Guided tour

Taormina: Food and Wine Walking Tour

4.5 / 5

53 reviews

Activity provider: Sicily Activities

Taormina: Food and Wine Walking Tour

Activity provider: Sicily Activities

From US$ 96.22 per person

Join a local guide on an evening walking tour of Taormina and discover the best places to eat and drink. Sample the typical foods of Sicily paired with fine wines from the region.

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Duration 3 hours
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  • Sample organic food and 5 wines from Sicily
  • Try 3 different samples of typical liquors
  • Get insider knowledge from a local guide
  • Visit 3 different venues
Full description
Hear about the old food traditions of Sicily on a 2.5-hour walking tour of Taormina. Meet local chefs and food heroes at 3 different venues and immerse yourself in the food scene. Try fresh seafood such as pepata di cozze (mussels in sauce) or alici alla beccafico con pesto trapanese (filled anchovies with pesto) paired with white wines from the region. Try a variety of bruschetta and other appetizers including cold cuts, soups, cheese with honey and marmalade and caponata (an eggplant dish from Sicily). Savor red wines such as Nero d’Avola and Cerasuolo di Vittoria and end with a tasting of local pastries and liquors.
  • Who you’ll be with
    • Live tour guide: English

  • Transport
    • Not included: transport

  • Food & drink
    • Food tasting

    • Liquor tasting, water, wine tasting

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Meeting point

Meet at the Porta Messina Arch (the main archway on the Corso Umberto).

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  • You are strongly advised not to eat before the tour
Customer reviews

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4.5 /5

based on 53 reviews

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While you are certainly well-fed during this tour, it is definitely the wine that takes centre stage as this is where our host was most knowledgeable. A great way to introduce yourself to the town, navigating side streets and learning about the island's heritage. One highlight was taking in a sweeping view of the coastline and Etna's lava flow by night. I would have liked a list of the wines/grapes mentioned so I could look out for these later in the holiday, but in hindsight I could probably have typed them out on my phone for reference later! A wonderful way to spend an evening.

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June 8, 2022

A light tasting of local dishes with a few glasses of wine. The guide was nice and told a lot about the history and other things related to Sicily. However, you shouldn't expect a rich dinner or a selection of wine. The price of €75 per person is quite expensive. Still a pleasant experience and I recommend it.

June 3, 2022

Brilliant local and foodie experience I ever had

We visited three absolutely amazing food and wine spots: first one with fish delicatessen and white wines, second with typical homemade apptizers and red wines; third place with surprising sweets and liquors. Between the places we had a great walk through Ortigia jems with friendly and very knowledgeable local guide who shared with us a lot of secrets about local life and traditions of Siracusa. Highly recommended to everyone who visit Siracusa.

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July 12, 2017

Product ID: 52384