Italy

Sicily Culinary Experience

Description

Like the different regions of neighboring Italy, the balmy Mediterranean island of Sicily has a distinct cuisine that’s steeped in history. Take a trip to a market and alongside staples like capers, tomatoes, olives and aubergines, all the ingredients will be home-grown, as although Sicilians export their delicious produce, they shun imports, so diet is a true representation of the terrain. The poor infrastructure means food doesn’t travel far either, so people really do eat locally.

Itinerary

Day 1

  • Welcome drinks and dinner at a local Masseria “Le Chiuse di Guadagna”

 

Day 2:

  • Full day in Siracusa.

  • Food market tour: Fresh Produce, ingredients, Utensils (that are well known in the area, fresh fish in the harbor) beans, flours for pasta/bread.

  • Equipment/cooking utensils that are used in the area.

  • Cooking class in the evening.

 

Day 3

  • Visit a local oil farm and do a tasting.

  • Visit a cheese farm lab - cheese tasting and lunch.

  • “Gli aromi” tour (one of the most important company of aromatic plants).

  • Sunset dinner at “Gli Aromi”.

 

Day 4

  • Sicily street food tour.

  • Street food cooking class.
     

Day 5

  • Ragusa Ibla and Modica tour (Old chocolate factory lab & chocolate tasting).

  • Dessert day, taste some of Sicily’s best well known dessert.

  • Experience how the masters create in their kitchens.

 

Day 6

  • Free day for you to explore on your own.

 

Day 7

  • Sicilian Winelands tour.

  • Lunch

  • Noto tour in the afternoon.

 

Day 8

  • Morning free in Masseria.

  • Learn from an Old Italian Mama how to make traditional pasta.

  • Enjoy a big Italian dinner with the family.

 

Day 9

  • Cooking class with a chef.

  • Lunch at chef’s restaurant.

  • Visit a local aquaponics company.

  • Dinner at Le Chiuse di Guadagna.

 

Day 10

  • Masseria, aperitif with rustic products.

  • Fine dining.

 

Day 11

  • Breakfast

  • Transfer from hotel to airport to depart back home.

Italy

From R 35 828.89

pp min 4 pax - max 12 pax

11 Days / 10 Nights

Validity: Immediately - December 2020

Including

  • Transfers for all group activities/tours

  • Transfers from airport to hotel and vice versa

  • Accommodation and everyday breakfast

  • All tours

  • Dinner in Masseria

  • Full day market, ingredients and Siracusa tour

  • Light lunch at the Siracusa market

  • Cooking class with fresh ingredients (bought at the market)  

  • Dinner after cooking class

  • Visit an oil farm and tasting

  • Cheese farm lab, tasting and lunch

  • "Gli aromi" tour and dinner at sunset

  • Street food tour and Sicily tour with 2/3 street food tastings

  • Street food cooking class in Sicily and aperitif

  • Ragusa Ibla and Modica tours

  • Dessert tour in Ragusa Ibla

  • Old chocolate factory Lab

  • Full day winelands - tour of two wine companies, tasting and lunch

  • Noto tour

  • Sicilian cooking class and dinner in Masseria with homemade plates (self-made)

  • Fine fish and traditional plates cooking class with a chef

  • Lunch with homemade plates (made during the cooking class with the chef) 

  • Aquaponics company tour

  • Dinner in Masseria

  • Aperitif in Masseria

  • Dinner in fine restaurant in Sicily

Excluding

  • Activities not listed

  • Meals not listed

  • Travel insurance (compulsory)

  • Drinks (alcoholic & non-alcoholic)

  • Early check in or late check out

  • Tips

  • Additional transfer required due to any emergency situation

  • Mineral water beyond that supplied

  • Other Insurances

  • Optional excursions and activities

  • Items of a personal nature (Phone calls, laundry, beverages…)

  • Peak season surcharges if there is any

  • Tour guide not included

  • All not mentioned above

 

Surcharges apply for high season or late bookings. Prices are in ZAR, subject to availability & tax fluctuations.

+27 (010) 035 5205

1st Floor, 65 Knoppiesdoring St, Randpark Ridge, Johannesburg, 2156

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