EXPERIENCE THE ITALIAN LANGUAGE

THROUGH TASTES AND BEAUTIES

OF UNDISCOVERED LICATA

1 DAY from 90 $

3 DAYS from 270 $

7 DAYS from 600 $

LEARN ITALY SICILY

Licata

 

Our tours give you the possibility to enjoy, discover and Learn (the best of) Italy!

 

Learn Italy Licata will give you the opportunity to discover one of the most charming cities in Sicily. Enjoy our guided tour to the archaeological site at Agrigento, an exceptional historic testimony to Magna Graecia’s presence in this area, while learning some survival Italian. Enjoy a typical Italian cooking class while tasting delicious Italian food and wine.

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HOW LONG WILL YOU STAY?

1 DAY EXPERIENCE

DAY 1

 

Morning  9.30 am – 1.00 pm

  • “Benvenuti in Italia!” – Typical Italian style welcome. Greetings and presentations in Italian.
  • “Cooking with Bart!” – Bart is a Chef, who loves fresh food and officinal herbs; you will learn the gestures and rituals of Sicilian cooking.
 
 

Lunch 1.00 pm – 3.00 pm “Time to taste” – Find out some wonderful local dishes.

 
 

Afternoon 3.00 pm – 6.00 pm “Licata Walking Tour” – Described walking tour through Licata – Find remarkable traces and admire monuments and relics of every historical period. Licata’s origins date back to prehistoric times. The name appears already in Norman Age and its Greek origins are clear. Among the historic events that took place in the territory: the Imera Battle against the Carthaginians (310 BC); the naval battle of Cape Ecnomo during the First Punic War (256 BC), several Turkish-Ottoman attacks and the landing of the Allies on the shores during the Second World War.

3 DAYS EXPERIENCE

OPTION A

DAY 1

 

Morning Arrival – Check in to your accommodation. “Benvenuti in Italia!” – Typical Italian style welcome. Greetings and presentations in Italian.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes.

 
 

Afternoon “Licata Walking Tour” – Described walking tour through Licata – Find remarkable traces and admire monuments and relics of every historical period.

 
 

DAY 2

 

Morning Transfer to the Turkish Steps “La Scala dei Turchi” – Itinerary to a surprising natural wonder on a cliff and spare time at this brilliant white rock eroded into giant steps by the sea.

 
 

Lunch “A pranzo con Montalbano” – Lunch at Camilleri’s home town: Porto Empedocle, which is the famous fictional town of “Vigàta” where Inspector Montalbano lives and works. During the lunch time you’ll learn some Italian goodies about Montalbano’s gastronomic preferences.

 
 

Afternoon “Cooking with Bart!” – Bart is a chef who loves fresh foods and officinal herbs, you will learn the gestures and rituals behind the traditional Sicilian preserves.

 
 

DAY 3

 

Morning Transfer to the Valley of the Temples. “La Valle dei Templi” – Guided tour to this archaeological site at Agrigento, an exceptional historic testimony to Magna Graecia’s presence in this area. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area is included in the UNESCO Heritage Site list.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes at Sarda Salata.

 
 

Afternoon Transfer to the local beaches. “Relax and explore” – Discover your own beach paradise: Snorkel, swim and sunbathe. “Aperitivo” – A goodbye Aperitivo at Aziende Agricole Quignones, a family Winery set on the fertile hills surrounding Licata, near Agrigento. Hectares of vineyard and olive trees to walk through.

OPTION B

DAY 1

 

Morning Arrival – Check in to your accommodation. “Benvenuti in Italia!” – Typical Italian style welcome. Greetings and presentations in Italian.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes.

 
 

Afternoon “Licata Walking Tour” – Described walking tour through Licata – Find remarkable traces and admire monuments and relics of every historical period.

 
 

DAY 2

 

Morning Transfer to Naro. “Naro Walking Tour” – Described walking tour through Naro. Rich in history and monuments both medieval and baroque, the town of Naro is a paramount art center.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes.

