TESTIMONIALS

  • "I've just returned from an outstanding food tour of Sicily. I want to give Savour Sicily Culinary Tours a shout out, not only because we had a rollicking good time, but because, through Sicily's amazing food, Lisa gave me a far better understanding of the region and its complicated history than I might have gained if I'd gone alone with a guide book or toured with a historian."

    Lee Tulloch, Luxe Nomad, Fairfax Traveller, 2014

  • “How can we ever thank you. This has been an amazing 10 days – all we expected and more. The food, the places we’ve been, our great cooking classes, but most of all your warm friendly nature and amazing organization skills. We feel we truly ‘belong’ in Sicily thanks to you.”

    Pam and Gary, NSW Australia, 2016

  • “Swimming off the fishing boat out of Cefalu and lunching on the boat afterwards- has to rate as one my best days ever. So simple yet so splendid, life doesn't get much better than that. I think you put together a brilliant itinerary. Your energy and enthusiasm was infectious. You did your best to accommodate everyone's needs in quite a diverse group.  By the end I felt I had experienced a taste of the real Sicily and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will certainly return.”

    Lorraine, ACT Australia, 2014
  • “It was even better than we hoped it would be. We all enjoyed everything about our tour, especially the way you put the itinerary together and your passion for everything we did in Sicily. It goes right to the top of our best holiday list and has made me fall in love with Sicily – we will be back!”

    Vanessa, Auckland NZ, 2016

  • “I am so impressed by how passionate you are about Sicily and its food and culture, and your desire to continue to discover and learn, and how excited you are to show us the Sicily that you know. I doubt the conventional tours will provide any of the above, and I think the experience of a more personal tour is well worth it! Every experience is unique and all of them make this trip complete".

    Stella, San Francisco USA, 2013

A culinary journey through an ancient land

In the heart of the Mediterranean, Sicily offers travellers a wealth of experiences from uncovering its rich history, marvelling extraordinary architecture, witnessing dramatic landscapes, as well as experiencing one of the world’s most diverse and interesting cuisines.

Savour Sicily Culinary Tours invites you on an exciting 10 day culinary journey, personally lead by Lisa Ferraro, an Italo-Australian with over 13 years experience in Sicilian travel and research into Sicilian cuisine. Share in our passion for Sicily and gain an in-depth understanding into the island’s food and culture, through a range of ultimate food experiences.

From the west to the east coast, and the Aeolian islands, Savour Sicily will introduce you to this enchanting island, as you discover Sicily’s delicious cuisine, fresh seasonal produce, unique wines and warm hospitality and culture. Visit local markets, wineries, producers, restaurants and pastry shops. Experience characteristic stays, unique destinations, hands-on cooking classes with Sicilian chefs and some of the island's best kept secrets. 

 

 

As a food lover, I have always found that the best way to truly experience a destination, especially the culture, is through food. Given its vibrant history and rich soil, the ultimate destination to be uncovered through food is Sicily. By experiencing its unique flavours and cuisine, and living life like a local, Sicily's soul and way of life of its people is truly revealed. 

I have taken my specialised knowledge of Sicily and put together an itinerary highlighting the best the island has to offer. I hope you can join me and experience the Sicilian way of life – a simple life, with a focus on what is truly important: food, wine, friends, sun and siesta!

Lisa Ferraro           

 

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TOUR: SAVOUR SICILY CULINARY TOURS

"Lisa Ferraro, who opened the popular Melbourne restaurant Bar Idda in 2009 and now lives in Rome, hosts 10-day culinary tours of Sicily in June and September, the optimum months for travel to the wildly romantic Italian island. During her years of travelling to Sicily to research food and wine for her Sicilian-influenced restaurant, Ferraro forged relationships with chefs, restaurateurs, hoteliers, winemakers and providores. She now shares her knowledge of the island's culinary richness with guests on guided, small-group tours where participants meet local chefs and cooks, learn how to cook Sicilian specialities such as caponata and cassata, and sample the best restaurant and street food Sicily has to offer."

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TOUR DEPARTURES 

 
2018:

10th to 19th JUNE

16th to 25th SEPTEMBER

 
2019:
To express interest in our 2019 tours, please send us an email