Wine Tasting and Capaci Tour
After breakfast we’ll leave the city for the countryside.
Natalia will welcome us in the middle of the green, among the hills overlooking the Gulf of Castellammare, to tell us about the history and typical features of the farm where she lives and which she manages with passion together with her Finnish husband Rami.
The events of the estate, which has belonged to the family for almost a century, intersect with the human events that Natalia unravels among her private and professional memories. This small winery is devoted to organic farming and boasts products of various kinds, which safeguard local biodiversity. The farm also manages a wine cellar and a vinegar cellar: we will taste their wines and vinegars, under the guidance of Natalia. We’ll then move to another nearby farm, which dominates the splendid view of Lake Poma from an altitude of about 500 meters (1,640 feet). Another warm Sicilian family will welcome us, lovingly caring for the land and transforming its fruits into delicious preserves and jams. Laura and her parents will have lunch with us, telling us why they decided to transform the family business into a social farm that collaborates with local businesses that deal with young people with disabilities.
In the afternoon we will travel to Capaci, a town known for the massacre of Giovanni Falcone. You’ll be introduced to Antonio, a photographer, involuntarily witnessed the murder of the judge, his wife and the men of his escort: through his words we will have a heartfelt snapshot of that May 23, 1992 that changed Antonio’s life and the history of Italy.
However, you’ll also learn that Capaci goes beyond that date and it’s more than the place of the attack. The town offers a lot to its inhabitants and tourists, from the sea life to good food to the friendliness of its people. After the short “secular pilgrimage” (we can do it walking or by car, as you prefer) to the symbolic Casina no Mafia, Antonio will host us in his ‘garden of coincidences’, explaining the reason for this name, and where you can enjoy a nice aperitif.
If you are still hungry, you’ll be able to enjoy dinner in one of the many restaurants of Palermo.