The Red Shrimp and the Mediterranean catch Tour – 3 days
Arrival at Trapani airport and individual transfer to Mazara del Vallo, free lunch.
In the afternoon guided tour in the company of a guide who will tell you the story of this important seaside town that has maintained its maritime vocation obtained since ancient times, becoming over the centuries one of the most important fishing ports of the Mediterranean Sea.
A walk through the alleyways of Mazara’s Arab quarter, the casbah, located in the north-western part of the city, a unique remnant of the city’s former glory during Arab rule, an urban structure characterised by an intersection of narrow, winding streets to better defend itself from the sun, wind and enemy attacks.
The tour continues with a visit to the Museum of the Satyr. The museum displays the famous statue of the Dancing Satyr found by some fishermen from Mazara in 1998.
Dinner at the city’s La Bettola restaurant.
Free overnight stay in Mazara del Vallo.
Individual transfer to La Vela restaurant for a cookery lesson focusing on the red shrimp, a species particularly common in the Mediterranean Sea, which is usually fished in waters between 200 and 1000 metres deep.
As its name reveals, its distinguishing feature is its bright red colour, almost reminiscent of coral. Inside, the flesh is white and firm, with a unique and unmistakable flavour, appreciated all over the world. Afterwards, lunch with the dishes prepared during the cookery lesson.
Net afternoon, transfer to the port to meet a fisherman from Mazara who will tell you stories and anecdotes about the world of fishing. Recommended continuation of the tour is to the Museum of Fishing Activities housed in the Jesuit College, in Piazza del Plebiscito.
Free dinner. Free overnight stay in Mazara del Vallo.
Individual transfer to Marsala, a city renowned for its homonymous sweet liqueur wine, but also for its history and artistic and cultural heritage.
Free visit to the historical centre of Marsala with its monuments and churches and then transfer to the historic Pellegrino winery, where the famous Sicilian wine, marketed all over the world, is vinified.
Followed by a tasting of Marsala wine accompanied by local products.
Lunch at the Ciaocco Putia restaurant, also in Marsala.
Individual transfer to the airport for the return journey.