Modica chocolate is a signature Sicilian dish in Italy.


 A Perfect Sicily Culinary Tour

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Customizable Itinerary

This is a sample itinerary to inspire a personalized trip designed with your travel specialist

Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Palermo, Sciacca, Selinunte, Agrigento...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Bask in the simultaneously simple and complex flavors of Sicily in a paradise that you never knew existed. The Mediterranean Sea sparkles along the golden sandy beaches. Greek ruins adorn hilltops and overlook the surrounding valleys. Citrus orchards and olive groves provide ample tastes of the island’s natural flavors. Wineries blanket the undulating landscape and chocolateries fill the streets with indulgent rich aromas. Your Sicily culinary tour is custom tailored to your desires, allowing...

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Trip Highlights

  • Discover the sensational flavors of traditional Sicilian cuisine with a cooking lesson taught by a Palermo chef, who will guide you in the morning market
  • Explore the stunning flavors of celebrated gelaterias in the beautiful town of Noto
  • Indulge in the sensational richness of the chocolate dishes created and shaped by the brilliant minds of celebrated pastry chefs in Modica
  • Tour an organic vineyard at Mount Etna to learn about the traditional methods of winemaking, along with sampling the variety of wines produced
  • Delight in the remarkable Greek ruins of Sicily that offer insight into the modern culture of the island that is based on a global heritage
  • Enjoy the beachside luxuries of a resort-style accommodation overlooking the wondrous Mediterranean Sea 

Detailed Description

The generous portions and succulent qualities of Sicilian cuisine inspired the movement of what many believe to be authentic Italian food. Rich tomato sauces grace the plate and fresh basil garnishes the dish. Brilliant wines accompany each plate, followed by the cream filled dessert everyone desires, known as a cannolo, which is the singular of cannoli. Your 8-day Sicily culinary tour introduces you to the exciting world of Sicily’s traditional cuisine, ranging from historical influences from Arab and Norman societies and even ancient Greek civilizations to the contemporary movements encouraging local aspiring chefs. You arrive in Palermo, the capital of the province.

Your private transfer meets you at the airport and escorts you to your lavish accommodation overlooking the Mediterranean Sea. After settling in, your guide leads you on a private tour of Palermo and Monreale, where you have a firsthand look at the cultural influences present in the architecture. Your guide takes you through the bustling markets of the city in search of fresh ingredients. You continue with a private cooking course, where you learn how to make the traditional cuisine of Sicily and Palermo. Your private transfer escorts you to the seaside town of Sciacca where you settle into your resort-style accommodation.

You can bask in the hot sand on the shores of the Mediterranean or stroll through the town of Sciacca in search of local culinary treats. Next, you venture to a family-owned winery for a private culinary class and wine tasting, seeing if you can properly pair each dish with a local vintage. In the afternoon, you make your way to the ancient town of Selinunte for a private tour of the historic ruins. The following day takes you to the borders of modern Agrigento to view the remarkable ancient ruins at the Valley of the Temples before continuing to the seaside city of Taormina for a pastry tasting. Travel to the beautiful Baroque town of Noto. Tour the charming streets and sample the celebrated gelato, or Italian ice cream, of the city.

You continue to the enchanting city of Modica to tour the palaces and sample the exquisite chocolate concoctions for which the city is famous. The following day, your guide leads you along the foothills of Mount Etna to visit a winery and enjoy an incredible sampling of the vineyards enriched by the volcanic soil. On your final morning in Sicily, your private transfer escorts you to the airport where you board your flight home. There is always much more to experience in Italy. You could extend your culinary excursion with a gastronomic tour of Tuscany to contrast the diverse dishes of the regional cuisine of Italy. 

Starting Price

$2,195 per person (excluding international flights)

Your Zicasso trip is fully customizable, and this sample itinerary is a starting place for your travel plans. Actual costs are dynamic, and your selection of accommodations and activities, your season of travel, and other such variables will bring this budget guideline up or down. Throughout your planning experience with your Zicasso specialist, your itinerary is designed around your budget. You can book your trip when you are satisfied with every detail. Planning your trip with a Zicasso travel specialist is a free service.

What's Included

  • Accommodations
  • In-country transportation
  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
  • 24x7 support during your trip

Your final trip cost will vary based on your selected accommodations, activities, meals, and other trip elements that you opt to include.

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