‘Nucalatti – My Hybrid Non-Christmassy-But-Really-Very-Christmassy Sicilian Biscuits
The 'Nucatoli and Buccelatti recipes that I used to create my little hybrid 'Nucalatti biscuits are actually rather similar. Both versions use a buttery pastry to envelop a sticky, sweet, and rather decadent filling of dried fruits and crunchy Sicilian nuts...
Modica – The Town with a Chocolate Heart
In the heart of the Val di Noto there is a beautiful Baroque town that nestles perfectly within the gorge it rests. Modica lies in the dramatic landscape of the Hyblaean Mountain range, and was devastated during the catastrophic earthquake of 1693. Like many...
Blood Orange and Almond Cake
Frank Sinatra once said that orange was "the colour of hapiness"...well Frankie baby, you didn't know true happiness because you never tasted this mouth watering blood orange cake. Whenever I return to Sicily during the cooler Winter months I always try...
Sciacca – A Veritable Treasure Trove
Viewed from the port below the town, the candy coloured weather beaten buildings of Sciacca expand upwards against the gentle slope which overlooks the Mediterranean Sea. The port of Sciacca still remains one of the most active commercial fishing hubs in Italy....
Winter Tart With Pears and Pistachios – Crostata Invernale di Pere e Pistacchi
I couldn’t think of a more delicious way to celebrate the first day of my very first UK Winter than by warming up my tiny London flat with the enveloping aromas of buttery pastry and crisp seasonal pears. One of my favourite things about living in the UK is, of...
The Last Cart Maker
During my travels throughout the beautiful Mediterranean island of Sicily I have been lucky to meet a myriad of interesting characters along the way. However, in all honesty, my favourite locals to discover are the delightfully cheeky Sicilian street cats. These...
Almond, Orange and Chocolate Dipped Biscotti
For many of us, the daily monotony of our working lives can often be tolerated because we choose to indulge in re-living pleasant memories of past travels. Of course, there are times when our love of adventure and the need for joyful experience cannot be...
Mercati – Sicily’s Ancient Street Markets
To wander down the narrow alleyways of one of Sicily’s ancient street food markets is like taking a step back in time. Many of Sicily’s open air markets have been in continuous trade since the time of Arabic rule, and thanks to the island’s appreciation for...
Aperitivo and the Art of Eating Well
When dreaming of Italy one of the first things we imagine is ending each day in a quaint little bar tucked into a corner of one of Itay’s many picturesque squares enjoying un aperitivo and watching in awe as the locals enjoy their daily passegiata with friends...
The Evocative Charm of Scopello
Combining an abundance of incomparable natural beauty with a rich and diverse cultural history it’s easy to understand why each new town you discover on the Mediterranean island of Sicily seems more idyllic and untouched by time than the last. Wedged...
Fig and Pistachio Biscotti
I’m not going to begin this post as so many others do, by banging on about how these biscotti are the BEST. They’re not. Those who’ve come before me in the great biscotti making game probably have made the BEST biscotti that you’re ever likely to taste. Of...
Sicilian Apple Cake – Torta di mele
When I was younger, I wanted to become a pastry chef. I pictured myself whipping up fluffy creations in an assortment of colours and flavours so vivid I could almost smell the aromas of freshly baked cakes wafting through my mind. Cinnamon, cloves, vanilla and...
The Cats of Sicily – I Gatti di Sicilia
“There are two means of refuge from the misery of life — music and cats.” ― Albert SchweitzerCats. Love them or loathe them there’s no denying these furry fluffballs are some of the most photographed creatures on the planet. If you know someone who has travelled...
Anchovy Linguine with Lemon and Garlic Breadcrumbs
“Un ingrediente sacro” – A sacred ingredient Breadcrumbs! So what I hear you thinking? Those nifty, fluffy little things that are reached for in every good cook’s kitchen more times than Van Gogh reached for an ochre tinged paintbrush. What about them?...
Those Who Inspire
“Art washes away the dust of everyday life” - Picasso Not only do I travel to experience the undiscovered beauty which lies beyond my doorstep, but also to gain a greater understanding of the culture, the landscape and the history that resides in these...
Sicilian Fishing Villages
Writers and poets often refer to Sicily as the Jewel in the Mediterranean. I sometimes reflect on this lovely description when watching the sunlight dance across the water, transforming the waves into a sea of sparkling diamonds. I have enjoyed this pastime often...
Pasta alla Norma Recipe
I love cooking. No, wait, let me rephrase that. I love ITALIAN cooking! Like many of us, I just don’t find the time to cook nearly often enough. I would love nothing more than to spend my days meandering through an open-air market in Italy, admiring all the...
Boutique Sicily tour. Small group travel.
No more than 8 guests.
Due to the current worldwide situation, our existing fully booked 2020 tours have been postponed until further notice. We are currently working on a delicious Food & Culture itinerary for our brand new tours to be released shortly.
Until then, we hope you can enjoy a little Sicily inspiration through our Instagram page and continue to dream about your future travels with us.
For more information, please contact me (Rose) via the booking inquiries section.
11 days/10 nights
May 29th – June 8th 2020 - BOOKED OUT
11 days/10 nights
September 25th – October 5th 2020 - BOOKED OUT
NEW 2022 TOURS AND PRICES TO BE ANNOUNCED WHEN AVAILABLE.
- 10 nights accommodation in four star hotels and charming B&B’s in the areas of Palermo, San Vito Lo Capo, Agrigento , Syracuse and Taormina.
- Private transfer on arrival from Palermo Airport and departure to Catania Airport
- Special souvenir gift from the hosts for each guest upon arrival
- Welcome Apericena on first evening
- Private air conditioned minibus with driver for the duration of the tour
- Breakfast each morning
- Private cooking class including a delicious traditional dinner we will help to prepare!
- Admission to all archaeological sites mentioned in itinerary
- Lunch and wine tasting at boutique winery
- 3 lunch/2 street food tastings (including lunch at winery)
- 4 dinners (including cooking class) plus a complimentary wine or beverage of choice
- Granita and brioscia calda in Taormina
- Complementary drinks and aperitivi in Castelmola
- All private escorted tours and guided visits as detailed in itinerary.
- 11 day fully escorted tour by English speaking and multilingual hosts.
- Boat tour in San Vito Lo Capo or Syracuse
- Show at one of Palermo’s traditional puppet theatres
The tour is open to ages 18 and over and both singles, couples, friends and relatives are welcome!
For booking inquiries, additional tour information and early registration discount