- Pick-up/drop-off at your accomodation (only in Catania area) or at our meeting point
- English speaking guide
- Visit of the lava gorges and the Saracen Bridge at the Simeto river
- Visit of a Pistachio's factory
- Cooking class with regional chef
- Lunch with typical Sicilian products
- 4x4 offroad vehicle with driver
- Trekking on Volcano Etna, 8 km easy trek
- Visiting of a lava tube
- VAT and insurance
- Free cancellation 1 week before the tour
Gastronomic Etna & Sicily Trip
Discover our typical product in unforgettable landscape
Visit Sicily and its best products and famous sites as Mount Etna, experienced through an intimate gourmand way at this food tour Sicily.
Have a first practical experience in a Sicilian kitchen and learn every secret that goes into 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 with a trip to Mount Etna.
Gastronomic Sicily Tour, schedule
Our journey begins near the crater of 1669 on Mount Etna southern flank. As we travel through the ever-changing landscapes of Western Etna we will discover how these fertile lands, made Sicily a veritable cornucopia of delights, providing all the ingredients for a magnificent voyage of cultural and gastronomic discovery.
The tour starts with the visit of the basaltic gorges of Simeto, the river that set the volcanic boundary of Mount Etna, beautiful landscapes, colours and contrasts prettify by the old Saracen Bridge build around the IX century. The Simeto river is the biggest Sicilian watercourse; 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 to a vibrant culinary tradition that mixes delicious local produce with cooking styles drawn from its many foreign rulers, 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 heading to a special farmhouse where you will be followed by a regional chef on a private cooking class, through our gastronomic specialties and taking part of the process of making tasteful Sicilian dishes, of course, Pistachio's themed.
The modern cuisine is one of the defining creations of the uniquely diverse past of this great island and its history, culture and archaeology will be fundamental elements of our journey. The lunch will be composed with your self-made dishes and other choose 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 by 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 ashfilled craters with incredible views all around. To set the right end at this amazing day we visiting one of the most interesting lava tube, a caving experience in one of the largest and most interesting lava tube of Mount Etna due to it's network of different tunnels.
As this Sicily food tour relies so closely on seasonal produce, the itinerary may change slightly 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