Provincia d’origine di due grandi autori italiani del XX secolo, Luigi Pirandello
e Leonardo Sciascia, Agrigento è una provincia ricca di storia e cultura.
Tra le innumerevoli cose da vedere la spettacolare Valle dei Templi, gli scavi archeologici
di Eraclea Minoa e di Sant’Angelo Muxaro.
La provincia con “il più bel promontorio del mondo”, è
quella della Conca d’Oro, quella in cui visse Federico II con la sua Corte
e in cui si diffuse la Poetica della Scuola Siciliana, Palermo luogo dove tutto
è natura, arte, cultura e storia.
Catania è una provincia ricca di natura e cultura in cui poter ammirare il
maestoso paesaggio del Parco del Monte Etna, le ceramiche di Caltagirone, e il barocco
di Militello Val di Catania, e dove poter gustare i pistacchi di Bronte.
È uno dei centri turistici internazionali di maggiore rilievo della Sicilia
per il suo incantevole paesaggio naturale, le bellezze marine e i suoi monumenti
Cefalù viene citata per la prima volta dallo studioso Diodoro Siculo nel
396 a.C. ma la città si distingue per la sua impronta tipicamente medievale.
Partendo da piazza Garibaldi e proseguendo per corso Ruggero fino alla splendida
piazza del Duomo già si comincia a gustare l'atmosfera splendidamente intatta
di questa perla del mediterraneo.
Pantalica, la Valle d’Anapo, Palazzolo Acreide, Noto, Avola, Vindicari sono
soltanto alcuni dei luoghi da visitare in questa bellissima provincia. La città
conserva oggi tantissime testimonianze del passato visibili all’interno del
parco archeologico e nell’isola di Ortigia, nucleo originario della città.
Ciò che affascina di questa provincia è il ricchissimo patrimonio
archeologico (Cava d’Ispica, Monte Cassia, Camarina sono solo alcuni dei siti)
ed architettonico (Ragusa Ibla e Modica) Situata a sud dei Monti Iblei tra i corsi
dei fiumi Ippari ed Irminio, la città si distingue in due nuclei: Ragusa
Superiore e Ragusa Ibla.
Splendida provincia, conosciuta in tutto il mondo per i mosaici di Piazza Armerina
e per il lago di Pergusa, splendido luogo naturalistico in cui, secondo un antico
mito, Plutone rapì Proserpina.
La “terra dei castelli” è tra le province siciliane quella più
lontana dagli itinerari turistici tradizionali, ma è sicuramente un luogo
dove poter riscoprire e conoscere le tradizioni e la cultura del passato.
La provincia delle leggende e dei miti dell’eroe Ulisse, la provincia delle
isole Eolie. Situata sulla costa occidentale dello Stretto di Messina, il suo nome
più antico è Zancle (termine dorico siculo che significa falce ed
è riferito alla forma della penisola di San Ranieri).
Incentives, events, meetings, congresses…
WHY IN SICILY?
… because everything you could wish for your incentive trip, your congress, your event, you will find in Sicily! A "continent" at the center of the Mediterranean Sea, a mixture of cultures and arts, with all the natural landscapes that can be imagined. A "good season" that starts in April and ends at the end of October. Its international airports are Catania (Eastern Sicily) and Palermo (Western Sicily), very well connected with all Italian cities and with many European cities.
For your events we suggest you eastern Sicily
Here you will find the top attractions of the region: The Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, with its 3,300 meters; it is also the largest Regional Park in Sicily (Unesco heritage). Taormina, one of the best known tourist destinations in Europe. Syracuse: colony of the "Big Greece"; It has also been more powerful and greater than Athens, Unesco heritage for its baroque buildings. The Aeolian Islands, the "seven sisters", which are in front of the north-eastern coast; all of volcanic origin, with the crater of Stromboli always active (Unesco heritage as well).
A wide choice of hotels for your customers
The Sicilian receptive offer has improved a lot in the last decade, with new hotels, in particular 5 stars luxury. All well equipped with conference rooms. But there are also many 4 stars superior and charming 4 stars, suggested for incentives.
In Eastern Sicily we can offer:
- Five 5 stars hotels in Taormina center and five in Taormina beach. Two 5 stars in Catania and three in Syracuse.
