We want you to experience Sicily’s uncommon adventures, discover its hidden corners, and go off the beaten path. We’ll help you tour Sicily your way.
Based in the United States, Experience Sicily owner/curator Allison Scola creates unique itineraries for Americans together with her cousins and a network of expert local guides—native Sicilians who love their homeland and want to share it with you. We believe that your engagement with locals and the land makes your trip stimulating, remarkable, and phenomenal.
- We design multisensory, locally seasoned itineraries that give you a heartwarming sense of adventure.
- We take great pride in our attention to detail. As your travel planning concierge, we present you with stress-free, safe travel programs—all you have to do is pack!
- Utilizing our deep knowledge of Sicilian culture and relationships with local contacts, expert guides, and professional drivers, we’ll inspire you with hidden corners, insider tips, and uncommon experiences you didn’t know were possible.
- Our accommodation and restaurant selections are based on knowledgeable, sophisticated palates that are informed by decades of personal travel experiences.
- Our mission is to delight you with a high-value, extraordinary travel experience that truly captures the spirit of Sicily.
Experience Sicily offers the following Sicily travel planning services:
- Creatively designed, customized itineraries for independent travelers, families, small groups, and interest groups
- Private, customized itineraries expertly led by our guides for your family, friends, or interest group
- Professional consultation on an itinerary that you plan, research, and reserve
- Consultation services to match you with excursions, activities, and guides, that compliment your interests
Contact us today to learn how we can help you create a remarkable trip to Sicily!
Custom Travel Planning for Sicily
Experience Sicily designs custom itineraries for families, independent travelers, small groups, and interest groups. You can self-guide your tour with our 24-hour support and personalized itinerary guidebook, which is an app for your smart device, or we can lead your group, so you can enjoy precious time with loved ones, knowing you are in our leader’s experienced hands.
Experience Sicily is not a travel agent, but a Sicily and Italy specialist.
What We Do For You
We have a deep network in Sicily and beyond to plan for you the following:
- Airline reservations
- Accommodations (Inns, hotels, resorts, bed & breakfasts, agriturismi, villa rental, etc)
- Ground transportation (Private drivers and/or rental cars)
- Expert, local guides
- Restaurant reservations and recommendations
- Excursions and interaction with local people
- Sicilian heritage and ancestry research and experiences
- Activities (Theater, concerts, dance workshops, trekking, fishing, etc)
- Cooking classes and food and culinary experiences
- Walking tours, Market tours
- Nature, biking, and hiking tours
- Boat excursions
- Event planning (weddings, reunions, family gatherings)
- Travel insurance
- And more!
Our services are provided for a consultation design fee that is based on the length of time of your trip, how many travelers are in your party, and how much lead time you have given us to provide you with optimal service. Working this way frees us to plan a trip that matches your desires and your budget and is not driven by commission. To understand this model, which is a newer practice for the travel industry, please read this article from The New York Times.
After listening to your desires and dreams for your trip to Sicily, we present you with activities, excursions, guides, restaurants, and accommodations only insiders like us know.
How We Work
Our consultation design fee constitutes a full, concierge service featuring personalized planning that will delight you. We often offer you activities, guides, excursions, restaurants, and accommodations only insiders like us know. You will be furnished with comprehensive preparation documents so you know what to expect on your trip along with an electronic custom-designed, personalized, itinerary guidebook with explanations, photos, tips, and all you need to know so you can enjoy a smooth, safe, and phenomenal trip. Importantly, we provide 24-hour support for you while you are in Italy.
Our Planning Process
During an exploration phone call, Allison will talk with you about your interests, wishes, schedule, and budget. She’ll put an initial itinerary sketch and estimated total cost together for you, along with a series of accommodation choices so we have a clearer idea about what you are seeking. Once you supply feedback about the sketch, she and Evelina, her partner in Sicily, will get to work to match your desires with seasonal festivals, meetings with locals, excursions, accommodations, restaurants, and more to create for you the trip of a lifetime.
Professional Consultation On A Sicily Itinerary You Plan
If you enjoy researching and planning your travel plans, we offer professional consultation, for a fee, on an itinerary that you are programming, yet want to make extra special with our help. Contact us to learn more at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com or call 646-284-4324.
Travel Advisors: We’ll Help You Help Your Clients
If you are a travel advisor with clients who want to travel to Sicily, yet you do not know where to begin, give us a call. We’re in the United States, speak English, and can help you design a custom trip that will delight your clients. We know Sicily. We are happy to help you look like you know Sicily too! Let’s talk. Yes, we do business to business planning for Sicily. Contact us at AllisonScola@ExperienceSicily.com or call 646-284-4324.
Start Planning Today!
Contact us, and we’ll start with a complimentary 20-minute introduction phone call to kick off planning your trip.