Travel Planning

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.

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Our mission at Experience Sicily is to create unique and in-depth tours of Sicily so our guests return home feeling like they not only thoroughly enjoyed themselves, but they also had an unforgettable, profound, and authentic cultural experience in Sicily. We want to connect you to Sicily and Sicilians.

As the U.S. based creator of Experience Sicily, Allison Scola designs and curates unique itineraries for Americans; however, her cousins–native Sicilians who love their homeland and want to share it with you–really make the experience particular and engaging. We believe that your interaction with the locals and the land will make your trip to Sicily one you’ll never forget.

Experience Sicily offers the following travel services:

  • Scheduled boutique-style, small-group tours often created with a theme (For example: food and wine, the music of Sicily and southern Italy, divine feminine, yoga and hiking, feasts and celebrations, art history and architecture, ancient history and cultures, and more)
  • Creatively designed, customized itineraries for independent travelers, small groups, interest groups, and families
  • Private, customized itineraries lead by our guides
  • Itineraries for large interest groups
  • Professional consultation on an itinerary that you researched and created
  • 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!

We’ll Plan Your Dream Trip

Experience Sicily will design a trip for you, your family, and your group that matches your interests, schedule, and budget. Allison Scola is an expert on Sicily and Sicilian travel specialist (as well as an Italy travel specialist). Together with native Sicilian Evelina Buttitta and other local contacts, we will design for you an authentic, locally seasoned itinerary that exceeds your expectations.

Our insider knowledge and expertise will help you discover an authentic Sicily that you will remember for a lifetime. We can plan a detailed itinerary for you, so all you have to do is pack, or if you prefer, we can work closely with you as you conduct your own research, helping you discover those extra details that only us insiders and natives have access to.

Visit a sheep farm and watch the farmer make ricotta from the morning’s milk. Feel like a princess as you tour Baronial villas, or a local cat when you jam with Sicilian musicians. Join Italian theater buffs, when you attend Greek dramas performed at an ancient Greek amphitheater. Blend in to the daily routine, when you shop at age-old, outdoor markets with a local and learn to cook Sicilian cuisine in her home. Be active with a hike on the ever-erupting Mount Etna, Europe’s largest active volcano with experienced guides. Taste different varietals of wine cultivated near the port of Marsala, on Sicily’s western coast. Jump into the clear blue sea off a catamaran. Be moved by works of art with a Palermitana art historian. Laugh with your children at Sicily’s UNESCO recognized marionette shows the “opera dei pupi.”

With seven UNESCO World Heritage Sites, including the ancient Greek Valley of the Temples and the Late Baroque Cities of the Val di Noto, coupled with our local contacts and affinity for local festivals and feasts, we’ll design an authentic Sicilian adventure you’ll be talking about for years to come.

How We Work

Experience Sicily is not a travel agent, but a Sicily specialist. Our services are provided for a consultation fee which 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 commissions. To understand this model, which is a newer practice for the travel industry, please read this article from The New York Times.

Our design fee includes a full, concierge service featuring personalized planning that will delight you. We often come up with activities, 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 a 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 introductory 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 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.

Agents: We’ll Help You Help Your Clients

If you are a travel agent with clients who want to travel to Sicily, yet you do not know where to begin, please give us a call. We’re in the U.S., 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 or call 646-284-4324.

Start Planning Today!

Send us your information, and we’ll start with a complimentary 20-minute phone call to kick off planning your trip.