The Mediterranean Traveller

Boutique hotel Tour in the countryside

Historic homes, comfort and good taste, nice cuisine and Sicilian wines, attractive villages, and cities of art, nature, and history.

Sicily CharmAuthentic

Recommended duration

12 days


Viagrande (Catania), Polizzi Generosa, Menfi (Agrigento), Vittoria (Ragusa)

Places of interest

This route, which features a selection of particularly fine accommodation facilities, will give you the opportunity to discover fascinating aspects of Sicily, where you can experience the atmosphere of bygone days.


Ancient farmhouses and rural dwellings, which were mainly used by the Sicilian nobility for their agricultural activities, have recently undergone careful conservative restoration which highlights the charm of the ancient buildings while incorporating modern conveniences. Breathtaking scenery and enchanting places provide the setting for a relaxing and enjoyable stay. All the facilities are unique in their kind and characterized by their special hospitality and the quality of their services.


The discovery of typical villages, art and history. Take a hike on Etna, rent a boat to visit the Islands.

Included in the price

Car rental, Accommodation, Breakfast

Boutique hotel Tour in the countryside

The four stopovers

Viagrande (Catania)

The land of Etna

Accommodation Description

Relais San Giuliano 3 nights

The Relais San Giuliano is a particularly charming residence subdivided into several buildings around an old palmento (wine press). Due to the ultimate serenity here, it is also a wonderful place to relax and escape from the sometimes hectic modern life.

The accommodation has 12 welcoming, spacious, and charming rooms, all decorated differently and warmly. Art photos, plants, paintings, Sicilian majolica, and other design objects perfectly balance elegance and comfort.

In the beautiful garden is the beautiful swimming pool, equipped with comfortable sun loungers and parasols. There is also a poolside bar to order a light lunch or an aperitif. The restaurant will allow you to dine peacefully and relax after a busy day visiting the region.

The area where the Relais San Giuliano is located is a true hymn to wine. Attending a tasting of carefully selected wines is possible, allowing you to know the most characteristic wines of the Etna region.


To see nearby

  • Taormina, rich in history and charm, ideal for those who love not only art but also shopping and nightlife.
  • Etna and the spectacular Alcantara River Gorges, with their breathtaking scenery, for the more adventurous.
  • Catania with its charming historical center (just a half-hour drive).
  • Excursions to almost all the cities of the Ionian coast and the Sicilian hinterland.
  • It is also a wonderful place to relax and escape the sometimes hectic modern life.
Polizzi Generosa

Rural Sicily, with its myths and ancient traditions.

Accommodation Description

Susafa 2 nights

In the heart of the Sicilian countryside, surrounded by boundless terrain, where the best wheat in Europe has been grown since Roman times, you will stay in a magical place: Masseria Susafa. This place is the result of the dedication of the Rizzuto family, owners and agricultural entrepreneurs who for five generations have been committed to handing down a centuries-old and fascinating farmer culture. Everything here spins around nature and environmental sustainability.

To see nearby

  • Madonie villages (Gangi, Petralia Soprana/Sottana, Polizzi Generosa…)
  • Cefalù and the northern coast of the island
  • The city of Enna, the highest town in Italy
  • Piazza Armerina and the Villa Romana del Casale (UNESCO Site)
  • Palermo and Monreale
Menfi (Agrigento)

Western Sicily

Accommodation Description

Foresteria Planeta 3 nights

For your second stopover, we chose a well-known Sicilian wine producer built on a long agricultural tradition handed down from 1500 through 17 generations in the area between Sambuca di Sicilia and Menfi (Agrigento district). Here you will have the chance to visit one of the six cantines with various wines, including Nero d’Avola, Chardonnay, Merlot, Syrah, and Grecanico.

And if you are curious to learn the traditional ancient Sicilian recipes, there is a cooking class waiting for you.

To see nearby

  • Selinunte and Segesta with their Greek temple and theater.
  • Scopello and the magnificent Nature Reserve of "Lo Zingaro".
  • Trapani, Marsala (windmills and salt pans), and the island of Mothia.
  • Excursions to the Salt Pan Nature Reserve
  • The unspoiled Egadi islands (Favignana, Levanzo, and Marettimo).
  • The medieval town of Erice.
Vittoria (Ragusa)

The Baroque and the nature reserves of the South-East

Accommodation Description

Baglio Occhipinti 4 nights

The history of the Baglio Occhipinti estate is the story of a family which was always linked to the production of wine and the territory, over ten hectares of the Ragusa countryside in south-eastern Sicily.
On the one hand, there is Fausta, a landscape architect passionate about botany and watercolor painting, with a genuine passion for cooking. Her taste and style in transforming this ancient 17th-century farmhouse into a place of hospitality make her the perfect hostess.
On the other hand, there is her sister Arianna, who is fully involved in the management of her own company “Arianna Occhipinti,” in the cultivation of the vineyards of the Baglio property, strictly organic, designed to enhance the territory and the Cerasuolo di Vittoria, in the Val di Noto, the very heart of the Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOCG.

Everything here speaks of the history of the Occhipinti family, who cultivate traditions and the land, creating wine, with strict ethics on environmental values, because for Fausta and Arianna, there is no other way of doing agriculture other than respecting nature. Opening the doors to their guests means sharing all of this with them.

To see nearby

  • Noto, Modica, Ragusa Ibla and Scicli with their jewels of baroque architecture.
  • Siracusa and Ortigia.
  • The Nature Reserve of Vendicari.
  • The necropolis of Pantalica and the small lakes of Cava Grande del Cassibile.
  • Piazza Armerina and Villa Romana del Casale (UNESCO world heritage).

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