On this tour through the Madonie Mountains, you will visit two jewels of the area. The first is the stunning vineyard of a Medieval abbey, its organic wines, local cheeses, and the scenery to die for. Relax and soak up the surroundings as you enjoy a taste of the excellent wines and the tranquillity. You can also purchase wines on site. The second is the Medieval town of Castelbuono, famous for its castle and its pastry shops, where you will have the chance to sample and taste the home-made local goodies.
The Madonie Mountains is scattered with picturesque hilltop towns. One of the prettiest is Castelbuono. After stop at the Medieval abbey, you'll stroll in the idyllic town center and visit the majestic castle donated to Sant’Anna. Literally a piece of heaven, the old abbey is now famous all over the world because of its gold-medals-awarded winery company. There you will taste some of their selected wines and typical appetizers, all without forgetting a visit of their cellar where you will enjoy the smell of their handcrafted oak barrels, manufactured in the department of Allier. Definitely a must for guests that come to this side of Sicily.A typical day would be:2:30pm - 3pm Depart from resort/meeting point3:20pm ca. Visit the Abbey's cellar to then enjoy the wine tasting5:00pm ca. Arrive in Castelbuono Fiasconaro's pastry tasting, stroll in the medieval streets of the town.7:30pm ca. Leave Castelbuono and return to resort/pick up pointTimes are subject to change due to local traffic conditions.