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One Euro Houses in Sicily
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Incredible 1 Euro Houses of Sicily
1 Euro Houses Sicily

Exploring the 1 Euro Houses and Surrounding Areas in Sicily May 10-18, 2021 Back

  • Tour Code : TUR-01675
  • Type : Small Group
  • Duration : 8 days
  • Departs from : Palermo
  • Meeting Place : Airport

Description

This unique adventure through Sicily put on in conjunction with Retire to Italy will showcase some of the highlights of this unique island, that most visitors never experience and will allow you to experience Sicily in a unique way - through the eyes of a potential 'local in Sicily'.  As seen on CNN the BBC in the Guardian, Forbes and other major news channels, it is true, some municipalities in Sicily are quite literally giving homes away. Check out the recent video on CBS here: 





At the end our journey you will have the opportunity, without any obligation to leave Sicily with your own 1 Euro home, though even if you decide the island is not for you, you will gain important knowledge and understanding about new initiatives to create economic stability in the region which are taking place and gain a far more in depth understanding of the unique position in the Mediterranean which Sicily offers visitors from all over the world.  

For complete details of the itinerary, see the detailed itinerary below that together with our group of like-minded people you will have the opportunity to experience and meet many community members who are coming together so that they can create a new reality on the island with innovation, creativity and international input.  From a networking standpoint alone, it will be an experience to be cherished for years to come as new friendships, business opportunities and long-lasting memories will without a shadow of a doubt be formed. 

We will meet with local officials and experience towns which are welcoming visitors to restore houses that can be purchased for 1 Euro.  We will show you the best of Sicily and give you all the information you need to make owning a home in central Sicily a possibility that will be life changing for you and the community in which you purchase. 

Highlights include:
  • An experience to view and visit many of the 1 Euro houses and visit some of the properties that have been beautifully renovated and restored to glory 
  • Meet with local community members and understand the long-term vision for Sicily's growing economy 
  • Talk with seasoned and professional 'commercialista' and law makers while enjoying some of the best local cuisine, various wines that are now becoming famous all over the world in unique settings 
  • Get to know the real 'Sicily' and a young, growing and dynamic community which is changing things for the better and creating one of the more harmonious places on the planet to call home  
Experience Authentic Sicily, with Locals who Love Sicily and an Inspiring International Community!
Get in touch today!
Email: team@italyvacationspecialists.com 

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Itinerary

 

Day 1 - Private Transfer from Palermo Airport to the Picturesque Beach Town of Mondello just outside of Palermo

Where we visit : Mondello
Meeting Location : Airport
Upon arriving at the Palermo airport, once you pass through customs (depending on where you are coming from) we will be there at the airport to meet you and privately transfer you to the town Mondello , only 15 minutes outside of the bustling city of Palermo, this town is home to fine white and beaches that like a diamond necklace are kept in pristine condition surrounding the the picturesque turquoise bay. 

We will stay at the Mondello Design Resort , a unique property that has been restored and is a fine example of Sicilian craftsmanship and here you will have a chance to settle in, take a walk into town and enjoy the spectacular scenery before dinner. 

This evening our tour directors will lead an orientation talk over a nice Sicilian style 'apperativo' followed by a welcome dinner in wonderful historic Palermo restaurant famous the world over for the exciting flavors unique to this area of the world. 

Overnight in Mondello.
 
Meals : Dinner
 

Day 2 - A Different Look at Palermo and Monreale: Understanding Changing Times in Palermo

Where we visit : Palermo, Monreale
Palermo is one of Sicily's most vibrant cities and the capital of the region.  It has become a destination in high demand over the years and draws millions of international visitors each year.  Monreale, is one of Italy's most impressive cathedrals and home to some of the most stunning mosaic works in Europe.  We will explore both historic Palermo and the vibrant market culture as well as Monreale this morning, followed by a visit to spectacular Mondello in the afternoon where you will have an opportunity (weather permitting) to take a swim. 

In the evening we return to Palermo for some time at leisure followed by a visit to the Teatro Massimo Opera house (with optional opera tickets you may purchase) for an evening classical music concert in this impressive European opera house, unique in all of Europe. 

Overnight in Mondello. 
Meals : Breakfast, Dinner
 

Day 3 - Experience Erice, Trapani and the Marsala Salt Road

Where we visit : Marsala, Trapani, Erice
This morning after breakfast at the hotel we depart for beautiful Marsala home to some of Sicily's finest and largest wineries like the Donna Fugata winery and fine olive oil.  This city is located in a beautiful position along Sicily's salt roads which is a landscape unique in all of the world and one which makes for beautiful photo opportunities.  