- Very good superior and standard 4 stars hotels (charming and modern) in Taormina, Catania and Syracuse.
- Both the hotels of 5 stars and that of 4 stars have congress centers able to host meetings up to 400 people
- Some hotels have as well a wellness center and nice restaurants for the gala dinners.
Three excursions not to be missed
The Etna with its 3,300 meters of height it is the highest volcano in Europe, a the largest natural park in Sicily. By bus we reach 1.800 meters, where you can admire the "Silvestri Craters", now no more active, and stroll in the souvenir shops and bars. From here you can continue by cable car up to 2,200 meters and decide whether to climb with 4x4 minibuses to 3,000 meters, from where - accom-panied by experts alpine guide - you can easily reach the area of central craters, at a safe distance.
Taormina since 1800 it has been the destination of the great European travelers, thanks to its mild cli-mate, its panoramas, its sea, the archaeological re-mains, its medieval little streets. The best visit of Taormina is the one that is made individually, to dis-cover the best foreshortenings quietly; but with an ex-pert tourist guide we suggest visiting at least the An-cient Theater (the second largest in Sicily) with splen-did views over the bay of Taormina and the smoking Etna, the Roman Odeon, and to see outside the medieval Palazzo Corvaja. A “must” is as well a shopping stroll.
Syracuse the visit of the city begins in the archaeological park, where are the Greek Theater (the largest second in the world), the altar of Ierone, the "Dionisio Ear" (an artificial grotto), and the Roman amphitheater. The visit can continue in the baroque historical center of the city, on the islet of Ortigia; here you can ad-mire the remains of the Temple of Apollo, the Baroque cathedral (built on the pre-existing Temple of Athena, of which the columns are still visible), and the mythical Aretusa Spring with its papyrus plants.
In Sicily you can find atmospheres of charm in incomparable settings in the aristocratic palaces (built in the classic Baroque-Sicilian style), residences of the last Sicilian "Leopards"; for your events you can rent also castles, villas, mansions, and fortified farms, historical wineries. Some of this venues are famous because have been set of some famous movies, such as “The Godfather”
All the location are equipped for gala dinners and for hosting congresses and meetings, with the "warm" and typical Sicilian atmosphere.
- Go-kart team competitions
-Treasure hunting or photographic hunting
- Cooking classes
-Orienteering, kayak, canyoning, rafting, hydrospeed, mountain bike
- Fishing competitions
- Flashmob, invisible cities, golf in the city, Italian Street Food festival
- Escursions by private 4 x 4 on the Etna
- Tastings of wines and typical products
- Diving and snorkeling
- Helicopter flights, hang gliding
- Hiking in the natural parks, in caves and on volcanoes, golf competitions for beginners, boat escursions (yacht or sailing boats)
- Dinner in the house of "The Godfather": the palace where have been shouted some parts of the famous movie.
- Pizza party: tasting of pizza and typical dishes in a pizza set.
- Aristocratic dinner in an aristocratic palace with the waiters dresses with a livery of the XVIII century; classic music concerts
- Disco dance
An excellent cuisine: a real touristic attraction
Sicilian cuisine is the style of cooking on the island of Sicily. It shows traces of all cultures that have existed on the island of Sicily over the last two millennia. Although its cuisine is similar to the Italian cuisine, Sicilian food also has Greek, Spanish, French and Arab in-fluences. The "baroque" splendors of pa-trician cuisine has been celebrated in the novel "The Leopard".
The tastes of the Sicilian gastronomy are indeed touristic "attractions". The Sicilian cook Mithaecus, born during 5th century BC, is credited with having brought knowledge of Sicilian gastronomy to Greece: his cookbook was the first in Greek, therefore he was the earliest cookbook author in any language whose name is known.
And to finish, a toast with a sicilian wine
The excellence achieved by the Sicilian wine production is known all over the world. Sicily's oenological history is an ancient one, dat-ing from the time when the island was part of Magna Graecia.
Sicilian oeniculture is not just varietals. Sicily's vintage wines are a magical creation, and many of the island's traditional wines and spirits are famous far beyond its shores. Several boast denomination of origin (appellation). The magic is in the fertile soil and Sicily's long, cloudless summers – with humidity but virtually no rain from June until harvesting in late August – two factors which make Sicilian vintages remarkably consistent.