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Palermo: 2-Hour Sicilian Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

1. Palermo: 2-Hour Sicilian Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

Don’t miss out on this wonderful tasting tour of the best typical Sicilian wines and cheeses inside a charming 16th century private home, just a few steps from the famous Arab market Vucciria. This 2-hour tour is ideal for those who do not have enough time to travel to one of the wineries, many of them far from the city of Palermo. Inside a peaceful and relaxing home environment you can enjoy tasting original Sicilian wines, including Frappato, Nero d'Avola, Catarratto, Grillo, Anzonica (Insolia), and Grecanico. All wines will be happily combined with the best Sicilian cheeses, including Primo Sale, Caciocavallo fresco, Ricotta infornata, Canestrato, Vastedda del Belice, and Tuma persa. Enjoy sampling the wines and cheese, served with good black bread from Castelvetrano or Monreale and a rich mixed salad. To finish off the cheese and wine tastings, you will be served original cassatelle (fried sweets) of San Vito lo Capo and the classical sweet wine Zibibbo.

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Sicily: 8-Day Small Group Highlights Tour

2. Sicily: 8-Day Small Group Highlights Tour

To begin, take a walk with your native local guide who will reveal Taormina’s culture, architecture, natural and political history, and tell stories about the Sicilian people and their traditions. Conquered by the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines, and Normans, Taormina boasts a rich and fascinating history and a robust mix of styles. Discover little streets and hidden corners that give Taormina a special charm. The next day involves a half-day trip to the small antique villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agro located on the mountains. See the places where the most famous scenes of the Godfather movies were made. Next, get a real taste of Taormina. Savor its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful food and wine traditions alive. Just follow your expert guide through the town and eat and drink like the locals. The next day involves an adventure to visit Mt. Etna. You will have free time to walk on the old lava flows before continuing your tour to a famous winery located on the slopes of Etna, famous for it’s unique vulcanic wines and organic food. You will then head to magnificent Noto. While walking around, taste a famous Modica chocolate and Sicilian ice-cream with extraordinary flavor. The next day will feature a 2-hour walking tour of Ortigia, Syracuse’s old town. Admire the majesty of the Apollo Temple before heading down Via Cavour, one of the most colorful streets in Ortigia, where local artists and aristocrats like to spend their evenings. It’s then time to say goodbye to Syracuse and move towards Palermo passing the ancient Temple Valley. The following day, sample the best Sicilian streetfood during a 3-hour walking tour of Palermo. This food tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating culinary world of Sicily’s capital and includes a visit of the famous and bustling Vucciria and Mercato del Capo outdoor markets.

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Palermo: Walking Street Food Tour

3. Palermo: Walking Street Food Tour

This classic Palermo street-food and city tour is a great way to experience Palermo's culture and get in touch with the local people. The tour lasts about 3 hours, covering many of Palermo's street food specialties and highlighting much of Palermo's artistic and architectural points of interest. Depending at the time of the day that you book your tour for, you will encounter different elements of Palermo's gastronomic scene. The morning tour encompasses the historical markets and street food, whereas the evening tour is dedicated to Palermo's urban life and street food. Your gastronomic tour guide will accompany you to discover the street specialties of Palermo such as focaccerie, friggitorie, and much more. Discover the historical and culinary characteristics of all the street food of Palermo as you meet the oldest and most important family street food vendors. At the conclusion of your experience, you will wholeheartedly agree with Anthony Bourdain's statement of "In Palermo, street food is deadly serious".

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Market Tour and Hands On Cooking Class in Palermo

4. Market Tour and Hands On Cooking Class in Palermo

Meet your local chef and follow them through a beautiful old market in Palermo. Learn how to shop for local produce based on the season. Select seasonal ingredients to use in your cooking class, where you will prepare a meal like a local. Enter the home of your friendly chef and learn all about Sicilian cuisine. You will prepare different local recipes and you will feel like a local chef for a day. The menu will change according to the season but will always include an antipasto, primo (first course), secondo (second course), dessert, and fine Sicilian wine. Once the work is completed, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor with fine Sicilian wine.

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Palermo Lunch or Dinner at Home & Private Chef

5. Palermo Lunch or Dinner at Home & Private Chef

Far from the concept of a cold restaurant, lunch or dinner at home means having an authentic experience around food, in a very fascinating home, eating with a view of Piazza San Domenico Church. You will taste 4 courses, from appetizer to dessert, all with seasonal and fresh ingredients, made with passion by a professional chef.  You will be welcomed with a glass of Sicilian cold white wine, and while you appreciate the view from the balcony the chef will prepare the meal in a open space kitchen. The menu is based on Sicilian dishes: appetizer, primo or secondo dish with fish, seafood vegetables (all according to the seasonal availability) and a dessert to finish.  During the lunch or dinner, a selection of very good Sicilian wines will be provided, with sweet wine for the end. This tour will always be in small groups and in an intimate atmosphere. It is possible to request a menu based on fish or beef or vegetarian and gluten free.

