This unique Culinary Tour of Sicily reveals Sicily’s complex past through visits of amazing historical sites, while savoring a wonderfully varied cuisine influenced by the many cultures that have dominated the island. We connect you to Sicily through food at its source, as we learn about making cheese on a family farm and traditional breads at a flour mill. Shop at the open-air food market, and participate in two hands-on cooking lessons during the tour.
Our walks are rated for their level of difficulty as follows:
- Stroll – Daily distance of 2-5 km (1-3 miles) through archeological sites and in towns with stone stairways. Footwear: Lightweight walking shoes.
- Easy – Daily distance of 8-10 km (5-7 miles) on dirt paths and gravel roads, with short ascents & descents. Good van access for assistance along the route. Footwear: Sturdy walking shoes.
- Moderate – Daily distance of 12-16 km (8-10 miles) with longer ascents & descents. May include cobblestone paths and steps, or narrow paths along terraced hillsides. Some van access or options for shorter walks. Footwear: Sturdy walking shoes or lightweight boots.
- Fitness – Daily distance of 12-16 km (8-10 miles) with steep ascents & descents. Walks are at altitudes of 1200-2450 meters (3500-8000 feet) on trails and forest service roads, some rocky or exposed sections. Limited van access, options for shorter or longer routes. Footwear: Lightweight boots.
“The Savoring Sicily adventure exceeded all expectations. As always, Anita made the traveling easy, stimulating and delicious. We are still afloat in wine and olive oil.”
– C.C., U.S.A.
- Shop for lunch in a colorful food market , then cook lunch in the kitchen of a friendly chef
- Feast on Sicilian seafood couscous cooked to order in a huge pan, then stroll on a deserted beach below an ancient Greek town
- Enjoy a wine-paired lunch among the vineyards while watching the smoking volcano of Mt. Etna
- Knead bread made from heirloom wheat at a flour mill, then be guests in our home for lunch prepared by Emanuele, overlooking our Mediterranean garden.
- Pick olives and watch them being pressed, breathe in the fruity fragrance of new green oil, then pour it over warm bread for a snack of the gods (autumn only)
Oct 26-Nov 1, 2019
Best Time to Go
Spring, Fall & Early Winter
Daily breakfast /6 lunches with wine / 5 dinners with wine
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