Day 1: Friday
Arrival at the hotel and accommodation in private rooms. Meeting with the guide for a brief presentation of the program and the areas to be visited during the tour. Before dinner, we will have a walk through the old town of Ragusa to get the first contact with the city.
Dinner at the hotel.
Day 2: Saturday
Breakfast at hotel. Departure to Scicli. Once we get into the central Piazza Italia we will head to San Giuseppe street where we will visit the homonymous church. After the visit, we will continue by visiting the dammusi where families, traditionally, make up the wonderful “little pictures” (quadretti) by using branches of palm trees which depicts the Holy Family and other sacred symbols. Later on, we will visit the museum della cavalcata located at Spadaro street. Lunch at a typical restaurant where we will also taste some traditional sweets of the party. In the afternoon we will join the festival.
Return to Ragusa for dinner.
Day 3 Sunday
Breakfast at the hotel. Departure for Santa Croce Camerina. The tour begins from Piazza Vittorio Emanuele with the church dedicated to San Giovanni Battista. We will visit the main square which will host the auction of products offered by the community and, midday, it will proceed to the dinners blessing. After that, we will visit the dinners of some chosen families.
Tables are prepared with simplicity and the main element is the bread of San Giuseppe, also called “pani pulitu”, which has different and particular symbolic shapes and which became part of the intangible heritage of the Regional Government of Sicily with the decree n.8184 approved on November 4th, 2005.
For lunch, we will head to the sea (far about 5 km) to taste the favourite dishes of Montalbano.
In the afternoon, the statue of San Giuseppe will be brought out to street procession to get the embrace of the community. This is the moment when streets bright of lights, colours and sounds. After the long street procession that will almost go around the whole village, the entry of the patron into the city will be accompanied by spectacular fireworks. In the late evening return to Ragusa for dinner.
Day 4 Monday
Breakfast at the hotel. The morning will be dedicated to a walk through Ibla to admire the beautiful baroque architecture awarded by UNESCO as World Heritage, then we will get back to the hotel for lunch.
End of our services.
Cod. IT 07: THE FEAST OF SAN GIUSEPPE IN IBLEI
(From Friday to Sunday around 19 March)
(4 days / 3 nights)
(Minimum 25 participants)
The itinerary may undergo variations due to operating technical reasons, while maintaining the planned visits in the tour.
Price per person in a double room 4 stars hotel € 299.00
Additional fee for single room 4 stars hotel on request
Price per person in a double room 3 stars hotel € 260
Additional fee for single room 3 stars hotel on request
The price includes:
– Accommodation in double rooms
– Local guide service for the whole itinerary.
– Entry tickets.
– 3 nights at 3/4 star hotel.
– Full board accommodation, drinks included (water and wine)
– City tax
– Flight ticket
– Cost of visa and entry/exit fees to and from Italy
– Transport (available on request)
- BUS 32 P. € 1420
- BUS 54 P. € 1585
Available prices for smaller groups or groups with special needs