Explore Sicily through its food and wine cultures and traditions on a 7-hour culinary tour. Escape the chaos of Palermo and drive to a typical winery and farmhouse to learn how to cook like an Italian. Taste the sweet cannoli of Piana degli Albanesi too!
What to Expect
Enjoy panoramic views of the Sicilian country roads outside Palermo on a 7-hour food and wine tour and visit a typical family winery that produces only organic wine. After sampling some of their produce, continue for the cooking session of your tour.
Upon arrival at a farmhouse in Marineo, about 18 miles (30 kilometers) from Palermo, you will be welcomed by the owners for a tour of their farm factory that's famous for its ricotta cheese. Then start your cooking class under the direction of Ciro, the son of the owner. You won’t keep to any particular pre-arranged menu as you’ll be following the Mediterranean example and cooking what is fresh and local.
After pre-dishes of cheese, handmade marmalade, local vegetables and bread, sit down to a serving of pasta. Taste the flavors of Sicily in the country restaurant of the farm, along with water and local red wine. Your second dish will be a meat dish, followed by fresh fruits.
Next, go to Piana degli Albanesi to sample some of the famous cannoli siciliani, an unforgettable pastry dessert that's filled with sweet treats using ricotta cheese. Enjoy! It's one of the hallmarks of Sicilian cuisine.
- Licensed English-speaking driver/assistant
- Winery visit and tasting
- Full menu lunch with beverage
- Cannolo tasting in Piana degli Albanesi
Know Before You Go
• Please note that part of the tour is along a rough country road