A luxury tour of Baroque Sicily
With a touch of Sicilian cooking techniques.
the Eremo della
Giubiliana a luxurious and charming hotel a few kilometers south from Ragusa.
Dinner and overnight stay.
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
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.
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
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.
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
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
Return to the hotel and overnight stay.
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
Etna crater by cable-car (not included and weather
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.
Breakfast in hotel. Leaving for Catania airport.