Mazara Valley
Via del Carmine 91026 Mazara del Vallo (Tp), Sicilia Italia
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Western Sicily and Belice valley tour

Departure point

Mazara del Vallo

Duration

6gg

Adult pricesstarting from

€ 0

Children pricesstarting from

€ 0

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Day 1: MAZARA DEL VALLO

Arrival at Palermo-Trapani airport. Meeting with our assistant and departure for Mazara del Vallo. Lunch at restaurant. Visit the famous Museum of the Satiro Danzante (Dancing Satyr), which is part of the orgiastic procession of the Greek god Dyonisus. The statue was found in the Mediterrenean waters. The tour continues with the visit of the “Kasbah” featuring the typical aspects of Islam urban system, typical of the Medine, with its peculiar narrow streets. Then, visit of the MUSEO DIOCESANO, with its rich collections of holy vestments and objects. At the end, transfer to the hotel. Accommodation, dinner and overnight stay.

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Day 2: SELINUNTE - CAVE DI CUSA

After breakfast at the hotel, the Valley of the Belice Tour starts. Departure for Selinunte and guided visit of the largest Archaeological Park of Europe: Collina Orientale (Eastern Hill) and the Acropolis. Lunch at restaurant. In the afternoon you will visit the Cave di Cusa, ancient latomie in Selinunte. The caves are one of the wonders of Sicily, whose visit is unmissable for those who want to admire the grandeur of Selinunte temples. There you can admire the steps of extraction of the blocks, columns and column capitals used to enrich the beauty of the Greek colony. Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

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Day 3: PARTANNA

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Partanna, one of the most attractive places in the Valle Del Belìce. Visit of the Grifeo Castle, which houses its regional museum of Sicilian prehistory, and the 17th century Mother Church, an admirable example of reconstruction of the 68' earthquake. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon continuation of the tour in the characteristic historical center (noble palaces, churches, convents, base of prehistoric huts and monuments). Return to the hotel, dinner and overnight stay.

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Day 4 : Salaparuta-Ruderi Poggioreale-Cretto di Burri

Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Gibellina Nuova, built about 20 km from the old center, a real open-air museum of contemporary art, and guided visit to the Museum of Mediterranean Plots. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon, the Tour of Memory, among the centers destroyed by the earthquake of '68: the Cretto di Burri, one of the most representative works of the artist of Città di Castello, made on the ruins of Gibellina Vecchia, totally razed to the ground; Salaparuta Vecchia, a pile of ruins among which emerge the ruins of the houses, the base of the square tower of the castle of Paruta, the lower part of the perimeter walls of the Mother Church; the Ghost Town, the ruins of the old Poggioreale, severely damaged by the earthquake, but remained miraculously intact in the road network and in some of the most representative buildings (the latter visit after prior authorization). At the end return to the Hotel dinner and overnight stay.

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Day 5: CASTELVETRANO - Day 6: SALEMI

Day 5: CASTELVETRANO Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Castelvetrano and visit of the Church of San Domenico. The interior is decorated with stuccoes and frescoes of valuable workmanship executed by Antonino Ferraro da Giuliana in 1574-'80, a fundamental work for the history of Mannerist architecture in Sicily. Visit of the Selinuntino Civic Museum which houses the famous Efebo di Selinunte. Lunch in a restaurant. In the afternoon visit on foot (Trekking Difficulty Medium) to the Castle of the Stone. A mountainous area, an archaeological and naturalistic oasis immersed in a scenario of shocking attraction, a reflection of that ancient landscape, now irremediably lost, which characterized the whole Belice low. An uncontaminated island worth visiting to be captivated by its natural beauty. At the end return to the Hotel dinner and overnight stay. Day 6: SALEMI Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Salemi and visit of the historical center. The city, conquered by the Arabs who called it Salem healthy and safe city, during their domination lived a period of great splendor, then continued with the Normans, who built an imposing castle. Near the Castle you can visit the Museum Pole, where are also located the Mafia Museum and the Archaeological Museum. The visit winds through the alleys of the medieval Arab village. Lunch in a restaurant. At the end continue to the Airport of Palermo-Trapani. Boarding and end of our services.

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