Sicily for Foodies
A taste explosion discovering Sicilian culinary tradition, through some of the most fascinating and beautiful places in Eastern Sicily. You will taste delicacies made with passion, you will get to take part in interesting cooking lessons, taste some excellent wines and stuff yourself with delicious local products; all embellished by the wonders of Baroque architecture and the numerous UNESCO World Heritage sites.
A true gourmet experience!
Welcome to Baroque Sicily, a combination of imposing churches, strikingly beautiful buildings and majestic skylines offering a broad spectrum of colours, from the pink gold of limestone to the silvery black of lava flows. A journey on the road in a land that knows how to welcome you and how to amaze you.
Ortigia market: an authentic insight into Sicilian life
You are in the heart of one of the most beautiful markets in Italy: the Ortigia market, a riot of colourful stalls of fruit, vegetables, fresh fish and special spices, in the beautiful setting of the historic centre of Syracuse. You will discover the best of regional delights between one tasting and another and a light lunch in a characteristic market place, where between a story characterised by the market stall owners selling their products; and the locals weighed down with their groceries, you will discover the history of this ancient city and will almost certainly fall in love with it.
Ragusa and Modica: two pearls of Sicilian Baroque
Your experience continues with the scenic Val di Noto and the two pearls of Sicilian Baroque: Ragusa and Modica. Walk their typical streets, visit the most important attractions, enjoy breath-taking views and you will be fascinated by their uniqueness.
Ragusa is a real open-air museum characterized by the presence of beautiful churches and aristocratic buildings but above all by 18 UNESCO World Heritage monuments.
Modica, on the other hand, resembles a stone crib with a baroque appearance, with evocative alleys rich in humble small houses, artisan workshops, ancient buildings and churches including the Cathedral of San Giorgio with its beautiful staircase.
This town is also famous for the famous IGP chocolate of Modica; then amaze your taste buds with the wonderful king of chocolate in its various flavours and formats. This chocolate is unique, produced using an ancient recipe of Aztec origin.
A day at your disposal to relax in places like the beach of San Lorenzo a few steps from the Vendicari Reserve, a very fascinating stretch of coastline characterized by large sandy expanses and small inlets. The fine and clear sand, along with the turquoise and crystalline sea with gently sloping seabed, make it the ideal place to spend a quiet day at the sea full of fun and sunbathing.
As an alternative, you could set off to explore new and exciting experiences, such as fishing in Syracuse: a day on board a typical motorboat from where you can discover the beauty of one of the most beautiful stretches of sea in the Mediterranean Sea; feel like a true Sicilian fisherman and in between chatter and stories, whilst sipping an aperitif with a view, learn some secrets and fishing techniques from real professionals.
In addition to fishing, there will be stops for a refreshing swim, before slowly returning to the marina, with the last stop inside the bay.
Etna and its flavours
An exciting experience on Etna, the largest volcano in Europe and one of the most active in the world, whose slopes are rich with vineyards, olive groves, pistachios, hazelnuts and orchards, that are the home to unique and excellent products.
Admire the ancient “sciàres” (solidified lava), the extinct craters, woods or caves made from lava.
Then you get to the tastiest part of the day; a visit to a wine cellar, where immersed in vineyards with a breath-taking view, you can taste the typical wines of Etna and find out how and where they are produced. These wines with a special aroma, mainly due to the very fertile volcanic soil, will be accompanied by many Sicilian specialties, seasonal vegetables and fruits, typical desserts and espresso coffee.
Taormina: the “Pearl of the Ionian Sea”… see you at the next experience
Taormina is an elegant natural terrace overlooking the Ionian Sea, where beauty is at home, not only for its viewpoints where you can spoil your eyes with the infinite beauty of these places, but also for its history and its wonders. One of them is the famous Greek Theatre with its breath-taking panorama and Etna as a backdrop.
Not to be missed are also the Roman “Naumachie”, the fifteenth-century Palazzo Corvaja, the splendid gardens of the Villa Comunale; the delightful Piazza IX Aprile, known for the incredible view from its balcony and the Cathedral of San Nicola with its beautiful baroque fountain. And while strolling along the lively Corso Umberto I, you will find many shops and workshops with handmade products to take back with you.
Ragusa, RG, Italia
Isola di Ortigia
Modica, RG, Italia
Siracusa, SR, Italia
Monte Etna, Adrano, CT, Italia
Taormina, ME, Italia
Sicily for Foodies
Lombardy and Veneto discovering cocktails, tastings and great wines
It is well known that the “Bel Paese” is the home of eating well and drinking well, but not everyone knows that it also boasts a rich tradition in the art of mixing spirits with various ingredients and olfactory notes often linked to the local region, to give life to spirits and legendary cocktails that have contributed to the history of national and international mixing. You will taste delicious cocktails in trendy clubs, take part in an exclusive gourmet brunch and various tasting routes to discover innovative combinations, traditional dishes, great wines and tasty temptations; not to mention the possibility of visiting some of the most famous wineries in Valpolicella and Valdobbiadene.
