Sicily, Italy · October 14-24, 2012 (WAIT LIST)
PLEASE NOTE: this tour is full.
October 14 thru 24, 2012. 11 days, 10 nights.
Traveling to Sicily without a guide can be a bit intimidating. The mythology of the island’s passions along with the reality of its closed, insular culture can make it hard to get below the surface of tourist travel. Going to Sicily alone can make you feel like you stood on top of a large mountain of culture and food that was buried beneath you, hidden. Let us reveal Sicily’s food to you. Come, join us, for a unique, educational, and entertaining experience that you won’t soon forget.
The trip is designed for experienced travelers with a passion for traditionally made foods. We keep the group small. Only 8 to 15 guests traveling with two experienced leaders from Zingerman’s, plus our English-speaking Italian guide.
Our guests need to enjoy walking and should be aware that the towns there can have steep, sometimes cobblestone, streets. (It’s part of their charm!) We will have guided walking tours of some of the cities we visit, and, we build in time for our guests to explore on their own.
What Is Included?
All breakfasts (the hotels provide a wonderful selection for breakfast), some lunches, and most dinners. We will visit excellent, traditional Sicilian restaurants, and at our meals together you will enjoy a set menu of local specialties made from local, fresh, in-season ingredients and a local wine pairing.
Behind the scene visits to incredible, small scale Sicilian food makers. We will visit a hundred year old chocolate maker in Modica. A traditional cheesemaker in Ragusa. A producer of fabulous dessert wines in the storied winemaking region of Marsala. A fantastic traditional olive oil producer in Castelvetrano.
We will accompany a Sicilian chef on a trip to the market, followed by a hands-on cooking class with him as we prepare a multi-course traditional Sicilian meal together.
Two Zingerman’s tour leaders and our English-speaking guide will be at your disposal at all times. Our guide will translate during our visits to the food makers.
A folder with information about the producers and the cities that we will visit during the tour.
Transfer to and from the Palermo airport.
Transportation by air conditioned private bus for the entire tour.
What Is Not Included?
Alcoholic beverages (other than house wine with dinner or when they are specifically included in the itinerary)
Personal spending money
What About Accommodations?
We’ve chosen clean, comfortable, conveniently located, four star hotels. All have private washrooms.
How Much Does It Cost?
$5,800 per person