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Sicilian Experience - Day Tours

Via Martino Decano 10, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
+39 349 576 3215
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Great walks, good food, highly recommended.

This was our first experience of self guided walks and it's hard to imagine a better start. With... read more

Reviewed 30 October 2017
David K
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Oxford, United Kingdom
Medieval towns tour

I really enjoyed this tour through the beautiful towns and countryside. It was made all the better... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
SonCas1
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London, United Kingdom
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Sicily is a vibrant island surrounded by clear seas, blessed with magnificent mountain scenery, ancient monuments and traditional villages where the way of life has changed little over the centuries. It is an island with its own unique character, still relatively untouched by tourism. Sicilian Experience provides simple, comfortable and clean holiday accommodation in Sicily, enabling you to experience authentic Sicilian life... living for a while amongst its warm and friendly people. All our rental apartments in Sicily are locally owned historic buildings, located in Sicily's breathtaking countryside and delightful Sicily villages. There is a wide range of choice from self catering apartments to Sicily bed and breakfast accommodation, from rentals close to gorgeous Sicily beaches to apartments near historical centres. We have apartments close to the popular destinations of Palermo, Cefalu and Messina as well as those off the beaten track in Sicily's Madonie Park. Sicilian Experience was founded by Carmelina Ricciardello, a native of Sicily who is passionate about the land, its culture and its people. Her aim is to promote the island to visitors who wish to experience Sicilian life in a way that is underpinned by sustainable tourism, whilst supporting the local economy of the island she loves.
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Via Martino Decano 10, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 30 October 2017

This was our first experience of self guided walks and it's hard to imagine a better start. With Carmelina's expert guidance we walked tracks through all sorts of different terrain, many possibly unknown even to locals. Most days we saw no one except the odd...More

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Reviewed 23 October 2017

I really enjoyed this tour through the beautiful towns and countryside. It was made all the better by the tour guide, Valerio, who was very knowledgeable and enjoyable to spend a day with. The highlight is definitely Pollina, which is a breathtaking village set high...More

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Reviewed 25 September 2017 via mobile

It was a really lovely experience. We definitely have to thank Carmelina for arranging our super last minute request (we expressed our interest to join their tour only 1-2 days before!) as we did not have much time left in Sicily. Our guide was Renato....More

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Reviewed 25 July 2017

We joined Julio with Marcello (translator), who showed us the life of a Sicilian goatherd and how he makes ricotta and a farm cheese outdoors from the milk. This is an ancient craft that you would be hard pressed to find anywhere else. It was...More

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Reviewed 17 July 2017

My husband and I spent about 2 weeks with Carmelina & Peter touring Sicily in Feb. 2017. They went out of their way to make our trip fabulous and very memorable. It was like touring with good friends. The unique excursions we took and the...More

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Reviewed 3 July 2017

Sicilian Experience's self-guided 6 day walk, particularly through the Madonie National Park, was a fantastic experience and a great way to see some of Sicily's less visited places. Making arrangements by email with Carmelina before the walk was a breeze - in fact Carmelina helped...More

1  Thank Bruce C
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Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Here we are in a place out of the ordinary. It seems overwhelmed at another time, Throughout history. A place where the past and nature go hand in hand and create an incredibly unrepeatable and unforgettable atmosphere, making you feel comfortable.

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Reviewed 29 May 2017

Did the cooking Class with Mimmo in the small town of Sant'Ambrogio about 5 km from Cefalù. If you a interested in food this is a first class genuine experience not to be missed. Mimmo is very passionate about his cooking and is a generous,...More

Thank Steen B
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Reviewed 26 May 2017

If you are a food lover and want an intimate Sicilian experience that you will never forget, I highly recommend the half-day cooking class with Mimmo. I did it with my wife and 19-year-old daughter. Mimmo welcomes you into his restaurant kitchen in the tiny...More

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Reviewed 16 February 2017

It seemed like a day trip worth doing as many people had told me that they had seen Stromboli erupt and that it was very impressive. Unfortunately, nobody told us that you had to be pretty lucky to catch it on an active day. We...More

Thank Christina E
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carmelina2, General Manager at Sicilian Experience - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

I advertise the trips to the Aeolian Islands but suggest that the trips are booked directly with the agency. One never knows what Stromboli will do but just going to the islands is pretty fantastic. I am pleased that you still enjoyed the trip and...More

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We had a wonderful holiday last year with the Sicilian experience but we were only staying in two different locations but they arranged transfers including a wonderful train journey along the north coast. Contact them direct... More
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