Eastern Sicily is rich with wineries and Ragusa province produces some of Sicily’s best wines!
Eastern Sicily Wineries:
There are also a few good options in the Cefalù area.
Wine tasting and visit of the cellars at Abbey of Santa Anastasia:
Duca di Salaparuta in Casteldaccia:
And Regaleali is located in Vallelunga Pratameno between Cefalù and Modica.
olive oil pressing, fresh figs?:
Visit Azienda Agricola Gulfi in Chiaramonte Gulfi for wines and olive oil!
Azienda Agricola Gulfi:
It would be worth the drive to Palma di Montechiaro for a visit to Azienda Mandranova. Azienda Mandranova in Palma di Montechiaro produces high quality olive oil. With 10,000 olive trees, Mandranova was named Sicily’s best olive oil in 2008 by Cronache di Gusto - Best olive oil: Silvia Di Vincenzo (Mandranova - Palma di Montechiaro, Agrigento).
You can visit an original olive oil press in Castelbuono. Contact Sicilian Experience.
Tel: +39 921 999011 +39 3495763215
Casa Migliaca is located in Pettineo in Northeastern Sicily.
Siracusa is wonderful for children!
Kids enjoy Siracusa's aquarium! It's located on Ortigia with entry from the marina below, and all aspects of Mediterranean marine life are explored.
Acquario di Siracusa:
Your children could enjoy the Piccolo Teatro dei Pupi on Ortigia’s Jewish quarter at Via della Giudecca, 17 (0931 465540). There’s also a workshop where you would be able to buy puppets at #19.
Piccolo Teatro dei Pupi:
Certainly the very reasonably priced and enjoyable boat trips around Ortigia and out to the sea caves along the mainland would be enjoyable for a family. Each excursion is only 10,00 euro per person – These excursions depart from the base of the bridge as you arrive on Ortigia – You’ll see the kiosk. Each excursion lasts an hour and the excursions depart on the hour from 9.00 to 20.00. Ask about a combination ticket that lasts about 01h40, an exceptionally good value that you could probably negotiate for about 15,00 euro per person. The Sea Caves Tour is especially enjoyable.
The children may also enjoy the "Acqua Verde" water park near Cefalù.
Sicily with children:
Sicily for Children - Ideas and Activities: