AGRIGENTO & THE VALLEY OF THE TEMPLES (Cannoli and Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tastings)
After breakfast, you will depart from to Agrigento’s city center, which houses a Jewish community from 70 to 1492 A.D. Travelling back in time, we will trace the steps and the history of these Jewish families. We will visit the “Giudecca”, Agrigento’s Jewish quarter, the third most important site of its kind in Sicily, where the synagogue, the miqwè, the houses and the shops were built. Next, we will enjoy sweets made by the Sisters of the Convent of Santo Spirito, located in the old section of the city. In the afternoon, we will enjoy an unforgettable guided walking tour of one of the most remarkable sites in the world—the legendary Valley of the Temples, where the remains of seven Greek temples stand in a breathtaking setting of almond groves and olive trees. Afterward, we will head to the Mandranova Estate. This farm stands out among the colors and fragrances of the immense olive groves. You will have the chance to meet the owners, Silvia and Giuseppe, while touring the farm. In addition to a scenic stroll through the ancient olive groves, you will observe how oil is pressed from ripe olives. At the end, you will enjoy a tasting of the best Sicilian Extra Virgin Olive Oil before enjoying an exquisite Sicilian lunch on site. Overnight stay in Agrigento at Villa Athena (5*).