A Gastronomic Tour of Sicily
“Embark on the Gastronomic Tour of Sicily for a mouth-watering vacation”. USA Today
A Sicily tour taking in the highlights of the island’s varied cuisine and historical sites. Led by cultural specialist Marcello Baglioni and archaeologist Dr. Michael Metcalfe, there are cooking classes, opportunities to visit local producers of cheeses, olives, honey and wines, numerous tastings including a demonstration and tasting of traditional Modicano chocolate. Other highlights include exploring historic Syracuse, the beautiful town of Noto, renowned for its Baroque architecture and a walk on Mt. Etna with an expert volcanologist.
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 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.
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