Western Sicily for Food Wine and Culture with Dominique Rizzo
Dominique’s small group tours include all the travel luxury of the most beautiful and popular cities in Western Sicily, sandy beaches, crystal blue waters of the Mediterranean sea, historic weather-worn Baroque churches and ancient temples. Experience the real taste of Sicily from wine, cheese, gelato and pasta to the freshest of seafood from the fish markets and the produce of classic Sicilian markets. Visiting Palermo, Erice, Selinunte, Scaccia, Castelbuono and Cefalu – to name just a few, encountering unforgettable local Sicilians on perfectly planned and paced itineraries, personally guided by Dominique, enjoying the privelege of exclusive access to sites and luxury accomodation, this tour is rich in culture and cuisine.
Palermo in Western Sicily is a city embellished in the many dark stories of the Mafia, set against the perfect backdrop of decaying streets full of grand palaces and old churches.
Visiting the vibrant city seafood and fresh food markets, Dominique takes you shopping for seasonal local produce that will be showcased through our cooking classes with speciality chefs. It is a time for tasting the region’s most well-known and finest wines and dining in slow food restaurants, agriturismos and cantinas that will take you back in time.
Cefalu on the north coast just east of Palermo is a beautiful terracotta-roofed old town with mountains on one side and the Tyrrhenian sea on the other. Relax on the beach and swim in the morning, wander the narrow streets and visit the gold mosaic altar in the cathedral in the afternoon, dine in the evening at the charming restaurants in the tiny back streets where musicians play and lovers dance in the street.
Western Sicily is enchanting from the historic town-centres full of baroque churches to the old city walls, the seafronts, fishing boats in the harbours; to the locals taking their pre-dinner passeggiata walk, stopping for an aperitivo at one of the stylish pavement cafes.
Join Dominique Rizzo in Western Sicily in on her next Italy Tour, Savouring Sicily a Tour for the Senses.