Delectable Destinations is proud to offer this exceptional tour of Sicily in partnership with Laurie Howell, the Italy expert at Amalfi Life. Together we have created a not-to-be-missed journey into the culinary and cultural heart of this remarkable region of Italy.
Sicily is a tapestry of culture and cuisine unlike anywhere in the Mediterranean. This island-in-the-sun intrigues and delights at every turn. It has an abundance of riches and a tantalizing feast of experiences that are best enjoyed by visiting a sampling of its different regions. We’ve handpicked the most memorable of them for you and created this exciting itinerary to showcase some of the island’s innumerable wonders.
Inspire your senses with tastes and aromas influenced by Sicily’s past rulers from around the Mediterranean. Starting in Palermo, which has the distinction of being Italy’s 2018 Capital of Culture, we will spend 3 nights/2 days here, getting to know its secrets – past and present, including a visit with a Duchess in her historic villa for an exclusive cooking lesson.
Visit two of Sicily’s beloved wineries, one in a nature reserve and one on the north slopes of Mt. Etna, both well off the tourist track. Stay in the midst of an olive oil estate and almond farm, seeing and tasting the freshest production. Enjoy touring a uniquely fascinating nursery of native herbs and spices. Marvel at world-famous open-air markets in Palermo and Catania, that have no parallels in North America.
You may find yourself transfixed as you watch the landscape shift from rolling hills to dramatic coastlines, and finally to the undulating black slopes of Mount. Etna.
Wander through ancient Greek and Roman ruins, jewel-like villages, and lively city centers vibrant with local life.
Soak in the appeal of the Sicilian people, with their strong sense of identity and love for their homeland.
Sicilian gastronomy is infused with love and history and we will enjoy a true taste of the island during our week-long journey.
Your accommodations include a palazzo in the heart of Palermo, an olive oil estate near Agrigento, and a boutique hotel in the heart of Ortigia (Siracusa), one of the most charming and walkable locales in all of Sicily.
Sicily is a tapestry of culture and cuisine unlike anywhere in the Mediterranean. This island-in-the-sun intrigues and delights at every turn. It has an abundance of riches and a tantalizing feast of experiences, that are best enjoyed by visiting its different regions.
Carol from Delectable Destinations and Laurie from Amalfi Life set the tone and offer you a wonderful mix of culture, history, luxury, and beauty while you indulge your culinary palate with fine food and wine. This trip has something for everyone!
Our mission is to provide the utmost in personalized attention to each guest. That’s why our exclusive trips are limited to small groups of passionate travelers.
Carol and Laurie … Delivering your dream trip
“Where do I begin? All it took was one conversation with Carol to know without a doubt that I was about to embark on something special."Elisa B., New York, NY
"Each and every day was not only an amazing culinary experience, but a feast for the eyes."Hilda G., York, ME
"Thank you for arranging this “beyond my every expectations” trip. It was indeed a trip of a lifetime and I look forward to exploring another area with you soon. I already know it’s going to be amazing.”Chef Rachel Reuben, Stir Things Up!
- Round trip group transfers – Palermo Airport (PMO) incoming, Catania Airport (CTA) departing
- 7 nights accommodation
- All transportation, entrance fees, and guide services for all excursions and tours included in the program
- Wine & olive oil tastings
- Cooking lesson in an historic palazzo in Palermo
- All breakfasts and lunches, 5 dinners
- Wine at lunch and dinner
- VAT and all local taxes
- Tips and gratuities
Not Included: Airfare, transfers other than with the group, 2 dinners, trip insurance, incidentals, wine, cocktails or liquors other than what is ordered for the group.