The Active Gourmet Travel

Sicily Cooks and Friends Tour

Join us at the peak of the wild flower season to explore the most interesting and varied island in Europe, Sicily.

The biggest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily is a mere 3km from the Italian coast, but bears very little resemblance to the mainland – the people, the food and the architecture are quite unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere in Italy.

Why is Sicily so appealing? Over the centuries Sicily has seen many civilisations come and go, including the Greeks, Romans, Moors, Normans and Spaniards. Even the Nazis and the Allies left a lasting legacy. All made huge impressions on the landscape, and especially on the food. Each area has a distinctive style but everywhere there is a heavy emphasis on using the abundant produce you will drool over at the local markets.

With the assistance of the local people, we'll unlock the secrets of the food of the coastal lands and the countryside surrounding the mighty Mt Etna.

Four cooking sessions are included for those keen for the hands-on approach and we will visit several markets.

Sicily is a rapidly-rising star in the world of wine. Grapes were first planted here many centuries ago, but with modern cultivation and wine-making techniques, great progress has been made. We will have at least three tutored tastings during our stay.

Our accommodation ranges from small family-run hotels to 4-star resorts set in beautiful countryside. All are run by friendly, enthusiastic Sicilians.

For the energetic, there will be opportunities to explore on foot, by bike or quad bike. The beaches are superb, Mt Etna a constant fascination and the dight of the golden orb of the sun sinking into the sea over the ruins of an ancient Greek temple will stay with you forever.

Come to Sicily with The Active Gourmet Travel – you’ll be so glad you did!

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