Pure Food Wine and Cooking Tours

 

Discover the true world of travelling through the eyes of the locals with Dominique Rizzo, chef, TV presenter and food writer, as she passionately designs and hosts a series of personally escorted food, wine and cooking tours. For anyone who loves to explore beyond just the sights and sounds of a country, these unique tours will give you an insight into the people and history of each country, immersing you in their local culture, and giving you an experience you will carry with you for the rest of your life.

 

5 May to 28 May 2019

This fully guided and all inclusive boutique food tour is a tour of a life time.  Claiming to be more popular than Tuscany, Sicily is a must for your next European destination.

During the tour we personally guide you through some of Sicily’s most important landmarks showcasing the best of Sicily and its surrounding Aeolian and Egadi Islands. We give you a Sicilians insight into the history, culture, food and wine of this magical island. Personally selected by Dominique Rizzo, each activity, restaurant, hotel and place of interest has been hand picked to give you more than just a taste.  This tour is about leading you on a journey through land, sea and city and the foods, characters and experiences we meet and share along the way.

With a private group of only 16 people, we take you back in time, meeting the locals and discovering the rich culture and history of its people and their traditions. Enjoy hands on cooking classes and demonstrations, wine tastings, appreciation nights and dinners, long relaxed lunches, olive oil, chocolate, salumi, cheese and market tastings,  degustations, street dining and a spectacular dinner based around the historical Sicilian novel The Leopard.  This tour will capture the historic and ancient Sicily, allowing you to experience some of the most stunning examples of Arab Norman art, gold mosaics,  art, Baroque architecture, historical ceramics and some of the most important churches, monuments and must see world heritage listed sites.  

This tour really captures everything that Sicily is and has to offer, with breathtaking scenic views of sea and mountain.  Why is this tour different from any other? Hand picked, hand selected and personally designed by Dominique Rizzo of Sicilian heritage. Dominique has been travelling to Sicily all her life. This is one of those tours where you can really just sit back and relax, everything is included on the tour, no extra costs, and we include exclusive extras and specialty events you will not find on other tours.

5 May to 17 May 2019

Enjoy 13 days and 12 nights in delicious Sicily. This is an all-inclusive Personally Escorted of Sicily showcasing Eastern and Western regions.

This tour of Sicily includes some of Sicily’s historic and well noted cities and sights. This includes Palermo, Trapani, Erice, Favignana, Siracusa, Ortigia, Modica, Ragusa and Cefalu to name a few. In this tour of Sicily, visit the vibrant fresh food markets. Here you can shop for seasonal local produce and enjoy cooking classes with specialty chefs.

Savour Sicily – A Feast for the Senses offers you a wonderful introduction to Sicily. We visit some of the most popular historical sites, galleries and museums in Sicily. We also take you to places that are a little off the beaten track and not listed in travel books. This gives you the opportunity to further engage with Sicily. You can immerse yourself with the Sicilian culture, gastronomy and people.

18 May to 28 May 2019

Chef Dominque Rizzo has designed this shorter tour of Eastern Sicily and the Aeolian Islands as part of her personally escorted Sicily tours. Consequently, this tour of 11 days and 10 nights showcases a snapshot of the Aeolian and Eastern Sicilian cuisine.

It also includes some of the finest cultural experiences of this wonderful region.

This stunning tour of Eastern Sicily offers you the opportunity to discover the islands of the Aeolian. As well, the rich lands surrounding the famous Mount Etna. You also journey to some of the most beautiful historical provinces of Italy. This includes Catania, Taormina, Randazzo, St Alfio and Palermo.

This is one of our fully escorted Sicilian tours, rich in culture and cuisine.

It offers you the contrast of city, mountain and sea through our food tastings, wine events, hands-on cooking classes and guided tours.