Explore the art and gastronomy of one of Italy’s most exciting regions.
Learn century-old traditions that make the Sicilian products something to celebrate: extra virgin olive oil, pistachio pastries and marzipan candies, sea salt flavored with orange zest, liquorish-flavored Marsala wine…
Day 2 - Sicily’s Culinary Treasures: Pastries, Olive Oil and Natural Sea Salt
ADDRESS Via Vittorio Emanuele 1, Erice TP
Head to the Phoenician town of Erice and visit the temple of Venus, the Greek Goodness of love. Stroll along cobble stoned streets and discover pastry shops, world-famous for their homemade marzipan candies, almond and pistachio delicacies. Visit a producer of extra virgin olive oil who will share with you a century-old family tradition. Discover the ancient production method of natural sea salt in Phoenicians salines. Spend the night in Trapani.
Day 3 - Marsala wine, Mazara del Vallo Cous-cous and Raffadali Panettone
ADDRESS Piazza Giacomo Matteotti 1, Marsala TP
Visit an historical winery where Marsala wine is produced and enjoy a wine tasting. Sit down for lunch at one of the best restaurant for regional cous-cous in the Phoenician port of Mazara del Vallo. In the afternoon, visit a pastry shop in the town of Raffadali and taste the delicious Panettone with pistachio cream. Leave for Agrigento and enjoy dinner in a restaurant overlooking the illuminated Valley of the Temples. Spend the night in Agrigento.
Day 4 - The Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and downtown Ragusa
ADDRESS Via Passeggiata Archeologica 1, Agrigento AG
Guided tour of the Greek Valley of the Temples, overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. Travel through Sicily’s most impressive landscapes. Arrive in the town of Vittoria to visit a renowned Nero D’Avola producer. Lunch will be served at the winery with traditional dishes that perfectly match the flavor of the wines. In the afternoon, explore Ragusa and the city’s unforgettable scenery. At dinner, taste the most traditional dishes of the Ragusa cuisine. Spend the night in Ragusa.
Day 5 - Cheese producers and Swordfish fishermen traditions
ADDRESS Corso Italia 1, Ragusa RG
Visit a cheese producer in Ragusa and enjoy tasting of the variety of cheeses the cheese maker will offer you. Visit the village of Marzamemi, an Arab fishing town, and taste dried tuna and swordfish sold in local shops. Leave for Syracuse, and sit down for dinner in one of town’s best restaurant. Night at hotel.
Day 6 - Syracuse: Greek masterpieces and artisan shops
ADDRESS Corso Gelone 1, Siracusa SR
Take a guided tour of the archaeological park, the Greek Theatre, the Roman Amphitheatre and the Paradise Quarry. Stroll through the streets of Ortygia Island, in the heart of downtown Siracusa. Wander through the city’s gourmet food shops. Conclude your day with a farewell dinner at one of city’s top restaurants.
Say goodbye to Sicily, taking with you the unforgettable flavors and recipes of the region. Be sure to sharewhat you learned with your friends and family when you get home. Transfer to the Catania airport.