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$344.56 Cultural & Theme Tours

2-hour Private Valley of the Temples Tour in Agrigento

The Valley of the Temples is an archaeological site in Agrigento (ancient Greek Akragas), Sicily. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO Heritage Site list in 1997.The archaeological park and landscape of the Valley of the Temples is the largest archaeological site in the world with 1,300 hectares, but the term 'valley' is a misnomer, the site being located on a ridge outside the town of Agrigento.Through this tour you will have the chance to admire the magnificent Doric temples of the sacred hill, as the Temple of Hera (Juno), the Temple of Concordia, Temple of Herakles (Hercules), the Temple of Zeus (Jupiter) and Sanctuary of chthonic deities.Follow the steps and the words of your expert guide and you will also understand the culture that led to the construction of those majestic structures and you will get to know the characters that made Akragas 'the most beautiful city of mortals'.

$105.47 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Wine Tasting and Sicilian Lunch at a Winery in Agrigento

The Ulmo wine estate is situated on the banks of Lake Arancio not far from Sambuca di Sicilia, an ancient town founded by the Arabs. In 1995 the owners decided to build their first winery in this lovely countryside, just a few meters from the 15th-century farmhouse that has always belonged to the family. This unforgettable Sicilian experience includes a visit to the winery with a guided tasting of five territorial wines, followed by a tasting of three extra-virgin olive oils and accompanied by samples of typical local products. To finish in the best way, enjoy a traditional delicious lunch, inspired by typical local recipes. You’ll experience how Ulmo epitomizes Sicilian hospitality and learn about local history and the ideas that have always inspired the family’s activities. This is a rustic, beautiful side of Sicily, and an experience you won't soon forget.

$116.62 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cooking Class at a Modern Art Museum in Agrigento

In this experience, guests spend half a day at the 'Farm Cultural Park' in Favara (Agrigento). This tourist destination is rated by the British Purple Travel Blog as sixth in the world for contemporary art lovers (preceded only by Florence, Paris, Bilbao, the Greek islands and New York). This experience includes a welcome drink made with organic lemons and served with homemade snacks; an amazing cooking lesson lasting about three hours, incorporating organic, locally grown, seasonal products. The course includes the preparation of three typical Sicilian dishes prepared according to traditional Sicilian culinary methods.There will also be a visit to the art gallery (current exhibits, garden, vintage shop); a tasty lunch, consisting of the dishes prepared during the lesson, served inside the “N’zemmula black space” along with local wine and seasonal fruits.

$176.70 Private & Custom Tours

Private Tour Roman Villa in Piazza Armerina and Agrigento Valley of Temples

After pick-up by your Local Guide, you will be driven to Piazza Armerina to visit the famous Roman Villa, which is among the most luxurious of its kind, giving an interesting insight into Roman life at the time. It is especially noteworthy for the richness and the excellent quality of the mosaics which decorate almost every room. The owners lived in luxury: the villa had its own private thermae, a reception hall, large restrooms and living rooms. After the villa tour, it'll be time for a lunch break in local restaurant. To complete the day, you'll visit also the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. Here you'll see the Temple of Juno, with its excellent views of the entire valley, and the Temple of Concordia, beautifully preserved. The oldest ruin is traditionally named the Temple of Hercules.

$140.18 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Cooking class with Lunch at an Olive Farm in Agrigento

Meet the owners Silvia and Giuseppe for a tour of the Olive Oil Estate and of the oil mill. The farm has a long tradition of specialized cultivations and the love and the care for the land have been passed down from one generation to another. Today, after a land reclamation, 40 hectares are dedicated to olive trees, with extremely innovative cultivation techniques. The tour includes a special Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting with Giuseppe.After the tasting you will dedicate yourself to master the ability of preparing a Sicilian typical lunch. Silvia holds special cooking classes for her guests, emphasizing typical local ingredients and recipes of the Sicilian tradition, revealing the secrets of Sicilian cuisine. Her favorite recipes are anelletti al forno (baked rings pasta), pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines), polpettone (Italian meatloaf), stir-fry specialities and desserts with almonds or sweet ricotta cheese.At the end of this fun and entertaining cooking class you will enjoy lunch with your friends and family, served with great local wine labels.

$11.78 Cultural & Theme Tours

Tour of the House Museum of Soap in Sciacca

The tour of the soap museum, which is an old, restored 19th century building with high ceilings and original stonework, will let our visitors experience the beauty of the soap history in the traditional Mediterranean way. The inspiration to open a soap museum comes from the experience in making and producing soap and natural cosmetics. Share your passion and knowledge about the history, science and technicalities of soap making, to everyone interested in learning more about this essential product, which started to be produced in 2800 B.C. This tour will let visitors see some old machines, two old presses and other agricultural tools, typical of South West Sicily. In this tour is included a workshop with a preparation of a small soap that our visitors can customize with local ingredients.