SICILIAN GOURMET TAILOR MADE TOUR

TAORMINA NOTO RAGUSA MODICA MARSALA TRAPANI PALERMO...

Sicilian Gourmet Tailor Made Escorted Tour

TOUR STYLE: ESCORTED PRIVATE TOUR | DURATION: 12 DAYS | DEPARTURE FROM: CATANIA | TOUR END IN: CATANIA
ACCOMMODATION: SELECTED 3 OR 4 STAR HOTELS | LOCAL GUIDES ON SITE: ON REQUEST | FULLY CUSTOMIZABLE

A tailor-made trip to discover the culture and culinary flavors of Sicily. For organizational reasons not depending on our will, the itinerary may be modified without notice, according to opening/closing time of archaeological sites and monuments. The tour is available both for groups or individuals and quotation will be tailor-made on request.

Catania

Independent arrival to Catania Airport and private transfer to the Hotel in Catania or surroundings. Welcome cocktail and accommodation. Dinner and overnight in Hotel. Welcome cocktail and dinner included

 

Catania and Taormina

After breakfast at your hotel, enjoy a walking tour in Catania city center: the Baroque Via Crociferi, Piazza Università, the Teatro Massimo Opera House, the Duomo Square with its Cathedral and the Elephant (symbol of the city) made of lava stone. Optional stop to taste the typical “made-in-Catania fish street food”. Free time for lunch. Proceed to Taormina, “the pearl of the Ionic Sea”. During the walking tour, you will have the chance to visit the Ancient Greek Theatre, the Duomo, the Belvedere and also to go shopping among the typical small streets of this nice town. Back to your hotel for dinner and overnight. Breakfast and dinner included

 

Noto and Ragusa

After breakfast, depart for the Southern Sicily, to visit the Villa Romana del Tellaro, to admire the splendid mosaics and to learn how they were produced and used in the past. You will have the chance to create your own mosaic as a souvenir of this experience. Tasting of local specialties. Proceed to Noto, the capital of Sicilian Baroque, for a walking tour in the historical center. Along the main street, we will admire a plenty of Baroque examples, such as Porta Reale, Palazzo Ducezio, the Duomo and Palazzo Nicolaci. Proceed to Ragusa, accommodation at the hotel, dinner and overnight. Breakfast, tasting and dinner included

 

Modica and Ragusa

Breakfast at your hotel and depart to Modica, part of UNESCO Heritage Sites, for a pleasant walking tour in the charming historical center rich in chapels, churches, monasteries and Baroque palaces. Stop in a local laboratory to taste the famous chocolate deriving from an ancient Aztec recipe and to learn how it is produced. Free time for lunch on your own. In the afternoon we will visit an olive-mill to learn the process of oil production and to taste extra virgin olive oil and other local products (olives pickled in oil, tomatoes, bread, pesto sauces, jams, Nero d’Avola wine). We will then proceed to Ragusa and visit the enchanting historical center “Ibla”, rich of Baroque palaces and churches. There you will enjoy a tasting of typical products of the island nearby the Dome: jams, salami, cheese, biscuits etc. Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight. Breakfast, tasting and dinner included

 

Ragusa Winery and Agrigento

Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Agrigento. On the way, you will have the chance to discover Sicily through its wine-growing areas: visiting the vineyards of a winery in Ragusa area, you will learn the history of Sicilian viticulture and enjoy wine tasting. Free time for lunch. In the afternoon, we will discover the ancient city of Akragas, visiting the Valley of the Temples: the Temple of Juno, Concord, Heracles, Zeus, Castor & Pollux. Accommodation at the hotel in Agrigento area, dinner and overnight. Breakfast, wine tasting and dinner included

 

Selinunte and Marsala

Breakfast at the hotel and depart to Selinunte, to visit the largest Archaeological Park in the Mediterranean area with its impressive Temples and Acropolis. We will then stop in a farmhouse for oil tasting and a light lunch. Proceed to Marsala, enjoying a panoramic tour of the salt pans and windmills. During the short visit of the city, known all over the world for the production of its dessert wine, you will be charmed by its Duomo, the Church and the Fountain of Purgatorio and the ancient Sea Gate (Porta di Mare). Stop at Donnafugata Winery for wine tasting and light lunch with specialties of the Mediterranean cuisine. Dinner and overnight at hotel in Marsala/Trapani area. Breakfast, tasting, light lunch and dinner included 

 

