The Culinary Experience!
I simply can't imagine a better way to immerse yourself in the life of Sicily, to explore hidden corners and appreciate nuances while enjoying the benefits and enormous satisfaction of traveling under your own power.
These are experiences you can have only hiring a private vehicle with your personal driver and cannot have in a self-drive experience.
Travel with Locals is, at its heart, a way of connecting more authentically with the world. Sure, we provides amazing leaders, superb accommodations and meals, and opportunities you could never arrange on your own. But all of our comprehensive planning and support is aimed at something far simpler: bringing you the immediate, highly personal satisfaction of discovering a new world with us.
Our Local Expert Trip Designers have crafted itineraries that blend walking, hiking, sauntering and meandering with a culinary story that entails cooking classes, meal experience in picnic style, personalized visits to local farms, tastings of local specialties, cheese factories, wine and olive oil tastings and of course, unforgettable meals. Stroll, sip, and savor your way through this unforgettable trip experience.
Valeria Gulotta, President
ONE DAY EXPERIENCES
There are dozens of varieties of truffles in the world, but Italy’s truffle is one of the most elusive and most delicious. It’s found only from September to December and in just the right conditions, growing on the roots of trees under layers of damp leaves. Find your truffle and use it at lunch on the top of the risotto ...
Ricotta is much loved by us and we like to eat it very fresh. It is an essential ingredient, eaten on its own or used in cooking, both in savoury and sweet dishes. Cannoli, Cassata, Cassatelle, Ravioli .... we use a lot of ricotta cheese. So too, we are very fond of any locally made cheese.
EAT WITH LOCALS
Discover the joys of the Sicily table as you learn the secrets of Sicilian cooking from our generous local amici. Celebrate fresh seasonal ingredients prepared with passion, yet minimal manipulation. Slow down and let food be the focal point of the day. And savor this journey that nurtures both body and spirit.
Made in the Sicilian town of Modica, this Aztec-inspired chocolate is one of the world’s best-kept secrets: the original chocolate was bitter and used to enhance sauces for meat dishes, grated over salads or eaten on its own as a dietary supplement. If prepared with certain spices, it was considered an aphrodisiac. Try it spicy or with salt .... here, in Sicily, with us!
What better way to immerse yourself in a new region of the world than to delve into the local foods and culinary traditions that make a country or culture unique. With us you'll tap into your inner foodie on culinary-focused adventures in such savory destinations as Sicily!
Ravioli, lasagne, tagliatelle, maccheroni, busiate are all style of pasta that you have to try, with us, while in Sicily!
Wine. It can be as simple as choosing between red or white, or it can be a passionately debated topic that carries a discussion through an entire evening and beyond. Winemaking and its seductive artifact are part agriculture, part history, part culture, part history and an undeniable delight for the senses--all in one beautiful bottle to drink while in Sicily!
MULTIDAYS TOUR EXPERIENCES
Tour of Sicily is an inbound tour operator specialized in delivering one-of-a-kind holidays around the island committed to make you experience customized tours, food journeys and wine tastings in some of Sicily’s nicest places.
Our company gives its customers special experiences made possible by the collaboration with wine producers and several suppliers which are in the gastronomy brand.
With us, you will be exploring some of the most beautiful and exclusive properties dedicated to relaxation for a customized holiday designed around your requests and travelling needs.
Be in touch with us to customize your Tour in Sicily, combined adding day experiences dedicated to food and wine lovers, day tours dedicated to historical tours and if you agree, also cooking experience in restaurants or at home with locals.
We will always be at your side to let you experience your dream travel across Sicily’s stunning backgrounds, a land we love deeply and want to show in a way like no-one other would and could. Why? Because we are 100% Sicilians!
... and which is the Tour Experience I personally do recommend? .... having a Palermo street food with tasting of local delicious dishes, visit a winery in the area of Marsala which is a famous area famous for the Marsala wine, tasting of organic olive oil, have a traditional meal experience with locals in a village which is off the beaten track, walk in the Valley of the Temples and the Roman Villa to visit UNESCO sites, visit the baroque area to taste the chocolate cooked using the Aztec recipe, Etna landscape and wine ..... this is a really Sicilian Wine and Gastronomy Experience and you can find the whole route and details shown on www.tourofsicily.com/tour/grand-tour-food-wine-10-days/
Give a look, capture your needs and be in touch with us .. we can increase the dates or reduce them ... add more wineries ... we can customize it at your convenience!
WHAT CUSTOMERS SAY
Everything about this tour was beyond my expectations! Our driver Michael was the best: thoughtful, organized, courteous and most pleasant. The vehicle was very spacious and the views were fabulous even in the rear seats. A beautiful Sicilian medieval town in Erice, then breathtaking views of the Norman castle and delightful walks through the old village.....