Experience some of the best food tours in Italy & Sicily. Join Dominique Rizzo, chef, food writer and TV presenter for unforgettable Italy and Sicily travel tours.

Italy is a Mediterranean paradise. It boasts mountain ranges in addition to a great expanse of beautiful coastline. Furthermore, Italy has also left its stamp on the world. It has done this perhaps most of all, with mouth-watering cuisine.

What better way to experience all the country has to offer than by joining our guided food tours in Italy? Dominique brings to you a gastronomical experience like no other. Travelling with Dominique Rizzo – Food, Wine & Culture Tours in Italy you will enjoy hands-on cooking classes, tasting the best wines and banqueting on delicious regional flavours.

Furthermore, you can experience cultural education and meeting the locals.

Italian cuisine is well known for being diverse. There is a richness of different tastes on offer in each region. Most of all, at the heart of Italian cuisine, is simple food of great variety. Regional cooking centres on quality ingredients. Most of all, locally sourced.

This means recipes are often handed down through families or are local favourites.  Dominique Rizzo – Food, Wine & Culture Tours are a great way to experience real Italian cuisine from local festivals to star restaurants.

Sicily Travel Tours in Cuisine and Culture

Dominique’s signature food tours in Italy, are to the stunning Island of Sicily. This is the place of her heritage, and due to this, she brings a deep knowledge and passion for this island. In Sicily these travel tours embrace the heart and soul of Sicilian food and life. The culture and cuisine in this amazing part of the world is unique. It is also rich in a history. Dominique designs and hosts your tours. In addition she sources friendly local tour guides, passionate and knowledgeable about all of Sicily and its history and culture.

Visit the most popular cities in Sicily and surrounds. Also, enjoy some of the finest foods Europe can offer. We treat you to cooking classes, wine, olive oil and chocolate tastings. In addition you can enjoy cultural exploration, and scenic tours of Sicily’s stunning sea and mountains.

Take our unforgettable food tours in Italy with Dominique. Here are our current Sicily travel tours on offer:

Dominique’s Food Tours In Italy and Sicily

2019 Tours In Italy and Sicily

Charming Sicily & Aeolian Islands

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(Personally Escorted Mixed Group Tour of Sicily)

Travelling 5th to 28th May 2019

Dominique’s Personally Escorted Tour of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. This mixed group tour visits the major cities in Sicily. It also includes the breathtaking Aeolian Islands. The tour comprises 24 days and 23 nights of gastronomy, wine and culture. Travel in a mixed group with like-minded foodies on a relaxed planned itinerary. Take in the gorgeous sights, smells and tastes on your personally escorted tour.

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Savour Sicily – A Feast for the Senses

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(Personally Escorted Mixed Group Tour of Sicily)

Travelling 5th to 18th May 2019

Sicily’s diversity in history creates a distinct culture and cuisine which you can savour in this unique food, wine and cooking tour. Spend 14 days and 13 nights touring with Dominique personally guiding you, visit some of the historic cities and sights in Sicily. Journey from the city of Palermo to the towns of Siracusa and Ragusa taking in the sites of Trapani, Erice and the coastal town of Cefalu.  This is a culturally rich and delicious tour. As a result, it is a feast for the senses.

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Eastern Sicily & Aeolian Islands

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(Personally Escorted Mixed Group Tour of Sicily)

Travelling 18th May to 28th May 2019

This tour is one of Dominique’s personally escorted tours of Eastern Sicily and the Aeolian Islands and includes 11 days and 10 nights of this stunning region.  This tour not only visits the Aeolian Islands, but also takes you to Catania, Taormina, Mt Etna and surrounding villages.  On this culinary journey you will be given a relaxed guided tour. As a result, you can eat, drink and soak up the magnificent Sicilian culture.

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2020 Tours In Italy and Sicily

Savouring Sicily

(Personally Escorted Mixed Group Tour of Sicily)

Travelling 20th to 31st May 2020, 12 days 11 nights

Travelling to: Palermo, Trapani, Marsala, Erice, Agrigento, monreale, Collesano, Castlebuono, Cefalu, Syracuse, Catania, Taormina, Petralia, Polizzi lermo.

Sicily’s diversity in history creates a distinct culture and cuisine which you can savour in this unique food, wine and cooking tour. Spend 12 days and 11 nights touring with Dominique personally guiding you, visit some of the historic cities and sights in Sicily. Journey from the city of Palermo to the towns of Siracusa and Polizzi taking in the sites of Trapani, Erice and the coastal town of Cefalu.  This is a culturally rich and delicious tour. As a result, it is a tour for the senses.

Gastronomic Puglia Immersion

(Personally Escorted Mixed Group Tour of Puglia)

Travelling 6th to 16th May 2020, 11 days 10 nights 

Experience the country, sea and city as we take you on an exciting culinary and cultural journey of Puglia and its surrounding towns. Known for its whitewashed hill towns, century-old farmhouses and hundreds of kilometres of Mediterranean coastline. Puglia is definitely worth a visit if you want fresh, tasty and local food. Among the dishes that most strongly define the traditional Puglian cuisine, are the orecchiette with broccoli rabe, Apulia focaccia, Fava Bean Puree and Chicory Greens just to cite a few. Furthermore, the wines of Puglia are admired wherever they go. Aside from the beaches and gorgeous sea villages, Puglia has a rich archaeological heritage and boasts 3 UNESCO World Heritage sites: Castel del Monte, Alberobello and the Sanctuary of San Michele Arcangelo. A special mention should be dedicated to Lecce commonly nicknamed “the Florence of the south”. Together with the city’s Baroque architectural monuments, churches and religious buildings, there are Greek influences in the utilization of the renowned “Lecce stone”.

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Eastern Sicily & Aeolian Islands

(Personally Escorted Mixed Group Tour of Eastern Sicily and the Aeolian Islands)

Travelling 2020, 16 days – 10 June to 25 June 2020 

Travelling to: Catania, Syracusa, Ortigia, Caltagirone, Taormina, Marzamemi, Noto, Mt Etna, Randazzo, St Alfio, Castiglione di Sicilia, Salina Island, Lipari Island, Monreale, Palermo.

The Eastern Sicily and the Aeolian Islands tour offers 16 days to experience the best of Eastern Sicilian cuisine and discover the jewels of the Aeolian.

You can explore the rich lands surrounding the famous Mount Etna in Sicily. Furthermore, you can journey to some of the most beautiful historical provinces. Namely Catania, Taormina, Randazzo and sail to the islands of Salina and Lipari.

Succulent Sardinia

(Personally Escorted Mixed Group Tour of Sardinia)

Travelling 2020, 10 days – dates to be advised 

Discover Italy’s second largest island as we lead you through one of the important geographical and political regions of Italy. Famed for its beautiful beaches and fascinating history, Sardinia has survived countless invasions by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs and Byzantines giving this island its rich cultural heritage. When it comes to food & drink, you will discover that Sardinia is located in a gastronomic paradise. Sardinia’s cheeses, Liguria’s pesto, Corsica’s cured meats, to name a few, are the treats of everyday dining. Discover small, unique food artisans, who open their local, private kitchens to us. From ravioli making sessions, cheese making, demonstrating culinary skills passed down from generations to a stroll through a rolling vineyard with the actual winemaker and his family. This tour will give you an intimate food, wine and cultural experience that you won’t get from the guidebooks. Sailing, fishing, walking tours, hands-on gourmet experiences, and immersing yourself in the local lifestyle. This is a tour you won’t want to miss.

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