A fun and unusual experience through unexplored territories of taste!
Tuscany and Liguria amid the pleasures of food and good wine
A tasty experience discovering the pleasures of food and good wine via two of the most beautiful and fascinating regions of Italy: Tuscany and Liguria. You will have the opportunity to taste the lampredotto or the famous steak in the heart of beautiful Florence, to taste excellent wine and to admire endless expanses of vineyards with an exciting safari over the hills of Chianti. You will then visit a beautiful panoramic vineyard in a charming village of Cinque Terre and taste the excellent Cinque Terre D.O.C. white wine before discovering how to make the traditional Ligurian pesto with a mortar by taking part in a fun cooking lesson.
Sweet temptations, great wines and more: discover Piedmont
History, culture, beautiful landscapes and unique food and wine products are the main ingredients of this exciting experience in Piedmont and the only thing that is missing is you. Admire the wonders of Turin, an icon of history and elegance, and enjoy the enchanting hilly landscapes of the Langhe and Monferrato, listed by UNESCO as a World Heritage Site. Not to mention the excellent regional food and wine tradition that you can appreciate first hand with delicious tasting tours and interesting visits to renowned wineries, fascinating vineyards, distilleries and the production premises of the most famous Italian vermouth.
And don’t forget to pack a swimsuit… you’ll need it!
Amalfi Coast and Sorrento Peninsula: “He saw the sea…”
There are places that, thanks to stories, paintings, films and songs, have become part of the collective imagination as symbols of infinite beauty: this is the case for the Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Peninsula. Sixty kilometres of coastline characterised by beautiful villages, beaches nestled between rocks, islets, wonderful fjords, sumptuous villas and one of the most beautifully scenic roads in the world. Finally, a rich wine tasting and, the possibility of being able to taste a range of different foods in different locations, will leave you with the lasting memory of a multi-sensory experience that you will always carry with you in your heart.
“He saw the sea how beautiful it is… it stirs up so much emotion”
(Come back to Surriento)
- Amalfi Coast, Sorrento Peninsula
- Southern Italy
- Food Tasting
- Boutique Hotel
- Short break - 4 days/3 nights
Lazio and Umbria discovering genuine products and unique flavours!
A taste experience during which you will be led by the 5 senses and your desire for knowledge through two regions that will satisfy any foodie: Lazio and Umbria. You will taste organic, local and seasonal products directly from the stalls of a picturesque Capitoline market and you will take part in a fun cooking show that will feature all forms and colours of eggs and, of course, his majesty pasta alla Carbonara. Then you will discover the delicious world of Perugina Chocolate and the excellent Sagrantino di Montefalco, you will take a stroll through the fragrant vineyards of the Umbrian hills and taste many delicacies made with passion… are you ready?
Cilento, a land to love and to enjoy!
Lush forests, steep mountains, gentle hills covered with olive trees and valleys that reach down to the sea. Then characteristic villages clinging to the rocks or dotted along the coast; a spectacular natural park (National Park of Cilento and Vallo di Diano), exceptional archaeological remains and a coastline of over 100 km that offers endless possibilities. Not to mention the excellent gastronomic tradition that boasts typical delicious products such as the famous buffalo mozzarella from Campania, delicious white figs, excellent wines and an unparalleled extra virgin olive oil.
A tasty experience in a UNESCO World Heritage Site!
- Cilento Area
- Southern Italy
- Food Tasting
- Historic & Traditional Residence
- Short break - 6 days/5 nights
Colours, scents and flavours of Eastern Sicily
Live an experience as true gourmets to discover the Sicilian culinary tradition, in some of the most fascinating and beautiful places in Eastern Sicily. You will taste the delicacies of the Catania street food, marvel at the excellent wine and fill up on delicious typical products; all embellished by the wonders of the Baroque architecture and the numerous sites declared by the UNESCO World Heritage Site!
Tuscany: city of art, villages and… rows of vineyards
Tuscany is a succession of verdant hills, small villages where time stands still and beautiful cities of art famous all over the world. But it is also its famous for its food and wine tradition, whose cornerstones are: olive oil, meat, legumes and ancient cereals, Maremma game, fish from the coast and great wines. You will have the opportunity to taste the lampredotto or the famous steak in the heart of beautiful Florence, to taste excellent wine and to admire endless expanses of vineyards with an exciting safari over the hills of Chianti.
A tasty experience discovering the pleasures of good food and excellent wine!
- Florence Area, Tuscany
- Central Italy
- Wine Tasting
- Historic & Traditional Residence
- Short break - 4 days/3 nights
A small land bursting with great flavours: Umbria
A masterpiece region which, although small, between green valleys and ancient villages, offers so much and a thousand different souls; the main one is undoubtedly the Umbrian food and wine. You will step foot in the delicious world of Perugia Chocolate, taste the excellent Sagrantino di Montefalco that has made this region famous in the world, walk in coves among beautiful vineyards and taste many delicacies made with passion.
A taste experience full of flavours, colours and smells to be discovered!