Progetto finanziato dal GAL ISC Madonie PSR Sicilia 2014-2020 misura 19.2 sotto-misura 6.2
Progetto finanziato dal GAL ISC Madonie PSR Sicilia 2014-2020 misura 19.2 sotto-misura 6.2

Traditional Sicilian Country Tour

Local traditions
Local traditions
Book now to secure the guide's availability!
Save To Wish List

Adding item to wishlist requires an account

  • Duration:Approximately 3 hours
  • Difficulty level:Easy
  • Distance:N/A
  • Difference in altitude:N/A
  • When:All year long except July and August
  • Price:From €59 per adult

Immerse Yourself in Sicilian Nature and Country Traditions

Come feel like a Sicilian for a few hours, exploring the natural world, farming traditions, and delicious wild foods locals have been foraging for generations. This tour involves some walking but it isn’t as physically demanding as some of our other experiences; this makes it the perfect complement to one of our more active Excursions in the Madonie.

On this Madonie country tour, you will meet Mario on his land at the foot of the Madonie Mountains and immerse yourself in local traditions that hark back to the past but are still a way of life in our beautiful and wild part of Sicily.

The experience includes:
– a guided tour to discover traditional cultivations, edible wild plants and local medicinal plants
– a demonstration of manna production from the ash trees
tastings (manna, biscuits and bread made from old local varieties of wheat, olive oil and more)
– other activities that can vary depending on the season (picking, planting, tree grafting, traditional balm making, etc.)

Where and when to meet?

You will meet your guide in Castelbuono (Province of Palermo) at 9:00 am.
If you aren’t sure where this is, don’t worry, as you will be provided with a map indicating the meeting point when you book. You can always contact us to ask for more information. Each guest will reach the meeting place with their own vehicle.


  • Immersion in Sicily's country world
  • Tasting of local niche and extra-quality products
  • Encounter with one of the last manna producers
  • Amazing panoramic views
  • Perfect for families with children


Small group tours (maximum 10 participants):

1 adult: 75€
Save 20% if you book for 2 or 3 adults: 59€ per person
Children (6-16 years old): 20€
Children (0-5 years): free
Group price (from 4 to 10 people): from 185€, please contact us

Private tours:

Contact us

Want to enjoy even more of the Madonie National Park? We offer a 15% discount on the second excursion! You will find a discount code in the first booking confirmation email. Take a look at our entire range of Tours and Excursions in the Madonie Mountains.

Want to personalize this excursion to make it even more special? Contact us

What's Included

  • Madonie Explorers’ nature guide who is a member of AIGAE (Associazione Italiana Guide Ambientali Escursionistiche)Language options include Italian, English, French, and Spanish
  • Demonstration of manna production from ash trees
  • Food tastings
  • Activities
  • Reduced ticket price to Castelbuono museumsValid for the Museo Civico-Castelbuono and the Museo Naturalistico F. Minà Palumbo

Optional Extras

  • Extra tastingsIf you would like to taste more local delicacies, please contact us.
  • Transport to the meeting pointParticipants must have a car. If you don't have one, please contact us and we will try to arrange transportation for you.

What to Bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water bottle
  • Clothes suitable to the weather conditions

Note: Madonie Explorers might cancel the experience in the event of bad weather conditions. In this case, participants can choose to postpone the excursion or to be refunded.