Let Welcome Italy DMC provide an experience of a lifetime for your next group to Sicily. Get on a plane and fly south, land in Palermo, be greeted by your entertaining duo in traditional costumes, offering a delicious welcome pack ready for your transfer to your new destination. The duo will travel with your group, providing entertainment throughout the transfer.
En route, you will stop for lunch and receive a first general introduction to the island, this lunch is hosted by 2 figures playing the Greek philosophers…first inhabitants of the island. Travel is culture too!
Villa Athena, the only 5 star hotel located in the heart of the Archaeological site of the of the Valley of the Temples, which UNESCO has declared a World Heritage Site, with an exclusive direct entrance. A magnificent residence of the end of the 18th century, it is at the same time a custodian of the classical traces that may be discovered almost everywhere, like in some treasure trove. Situated 200 metres away from the Temple of Concordia, a true masterpiece of Doric art dating back to the 5th century B.C., Villa Athena is a place which transcends time
and space, where nature art and beauty have been merging together for over 2,500 years in the presence of the gods.
Once you have unpacked, refreshed and rested, meet with us for a cocktail party followed by a Sicilian Festival, complete with entertainment and culinary traditions. Feel and taste the essence of Sicily, a dinner al Fresco overlooking the temples is something to remember. On your second day – take it easy and enjoy activities themed around well-being such as yoga and meditation, for those that wish to be more active we can organise a mini football competitions, or a bike tour to admire the hidden natural gem, La Scala dei Turchi (the Turkish Stairs).
All guests meet back to the hotel for a buffet lunch before setting off for an archaeological visit of the Greek temples with a few surprises as we move along. This evening we bring the programme up a notch, with dinner in a VIP restaurant located in Agrigento.
So much to discover... this destination is not just a hotel, it is so much more…
Exclusive use of a fleet of luxury yachts… a day out at sea, let the sun envelope you, enjoy drinks and snacks, for lunch…well, we shall keep the secret. Should you be looking for an alternative… how about the discovery of the inland area on board a fleet of old timer cars?
The villages of Sicily always have magic to show, Welcome Italy have design an exclusive itinerary topped with a “tavolata” lunch in the vineyards. The Gala dinner – for your gala dinner we would strongly recommend The Chiaramonte castle, built by the Arabs in 1314 – its walls hold and talks of legends and history, some of the to be unveiled during the visit. This is the perfect location for a special dinner themed around the “Gattopardo” the Leopard – a Luchino Visconti epic movie… it's worth mentioning the writer of the novel spent much time in this castle. The perfect occasion to relive the elegance of the romantic era of the end of the 19th century.
On your day of departure – people typically think that departure day is just a transfer to the airport… but not with Welcome Italy DMC, this is when the program reaches the peak excitement… board your private fleet of helicopters and fly high above the island, an ideal embracing and farewell to Sicily, see the Etna from above and then continue to Palermo or Catania airport. Share our passion for the unexpected.
Suggested time of travel: April – October
Ideal group size: 40 to 54*
*Possibility to hire the venue exclusively
For more details, contact Welcome Italy, email - firstname.lastname@example.org or phone - +44 (0) 1628 532020