Charming Weekend in Sicily
Sicily is a land of overwhelming natural beauty, kissed by a warm sun, surrounded by an incredible sea, enriched by a breathtaking cultural heritage and a vibrant culinary scene. A unique mix of history, culture, cuisine and sunshine is waiting for You in this very charming region of south of Italy.
A perfect holiday for taking a real break and just letting Yourself go in the fabulous Zash Country Boutique Hotel. Surrounded by orange and lemon groves in Archi, at the foot of Mount Etna and a few kilometers distance from the beaches, the resort enjoy a strategic position that allows You to explore the beautiful beaches of eastern Sicily and its cultural highlights. It has belonged to the Maugeri family since the 1930s and today Zash features a splendid mix of ancient and modern details. A place which is refined in its rooms, rural in its context and vital for the soul. Born from the restoration of an old winery, the hotel is characterized by flagstones of lava stone and vaults, spaces that have retained the memory of its history. The accommodation will be provided in one of the rooms located in the wine cellar, facing the garden, once used to store wine, characterized by white volumes resin, creating a strong contrast with the black lava rock. The Spa is a small oasis to relaxation and for the well-being where nothing is casual: the pool is made of Etna lava stone, strong and powerful. Bare feet touch the water and feel the wood, while the warmth of the intimate spaces of the hamman and sauna welcome garden aromas.
Enjoy a full day private excursion to Mount Etna, the highest active volcano in Europe. Starting from the visit to Acitrezza and Acicastello where myth and legend merge to reality, the sea stacks in Acitrezza and the Castle built on ancient lava flows before Etna creation, then the ascent along the slopes of Mount Etna, new craters, lunar landscapes and luxuriant forests, houses surrounded by lava, breathtaking views, volcanic caves to explore in complete safety and end with a delicious lunch at a typical local restaurant.
A natural and cultural trail leads You towards Ortigia where You will visit its beautiful historical and archaeological remains, in particular the Archaeological Park of Neapolis. You will enter into the catacombs of St. John and take a walk through the narrow streets of the old center of Ortigia at the sight of the imposing fortress of Maniace. Stop to enjoy a good meal in one of its small and cozy typical “trattorias”. Then continue to Syracuse where You can admire the beautiful Basilica of Saint Lucia and explore the seaside with a small tour by boat along the defensive bastions of the Peninsula of Maddalena.
End this fascinating journey with an intimate, gourmet dinner on a sailing boat docked at the port of Catania. The hostess will greet You with a glass of prosecco and our Sicilian master chef will delight You with authentic Sicilian dishes.
The rate includes
- 4 nights at Zash Boutique Hotel includes: spa, hammam, turkish bath and Jacuzzi.
- Private transfer in/out airport
- Etna private excursion (jeep+ guide + lunch)
- Ortigia & Siracusa private excursion (car+ guide+ lunch)
- Private boat with dinner and transfer from hotel to Catania
- 1 dinner in hotel.
The rate does not include
- city taxes in all cities
- All items not specified in the chapter “the price includes”
Day 1: Catania
Day 2: Etna experience in Jeep
Day 3: Ortigia and Syracuse
Day 4: Romantic dinner on boat at sunset
Day 5: Catania Airport