ETNA: Enotourism & Relax

3 days / 2 nights | all year round (on request and availability)

The land around the Etna is a large area extending from the furthest slopes of the volcano up to its peak. The majority of it is covered in natural vegetation and cultivation among which grapevine has always played a fundamental role.

The cultivation of grapevine dates back to several centuries ago, but it has been continuously developing.

The magnificent terracing realised with stone walls is only an example. These terraces are real works of art whose extraordinariness makes them rare in the world and admired by Italian and foreign visitors. They are built by local inhabitants who only use their bare arms and are helped by patient mules used to carry stones and earth. Other examples are the several “palmenti” you can find in the vineyards or near the villages. They are masterpieces belonging to an ancient and ingenious rural architecture, at the cutting edge of technology, considering the period when they were planned and built.

As everybody knows, at the present Sicily is living a magical moment in terms of wine production – the so-called “Red Era”.

Drawing up the guidelines on the large production of wines in Sicily, that in this context hasn’t been treated in details, it is possible to state that the Etna wines have an individual play that differs from all the others for two main reasons. First of all, they have special chemical and sensory characteristics due to the harmonious mixture of the climate around Mount Etna and the autochthonous vines – mainly “Nerello mascalese” and “Carricante” - cultivated since the beginning of Etna viniculture.

 

Option 1: HOTEL PACKAGE with visit to the winery and tasting

Program 3 days / 2 nights

Offer details:

  • N. 2 nights in double or twin Classic room with buffet breakfast;
  • Half board treatment (with a choice between lunch and dinner) with 3-course menu consisting of first course, main course with side dish, fruit / dessert (drinks not included)
  • One entry per person to the Arabia Wellness Centre including sauna, Turkish bath, frigidarium, sensory showers, indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, relax area, infusions (2 hours duration).
  • Visit of the Costantino Winery in Viagrande (duration 1.30 - 2 hours) which includes: transfer to / from the hotel to the winery (on request and availability), Overview of the vineyard, the native varieties and explanation of organic farming techniques; walk to the old millstone, visit to the cellar. Explanation of stratigraphy of Mount Etna through sections of the land. Tasting of 3 wines with bread baked in a wood oven and EVO organic olive oil.

RATE: € 192,00 per person

3rd and 4th bed rate:

  • Infant 0-3 years old: FREE (meals on consumption)
  • Children 4-12 years: € 146.00 (with children's menu and entrance to the heated pool only)
  • Adults: € 184.00

 

Option 2: HOTEL PACKAGE with visit, tasting and lunch in the Cellar

Program 3 days / 2 nights

Offer details:

  • N. 2 nights in double or twin Classic room with buffet breakfast;
  • Half board treatment (with a choice between lunch and dinner) with 3-course menu consisting of first course, main course with side dish, fruit / dessert (drinks not included)
  • One entry per person to the Arabia Wellness Centre including sauna, Turkish bath, frigidarium, sensory showers, indoor heated pool, jacuzzi, relax area, infusions (2 hours duration).
  • Visit of the Costantino Winery in Viagrande (duration 1.30 - 2 hours) which includes: transfer to / from the hotel to the winery (on request and availability), Overview of the vineyard, the native varieties and explanation of organic farming techniques; walk to the old millstone with nods of history of traditional winemaking and folk culture; visit to the cave of the roots; visit to the cellar with explanation of modern winemaking techniques, bottling and aging barrel area. Explanation of stratigraphy of Mount Etna through sections of the land. Tasting of 4 wines with several kind of bread, from ancient organics grains, baked in a wood oven e EVO organic olive oil, selection of local organic cheeses and meats.

RATE: € 212,00 per person

3rd and 4th bed rate:

  • Infant 0-3 years old: FREE (meals on consumption)
  • Children 4-12 years: € 166.00 (with children's menu and entrance to the heated pool only)
  • Adults: € 204.00

 

OTHER SUPPLEMENTS

Room Supplements by Type:

  • Superior: € 20.00 per night
  • Junior Suite: € 40.00 per night
  • Suite: € 50.00 per night

SPA Supplements:

  • 20 minutes massage: € 35.00 per person
  • 50-minute massage: € 45.00 per person

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