Gourmet and Sicily Wine Tour

Description

Main Grape Varieties

  • Catarratto
  • Grecanico
  • Grillo
  • Inzolia / Ansonica
  • Frappato
  • Nerello Mascalese
  • Nero D’Avola
  • Perricone
This luxury tour will tempt you with superb Sicilian food and wine, featuring private touring and tastings in the main wine regions in Sicily. Enjoy wine tastings, olive oil tastings, gourmet restaurants, 5-star hotels, and exclusive wine resorts. You will also discover much about the culture and visit historical sites to round off your Sicilian experience.
 
Highlights
  • Taste and learn of the Tasca and Etna wines
  • Visit the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento
  • Olive oil tasting at Italy’s most famous producer
  • Explore Sicilian wines at Sambuca and Taormina
  • Wine and Sicilian specialty pairing
  • Mount Etna exploration of Europe’s highest active volcano
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 Suggested Itinerary 8 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 the Palermo Airport
  • Visit and stay at a top-rated wine estate with tastings to introduce the Tasca wine
  • Authentic Sicilian dinner with an exclusive experience of food, wine, history, and tradition
  • Overnight in 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 in Regaleali

Day 3 – Agrigento

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

Day 4 – Selinunte

  • Explore the archeological park of Selinute where temples, the acropolis, and the agora were built with a panoramic view of the sea
  • Lunch and tasting of locally produced olive oil at an estate producing Nocellara olives (one of Italy’s most famous olive oils with 300-year-old trees)
  • Spend the remainder of the day to enjoy the facilities at the Verdura Resort or even take in a round of golf
  • Overnight in Sciacca

Day 5 – Planeta

  • Leisure start to explore the Planeta winery in Sambuca, to visit the family winery located on Arancio Lake
  • Walk the vineyards and take the footpaths of La Segeta woods to discover the remains of an ancient Phoenican wine press and a tasting of wines paired with a traditional Planeta family lunch
  • Afternoon to enjoy the Verdura resort
  • Overnight in Sciacca

Day 6 – Catania / Taormina

  • Stop in Catania to see this baroque city that sits at the slopes of Etna Volcano. Visit the fish market in the old city and one of the most lively and colorful in Sicily
  • Discover Palazoo Biscari, a Sicilian private residence and enjoy a private visit and lunch
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 7 – Taormina

  • Leasure day to explore and savor Taormina
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 8 – Mount Etna

  • Guided 4-wheel-drive tour with our naturalistic guide to learn about Mount Etna’s lava fields and craters
  • Discover the wines of the unique terroir that produces some of Italy’s most unique wine
  • Wine and Sicilian specialty pairing
  • Overnight in Taormina

Day 9 – Departure

  • Transfer to Catania airport

Options

  • Take some additional days to further explore the Etna Wines and learn about some of the lesser-known indigenous varieties that are produced only in this region.
  • Take the Etna Wine Train, to discover local wineries. Traveling abroad the Circumetnea Railway, which runs along the slopes of Etna. From the windows of the train, you can see the Nebrodi mountains.

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