Sicily Luxury Wine and Food tour.

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  • Pomodoro Italy
  • Tour Type: Explore Regional Italy Tours
  • Location: Sicily
  • Code: ESS01
  • Price From: Euro 2940
  • Travel Month: Feb, Mar,April, May, June. Sept, Oct, Nov.
  • Duration: 7 Days / 7 nights
  • Short Description:

    Travel when you want to. This is not a set departure tour. As long as we have 2 travelling we can do it for you when you want to. An enchanting journey across Sicily for a wine-focused tour that highlights some of the best wineries in Sicily and Italy –Planeta, Regaleali, and Benanti–wineries that we will visit as well as other world-class wineries whose exquisite wines we will sample throughout the program. During this luxury wine and food experience we will be hosted by the owners of these prestigious estates, so this is an opportunity not readily available on other tours of Sicily.

    A 7 day wine and food tour tour highlighting the best in locavore from this off the beaten track Island.  Taste local dishes and meet the artisans who have grown and produced amazing produce from cheeses, wines and Olive oils for thousands of years..

    If you have a group of friends you want to travel with, let me know as we can do a special rate based on your party size. Spending extra time in Sicily is also a bonus, and if you can afford the extra time , do it, there is so much to see.

     

     

Highlights

  • Planeta Ulmo winery
  • Picnic at the Valley of the Temples –Unesco heritage site
  • Regaleali a Luxury Wine experience
  • VIP entry to Private Tastings.
  • Cooking class with cookbook author Anna Tasca Lanza
  • Mt. Etna, the wine region and Taormina
  • Benanti winery
  • 5 star accommodation

A thorough itinerary will be forwarded when you make your booking.

 

Ragusa Sicily

 

 

Sicily

 

 

 

The prices offered here are subject to availability. Prices quoted are per person , based on twin share .

2 people € 3950,00 p.p.

4 people € 3230,00 p.p.

6 people € 2940,00 p.p.

Rates are valid for travel completed by November. 2020.

Departure dates apon request.

Dates/ rates not valid for travel from 15th July > 31st August.

The price includes:

3 nights in Menfi at La Foresteria Luxury Wine Resort, Superior Room

2 nights in Palermo Area at Regaleali Luxury Wine Estate, Double Room

2 nights in Taormina at Grand Hotel Miramare 4*, Superior Room sea view

Breakfast included

Private English speaking driver and Mercedes vehicle as per itinerary

Private English speaking driver and Mercedes vehicle as per itinerary from/to airport

Local guide and entrance fees: Valley of the Temples & Kolymbetra Garden , Selinunte , Segesta

and Erice

Welcome Dinner and wine tasting at the Foresteria Planeta

Winery Visit on day 2 with lunch and Wine tasting at Planeta Ulmo Winery

All inclusive food, beverages and wine at Regaleali Estate

Cooking Class and wine tasting on day 5 including lunch and beverages

Winery visit on day 6 with lunch and wine tasting

Meals and tasting as per itinerary

Not Included

Individual extras and meals

Tips and Extras

Insurance

City tax at hotels

All that has not been clearly indicated in “The price includes”

Flights

Single supplement (on request)

Cancellation Policy

At time of booking we request 20% of the total value of the booking as deposit guarantee.

The cancellation policy is applicable to journey price, single supplements,  extensions and other

tour related arrangements. Balance 30 days before to the arrival date.

Up to 60 days before departure the booking can be cancelled

or amended free of charge.

Travel insurance: highly recommended.

Join us for an enchanting journey across Sicily for a wine-focused tour that highlights some of the best wineries in Sicily and Italy –Planeta, Regaleali, and Benanti–wineries that we will visit as well as other world-class wineries whose exquisite wines we will sample throughout the program. We will be hosted by the owners and winemakers of these outstanding wineries.

