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Trip price includes:
7 nights lodging in outstanding accommodations
Welcome reception & business counterparts reception
Daily breakfasts
3 Lunches
4 Dinners
Ground transportation
Entrance fees to historic sites & museums
Tour guide and translator services


Cost: $1998 plus airfare


Day 1

1pm Arrive Airport

2pm Arrive Mondello Palace Hotel

5pm City Bus Hop On/Hop Off Tour

8pm Welcome Cocktail reception and dinner at hotel






Day 2

Historic Tour of Palermo: Capella Palatina, Piazza Pretoria, La Vucciria, and the world-famous Cappuchin Catacombs; Historic downtown shopping expedition

Lunch & Dinner on your own


Day 3

10am Monreale-Meet local business group to discuss rural economic development

11:45pm Tour Duomo and historic downtown Monreale

1pm Lunch on your own: Suggested restaurants are: La Taverna del Pavone; Il Giardino degli Aranci and Bricco & Bacco

3pm Return to Mondello Palace Hotel to prepare for evening reception with local business leaders.

5pm Reception with business leaders

Dinner on your own






Day 4

9:30am Depart for Mandrarossa

11:30am Arrive Mandrarossa, an outstanding example of a flourishing and innovative rural economic development enterprise

Tour three (3) Mandrarossa sites: eat and sample the wines produced on the estates

7pm Tenuta Rocchetta: Award-winning olive oil producer; tour facility and eat dinner

Overnight at Baglio Oneto







Day 5

9:30am Depart for Trapani

11:00am Tour Trapani sites

1pm Lunch in Trapani

4pm Florio Cellars Tour

Overnight and dinner at Baglio Oneto





Day 6

10am Depart for Marsala

11:30am Salt Museum visit and lunch at the museum

3pm Erice tour

Return to Mondello Palace Hotel

Dinner on your own

Day 7


Day free to shop Mondello, hang out at the beach, or visit Palermo sites




Day 8

Depart for the USA