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Tasting Eastern Sicily

Shaped like a triangle, Sicily’s storied shores touch three seas. Across the millennia, so many cultures have landed here, each leaving its indelible influence on the island and the people. “Tasting Eastern Sicily” delicately balances the monuments with the mouthfuls as each “feeds” into the other’s stories of life, past and present, in this slice of, arguably, Italy’s most famous region. Sicily is the largest of the islands in the Mediterranean.

 

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Tasting Eastern Sicily

Dates & Pricing

Minimum of 6 participants, maximum of 16, with a maximum guide-to-guest ratio of 1 to 8

 

DATES (7 days)

May 10-16, 2021

For other dates, info and availability please contact us.

 

TOUR PRICE

Per person in double occupancy: from $3,490

 

Single Supplement: $490     

 

In addition, we pledge to donate more than 1% of your trip price to food literacy and environmental non profit organizations

Tour Highlights

  • Discover the UNESCO Sites of Volcano Etna, the Baroque towns of Catania, Ragusa, Noto, Modica and Siracusa; explore the historic town of Taormina
  • Visits and tastings to wine, chocolate, olive oil makers, and to a Ragusano \
  • Dop cheese maker, a Slow Food Presidium
  • Experience an intangible UNESCO Cultural Heritage, the authentic Mediterranean Diet, and learn more about local recipes with a Sicilian chef and a food writer
  • Enjoy some of the more famous wines of Italy, such as Nero d’Avola and Inzolia and lesser-known Nerello Mascalese, Caricante, Frappato and Catarratto
  • Relax in unique, cozy agriturismi or 3- or 4-star hotels distinctively representing the local cultures and traditions
  • Delve into history, traditions and culture in this unique area in south of Italy
  • Extend your trip for two more nights with our post-tour extensions to two UNESCO sites discovering Greek temples, Roman villlas and the olive oil of Sicily or the Aeolian Islands

What's Included

  • 6 nights of accommodation in 3- or 4-star hotels and agriturismi
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches
  • 4 dinners with either a 3- or 4-course menu
  • Entry fees to the Greek theatre in Catania & the Church of Badia of Saint Agata
  • Guided visits in Siracusa, Volcano Etna and Vendicari Nature Reserve
  • 1 visit and tasting to a chocolate producer
  • 1 cooking demo with a Sicilian chef and food writer
  • 1 visit and tasting to a local winemaker and 1 to a Ragusano Dop cheesemaker (Slow Food Presidium)
  • Explorations of UNESCO sites of Catania, Modica, Ragusa, Noto Volcano Etna and the enchanting town of Taormina
  • 3 optional 1-2-hours hikes and daily walking opportunities
  • Visit to an agriturismo for lunch and olive oil tasting
  • Comfortable transportation by 9-seat van for all travel on tour as cited in the itinerary
  • Bilingual, professional Tour Leaders
  • One group transfer to Catania airport from last hotel
  • Local taxes and gratuities for luggage porters and restaurant servers during tour 

What's Not Included

  • 4 lunches and 2 dinners on your own
  • Alcoholic beverages at group dinners (including wine and spirits)
  • Round-trip airfare and expenses to/from the tour
  • Transfer to first hotel at the beginning of the tour
  • Trip cancellation, baggage loss or travel delay insurance (this optional coverage is highly recommended and is not provided by Food.Stories.Travel.)
  • Gratuities for your Tour Leader
  • Personal expenses, such as, but not limited to, phone calls, laundry, emails, snacks, gifts

Itinerary

Post-Tour Extension to Temples, Villas and Olive Oil in Sicily

Post-Tour Extension to Aeolian Islands

 

To request the Itnerary as a PDF or to ask us any questions please contact us today!

 

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