 
 

Afternoon “Cooking with Bart!” – Bart is a chef who loves fresh foods and officinal herbs, you will learn the gestures and rituals behind the traditional Sicilian preserves.

 
 

DAY 3

 

Morning Transfer to the Valley of the Temples. “La Valle dei Templi” -Guided tour to this archaeological site at Agrigento, an exceptional historic testimony to Magna Graecia’s presence in this area. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area is included in the UNESCO Heritage Site list.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes at Sarda Salata.

 
 

Afternoon Transfer to the local beaches. “Relax and explore” – Discover your own beach paradise: Snorkel, swim and sunbathe. “Aperitivo” – A goodbye Aperitivo at Aziende Agricole Quignones, a family Winery set on the fertile hills surrounding Licata, near Agrigento. Hectares of vineyard and olive trees to walk through.

OPTION C

DAY 1

 

Morning Arrival – Check in to your accommodation. “Benvenuti in Italia!” – Typical Italian style welcome. Greetings and presentations in Italian.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes.

 
 

Afternoon “Licata Walking Tour” – Described walking tour through Licata – Find remarkable traces and admire monuments and relics of every historical period.

 
 

DAY 2

 

Morning Morning “Walking the Battlefield” – Discover WW2 sites: Licata served as an Allied landingpoint in the 1943 World War II invasion of Sicily. Excursion to the beaches where the Allies landed during the so called “Operation HUSKY”.

 

Lunch “Tenuta Barone La Lumia” – Landing traces of the Allies have been found at Tenuta Barone La Lumia. The rooms of the palace are places of memory that come alive in the objects left behind by those who temporarily lived and by those who, for centuries, they are faithful guardians of beauty. The estate was the headquarters, in 1943, General Patton, here you can touch a piece of history, letters, photographs, military equipment, maps.

 
 

Afternoon “Dispatches from the front” – Licata, became Adano in John Hersey’s novel ”A Bell for Adano,” which was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for fiction in 1945. Two cultures confront one another in this walking tour, the story tells about an Italian-American major in World War II who wins the love and admiration of the local townspeople when he searches for a replacement for the 700 year-old town bell that had been melted down for bullets by the fascists. We walk through the fictional town that physically mirrors. The town halls of both Adano and Licata are located in a square called “Piazza Progresso,” and the principal churches of both towns are called Church of Sant’Angelo.

 
 

DAY 3

 

Morning Transfer to the Valley of the Temples. “La Valle dei Templi” -Guided tour to this archaeological site at Agrigento, an exceptional historic testimony to Magna Graecia’s presence in this area. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area is included in the UNESCO Heritage Site list.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes at Sarda Salata.

 
 

Afternoon Transfer to the local beaches. “Relax and explore” – Discover your own beach paradise: Snorkel, swim and sunbathe. “Aperitivo” – A goodbye Aperitivo at Aziende Agricole Quignones, a family Winery set on the fertile hills surrounding Licata, near Agrigento. Hectares of vineyard and olive trees to walk through.

7 DAYS EXPERIENCE

Guided tour to a little known Sicily, covering the whole province from Syracuse to Agrigento, with its carob, almond, olive trees interrupted by the geometry of the white stones and the African sea in the background.

 

Moreover, thanks to our language classes you will end your holiday speaking the beautiful language of Dante!

 

Here is how we have structured the week for you. All activities are thought to be suitable for all preferences and to give everyone our perspective on Italian tradition and language learning.

 
 

DAY 1

 

Morning Arrival – Check in to your accommodation. “Benvenuti in Italia!” – Typical Italian style welcome. Greetings and presentations in Italian.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes at Sarda Salata.

 
 

Afternoon “Licata Walking Tour” – Described walking tour through Licata – Find remarkable traces and admire monuments and relics of every historical period.

 
 

DAY 2

 

Morning Transfer to the Turkish Steps “La Scala dei Turchi” – Itinerary to a surprising natural wonder on a cliff and spare time at this brilliant white rock eroded into giant steps by the sea.

