This is a holiday dedicated to
- Food & Wine
Brief description of the holiday
On board a comfortable and large Oceanis 50, a 16-meter sailboat for a week of sea, relaxation but also sports and fun!
We will sail between the coast of Sicily , the Zingaro Reserve, San Vito Lo Capo and the incredible Egadi Islands , Levanzo and Marettimo, with their timeless magic they retain their character and their wild aspect.
The island of Favignana with its turquoise sea and its crystal clear waters is the ideal island to sail, but also with a lively and characteristic historic center.
To make the itinerary unique will be the beautiful coast of Sicily with the Riserva dello Zingaro and the nightlife of San Vito Lo Capo.
Our starting point will be the comfortable and baroque Palermo , which will be the backdrop for the last evening we will spend together for dinner and exploring the picturesque and welcoming Sicilian city.
It will be an opportunity to meet new people by navigating between Nature, Sailing and Fun!
SKIPPER on board: Roberto G. The Oceanis 51 offers all the comforts needed for a pleasant cruise. There are 4 cabins with private bathrooms, plus a crew cabin with their own bathroom.
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Saturday: Meeting point from 3.30 pm in Palermo. Accomodation in the cabins, briefing on the week's program and on board instrumentation, then all to do the galley with the help of our crew. If you are ready by 18:30 and the weather conditions allow it, you will set sail (about 1 / 2h of navigation) towards Mondello or Terrasini to spend dinner and the night in the harbor under the stars.
Sunday: Breakfast on board and route to San Vito Lo Capo, navigation along the coast for the Riserva dello Zingaro to San Vito Lo Capo, a fishing port that has become a pleasant tourist resort with its characteristic long sandy beach. You will go ashore with the tender for an aperitif, dinner or even just a walk in the village. Overnight at anchor in the bay of San Vito Lo Capo.
Monday: Navigation to Favignana, the largest of the islands, with its characteristic butterfly shape. The name derives from the construction stone, called Favignana, which is extracted from the tuff quarries. Once you arrive, you will stop for a dip and relax in Cala Rossa, a symbolic cove of the island, which offers both rocks and sand set in a sea that embraces shades ranging from blue to light blue. For the evening you will enter the port where moored you can go down comfortably in the main village of the island.
Tuesday: Breakfast and for those who want to visit the Tonnara Florio, the former Florio factory of the Tonnare di Favignana and Formica is an ancient trap, one of the largest in the Mediterranean. It is here that Ignazio Florio, at the end of the nineteenth century, invented the revolutionary method of preserving tuna, having the adjoining factory built. We circumnavigate Favignana with a stop in Cala Pozzo or Cala Rotonda. Navigation to Marettimo (about 3 hours) and arrival in the late afternoon in the farthest of the Egadi islands, Marettimo. Thanks to its remoteness, the impervious nature of the mountain and the scarce impact of man on the environment, it preserves a very precious vegetative and faunal heritage, where unique species of the Mediterranean have been able to live. We will go down with the tender to visit the village and if you want to dine in its renowned restaurants and taste the soup with Egadi lobster. Overnight at anchor in the Bay of the Porticciolo di Marettimo.
Wednesday: Marettimo, walk ashore in the wild island dominated by Monte Falcone is full of beautiful natural caves, famous for excursions along the paths that lead to the ruins of the Roman houses and marine reserve. We set sail for Punta Troia to see the promontory and the recently restored Castle of Punta Troia, and take a few bath stops, here for relaxation and lunch, (for those who want, you can arrive from the land path from the town to Punta Troia, about two hours. In the late afternoon, navigation towards the small Levanzo, (2 hours of navigation). Levanzo (in Sicilian Levanzo) is made up of white limestone rocks with numerous caves. The Greek name of the island was Phorbantia, probably due to the abundant quantity of grass on the island. The town is made up of a small group of houses with a small harbor, which is about 15 km from Trapani. It has no roadways, apart from a small stretch of paved road that leads to the Faraglione beach This condition of technological backwardness explains the integrity of its landscape beauty.
Thursday: Levanzo - San Vito Lo Capo. Waking up in Cala Tramontana and moving to the Pinetina towards Cala Ninnoli, after a swim in the Grotta del Genovese and a dip in Cala Fredda for lunch. In the late afternoon we will sail to San Vito lo Capo, where we will spend the night in the port or at anchor or in the port depending on the weather conditions. The town of San Vito Lo Capo will wait for you a refreshing walk of Sicilian life. The heart of the town is Piazza Santuario overlooked by the sanctuary-fortress dedicated to San Vito martyr, patron saint of the town. From here, via Savoia, it quickly reaches the sea, an irresistible attraction for everyone. Via Savoia, very popular especially in the evening, is a destination for shopping and relaxing walks, while in the clubs on the beach young people meet at sunset for sparkling Happy Hours. Musicians, street artists, stalls full of original artifacts enrich the long summer evenings.
Friday: San Vito Lo Capo. From San Vito we set sail towards Punta Raisi (about 5 hours) and breakfast, and then stop for swimming and relaxation at the Isola delle Femmine, which is a small and charming town located not far from Palermo and its beautiful seafront. The same name is also taken by a small islet that overlooks right there. After lunch we will calmly sail towards Palermo. Arrival in Palermo no earlier than 6 pm for the late afternoon, free evening with typical aperitifs, tastings and excellent Sicilian wines and then overnight on the boat.
Saturday: Palermo. Breakfast on board, disembarkation before 9.00.
NOTE: THIS ITINERARY MAY BE SUBJECT TO CHANGES DUE TO WEATHER CONDITIONS
Our trip starts here
Palermo, PA, Italia
Saturday 13 August from 15:00 until Saturday 13 August at 18:00
Our trip ends here
Palermo, PA, Italia
Saturday 20 August from 0:00 until Saturday 20 August at 8:00
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Other important information
Our embarkation and disembarkation base will be Palermo, Marina di Villa Igiea. The program plans to set sail on Saturday evening, except for adverse weather conditions.
We will meet in the Marina around 15/15: 30 to organize the galley and departure ... generally we set sail for 18:30.
On Friday evening we will return to Palermo by 6.30 pm and after a refreshing shower we will be ready for a dinner and exploration of the city all together. We will sleep on the boat in the marina and disembark by 9am on Saturday morning!
Cancellations and Refund
This experience undergoes Sailsquare's standard Cancellation and Refund Policy:
- As long as the Experience is Not Confirmed, you can cancel your reservation at any time and receive a refund of the amount paid.
- If the Experience is Confirmed, you can cancel your reservation up to 30 days before departure and receive a full refund.
- If available for the selected Experience, you can choose our Extended Refund Terms and cancel your booking at any time up to the departure, and receive a refund of the paid amount, upon the occurrence of certain conditions (illness, including Covid-19, work-related reason, domestic emergency, previous medical conditions and many more).
Knowing what expenses are included and excluded from your booking fee will enable you to have a good idea of the total cost of your chosen experience.
Included in the price.
- Final cleaning
Not included in the price.
- Meals/drinks consumed ashore
- Trip from and to embarkment/disembarkment port
To be paid onboard.
In addition to the price, there will be some additional expenses that you will incur during your trip. Expenses have been listed below.
- Meals onboard
- Mooring fees
- Drinks onboard
- cash box da pagare all'imbarco: euro 150 che include Ingresso Parco delle Egadi - Assicurazione sulla cauzione - Deposito Cauzionale - Set Biancheria + 2 teli viso
The estimated expenses for the rest of the holiday are approximately 150-200€ per person.