Itinerary

Savour Sicily Culinary Tours offers a boutique tour with a small group of like minded food loving travellers

From the east to the west and the Aeolian islands, and from the coastlines to the mountain ranges, discover Sicily’s culinary differences, shaped by over 3000 years of history:

  • Visit a west coast winery located within an ancient 15th century farmhouse to sample Sicily’s zesty wines and devour 9th century Moorish influenced cuisine in the stunning internal courtyard
  • Delight in counters pilled high with handcrafted biscuits and cakes in the medieval hilltop town of Erice, with its Norman fortress and sweeping views of the jagged interior
  • Purchase seasonal produce in Palermo's vibrant outdoor markets and prepare lunch in an aristocratic palazzo with a Duchess
  • Wonder at the glittering mosaics of the Cattedrale di Monreale, the finest example of Sicily’s UNESCO World Heritage listed Arab-Norman architecture
  • Arrive through rolling hills covered in a patchwork of farmland to the grand agricultural estate of a noble family in remote central Sicily, and engage in intimate cooking class using ingredients from the land
  • Marvel at the majestic Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, a gift from the ancient Greeks of 6th century Doric temples set in ancient olive groves
  • Join local fishermen in the sea around Cefalù for an exciting boat tour of the shimmering coastline, a bout of fishing with nets and a gorgeous feast of our fresh catch on board
  • On the paradise island of Salina, sip local Malvasia in a sun-drenched square by day, and savour an aperitivo by night, as Stromboli errupts in front of that unforgettable pink Aeolian sunset
  • Dip a sweet brioche into an icy granita before delighting in the passeggiata (stroll) down Taormina’s main drag, taking in the glitz and glamour of this stunning hilltop village 
  • Climb up to the terraced vineyards of Mount Etna to taste volcanic and mineral rich indigenous wines to a paired local menu
  • Experience the culinary delights of the south east interior and the baroque Val di Noto. Devour exquisite local black pork for lunch and visit the area's finest DOP top tier food producers from a dairy with a twist, Modica's ancient Aztec chocolate making techniques bought to Sicily from Mexico by the Spanish, or a world class extra virgin olive oil mill
  • At the lively La Pescheria fish market in Catania, witness the freshest of the day’s catch from fishermen under the tarpaulins, before a cooking class featuring the east coast’s Greek influenced cuisine
  • Lose yourself in the island's baroque jewel Siracusa, then stock up on top-tier Denominazione di Origine Protetta (DOP) certified produce at the artisan delicatessens in the incredible street market

 

A summary of your fully escorted 10 day personalised journey:

  • Boutique stays in centrally located accommodation, including breakfast
  • Transfers on arrival (Palermo) and departure (Catania/Siracusa)
  • Land transportation in an air-conditioned mini-van, with our own personal driver
  • Ferry to and from the Aeolian island of Salina
  • Lunches and dinners, including beverages, at what we consider to be Sicily’s most memorable and authentic restaurants
  • Cooking demonstrations with Sicily’s best chefs, including recipes and aprons
  • Food related tours and tastings including our favourite pastry shops, Sicily’s liveliest markets, wineries, delicatessens, and food producers such as a dairy, chocolate factory and/or olive mill
  • Entrance fees into the temples of Agrigento
  • Printed maps and guides to help you roam and wander the towns 
in your free time as well as Lisa on hand at all times to provide knowledge and suggestions on all things Sicilian

*  Tour price does not include international airfare, lunch and dinner except those included, additional beverages, excess luggage charges, travel insurance, passport and other documentation fees, items of a personal nature i.e. laundry, phone calls, mini bar etc, tipping and shopping.