Following our wine tasting at the Donna Fugata and stops for photos, we head to Trapani which is a glorious town and gateway to many picturesque islands like Favignana and many others further south of Siciy, home to some of the bluest waters in the Mediterranean. 

In Trapani, we will enjoy lunch at I Lumi, which is a historic restaurant that serves up some of the finest and unique cooking Sicily.

After lunch, we head up to the glorious town of Erice which offers spectacular 365 degree views of the valley below.

Time permitting we stop in Segesta on our way back to Palermo to explore some of the most well-preserved Greek Temples in Europe. 

Return to Mondello for free time and dinner at leisure following our very wonderful day together. 

Overnight in Mondello (with transportation options to go into Palermo - only 15 minutes away) 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting
 

Day 4 - Depart Palermo For Sambuca, Sicily then onto Mussomeli for 1 Euro House Site Inspections

Where we visit : Sicily
This morning after breakfast we depart Parlermo and head to Sambuca in central Sicily, one of the towns which is offering the 1 Euro houses where we will visit some of the properties up for sale and also see some of the places that have been rennovated and restored. 

Lunch in Sambuca with town officials and then onto  Mussomeli, where we will settle into the fantastic farm estate, the Agriturismo Monticelli. 

Continued site inspections of the houses. 

Time at leisure.  Dinner in local country restaurant serving up some fine local Sicilian dishes. 

Overnight in Mussomeli at the Agriturismo Monticelli 
Meals : Breakfast
 

Day 5 - Exploring the One Euro Houses in Mussomelli and Surrounding Area

Where we visit : Sicily
After a fine buffet breakfast at the farm, we will carry on into the town and understanding with the locals how this process works, the necessary paper work and understanding the rhythm and ways of life of Sicilian culture, understanding the changes happening now and in large part gaining insight into this new movement in Sicily with legal authorities and people who have already begun with the restoration.

Today will be a day dedicated to researching the houses and learning as much as we can about the surrounding area. 

There is optional horse-back riding and cooking course avaialbe on this day as optional activities for those who may be interested. 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting, Cooking Class
 

Day 6 - Enna - Siracusa - Taormina

Where we visit : Taormina, Enna, Siracusa
This morning after breakfast we head firstly to the highest point in Sicily, spectacular Enna, where you can enjoy awe-inspiring views over all of Sicily and enjoy one of the most celebrated towns in the region, for nearly 200 churches located here.  

Following our time in Enna, we head to Siracusa where you will have time to enjoy the this historic and beautiful seaside city, before we head to Taormina where we will enjoy the rest of our evening at leisure.

 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch
 

Day 7 - Mt. Etna and the Etna Wineries

Where we visit : Mt. Etna
This morning we head up as high as we can to Mt. Etna where you will be able to witness an amazing geography unique in Europe. Some people will head up to the highest parts of the volcano while others may wish to remain at the lodge.

Following our time on Mt. Etna we head to a beautiful farm where local Ricotta cheese, a staple in Sicily is produced and today you will get a chance to taste cheese so fresh, your taste buds will not believe it.

Lunch at the winery today.

Return to Taormina in the afternoon for time at leisure, shopping, visit to the Greek Theatre.

Farewell dinner in Sicily this evening with group and an open question and answer period with local hosts. 

 
Meals : Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Wine Tasting
 

Day 8 - Private Transfer to Catania Airport - Conclusion of Tour

Where we visit : Catania
Following breakfast this morning,  we will privately transfer you to the Catania airport for your return flight home.

Others may want to stay in Sicily or continue their time in Italy which we can certainly assist with. 
Meals : Breakfast

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Inclusions/Exclusions

Tour Highlights and What's Included

  1. Air-conditioned coach
  2. All entrance fees to sites and museums
  3. All hotel taxes and service charges
  4. Cellar Tour
  5. Cooking class
  6. Dinners where indicated with wine included
  7. Entrance Fees
  8. Local and International Travel Assistance During your Tour
  9. Market Tour
  10. Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  11. Specialized and Personal Service
  12. The Most Fun Possible!!!! :)
  13. Welcome cocktail
  14. Wine and Olive Oil Tastings
  15. Wine Estate Visit

What's Not Included

  1. Gratuities of any type
  2. Meals not mentioned in the program
  3. Optional excursions during your tour
  4. Personal Expenses or Extras at hotels
  5. Travel Insurance

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