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Sicilian Wine Roads

Catania, Italy

Sicilian Wine Roads


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Relish Sicily’s historic winemaking traditions on this visit to a celebrated estate hugging the base of Mount Etna. You’ll learn that after Tuscany and Piedmont, Sicily is Italy’s third most sought-after food and wine destination, likely due to the distinct flavors imparted on the earth’s bounty by the volcanic soil from Mount Etna, the smoldering volcano rising nearly 11,000 feet above the sea. Journey to the northeastern side of Mount Etna and find Linguaglossa, an attractive village where you’ll enjoy a stop before continuing to the splendid Cottanera Estate, a renowned winery whose lands stretch up the northern foothills of the volcano to an altitude of about 2,300 feet above sea level. After touring the vineyard and the cellars, savor a tasting of the estate’s wines, which may include reds crafted with autochthonous nerello Mascalese or cappuccio grapes and whites from the inzolia and carricante varietals, all accompanied by local delicacies. Raise a glass to Cottanera’s skillful vintners and applaud the surprisingly sumptuous gifts of these lava-scarred lands.

Need to Know:

This tour includes moderate walking. There will be uneven surfaces and some very steep steps to negotiate. The tour is not available to guests who utilize a wheelchair and is not considered suitable for guests with mobility concerns. Participants must be at least 21 years of age to be served alcoholic beverages. If guests would like to purchase wine, we recommend bringing euros, as there are no ATM machines.

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Scenic & City Tours

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Tours with this activity level involve physical exertion for extended periods of time; can involve uneven or steep terrain or swimming in a light current. Recommended only for physically fit and adventurous travelers.
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