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Our visit to Sicily was the highpoint of our third trip to Italy. We really feel that we experienced the country in a way we have not previously. We loved meeting our fellow travelers at our opening introductory dinner, we loved our shopping expedition to the Ortigia market, our cooking lessons, our sailboat ride and our trip to Mt. Etna. This was a memorable vacation for my wife and I and we hope to travel with Peter Sommer Travels again.”
John Brouder, MA, USA

“Michael made it for us. Nothing was too much trouble to ensure that the trip was special.”
Glenn Honey, Cornwall, UK

“This tour was an amazing experience seamlessly orchestrated and a celebration of life under the expert and passionate guidance of Michael Metcalfe. I enjoyed the variation in activities, choice of accommodation and restaurants, commitment of service providers (local guides, driver of vehicle, skipper of sailing boat, chef etc), knowledge, commitment and general demeanor of our tour guide. There is nothing that I didn’t enjoy...In my experience the best tour I have been on...Very good value for money...Everything happened on time, as planned and seemingly without any effort at all (although obviously a lot of work went into assuring that) ). Michael Metcalfe is knowledgeable, enthusiastic, passionate, professional, kind, accommodating, gracious - everything one could ever wish for in a guide.”
Anname de Villiers, Fairlands, South Africa

A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily

“One of the 50 best holidays in Italy.” The Times Jan 25, 2014
“Embark on the Gastronomic Tour of Sicily for a mouth-watering vacation”. USA Today

Eastern Sicily is home to a vibrant culinary tradition that mixes delicious local produce with cooking styles drawn from its many foreign rulers, from the Byzantines to the Arabs, and from the Normans to the Spanish.

The rolling hills and fertile plains produce seemingly unlimited quantities of fresh fruit, nuts and vegetables, while abundant flocks and herds produce delicious cheeses and meats. These riches are surrounded by rich fishing grounds, filling the market stalls with an enormous range of marine delicacies. To complete the picture, Sicily now produces some of the most highly regarded new wines in Europe, the perfect accompaniment to its long-renowned ices, fruit drinks and digestifs. This veritable cornucopia of delights provides all the ingredients for a magnificent voyage of cultural and gastronomic discovery.

Marcello (named Sicily’s top travel specialist by Condé Nast Traveler magazine) and Michael, the guides who will accompany you on this brand new food tour in Sicily, have lived and worked in the region for many years - they have drawn deeply on their experience to craft an itinerary that combines practical cooking experience with expert-led tours exploring the key highlights of the area’s gastronomic tradition and wealth in historical sites.

As this Sicily food tour relies so closely on seasonal produce, the itinerary may change slightly to take advantage of the best culinary delights on offer. We are certain that any food and wine lover will be in raptures over the week long cultural feast that we lay on. We look forward to welcoming you on to this brand new food holiday, the first of many Sicily tours for Peter Sommer Travels.

As well as our gastronomic tour of Sicily you can also join us on our Exploring Sicily tour which provides an unforgettable encounter with the island’s long history and culture.

To book your place, please contact our office.