quality touring and travel in Sicily
- home -Taormina day tours - Messina day tours -Palermo day tours- Catania day tours -Trapani day tours--Malta day tours

 

There is more to Agrigento
than the Valley of the Temples:
one day tours in Agrigento
and environs

Donnafugata tour:
Palma di Montechiaro

On the trail of the Leopard.

Luigi Pirandello's Girgenti

In the footsteps of Inspector Montalbano and Andrea Camileri tour

Agrigento's Valley of the temples tour

Archeological museum of Agrigento

Gela and Licata tour: the landing beach and WWII

Sciacca tour: pottery and hot baths

Baroque Agrigento tour: Licata and Naro

Cooking lesson and oil press

 

 

Want to see your ancestors' hometowns while on a cruise? Sicily TravelNet can arrange customized tours and shore trips to hometowns in Sicily: Burgio, Calatabellotta
Prizzi, Vallelunga, Burgio, Santa Ninfa, Grotte, Corleone, Campofelice di Fitalia, Castrofilippo Lercara Friddi, Corleone, Delia, Realmonte, Ravanusa, Canicattì, Casteltermini, Serradifalco, Cattolica Eraclea, Alessandria della Rocca, Bivona, Santa Margherita Belice, Santo Stefano Quisquina, Montedoro, Campobello Sutera, Camamrata, San Giovanni Gemini and more...

Agrigento's Valley of the Temples
A visitor's guide

 

 

 

"Set in the middle of the town, right on a leafy square, it spread over a vast expanse and contained about a hundred rooms, large and small. ... included state-rooms, living-rooms, quarters for thirty guests, servants' rooms, three great courtyards, stables and coach-houses, a private theatre and church, a large and very lovely garden, and a big orchard."

Places of My Infancy
Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

 

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa

Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, the author of "The Leopard"

 


 


santa margherita

The Mother Church
at Santa Margehrita Belice

 

Donnafugata tour: "The Leopard" places
in Santa Margherita Belice

 

Palazzo Cutò

On the trail of "The Leopard". Visit the places
associated with Tomasi di Lampedusa

Donnafugata is a fictional town that includes existing and easily recognizable places. According to the information contained in a
letter Lampedusa wrote to his friend Baron Enrico di Merlo Tagliavia
"The palace at Donnafugata is one and the same as
the one at Santa Margherita, while for the town as a whole,
the reference is to Palma Montechiaro"

Santa Margherita Belice is the place where Lampedusa spent the happiest moments of his childhood and is linked to the figure of his mother and the Tasca di Filangeri Cutò family .

Santa Margherita di Belice, founded by Antonio Corbera on the ruins of an Arab castle and hit by the earthquake of 1968, is the place where the writer spent the summer as a child. The tour begins at the Palazzo Filangieri Cutò which is the setting of some of the most memorable scenes of "The Leopard". The building belonged to the family of his mother and hosted for a few months, the "woman in flight or Donnafugata" - the Queen Carolina Lorena, wife of Ferdinand IV, confined there by Lord Bentick, British military governor of Sicily. Among the restored rooms of the palace, a room upstairs with manuscripts of “The Leopard” , family portraits, photographs of Santa Margherita before the earthquake and the "Wax museum"", where shapes of wax figures representing the main characters of the Leopard help you re-live the atmoshpere of the novel. Adjacent to the palace, the garden with trees, admirably described in the book. Short Walk to the city centre to admire the remains of the Mother Church and the ruins of the old Santa Margherita destroyed by the earthquake of 1968.

Tour type: private tour from a Agrigento, Sciacca, Palermo hotels/ accommodation or a shore trip from Porto Empedocle, Trapani and Palermo port of call. Half day from Agrigento and full day from Palermo and Trapani.
Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide.

Time duration: the tour can be done in half day (about 3 hours). It can be combined with the tour of Palma di Montechiaro (about 7 hours)

Driving time: 1 hour and 20 minutes from most hotels in Agrigento and from Porto Empedocle pier, 20 minutes from Sciacca, 2 hours from Palermo and Trapani.

Departure time: on demand

Meeting place for cruisers: pier of Porto Emepdocle, Trapani or Palermo: The guide/ driver will hold a sign with clients' name.
Meeting place for travellers: your selected hotel/ accommodation in Agrigento, Sciacca, Trapani, Palermo

Tour cost: depends on the services requested (driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please ask for a quote:

info@sicilytravel.net

© 2006 2009 Sicily TravelNet Vicolo Dante, 35 - 92100 Agrigento - Sicily - phone +39360397930 fax +390922402257