Sicilian Experience

Sicilian Experience

Sicilian Experience

Carmelina

I am very happy to share my passion and knowledge of Sicily.  

Come with me and experience the natural beauty and authenticity of the places and people we meet along the no account casinos trails.

  • " ... savouring a lifestyle that hasn't changed in centuries' - is very much a work in progress. "


    Arthur Frommer, 2011

  • " Carmelina offers a glimpse of a way of life that is fast disappearing. "


    The Observer, 2009

  • " Foreign guests are invited to visit and observe the daily preparation of bread and rolls at the local bakery, to meet with the town's shepherd, to witness the pressing of olives into olive oil… and in general - to integrate themselves into the life of the community. "


    Arthur Frommer, 2011

  • " One woman is working to keep Sicily's traditions and culture alive - by sharing them with tourists. "


    The Observer, 2009

Experiences

The tour takes you off the beaten track and gives you real insight into Sicily's diversity and the legacy of the civilisations that have taken root in its fertile soils since the dawn of time:the Siculi & the Phoenicians, the Greeks & Romans, the Moors, the Normans, the Spanish & the French.

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It is impossible to describe the Sicilian capital without noting its contrasts: elegance and decadence, light and shadow, rich and poor, metropolitan and provincial, joy and sorrow, perfumes and stenches, Mafia and Anti-Mafia.

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An epic trail, which crosses the greenest and wildest part of Sicily, the so-called Val Demone, passing through the four natural parks of Madonie, Nebrodi, Alcantara and Etna.

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The oil press is located in the village of Sant'Ambrogio only 5 km from Cefalù. Giovanna (speaks English), the granddaughter of the original owners of the press, will be more than happy to explain its history and the process of oil pressing.

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Walking around the villages of Cinisi and Terrasini, discover the story of Peppino Impastato, a young activist who bravely opposed to the Mafia and broke ties with his community and family.

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The cooking course will provide an authentic experience and an understanding of everyday life of local Sicilians, past and present

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I’ve decided the best way to help the Sicily I love is to promote it to people who want to live life as a Sicilian local—to see the world through Sicilian eyes. This is the best way I know to contribute to the place I love, the home of my birth, the Sicily in me.