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Luxury Tour of Baroque Sicily
A gourmet delight - the food and cooking of Sicily


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Dates and Rates

Schedule: All year

Group Type:
Small groups
 Min 2 people, Max 8 people



  • 2 HB + 1 BB at Eremo della Giubiliana ***** Lux in Ragusa, classic room ;
  • 3 BB at Grand Hotel Miramare **** in Taormina, sea view Superior room;
  • All Cooking class with lunch / dinner
  • Beverages at La Cucina del Sole
  • Wilderness tour and lunch with beverages
  • Wine Tasting at Scilio Winery
  • Tourist Guide in Siracusa, Etna and Taormina.


  • Airfare

  • Travel and Medical insurance

  • Items of personal nature, phone calls, passport and visas (if applicable), laundry or tips

  • Personal transport, excess baggage, security and government taxes, travel insurance.

  • Beverages unless specifically described.

  • Entry fees to places other than those specifically mentioned in itinerary.

  • Beverages except as specifically included.


To book or for more information
Contact: IV Travel

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A luxury tour of Baroque Sicily With a touch of Sicilian cooking techniques.

Day 1

Arrival in Catania. Transfer to the Eremo della Giubiliana a luxurious and charming hotel a few kilometers south from Ragusa.

Relaxation time.

Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 2

Breakfast at the Eremo.

We will spend all day in the “Wilderness and Baroque Tour” by Land Rover Defender 110. With a guide we will visit Ragusa Ibla, Modica, Scicli (World Heritage sites of the UNESCO) and we will taste the Cioccolato Modicano (chocolate of Modica), the Gelato Biscotto (ice-cream biscuits) and the Granita Siciliana.

Lunch on the Santa Rosalia lakeshores. Return to the hotel in the late afternoon and overnight stay.

Dinner at leisure.  

Day 3

Breakfast and relaxation period at the Eremo, where we suggest to have your  lunch.

In the afternoon we will start an interesting cooking lesson and we will learn how to prepare the scacce, a typical dish of Ragusa, and home made pasta with seasonable vegetables.

Dinner and overnight stay.

Day 4

Breakfast and transfer to Siracusa.

Until the Arab conquest of 878, the city was the capital of Sicily. It was by far the most important city on the island. We will visit the Orecchio di Dionisio (Ear of Dionysius), the Greek Theatre and the archaeological area.

Lunch on your own. We recommend the restaurant Don Camillo.

In the afternoon we will visit Ortigia, one of the most interesting urban areas of Sicily. We will visit its famous Duomo, built upon the old temple of Athena. Transfer to Taormina and accommodation at Grand Hotel Miramare in a beautiful sea view room 

Dinner at leisure.  

Day 5

Breakfast at the hotel.

Today is a day devoted to Sicilian wines and food. We will leave for Viagrande, here we will meet Mrs Eleonora Consoli’s La Cucina del Sole (The Sun’s Kitchen). Eleonora has written several cookbooks on Sicilian gastronomy and is the unofficial expert on Sicilian cooking in the world. She will conduct a hand-on cooking class, teaching the class several classic Sicilian dishes.

Our lunch will be spent with Eleonora in her home. In the afternoon we will visit the Scilio Winery with Luisa Scilio, she  will show us the vineyard, the old palmento (milestone) and the barrique. Then an interesting tasting of the best Scilio wines and special olive oil.

Dinner at leisure.

Return to the hotel and overnight stay.  

Day 6

Breakfast at hotel.

Meeting with your local guide to explore the Volcano Etna, largest active volcano in Europe, you will admire a unique combination of nature and the uncontrollable essence of fire. Our walk options are weather dependent and may include an exploration to the Crateri Silvestri at Rifugio Sapienza ans some nice towns on the Volcano. Then you can go and visit the Etna  crater by cable-car (not included and weather dependent).

Lunch at leisure.

In the afternoon, we will visit Taormina, the amazing Greek Theatre set on a hill overlooking the sea and the Duomo. The historical centre is rich in luxurious shops, and we will relax with a little shopping.

Dinner on your own and return.

Overnight stay.  

Day 7

Breakfast in hotel. Leaving for Catania airport.

Looking for suggestions to extend your journey to Italy?

  • How about a few days on the Amalfi Coast where you will find extraordinary landscapes, gregarious people, and long, wonderful days under a hot sun.
  • What about an excursion into Basilicata or Calabria and the Ionian Sea Coast.
  • Or go to Sicily and marvel at one of the least visited but most interesting regions of Italy.

Want to extend your tour for a few more days? can customize your tour.

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