Trapani Cooking Class, Erice and Palermo

After breakfast at the hotel, you will take part in a cooking class in Trapani, learning about local traditions deriving from a long history of contamination between different cultures. The class will end with a tasting of local dished just prepared. Proceed to the medieval town of Erice, where you will enjoy a beautiful view of the West Coast and Egadi Islands. During the walking tour among the small streets of the town, you will visit the Duomo with its Campanile (bell tower) and admire the suggestive 12th-century Norman Castle. Stop in one of the famous pastry shops, to taste the typical marzipan candies and other local delicacies like almond and pistachio pastries. Accommodation, dinner and overnight in Palermo area. Breakfast, cooking class, tasting and dinner included

 

Palermo Tasting of Street Food and Monreale

After breakfast at the hotel, the whole morning will be dedicated to a guided tour through the traditional food markets in Palermo (Capo, Ballarò, Vucciria). During this walking tour, you will taste the main samples of street food of the city: Sfincione, panelle, crocchè, arancini, pane con la milza, Sicilian cannoli and local dessert wines such as Zibibbo, Marsala and Sangue Siciliano. In the afternoon, depart to Monreale to admire the Norman Cathedral with its splendid 12th-century mosaics and the cloister of the Benedictines monastery with Moorish architecture. Back to the hotel, dinner and overnight. Breakfast, tasting and dinner included

 

Palermo Pastry Class, Cefalu' and Catania

Breakfast at the hotel. This morning you will take part in a Frutta Martorana workshop(*), to experience how this specialty is produced nowadays. Enjoy a light lunch offered by the chef. You will then depart to Cefalù, a medieval charming town, known for its Arab-Norman Cathedral and the medieval wash-house built in the rock. Proceed to Catania. Accommodation, dinner and overnight at hotel in Catania area. (*) On request, the Frutta Martorana can be replaced with the typical cassata and cannoli. Breakfast, class, light lunch and dinner included

 

Taormina Pizza Making and the Godfather Tour

Breakfast at your hotel. You will take part in a class about “pizza-making” in Taormina: prepare the dough, stretch it, dress it and cook it. At the end of the class, you will enjoy a lunch with pizzas prepared by the chef and by yourself. In the afternoon, we will visit Savoca, a suggestive medieval town, made famous by Francis Ford Coppola in his movie “The Godfather”. We will stop at Bar Vitelli, one of the main locations of the movie, to taste the Sicilian “granita”. Proceed then to Forza d’Agrò. This typical Sicilian town, with lots of small alleyways facing the sea, charmed F.F.Coppola who chose several of its spots as location, one of which was the church of “Santissima Annunziata”. Back to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight at hotel. (*) The Pizza-Making can be replaced on request with a Traditional Sicilian cooking class. Breakfast, pizza making and dinner included

 

Mount Etna and the Cyclops Riviera

Breakfast at the hotel. Crossing suggestive landscapes, rich of different kinds of vegetation, we will reach the height of 2.000 meters to explore the highest active volcano in Europe: Mount Etna. Surrounded by ancient craters, you will admire a suggestive panorama of the Ionic Coast. We will visit the “Silvestri Craters” and the recent lava flows of 2001/2002. Stop at a local winery to visit its vineyards and to enjoy a wine tasting and a lunch based on typical products. We will then proceed to Catania area, to visit the nice towns of the Riviera dei Ciclopi: Acireale, with its beautiful Baroque historical centre, the fishermen’s village Aci Trezza, offering a suggestive panorama with its “Faraglioni” rocks and the coastal town Aci Castello, with its Norman Castle built in lava rock, just in front of the sea. Back to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Overnight. Breakfast, wine tasting and lunch included

 

Goodbye Sicily

Breakfast at your hotel and private transfer to Catania Airport. For those who leave in the evening, it is possible to arrange an optional private excursion to Siracusa, to visit the Archaeological Park of Neapolis and Ortigia Island. Breakfast included

 

Highlights of this Tour

CATANIA: Baroque City center, Open Fish Market - TAORMINA: City center, Pizza making course - NOTO: Roman Villa del Tellaro, Small Mosaics course, City center - MODICA: UNESCO City center, Chocolate tasting, Olive Mill visit and tasting - RAGUSA: Baroque City center, Typical food tasting, Vineyard visit - AGRIGENTO: Greek Temples Valley - SELINUNTE: Archaeological Park, Oil tasting - MARSALA: City center, Donnafugata Winery visit and tasting - TRAPANI: Cooking class - ERICE: City center, Pastry tasting - PALERMO: City markets visit, Street food tasting, Pastry class - MONREALE: Norman Cathedral, Benedictines monastery - CEFALU': City center - GODFATHER DAY: Cities of Savoca and Forza D'Agro' - MOUNT ETNA: Silvestri craters, Etna winery with tasting - CYCLOPS RIVIERA: Cities of Aci Trezza, Aci Castello and Acireale

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