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Sicilian Experience - Day Tours

Via Martino Decano 10, 90015 Cefalu, Sicily, Italy
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Madonie Magic

Carmelina and the team arranged a fantastic couple of days walking and riding in the Madonie... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
alisonlaurahughes10
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London, United Kingdom
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Self-guided walking tour of the Madonie Mountains to the coast.

Our group of four worked with Carmelina to set up the itinerary for a 7 night self-guided walking... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Lamylinda
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Lamy NM
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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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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Carmelina and the team arranged a fantastic couple of days walking and riding in the Madonie National Park. It is a stunning national park, so much so I will be back and it was fantastic to get out of busy Cefalu. Eva and Roberto my...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our group of four worked with Carmelina to set up the itinerary for a 7 night self-guided walking tour through the Madonie mountains to the north coast of Sicily. She also arranged an extension of the tour, so we could visit the Aeolian Islands and...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have just completed our first ever self guided walk and our first trip to Sicily. The scenery was diverse and gorgeous and the opportunity to visit small towns away from the tourist areas allowed us see a Sicily that most people miss. Everything about...More

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Reviewed 15 April 2018

Sicilian Experience arranged a guide and donkey trek for us through the Madonie mountains. We loved it, and learned a lot about the countryside from our guide. We were also sent directions for a beautiful circular walk starting in Sant Ambrogio, including a visit to...More

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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

3  Thank David K
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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

1  Thank Kathryn M
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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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Response from Chris H | Reviewed this property |
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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