Vineyards in Sicily, Italy

Sicily Itinerary for the Experienced Wine Connoisseur

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Countries Visited

Italy

Places Visited

Noto, Taormina, Salina, Catania...

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Suggested Duration

8 Days

Combine traditional flavor with ancient history, and Baroque charm with rich landscapes during your custom-tailored wine tour of Sicily for seniors. The indelible marks of ancient settlers gave rise to stunning culinary delights while elegant towns capture the grandeur of former kingdoms. Your immersive tour will highlight the treasured sunsets in Noto and luxurious coastline at Marzamemi, as well as the bountiful vineyards that spread across the foothills of Mount Etna. You will capture the spirit...

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Trip Highlights

  • Indulge in the specialty wines produced on the slopes of Mount Etna for distinctive flavors found only in Sicily
  • Discover the rare and unique tastes of wines made on the Aeolian Island of Salina during a private winery tour
  • Uncover the fascinating history of Noto and the Baroque architectural treasures that shape the city’s preserved grandeur
  • Wander through the atmospheric lanes that wind through the coastal town of Marzamemi before a multi-course lunch with wine pairings
  • Bask in the mouthwatering flavors of traditional Sicilian cuisine during a cooking class taught by a private chef accompanied with almond wine
  • Explore the splendid towns and enchanting scenery of Salina island at your own pace for views over the Ionian Sea and a relaxed, welcoming ambiance
  • Traverse the marvels of Catania, Sicily’s second-largest city, for insight into the ancient and Baroque history that dates back more than 2,700 years

Detailed Description

Explore the delights of Sicily during your 8-day wine tour that will highlight the best of history and culture as seen through the lens of viticulture on the island. The majestic scenery and celebrated cuisine illustrate a rich history. Diverse culture has been captured in the marrying of dynamic flavors that came from the distinctive atmospheres towns scattered across Sicily. From glitzy and glamorous cities to quiet seaside towns, opulent estates and charming orchards, enjoy the marvels of Sicily with private guided tours that will celebrate authentic island life.

Your adventure is designed around your palate and will begin with your arrival in Noto for two nights. Revel in the lasting beauty of the Baroque city with a guided tour that will immerse you in the historical foundations and lavish architecture. Discover the flavors in and around Noto as they accentuate the marvelous ambiance before you traverse the coastline that leads to the fishing village of Marzamemi. Wander the winding lanes, enjoy the antique setting, and delight in a fabulous multi-course meal that is paired with delightful local wines before transferring to Taormina for two nights. The legendary beauty of this city provides the perfect destination for historical exploration and luxurious tastings with a private tour of the ancient foundations and dramatic vistas that overlook the water, as well as discovering the splendid wines that are produced on the slopes of the infamous volcano of Mount Etna.

Travel to Salina to indulge in the tranquil ambiance along one of the Aeolian Islands for two nights. The unique destination features small towns, coastal cliffs, incredible seafood, remarkable history, and breathtaking landscapes all surrounded by the Ionian Sea and crowned with rare wines capturing flavors only found on the island chain. You will arrive in Catania for one night with a tour that will introduce you to the culture around the famous fish market and the grandeur of the Baroque architecture. Enjoy the treasured wine from around the region and greater Sicily during your final tasting for a fantastic end to your Sicilian wine discovery tour. Consider reading some of our travelers’ Italy tour reviews for more ideas to perfect your dream Italy vacation.

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.

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  • Some or all activities and tours
  • Expert trip planning
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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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