Guided Tours of Sicily
Enjoy 14 days and 13 nights in delicious Western Sicily. This is an all-inclusive private guided tour of Sicily in the Western regions.
Western Sicily includes some of Sicily’s historic and well noted cities and sights. This includes Palermo, Erice, Selinute, Trapani, Scaccia, Castelbouno and Cefalu to name a few. In these private tours of Sicily, visit the vibrant fresh food markets. Here you can shop for seasonal local produce and enjoy cooking classes with specialty chefs.
Sicilian Feast for the Senses offers you a wonderful introduction to Sicily. We visit some of the most popular historical sites, galleries and museums in Western Sicily. We also take you to places that are a little off the beaten track and not listed in travel books. This gives you the opportunity to further engage with Sicily. You can immerse yourself with the Sicilian culture, gastronomy and people.
Food, Wine and Cooking
Enjoy private tastings of olive oil, cheese, breads, pastries, salamis and small goods. In addition, a wealth of seafood. We visit bustling food markets and towns and wonder at the beauty. Many towns and markets are famous for their old techniques and artistry in ceramic and jewellery making. We visit stunning photogenic towns where you will indulge on pastries and desserts. Taste recipes handed down through the ages. In addition we show you the real cheese makers of Sicily.
We taste Marsala kept in one family for one over hundred years. Later, we wander down cobbled streets to find hidden treasures. We also dine on all local and fresh produce. This is in slow food restaurants, agriturismo, cantinas, enotecas and more. All specialise in showcasing true Sicilian fare.
It is impossible to visit Sicily without taking in the vibrant humming of the markets. We surround ourselves with the colours and aromas of these street markets. We wander through the many stalls sharing moments with true locals. They will mesmerize you with their cooking and preparation of traditional street foods.
We also travel through Scaccia, Selinunte, Porto Paolo, Mazara del Vallo, Mozia and Marsala. Here we sample some of the region’s well-known and finest wines.
In addition we visit fish markets and dine in slow food restaurants, agriturismos and cantinas that will take you back in time. This part of Sicily is known for its regional produce, seafood and wines.
The produce is showcased through our cooking classes and by the passionate characters we meet along the way.
Most noteworthy, we head out in a sailing boat for an alfresco lunch, before wandering through the cobbled streets. Here we enjoy wine tasting and a degustation of local products in a quaint Enoteca.
This tour of Western Sicily, gives you an in-depth look at Sicily’s most historic cities and sights. This is starring one of the beautiful and popular cities of Sicily, Palermo. The Arabs, Normans, Greek and Spanish among many others, have left Palermo with a rich imprint of foreign culture. This is evident in its art, design, architecture and cuisine.
The monuments and sites such as La Cattedrale di Monreale, la Cappella Palantina and le Catacombe dei Cappuccini will astound you. We make our way through Palermo with tours to Mondello, Monreale and Piazza Marina. In addition we travel to Mount Pellegrino and to the Grotto of Saint Rosalia. This is a sacred place of religious devotion adorned by the Palermitani. This place is celebrated in great festivities and religious holidays.
Visit the stunning photographic hilltop town of Erice. Erice is a picturesque medieval town built upon much older Phoenician and Elymian sites. We also travel to Menfi, an historical country town built by the Spanish aristocrat Diego Talgavia Aragona. Here you stay at an exquisite estate set back in the mountains with the alluring colours of nature.
Uniquely, the aromas of mountain lavender, rosemary and thyme hang in the air. This couples with views to the sea which still to this day in this part of Sicily works to suspend this land in its own rhythm of life.
On the final days of the tour you will relax with the iconic scenes and views of the stunning coastline of the seaside town Cefalu. We end the tour in a prestigious landmark hotel resting in its breathtaking position on the coastline for more than 100 years. It was re-styled in the 1800s and now stands as one of the best examples of Art Nouveau décor of its kind.
Beautiful and historical 4 and 5 star accommodation options.
Australian/Sicilian Chef, TV Presenter and Food Writer, Dominique Rizzo. Also planned and coordinated in conjunction Sicilian counterpart Gianluca D’ Alia from Paesaggio Sicilia Travel.