 
 

Lunch “A pranzo con Montalbano” – Lunch at Camilleri’s home town: Porto Empedocle, which is the famous fictional town of “Vigàta” where Inspector Montalbano lives and works. During the lunch time you’ll learn some Italian goodies about Montalbano’s gastronomic preferences.

 
 

Afternoon “Cooking with Bart!” – Bart is a chef who loves fresh foods and officinal herbs, you will learn the gestures and rituals behind the traditional Sicilian preserves.

 
 

DAY 3

 

Morning Transfer Discover your own beach paradise – Snorkel, swim and sunbathe. “Relax and explore” – Discover your own beach paradise: Snorkel, swim and sunbathe.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes at Sarda Salata.

 
 

Afernoon “La Valle dei Templi” – Night guided tour to this archaeological site at Agrigento, an exceptional historic testimony to Magna Graecia’s presence in this area. It is one of the most outstanding examples of Greater Greece art and architecture, and is one of the main attractions of Sicily as well as a national monument of Italy. The area was included in the UNESCO Heritage Site list in 1997.

 
 

DAY 4

 

Morning Transfer to the local beaches. “Relax and explore” – Discover your own beach paradise: Snorkel, swim and sunbathe.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes at Sarda Salata.

 
 

Afternoon Transfer to Farm Cultural Park, Favara. “Farm Cultural Park” – Guided tour to first Sicilian cultural tourist park, sixth place in the world as a tourist destination for lovers of contemporary. Seven small courtyards linked together with a number of smaller palaces and some small but beautiful Arab gardens.

 
 

DAY 5

 

Morning Breakfast with Granita. “Art Nouveau” – A seafront promenade throughout the Art Nouveau Villas of Licata – On the hills of the “Montagna”, we find the “Parco delle Ville Liberty”, these 19thcentury buildings emphasize the most scenic places that overlook Licata.

 
Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes at Sarda Salata
 
 

Afternoon Transfer to the local beaches. “Relax and explore” – Discover your own beach paradise: Snorkel, swim and sunbathe

 
 

DAY 6

 

All day  Transfer to Caltagirone. “Inland Beauty: Caltagirone” – The town of Caltagirone is one of the most interesting Sicilian inland destinations. This famous baroque town is everywhere known for its stunning ceramics produced from over 1000 years. Striking point of the city is the “Staircase of Santa Maria del Monte” where the view is breathtaking and the pottery shops are the best.

 
 

DAY 7

 

Morning Transfer to the local beaches. “Relax and explore” – Discover your own beach paradise: Snorkel, swim and sunbathe.

 
 

Lunch “Time to taste” – Discover some wonderful local dishes at Sarda Salata.

 
 

Afternoon “Aperitivo” – A goodbye Aperitivo at Aziende Agricole Quignones: a family Winery set on the fertile hills surrounding Licata, near Agrigento. Hectares of vineyard and olive trees, to walk through.

INCLUDED AND NOT

  • LESSONS TIME YES
     

    We believe there is no better way of learning Italian then seeing, walking, tasting, smelling and sharing during the activities.

     
  •  
    ACCOMMODATION & OTHER SERVICES YES
     

    You can choose among our list of partners who will surely exceed your expectations for a truly worth it cultural experience in South of Sicily.

     
  •  
    EASY FORMULA – BED & BREAKFASTYES
     

    Enjoy the privilege of a quiet and familiar stay in one of our Bed & Breakfast

     
  •  
    COMFORT FORMULA – HOTEL ***YES
     

    Enjoy your stay in the heart of the city in one of our three-stars Hotel

     
  •  
    LUXURY FORMULA – HOTEL ****YES
     

    Enjoy unforgettable moments thanks to excellent quality services and cares in one selected four-stars Hotel

     

We really appreciate the great work that the Learn Italy's staff have done for us and for our unforgettable holiday in Sicily!!!

Karen

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