Culinary Sicily

Description

Main Grape Varieties

  • Catarratto
  • Grecanico
  • Grillo
  • Inzolia / Ansonica
  • Frappato
  • Nerello Mascalese
  • Nero D’Avola
  • Perricone
This is a culinary tour that will focus on the unique character and flavors of Sicily. The amazing cuisine of Sicily is drawn from using exceptional Italian ingredients from, but also includes a history of many cultures like Greek, Arab, North African and the Middle East. The food includes lots of fish and seafood, however, Agnello lamb and pork from the Madoine mountains are also an incredible find here. The North coast of Sicily also offers wonderful sheep’s cheeses that will tempt you. You will be exposed to the local vegetables that often grace the popular pasta dishes and learn of the herbs, beans, and nuts that are grown here as well. Finally, an introduction to the Tasca and Etna wines will bring you a better understanding and appreciation of the unique wine production of Sicilian wines.

Highlights

  • Taste and learn of Tasca and Etna wines
  • Cooking classes from local chefs to discover the flavors of Sicily once of which features a Michelin star chef
  • Discover the Favara Farm Cultural Park and modern Art Exhibition
  • Mount Etna exploration of Europe’s highest active volcano
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 Suggested Itinerary 7 nights

Itineraries are handcrafted with extra care to create the right mix of food, wine, and culture for a memorable and unique experience. Here are some ideas and a sample itinerary.  Contact us to get started.

Day 1 – Regaleali

  • Transfer from Palermo Airport
  • Enjoy local activities on a top-rated wine estate and visit and taste Tasca wines
  • Overnight Regaleali

Day 2 – Regaleali

  • Cooking class at Anna Lasca Lanza’s cooking school
  • Discover 20km of hiking paths that will take you through the vineyards, and forest area on foot or by bike
  • Overnight Regaleali

Day 3 – Agrigento

  • Visiting Agrigento, the UNESCO site of eight Greek temples
  • Tasting of monocultivar olive oil
  • Dinner of incredible local Sicilian dishes
  • Overnight in Agrigento

Day 4 – Favara

  • Cooking class with local ingredients
  • Visit the Favara Farm Cultural P to learn about the art project that occupies the historic enter Favara. This once semi-abandoned village has been repurposed and offers a modern art exhibit and artist residence.
  • Overnight in Agrigento

Day 5 – Taormina

  • Leisure time to explore Taormina
  • Visit the Greek Threatre with its famous backdrop framing Mount Etna
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 6 – Taormina

  • Cooking class with Michelin star chef, Piertro D’Agostino. Lunch paired with Sicilian wines
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 7 – Mount Etna

  • Guided four-wheel-drive tour with our naturalistic guide to learn about Mount Etna’s lava field and craters
  • Discover the wines of the unique terroir that produce some of Italy’s most unique wine
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 8 – Depart

  • Transfer to Catania airport

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS

  • Extra days to further explore the Etna wines and learn about the lesser-known indigenous varieties that are produced in this region.
  • Take the Etna Wine Train, to discover local wineries. Travel aboard the Circumetnea Railway, which runs along the slopes of Etna, and along the way, you will be able to view the Nebrodi mountains.

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