Itineraries for parents who wish to spend an unforgettable holiday with their children.
T o u r P r o g r a m
Age : suitable for children ranging from seven to sixteen years of age.
Accomodation : Historical dwellings, Hotels, B&B, Farms, Chalets, Residences
Family Activities / Escursions to choose from:
Please note : Some of the activities listed below are, because of their nature, only available at certain times of the year
NATURE…FLORA and FAUNA….
1 – Parks and Natural Reserves – there are 78 in Sicily to choose from!
2 – The Gardians of Mt Etna – Ancient trees and woods
3 – Zoo Safari, Acquariums and Water Parks
4 – The Butterfly House – Local and exotic species
5 – The flight of the Hawk – Falconry demonstrations
6 – The Silk Worm – Discovery journey in the production of silk
7 – The Deer’s habitat – witness wild Deer running free in some breathtaking landscapes
8 – The world of Bees – Discover the secrets of local apiculture and honey production
9 – The gift of She-Donkey – Visit to a She-Donkeys’ farm producing milk for medicinal purposes
10 – A friend called Horse – Enjoy time with horses and learn all about local breeds
11 – Volcanic phenomenons – Discover the power of Mt Etna, Europes biggest and most active volcano and the Hot Mud baths of the Aeolian islands
12 – The Lava Caves of Mt Etna – Explore caves created by lava flows, big and small.
FROM PRE-HISTORY TO TODAY….
13 – Pre-historic Sicily – A journey through time and archaelogical treasures
14 – The Tholos: stone upon a stone – Ancient stone buildings
15 – Castles of Sicily – Discover the grand legacy of past dominations and visit some of the most beautiful Medieval Castles in Europe
16 – The Sicilian Puppet Theatre – Enjoy the skill and beauty of this folkloric art form recognised by UNESCO in 2001 as part of humanity’s “oral and intangible heritage”
17 – The Allies Landing in Sicily in 1943 – Discover the history of the greatest war time landing of WWII second only to the D DAY landings of 1944
18 – A Store Room full of Memories – A journey down memory lane to rediscover long gone arts, crafts customs, traditions, and life style of Sicily
19 – train called Museum – A unique Museum – set up inside disused railway wagons – which displays exhibits related to the life of local peasants and miners
20 – Multicultural Sicily – Discover the treasures the many civilizations that dominated Sicily
BACK TO THE PAST….
21 – Life on the farm – Traditional cheese making
22 – The Grape Harvest – Join grape pickers in the fields and harvest some of the best grapes Italy produces.
23 – The Wheat Festival – Enjoy the colour, sounds and tradition of local Wheat festivals
24 – The world of the fishermen – Spend a few hours as guests of Sicilian fishermen and go fishing with them on their traditional boats or commercial fishing boats.
25 – The Tuna Hunt – Witness the spectacle of the traditional hunt of the tuna fish.
26 – The Sword Fish Hunt – spend the day on board of a feluca, a traditional Sword Fish boat, and chase this majestic fish through the blue waters of the Strait of Messina have left behind and how their time in Sicily has shaped local customs and lifestyle.
27 – The world of the Malavoglia and Ulysses’ sea – Meet the characters and locations that have inspired some great works of literature.
28 – Life and times of great Sicilian writers: Verga – Pirandello – Quasimodo – Tomasi di Lampedusa – Sciascia – Camilleri
SOMETHING UNIQUE TO SICILY….
29 – The Gurrida lake
30 – The papyrus of ancient Egypt
31 – Dinner on the shores of a subterrenian river, inside a lava cave
32 – A subterranian church carved inside a mineral salt mine
33 – A 5000 years old calendar
34 – A village in a Cave
35 – A Village of cave dwellings
36 – The harp played by the wind – the Home of music
A LITTLE ADVENTURE….
37 – Around Sicily by bike
38 – On board a glass bottom boat sailing amongst the isles of the Cyclops
39 – Canoeing up a river
40 – Excursions on board of a Quad bike
41 – A stroll in a river flowing inside a lava canyon
42 – Let’s try go-carting !
43 – Sightseeing from an ultralight plane
44 – On a donkey carovan through the craters and the walking tracks of Mt. Etna.