Stunning Sicily – WineWalking for the Bon viveur

7 Days
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DATES Sat 11th October 2025
- Sat 18th October 2025

7 nights

Sometimes we all need some ‘ bon viveur ‘ time - a time away to be truly looked after, a time to completely switch off, a time to walk and enjoy great food and great wine. All from the comfort of your private villa home which was originally a traditional Sicilian Masseria. Come and immerse yourself in this wonderfully reviving holiday. Expect quiet and plenty of relaxation time as well as a lot of fun!


Dates: Saturday October 11th to Saturday October 10th 7 nights 2025

Host: WalkingWomen with our local host Emilia Strazzanti – fluent english speaker and resident of Scicli, Southern Sicily. You will have a local female hiking guide, meet some wonderful women winemakers ,and other female producers, as we explore this unique and special part of Sicily. Expect to be surprised and delighted with what you experience during the week.

Walking Grade: 1 Goat. This holiday is a special holiday to walk whilst also experiencing Sicily and all its history and culture. Terrain is a little rocky but we walk steadily. You can expect walks of 3-4 hours on 3 walking days with other days more cultural experiences. There are opportunities for optional walks during your week.

There will always be time to explore but also to relax, rest and revive.

Maximum Distance:9km/6 miles

Maximum Ascent: 200m

Terrain: Mix of rocks,steps and flat green spaces. Bring poles if you usually use them.

Base: A traditional Sicilian Villa in between the small town of Scicli and the sea. This is the southern part of Sicily. The Villa has 10 spacious apartments with 2 double bedrooms in each and a bathroom for your apartment, a kitchen and an outdoor terrace space.

Your stay here will give you the chance to relax with all your meals prepared, a pool and a large garden to lounge in peace. There is good wifi in the communal areas and some in rooms.

This is a rural villa to give you a traditional Sicilian villa experience.. There will be bikes to rent (approx 100 euros per week ) if you want to explore a little by bike. There are nearby beaches if you would like to swim in the sea and have some beach time – the nearest beach is Sampieri. Taxi’s can be rented ( at your own cost) to take you there and back if you would like to spend time on the beach during your free time.

Getting there: Catania Airport is the closest airport at 1 hour 30 minutes away by car. We arrange an airport pick up around 16.00 on Saturday.

If you arrive outside the group transfer times we can book a taxi for you at approx 100 euros one way. You may want to stay a few nights in Catania and we can advise on hotels and help with any extensions to your trip.

Price: £1950 per person for this fully inclusive experience and our personalised service throughout.

What is included in the cost of your holiday:

  • Traditional Sicilian villa bedrooms for solo occupancy with private bathroom or shared apartments which have one or two bathrooms (ideal for friends) All with bathrobes which can be used to pop to the pool. Essential bathroom products will be provided.
  • All breakfasts at the villa
  • All lunches and evening meals – some out and some at the villa
  • Welcome Drinks and some drinks with meals
  • Wine tastings and cultural visits including pasta making with Emilia
  • Local transport for walks and tours to explore the island at its fullest
  • Experienced Guides, wine makers, local hosts – all english speaking.
  • Airport Transfer  – pick up and return from Catania

Food is lovingly prepared using local Sicilian products.

Not included:

  • Travel to Catania, Sicily
  • Any additional activities not included in the itinerary
  • Any extra drinks/food not included in the itinerary



Sicily has become an even more sought after destination having been the location for the TV Series Montalbano which brings thousands of tourists to southern Sicily to see the locations he was seen in.

We take you away from the tourist trails to the more untrodden paths where we walk along gorges, over dry river beds to see where people lived in caves right up until the 1950’s. We pick wild pomegranates and persimmon fruit from the trees as we pass and stop to hear about the health benefits of carob, pistachio, thyme, oregano and many other herbs that grow wild on our paths.

We see the glistening sea, the ancient traditional towns, the sunshine, blue skies and a life we just must share.

We want to give you a tranquil experience and one that you can experience Sicily through the eyes of locals – and in our case local women.

Emilia Strazzanti has put together a holiday programme especially for WalkingWalking. You can read a little about their passion for Sicily here ..

Of course there is time to visit some of the more well known sites too and we can help arrange extensions to your trip if you would like to add on more time on the beach or in the city of Palermo. We can also arrange stop overs in Catania.


Itinerary – could change depending on the weather and at the discretion of our local hosts/guide. You will be briefed each evening about the next days activities.

Day 1:  Arrival  on Saturday

  • Arrival at Catania airport
  • Airport transfer to Scicli – approx 1.5 hours. Approx 4pm.
  • Arrival and settle into our traditional Sicilian villa.
  • Welcome apero’s, introductions and a homemade dinner together at the villa
  • Evening talk about your Villa and where you are.

Day 2: Sunday Cava Ispica 4-5km. Ascent 150m. Descent 100m.

  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • 10am pick up for your first guided walk
  • We will stop during our walk to appreciate the scenery and have lunch together.
  • Transfer back to the villa around 15.30 to relax
  • Evening Meal at the Villa

Day 3: Monday 

  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • A morning walk to the local beach with a packed lunch. Opportunity to swim.
  • Return to the Villa
  • 17.00 Pick Up for a short walking tour of the UNESCO town of Scicli. You can walk to the top of San Matteo with beautiful views across the town and,on good days, to the sea.
  • 20.00 Dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Transfer back to the Villa.

Day 4: Tuesday 

  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • Morning/Day trip to Arianna Occhipinti Winery for tour with wine tasting. Arianna is one of the most renowned women wine makers based in Sicily.
  • Lunch at a traditional Sicilian restaurant with wine to taste
  • Late afternoon return to the villa for swimming and relaxation with a light evening meal served later on.

Day 5: Wednesday Ragusa Ibla 8-9km, 200m ascent and 450m descent

  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • Pick up for a day out trekking with packed lunch (approx 5 hours), with female english speaking guide
  • You end in Ragusa Ibla for a walk around this Baroque City and an apero to end the day.
  • Transfer back to the villa to relax and have your own time
  • Dinner at the Villa together

Day 6: Thursday 

  • Breakfast at the villa
  • Free morning with lunch at the villa.  There will be optional activities suggested.
  • Transfer and visit to a local small scale sister run winery with local dishes to sample.
  • Next a visit to a famous fishing port Marzamemi for an evening aperitivo together by the sea
  • Transfer back to the villa

Day 7: Friday 

  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • Pick up for a final lighter morning walking around Scicli with free time to do shopping. A light lunch together.
  • Transfer back to the villa to relax and pack for departure
  • A grand finale of pasta making with Emilia At the Villa.

Day 8: Saturday Departure day

  • Breakfast at the Villa
  • Transfer back to Catania airport after breakfast








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Stunning Sicily – WineWalking for the Bon viveur
DATES Sat 11th October 2025
- Sat 18th October 2025

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