancel after you have made your deposit on or before 12/31/2017, there will be a $300 per person cancellation fee. If you must cancel 50% payment is refundable if we can replace your reservation. We urge you to consider taking travel insurance to help cover any unforeseen circumstances that may arise.
Le Caveau and Tuscan Vineyard Tours accept no responsibility for any delayed departures or arrivals, missed connections, loss, damage, or injury to person or property. We reserve the right to change the itinerary and substitute arrangements of any equal value, if circumstances warrant change.