Jeffrey and Steve went to Sicily for a week and they had the chance to enjoy this wonderful itinerary with Back Roads Touring.
Agrigento – Valley of the Temples with fallen angel
Agrigento – Valley of the Temples with Jeffrey
Taormina Greek amphitheater from the front
Taormina Greek amphitheater from the rear
Mt Etna from Taormina
Erice, the guide
Our guide Isabelle and our driver Cosimo outside of Ragusa Ibla
7 Days / 6 Nights with Back Roads Touring
“Although very much a part of Italy, Sicily is also an island with its own distinct character. Alongside remnants of fine Greek temples, Arab inspired gardens and superb Norman architecture left by former invaders you will find magnificent scenery and of course delicious food and wine. On this tour you will learn of the island’s history with local guides, discover its ancient salt reserves, visit Europe’s most active volcano, Mount Etna, dine on local Sicilian food and gain as insight into the origins of the Sicilian mafia.”
Paul in our office took a 7 day Backroads Touring trip to Switzerland this month of December.
Take a look at his itinerary and considerations here!
Lots of images come to mind when you think of Venice — its art, architecture, the canals, gondolas and… vineyards! Yes, vineyards!
Surprised of that? Then you may not have heard of Venissa, a one hectare boutique wine resort in the middle of the little-known island of Mazzorbo, connected to the more famous island of Burano by a small wooden bridge.
The Bisol family, renowned for producing high-quality Prosecco in nearby Valdobbiadene area, was chosen to restore this neglected city-owned estate, which has a walled vineyard and a bell tower that date from the 15th century. Together with the vineyard producing a rare white wine grape called Dorona, Venissa features a six-room hotel, a 1 Michelin star restaurant, a more informal Osteria and a community garden supplying seasonal herbs and vegetables to the restaurants.
If you are searching for something different to see while in Venice and you are looking to enjoy a very special wine and delicious food, Venissa is the perfect destination for you!
Feel free to contact us for more info!