Ancient wineries on Mt Etna

A Sicily gourmet wine and food tour. A gourmet tour to the southern tip of Italy. Sicily, where we will taste Italian wine and Italian cuisine and discover the history of this amazing island.  Sicilian wines feature the medley of flavors that Sicily has been known for since ancient times and which represent some of the best wines in Italy.

 Sicilian DOC Wines

 

Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean. It is one of the autonomous regions of Italy. Palermo is the capital of Sicily, the provinces are: Agrigento, Caltanissetta, Catania, Enna, Messina, Palermo, Ragusa, Siracusa and Trapani. Sicily’s closest neighbour is Calabria, 3 kl to the east across the straits of Messina.

 

Sicily has a rich and blended culture, particularly in the arts, music, literature, food, wine and architecture. The Sicilian economy is largely based on agriculture, and in particular orange and lemon orchards. More recently international tourists have begun to value the natural beauty of the Sicilian countryside. Sicily is also home to many historic sites such as the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento, the Greek theatre at Taomina and the Roman ruins at Siracusa. The great baroque cities of Ragusa, Modica and Noto are definitely worth  a visit.

Ragusa Sicily

What food is Sicily known for?

Cucina Povera, or peasant cuisine  descibes the type of food you will find, however it is enriched with the influences of the various civilisations that have occupied the Island , the Arabs, the Spanish, the Greeks and the North Africans, and with an abundance of fresh vegetables, fruits and a wealth of seafood. See my story on street food of Sicily. There is a special atmosphere in the ancient Sicilian markets.

 

Pasta alla Norma: This very popular pasta dish hails from eastern Sicily; a stick-to-your-ribs dish, it’s made with fried eggplant, tomatoes, basil, and ricotta salata. Sicily’s frutta marmorata—or marzipan—is often a work of art!

Spaghetti ai ricci (spaghetti prepared with sea urchin) Pasta con le sarde (with sardines) and Pasta alla Norma  are the most popular pasta dishes typically Sicilian. Manicotti is another common dish.

 

Cannoli originated in Sicily and are a staple of Sicilian cuisine. In Italy, they are commonly known as “cannoli siciliani”, Sicilian cannoli.

wines of Sicily

 

Wines of Sicily.

Sicily’s reputation as a food and wine paradise has remained intact for more than 3,000 years.

Beginning with the Greeks, who arrived on the eastern part of Sicily in the 8th century BCE, the idea of methodical grapegrowing practices for the purpose of quality winemaking firmly took root on the island.

history in a bottle.

Though many things have changed, most of Sicily’s indigenous grape varieties and time-honored winegrowing traditions continue to play an important role. Thanks to meticulous vineyard tending and gentle grape handling in Sicily’s wineries, Sicilia DOC wines feature the medley of flavors that Sicily has been known for since ancient times and which represent some of the best wines of Italy.

If you want to better understand the grape varieties of Italy there is a book available on Amazon by Ian D’Agata titled NATIVE WINE GRAPES OF ITALY, a truly amazing read. I also refer to Italian Wine Unplugged, Grape by Grape.

 

The world famous cuisine of Sicily is a reflection of the island’s bounty and biodiversity, but while Sicilian ingredients have long been a part of the Mediterranean culinary experience, the wines paired with these meals rarely came from Sicily. Fortunately for wine lovers, that is changing. Today, the Sicilian wine producers are focusing on the opportunities provided by the Mediterranean landscape. The island’s climatic conditions are perfect for producing healthy grapes and extraordinary wines with distinctive flavors at incredible value. For those who have already enjoyed Sicily’s wines, either with the island’s traditional foods or their own favorite international dishes,one thing remains clear: Incredible food and amazing wines do not have to be expensive.

 

As wine lovers discover the best-known Sicilian grapes—Grillo, Catarratto, Nero d’Avola, Frappato and others—they find that the sun-kissed island is capable of producing a range of intriguing flavors, but ultimately it is Sicily’s authenticity that wins their heart.

For more stories on the street food of Sicily click here

The most amazing Wine region in Sicily