Sicily, South of Italy
Undoubtedly one of the most picturesque and charming regions of the Italian Peninsula, Sicily boasts an unparalleled mixture of history, culture, archaeology, sea and nature.
An epitome of ‘Italianity’, this region offers a variety of ever changing landscapes and scenery. Witness the majestic volcanic slopes of Mount Etna; visit the Greek theater of Taormina; tour the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento and the Teatro Massimo of Palermo; and bask in the sunbathed havens of the beaütiful Aeolian Islands and the magical Vendicari Oasis. Sicily is home to some of the finest cities of Art. We highly recommend visits to Palermo, Siracusa, Taormina, Noto, Ragusa, and the capital of Baroque, as well as timeless villages like Erice. Sicily is an ideal place to discover a plethora of cultural and archaeological treasures such as the temple of Segesta, the ancient Greek city of Selinunte and the mosaics of Piazza Armerina.
FOOD & WINE EXPERIENCES
Sicilian food is overwhelmingly wondrous, made with the freshest of ingredients and featuring flavors reminiscent of their Norman and Arabic traditions. Taste some of the best-kept food secrets with Viandando, as we expose you to sublime tastings and some of the most delectable and exceptional cuisines of Italy. Highlights of our food itineraries include Sicilian citrus fruits (largely used for ice creams and granite, or Italian sorbets); Bronte pistachios; extra virgin olive oil by Monti; and famous, delicious wines such as Nero d’Avoia, the ‘prince’ of Sicilian wines. The libations of Ansonica and the world renowned liqueurs Passito, Zibibbo and Marsala also call Sicily their homes. Additionally, visit the prestigious Donna Fugata’s Baglio Hopps and Feudo Maccari cellars, where you will enjoy sampling the finest of local wines — Contessa Enteilina or Etna Résso. And finally, many cultured travelers will be interested in the olives, as olive oil production in Italy historically rivals that of wine production, with Sicily offering a diversity of tastes of superb quality. Enjoy a memorable experience of cooking and eating, through a wide range of personalized cookery classes (suitable for beginner to advanced cooks), in luxury villas, private houses or local agriturismo (farms featuring local produce where visitors may also stay).
Visit the most renowned cities of Sicily such as Palermo, Monreale, Noto, Acireale, Siracusa and Catania. Wander through picturesque villages featuring stunning monuments, ancient churches and palazzos with our award-winning professional guides. And be sure to spend time in the Greek theatre of Taormina, the Temple of Segesta, the Valley of Temples, and the Greek city of Selinunte – for those with a passion for archaeology, this Sicilian city boasts archaeological remains of inestimable value and importance.