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From Palermo: Private Tour & Sicilian Wine Tasting

6. From Palermo: Private Tour & Sicilian Wine Tasting

Through a comfortable private transfer from Palermo, in less than 50 minutes you will reach the winery where the whole experience will take place. This winery is located in the small agricultural town of Camporeale, at the foot of the hills overlooking the Mandranova plain, in a charming area where agriculture has always been the main activity. You will find yourself immersed in a beautiful natural landscape almost unique in Sicily, which covers a wide area where vineyards run along the horizon creating breathtaking views that will capture your eyes. After a guided tour of the vineyards and the cellar, during which you will learn about cultivation and production techniques, enjoy a tasting session of the wines produced by the company paired with some mouth-watering local products. The varieties of wine you will taste will include the Sauvignon DOC, the Grillo DOC, the Nero d’Avola DOC, the Syrah DOC Sicilia and the Syrah IGT.

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Palermo Private Home Cooking Class

7. Palermo Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

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Private Multi-Day Sicily Food & Wine Lovers Tour: 8 Days

8. Private Multi-Day Sicily Food & Wine Lovers Tour: 8 Days

Day 1: (Taormina) Meet your driver at your arrival airport and transfer to your hotel to check in. Start with a private Taormina lifestyle and gourmet walking tour. Stroll in Taormina city center with your guide to discover the lifestyle and best places for traditional pastries, ice cream, coffee,  food and handicrafts. Pass important monuments and highlights with two foodie stops. Enjoy an evening in sparkling Taormina at your own leisure. Day 2: (Taormina) After breakfast, start your foodie experience with a local chef. Visit Taormina's food market, pass the stalls of farmers, fishermen and butchers to select your ingredients. Learn culinary secrets for homemade pasta and bread plus several fish and vegetables dishes in a traditional Sicilian style. Savor your food with wine, before taking an afternoon of leisure time in Taormina. Day 3: (Taormina, Savoca, Forza d'Agro) After breakfast in your hotel, head to small antique villages on the mountains. Stop at Forza d’Agro and then Savoca, site of the famous scenes of The Godfather. Learn the secrets of The Godfather movie and the traditions and culture of the locals. Stop for an aperitif in the famous Sicilian Bar Vitelli, and enjoy wine tasting and a light lunch in typical family taverna.  Day 4: (Etna, Syracuse) Move on to Syracuse past Mount Etna, famous for its unique volcanic wines and organic food. Visit a well–known winery for a wine tasting with typical organic appetizers. Explore the authentic farmhouse for lunch with seasonal antipasti, homemade pasta and Sicilian grilled meat. Finish your tour in a local pastry bar and taste Sicilian dolce and liquors. Head to your hotel in Syracuse and discover the town in the afternoon. Day 5: (Syracuse) Meet your crew in Ortigia port and enjoy a 1.5–hour boat tour. See Ortigia island, Castello Maniace, Aretusa Fountain, and the Spanish Walls from your traditional gozzo boat. Explore colorful sea caves and stop for a cool swim. Have a light lunch and drink a glass of Sicilian wine. Next, take a food and wine walking tour. Taste fresh Sicilian food and fragrant Syracuse wine in three different venues.  Day 6: (Palermo) Move on to Palermo after breakfast. Stop in an ancient winery for a guided visit, appreciate the wines produced here and compare them with Etna wines. Savor your lunch served outside. Check in to your Palermo hotel and explore the town in the evening. Day 7: (Palermo) Sample the best of Sicilian street food on a 3–hour walking tour of Palermo. Explore the fascinating culinary world of Sicily's capital and visit the famous Vucciria and Mercato del Capo outdoor markets. Taste five different Sicilian treats along the way. Pass through Palermo old town and see the highlights. Finish your tour in a characteristic  bar for a wine tasting with fresh appetizers. After your tour, enjoy free time in Palermo. Day 8: (Palermo) If required, your eighth day consists of departure from Palermo and transfers.

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Palermo: Pasta and Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

9. Palermo: Pasta and Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and savor the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the famous Italian tiramisu dessert from scratch. Discover the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes from your chef/guide. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family when you get home with an authentic Italian meal. This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

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What people are saying about Palermo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

Amazing tour to explore Palermo in a genuine, culinary and cultural manner. Fulvio is a great host and makes this a real personal experience (which not many other tours guides do). So do your self a favor and take this tour!! (or a cooking class with Fulvio)

We did this tour August 16th 2021. It was wonderful. Fulvio is a very charming host/chef who knows a lot of Palermo's history and food. We tasted local dishes and drinks while walking through the streets of Palermo. See you next time in Palermo Fulvio. Ciao.

Fulvio is an expert in food and history, it was an incredible tour with him - you can tell that he just doesn‘t do the same drill all the time but adopts it to the needs of his guests. Strong recommendation from my side, thanks a lot!

A very nice experience thanks to the wonderful welcome of Fulvio in love with Sicily and good cuisine

Excellent host who was very knowledgeable about local wines, foods and cheeses