Imagine stepping out of your normal responsibilities and spoiling yourself for ten days!

Come to Sicily with Us!


Tour Sicily 2019

Sicily , at the “toe” of Italy, is our latest fascinating destination.
Land of sparkling blue waters, volcanoes, citrus groves, Greek ruins, tumultuous history, cassata and caponata, this is a place to challenge the senses and the mind!

We have chosen to concentrate on the Eastern side of the main island and on the Aeolian Islands slightly to the north. Our holiday will combine sightseeing, boat excursions and walking with time to relax and enjoy the delights of local food and wine.

The holiday begins in the beautiful town of Taormina with its fantastic views of the Ionian Sea and of Mount Etna to the South. From Taormina we will visit the Gorges of Alcantara and the perched village of Castelmola. Taormina itself has some impressive Greek ruins and lovely Public Gardens. Not to mention glamorous shops and many restaurants.

After 3 nights at Taormina, we will transfer, by minibus to Milazzo and then by hydrofoil to the Aeolian Islands and base ourselves on Salina, the greenest of these rugged, volcanic islands. We will stay at the charming Hotel Ravesi, Malfa. From here we can relax by the pool, wander in the small village and also visit a local winery.

Our program will include visits to the islands of Lipari and Stromboli and we will do some walks with our local guide. There will also be time to spend at the fascinating Museum on Lipari. Here you will find relics from the Greek invasion which date from 1500 BC.

It is interesting to know that Australians are very welcome in these islands because many people migrated to Australia after WW2 and, in fact, Australia is known by some as being the eighth Aeolian Island.

“A ‘spur of the moment’ decision has led to the most fabulous ten days of pure pleasure and indulgence. Spectacular scenery, food and great company. Not enough superlatives! Thanks so much. I’m sure I’ll be back to Tuscany”……Meredith
“This trip has been one of the special highlights of my life”……Lynne
“Now I know why everyone raves about Tuscany. I loved staying in Colle Val D’Elsa!”
“Carpe Diem! What a wonderful group to seize the day with! Each day has been an unforgettable experience. There has been a spirit in our group which is hard to explain except to say that the care and attention and sense of fun made our time together in Tuscany fantastic!”……Trish
“Travel the world and you won’t find a better place to call home for 10 days than Colle Val D’Elsa, better company more fun, or more spectacular scenery. It has been an affair to remember – an affair with Tuscany I shall cherish always.”……Meredith
“I want to come back again and again!”……Christina
“So hard to decide what I enjoyed most – the rambling walks or the fabulous Italian food!”
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“Not only did you feed me a diet of interesting and delicious food, you served it with historical, cultural, and social history in a warm, friendly atmosphere around a table of love and care. I will always remember and treasure my Tuscan holiday”……Beverley
“Thank you so much for making our 50th birthdays so special. We were embraced as a family and the entire trip was a family affair. The wisteria, poppies, iris, the green, green wheat, were all breathtaking.”……Hanna and Carol
“From the first view out of my window, I was captivated!”……Betty
“You have created a holiday experience for ladies that is unique. There are many ways in which you make our stay personal and very special. Your warm, friendly nature and the wonderful relationship you enjoy with the Italian people we meet, make the whole experience unique and special. Keep me on your mailing list for future adventures.”……Nola
”I’ve never done anything like this before. So me achieving and enjoying a walking tour was a new page in my book of Life’s achievements. Than you for providing this opportunity in a friendly, female and supportive manner. The food and the friendship were fantastic, and the contact with the local people was the ‘icing on the cake’. I’m not saying ‘Good-Bye’. I’m saying :’See you again!”……Linda
“Bella Italia! The culture, scenery, food, wine, people and the language. It has it all! Thanks for your guidance, support and friendship. I really admire the service you provide and will recommend it to everyone. Grazie mille”……Chris
”Thank you for your calm, friendly, efficient, organizing manner which provided our group with a wonderful learning experience of Tuscany.”
“Highlights are many, however, for me, the wonderful friendships shown by the people of the village will always remain in my heart. The professional and friendly manner that you have shown to us as a group reflects how much you enjoy being in this area. As a result we feel special and accepted by the community, which can only be a bonus for us!”……Janine
”You enabled us to experience things we would not have been able to if travelling alone or with most other tour groups.” ……Inge
“Words are poor tools for me to describe how wonderful my stay with you was.”……Jan
“Sharing the experience with a group of other women has certainly intensified the enjoyment and appreciation of all we have seen.”……Shirley and Julie
“Women together always know how to have fun : great walks, food and company”……Gina
“Many thanks for a wonderful holiday. You rock!”……Bronwyn
“At the end of each day, it was great to come ‘home’.”
”Each day was a basket of surprises”……Wendy
“Walking through woods of chestnuts, then coming out to find farms of olives, grapes and figs. What bliss!”……Wendy
“Wow! What an amazing holiday I had had with a great bunch of girls. A trip of a lifetime full of sunshine and laughter.”……Sheila
”I’m sure I will return to Tuscany again and again.”
“I have been to Tuscany before but this visit is the absolute highlight. Special to me was your gentle care and your capacity to make me feel totally spolit. Also special was your interaction with the local people in both Colle Val D’Elsa and elsewhere an the obvious high regard you are held in. Your planning of our activities was enhanced by your local experience and knowledge. Your generosity of spirit and time make this holiday special”……Lyn.
Your passion or Italy is infectious! This tour has far exceed our expectations.”……Leah and Cath
“Your quiet, calm, fun approach towards your “Ladies” is admirable! Best wishes and may many more women experience Tuscany a la Valentine Travel.”