Gastronomic Etna & Sicily Trip
Discover our typical product in unforgettable landscape
Visit Sicily and its best products and famous sites as Mount Etna, through an intimate gourmand way during this Sicily’s food tour. Have a first practical experience in a Sicilian kitchen and learn every secret behind each delicious bite!
Gastronomic Tour of Sicily that starts early in the morning with a small group; Sicily Guided tour and Mount Etna tour, with our English-speaking guide, for a full day experience of Sicily and its best natural wonders.
Gastronomic Sicily Tour, schedule
Our journey begins near the crater of 1669 on Mount Etna’s southern flank. As we travel through the ever-changing landscapes of Western Etna, we will discover how these fertile lands made Sicily a true cornucopia of delights, providing all the ingredients for a magnificent voyage through a cultural and gastronomic discovery.
The tour starts with the visit of the basaltic gorges of Simeto, the river that has set the volcanic boundary of Mount Etna, with its beautiful landscapes, colours and contrasts made even more beautiful by the old Saracen Bridge build around the IX century. The Simeto river is the biggest Sicilian watercourse with waterfalls, rapids, little lakes and gorges that the river has created as it runs between the basaltic lava and the sedimentary calcareous soil.
Sicily guided tour, home of a vibrant culinary tradition that mixes delicious local products with cooking styles drawn from its many foreign dominations, from the Byzantines to the Arabs, and from the Normans to the Spanish. We move on to Bronte in order to visit the pistachio factory.
The western side of Mount Etna is home of the “green gold of Sicily”, so why not taking the great chance to explore where the finest Pistachio grows and visit the real producer who transforms this tasteful product on a wide variety of fine specialities? After visiting the pistachio factory, we will head to a special farmhouse where you will be followed by a regional chef on a private cooking class through our gastronomic specialties, taking part of the process of making tasteful Sicilian dishes, of course, Pistachio's themed.
The modern cuisine is one the way to define the uniquely diverse past of this great island, and its history, culture and archaeology will be fundamental elements of our journey. The lunch will include your self-made dishes, and other chosen by our chef. Appetisers, first course and dessert, coffee, water and Sicilian best wines are included.
Mount Etna visit
After lunch we head-up to Mount Etna with our 4x4 vehicles through a fun off-road route, spending the afternoon walking on Mt. Etna in the company of an expert guide. We’ll stroll through verdant woods of pine before ascending to a lunar landscape of lava flows and ash-filled craters with incredible views all around. To give the proper end to this amazing day, we will visit one of the most interesting lava tube, a caving experience in one of the largest lava tube of Mount Etna.
As this Sicily food tour relies on seasonal products, the itinerary may slightly change to take advantage of the best culinary delights on offer. We are certain that any food and wine lover will be in raptures over this week-long cultural and gastronomic feast. A passionate chef will follow you throughout regional specialties and cultural wonders of this unique island of the Mediterranean Sea, enriched by Greek temples, medieval towns, sulphurous craters and fertile vineyards.
Equipment Gastronomic Sicily trip
- Sturdy hiking boots
- Waterproof jacket and pants
- Swimsuit, water shoes and towel
- At your hotel between Catane and Taormina ( please confirme-us the correct pick-up address)
- 08h00 at Bar Très Joli, Via Aldo Moro, 39, 95029 Viagrande CT
- More pick-up places: quote on demand