Taste tour of Sicily

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 a wide range of cheeses and meats. These riches are surrounded by plentiful 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.

As the tour group travels through the ever-changing landscapes of Eastern Sicily they will discover how the Bronze Age civilizations left their mark on the rolling hills of Pantalica (one of several UNESCO World Heritage sites to be visited on this tour) or Ragusa (above).

They will walk through an elegant Roman farmhouse with world-famous mosaics at Piazza Armerina, and sample almond granitas in Noto, one of the most beautiful baroque towns in Europe.

Your guides on this food tour in Sicily, have lived and worked in this region for many years. They have drawn deeply on their personal knowledge of land and people to craft an itinerary that combines practical cooking experience with highlights of the region’s cuisine and visits to key historical and cultural 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. This week-long cultural and gastronomic feast will not disappoint.

Peter Sommer, Gastronomic tour of Sicily, 26th Sep - 3rd Oct 2020.   
 

 

 


 

 

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