Dominique Rizzo | Bespoke Food Tours

A gastronomic food, wine, culture and cooking tour of Sicily

We depart from Palermo, Sicily on a mixed group tour of Sicily and the Aeolian Islands. The tour is personally escorted by Australian chef, restaurateur and TV presenter, Dominique Rizzo. This amazing culinary tour allows you to soak up all the sights, sounds and tastes of Sicily and the beautiful Aeolian Islands. Your hosts include Australian-Sicilian Chef Dominique, and passionate local Sicilian chefs and guides.

A 23-day unforgettable culinary and cultural experience, travelling from Palermo to the Aeolian Islands

Travel through the major cities in Sicily on a gastronomic journey with renowned chef Dominique Rizzo. We begin in Sicily’s stunning capital Palermo, for three days of amazing sights, sounds and tastes. Palermo is noted for its gastronomy, and its breathtaking mountain scenery. Visit amazing architecture and landmarks, such as the Cattedrale Di Palermo; dine in amazing Palermo restaurants and visit quaint local cafes and pasticcerias. Immerse yourself in a Sicilian one-day cooking class in an authentic Palermo kitchen.

From here, we travel west to Trapani. We then weave our way through many beautiful places in Western Sicily and Eastern Sicily, eating and drinking as we go!

You will enjoy the amazing scenery with breathtaking views of sea and mountains. In addition, you will visit the best cultural and historical sights of the region. You will meet and cook with passionate local Sicilians and Aeolians. Most of all, we provide you with delicious menus, and delectable wine.

We do all of this at a relaxed pace, so you can really enjoy the local cuisine, culture and the scenery around you. Dominique is passionate about providing you with quality cultural experiences, comfortable travel, bespoke 4 and 5-star accommodation and of course, amazing food, wine and cooking adventures.

Destination: Sicily & the Aeolian Islands

Travelling to:

  • Palermo
  • Monreale
  • Mt Pelligrino
  • Trapani
  • Segesta
  • Erice
  • Mozia
  • Marsala
  • Cefalu
  • Madonie
  • Favignana Island
  • Polizzi
  • Castelbuono
  • Siracusa
  • Ortigia
  • Marzamemme
  • Noto
  • Modica
  • Catania
  • Mt Etna
  • Taormina
  • and the Aeolian Islands.


Travelling Dates 5th May to 28 May 2019

Tour Length:

24 days, 23 nights



Charming Sicily Tour Glimpses:

  • Cooking

  • Food and Wine Tasting

  • Cultural Tours

  • Art and History Tours

  • Take a guided tour to the ancient ruins of Selinunte in the Temple of the Acropolis. Experience one of the most marvellous archaeological sites in existence in Sicily.
  • Head to Dominique’s favourite pasticceria for a sampling of traditional handmade “dolce.” This is a recipe handed down for generations.
  • Wake up in beautiful, historical and inner-city 4 and 5-star accommodation.
  • Wander the cobblestone streets. Enjoy a spot of shopping, practice your photography or just lose yourself in the 14th Century Baroque architecture.
  • Take in the breathtaking views of coast and mountains.
  • Learn to cook authentic Sicilian food.
  • Most of all, sample mouth-watering menus. There are wine, olive oil and chocolate tastings on offer. In addition, there are full degustations, alfresco lunches, banquets and more.


  • Couples

  • Singles

  • Friendly Travellers

  • Foodies

Anyone who enjoys meeting new people and enjoys new experiences. This is a mixed group setting of up to 16 people. It is not necessary to have great cooking skills, just a love of beautiful food.

We offer a relaxed planned itinerary as part of this tour. Therefore,  if you like to have all the logistics taken care of to allow for flexibility and spontaneity this tour is for you. Whether you are a seasoned traveller or rather, this is your first time overseas, you are welcome. Perfect food tour for singles, or for couples who enjoy the comradery of a group setting.



Tour in Detail:

Food Tours and Cooking Classes in Sicily

All-inclusive personally escorted tour, which captures everything that Sicily has to offer.

This tour combines the best selection of Sicily and Aeolian Islands tours as selected by Dominique Rizzo. You get an amazing insight into the regions. We take you on a food journey and cultural discovery of these wonderful Islands. You also get an amazing insight into the contrasting Eastern and Western Sicily.

Food, Wine, and Cooking

This tour is full of gastronomical delights. Visit the most popular sites. Enjoy cooking classes in Sicily. As well, indulge in wine, olive oil and chocolate tastings. Furthermore amazing menus and degustations await you. You will sample some of the finest foods from these selected regions. We provide all meals during the tour.

Cultural Destinations

This tour will capture the historic and ancient Sicily. We visit places such as Cattedrale Di Palermo and Il Duomo in Monreale. This is considered one of the most stunning examples of Arab Norman art, and gold mosaics in Sicily.
We marvel at the Baroque architecture and some of the most important churches, monuments and sites. This includes Palazzo Reale, Cattedrale of Palermo and Catacombs. Also Monreale, Monte Pellegrino, Capo Markets, and Teatro Massimo. Also on the list is Piazza San Domenico, San

Also on the list is Piazza San Domenico, San Francesco and Piazza Marina. We take you to some of the world heritage listed sites such as the Villa di Casale. We visit the beautiful coastal town of Cefalu, Taormina and Syracuse. As well as Ortigia and the mountains of the Madonia. There is also a tour to the amazing archaeologocial site of Selinunte in the Temple of the Acropolis.


Beautiful and historical 4 and 5 star accommodation options.

Aeolian Islands and Sicily Tour Guides

Australian/Sicilian Chef, TV Presenter and Food Writer, Dominique Rizzo. Tour is also planned and coordinated in conjunction with Sicilian counterpart Gianluca D’ Alia. Gianluca is from Paesaggio Sicilia Travel.

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