Italy & Sicily

Explore Sicily’s undiscovered layers of untouched history: Archaeology

Join us for an unforgettable 8 days and 7 nights in Kosher Sicily, Where we will see, taste, Touch, explore and learn about this magnificent historical Island.

Day 1, Thursday, June 21st, Palermo, activities include:


Enjoy our first Sicilian Cappuccino
Visit the Jewish quarter of Palermo and start appreciating the Jewish influence on this area
Enjoy a spectacular guided walking tour of Palermo
Explore the colourful and lively Ballarò Market
Visit the Piazza Pretoria and its famous “four corners”
Discover the Via Maqueda, Massimo theatre opera house and Politeama Theatre.

Lunch and Dinner O/N Catania

Day 2, Friday, June 22nd, Siracusa, activities include:

Visit Siracusa, where the island of Ortigia joins the mainland through three bridges
Explore Ortigia, walking through the narrow streets of Giudecca, the ancient Jewish Quarter
See the sights of the Synagogue and Mikve, which date back to the 7th century
Discover the magnificent city of Siracusa, once Athens’ main rival
Visit to the catacombs of San Giovanni
Observe the crypt of San Marciano, who was killed by the Jews of the city.

Return to our luxurious hotel for Shabbat service and traditional Sicilian meal.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner O/N Catania

Day 3, Saturday, June 23rd, Catania, activities include:

Explore the city of Catania by foot, discovering Catania’s rich Jewish history
Guided walking tour of the famous Duomo, and Ursino Castle, where two “Menorahs” have been inserted into the castle’s tower
Regress to our hotel for a traditional Shabbat lunch and service
Enjoy some free time to explore the city or simply have a Shabbat siesta
Seuda Shlishit at the hotel, prior to the Havdallah service
Admire a traditional Sicilian Puppet Show (Motsei Shabbat).

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner O/N Catania

Day 4, Sunday, June 24th, Agira, Agrigento & Villa Roma, activities include:

Visit Agrigento, home to Sicily’s most fascinating Greek archaeological sites
Stroll through the archaeological site with its breathtaking views and temples
Explore Agira, the first Sicilian city to mint bronze coinage in the Greek fashion
Discover the Jewish influence in Agira, including where a Synagogue once stood
Admire the magnificent stone portal of the Aron Hakodesh, bearing an ancient Hebrew inscription
Visit Villa Roma, designated as one of 49 UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner O/N Catania

Day 5, Monday, June 25th, Noto, Regusa and Modica, activities include:

Sicilian breakfast
Visit the southern part of the island starting with a walking tour in the town of Noto
Explore the town of Modica, a UNESCO heritage site
Taste the chocolates Modica is famous for
Discover Ragusa, the Sicilian Capital until 1296
Admire the most picturesque towns in Sicily, Ragusa, with its rich history.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner O/N Catania

Day 6, Tuesday, June 26th, Mount Etna, activities include:

Explore the stunning volcanic Mount Etna
Ascend the volcano by jeeps and cable car
Visit multiple sites on mount Etna, including Rifugio Sapienza at 1,900 meters and Torre Del Filosofo at 2,900 meters
Discover Etna by foot from 2,900 meters, equipped with protective helmets and caving lights
Reach the crater by foot and explore a typical lava cave

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner O/N Catania

Day 7, Wednesday, June 27th, Taurmina, activities include:

Visit the mythical seaside town of Taormina
Enjoy the stunning views from Taurmina of Mount Etna
Discover the remains from Taormina’s golden days, including the Greek theatre
Explore the Roman “Naumachiae”, 10th century palazzo, 13th century cathedral and its ancient Abbey.
Walk through the Jewish quarter, enjoy last-minute shopping and the streets of Catania
Enjoy a luxurious fair well Gala dinner.

Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner O/N Catania

Day 8, Thursday, June 28th, Breakfast followed by transport to Catania Airport.


Catania: 4* UNA Hotel Palace – View This Hotel


The price for a person based on a double room for this program is $5,750
Single Supplement is $1,000
A minimum of 10 travellers must sign up in order for this tour to occur
Aya Massias of Yaya Food and Travel Ltd will accompany the tour.

The price Includes:
  • All accommodation costs as stated or alike
  • Fully Kosherfood under the supervision of Rav Hassid, Chief Rabbi of Gibraltar
  • Breakfasts, light lunches, and full evening meals with Kosher wines
  • All land transport costs including group airport transfers
  • Entrance fee to the monuments that are in the itinerary
  • Professional English speaking Local Guides
  • 4 star Hotel – The hotels that are mentioned in the itinerary or similar
Other Costs:
  • Travel & Health Insurance
  • Personal expenses are not included in the itinerary
  • Tips for local service providers $180 will be collected at the beginning of the trip
  • Shows and evening entertainment not included in the itinerary
  • Miscellaneous expenses such as departure fees, visas, security etc

All clients should be aware that while all efforts are made to avoid any problems before, during or after your trip, Yaya Food and Travel carries no insurance for your health or luggage. While using the services only of registered suppliers, we recommend that you purchase fully comprehensive travel insurance, to include cancellation, as Yaya Food and Travel, cannot be held liable for any mishaps during your stay.