The Madonie mountains with vine-covered peaks, thick woodland and tucked-away villages, offer a snapshot of rural Sicilian life. San Mauro, a pretty medieval hamlet, is set 1015 metres above sea level so you can look forward to breathtaking views over the valleys below. You’ll have about an hour here to check out the old architecture and browse the little shops, before heading to a typical restaurant in the village of Karsa. Here, you’ll be introduced to some of the local specialities on a cooking show with Mrs Rosa, before sitting down for dinner while enjoying some Sicilian music.
We will reach one of the most beautiful mountain villages in the Madonie National Park, San Mauro Castelverde. It is Located at the altitude of 1015 metres and it is famous for its Medieval churches and typical small squares where you will can admire a beautiful landscape of the mountains and the sea. After this unforgettable visit we will reach 'Trattoria la Posada', which is located in Karsa, a small hamlet of San Mauro village and run by a very hospitable family, where a real Sicilian feast will be awaiting. Chef Rosa will be also happy to show you the secrets of her culinary art and everything you will taste will be organic foods produced in the surrounding farms. Rosa will demonstrate three different starters, using fresh seasonal ingredients, and you’ll get to taste the finished product – alongside other Italian staples like pasta and meat – when you sit down to dinner. For the main course, you’ll try a warm vegetable omelette with a tomato sauce. To keep you company during the dinner, some typical Sicilian music will be played until late night.A typical day would be:15.30 - 16:15 Depart resort 17.00 Arrive at San Mauro Castelverde and visit this little hilltop village 18.00 Back on coach to Karsa 18.30 Arrive Trattoria La Posada and Cooking course. Dinner and sometimes dance22.30 Departure 24.00 Return to hotels