Ever tasted olive oil-flavoured ice-cream? We didn’t think so. But that’s what’s in store on this trip when you visit an ancient oil farm, which dates back to the 1700s. Coming here is like stepping onto a film set, with cobbled floors and ancient Sicilian tools setting the scene. After getting the lowdown on how extra virgin oil is made, you’ll have the chance to taste some of it yourself, accompanied by chunky bread and olives. And for dessert? Some of that olive oil-flavoured ice-cream – a surprisingly tasty Sicilian favourite. On the other half of this trip, you’ll take in Trapani’s famous salt pans from the comfort of your coach. Salt has been extracted in the area for hundreds of years, and we’ll take the route that goes from Trapani to Marsala, so you’ll get a great view of them, and the flora and fauna that surrounds them. There’ll also be a stop at one of the ancient windmills that dot the pans. Once upon a time, these windmills produced the salt, but these days they’re just for show. While you’re here, you’ll get the inside scoop on the production, and the different processes that have been used over the years.
If for any reason it isn't possible to have olive oil ice cream it will be replaced by another typical Sicilian desert.
- SUITABILITY Little physical activity.