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Internationale groepsreis Sicily Food Adventure

Enjoy world famous Sicilian food while visiting the best heritage sites
8 dagen vanaf € 1.979,- (excl. vlucht)

Food

  • All breakfasts, 2 wine tastings, 1 cookery class and 5 food tastings/lunches included.Sicilian cuisine is a melting pot of all the different cultures that have occupied the island, from the Arabs to the Normans. The island itself is incredibly fertile, enjoying a perfect climate which is ideal for the cultivation of fresh produce such as olives, oranges, lemons, eggplants, tomatoes, pistachios, almonds, grapes, and more—not to mention all of the seafood, tuna and swordfish fished right off the coast. The result? A cuisine that’s fresh, varied, and absolutely delicious! Sicilian wines are also superb and known to be strong and syrupy, like Marsala and Moscato. These are some of the regional specialities we recommend to try during this trip:Caponata: a tasty salad made with eggplant (aubergines), olives, capers and celery, makes a great appetizer. Sfincione: a local form of pizza made with tomatoes, onions and (sometimes) anchovies. Prepared on a thick bread and more likely found in a bakery than in a pizzeria.Pane e pannelle: A favorite street food of Palermo, panelle—or chickpea fritters—are served between bread, like a sandwich.Arancine: fried rice balls stuffed with meat or cheese.Pani ca meusa: The name of this street food means, literally bread with spleen! But don’t let that scare you. It is delicious speciality of Palermo!Cannoli: tubular crusts with creamy ricotta (made from sheep's milk) and sugar filling. A must!Cassata: a rich, sugary cake filled with the same delicious filling.Pasta alla Norma: it’s made with fried eggplant, tomatoes, basil, and salted ricotta.Pasta with pistacchios pesto.Pasta con le sarde: Sardines are popular in Sicily, so it’s common to see them as a topping for pasta. One common variety is bucatini with sardines, fennel, saffron, pine nuts, and raisins.Frutta martorana: Other places call this 'marzipan' but here in Sicily, the almond paste is molded into little (incredibly realistic) fruits—hence fruits of Martora, or frutta martorana.Cassata siciliana: A sponge cake is soaked in liqueur, its slices layered with sweetened ricotta, and the whole thing covered in almond paste, then icing. It is also studded with candied fruits and other goodies. Granita: The perfect summer refreshment, granita, originally from Sicily, can now be found all over Italy. It’s just ground ice with sugar and fresh fruit, simple but truly delicious.Involtini di Pesce Spada: Little rolls of thinly sliced swordfish are stuffed with pine nuts, raisins, bread crumbs, anchovy filets, orange juice and lemon juice, eggs and grated pecorino. Tonno e Spada Affumicata: Smoked tuna and swordfish shaved paper thin, and layered on a plate. These can be accented with shaved fennel and oranges, or olives and sun-dried tomatoes, or can be served with just a drizzle of extra-virgin olive oil and some good crusty bread.

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8 dagen vanaf € 1.979,-

Route 8 daagse groepsrondreis Sicily Food Adventure

From cannoli to arancini, Sicilian food is world famous, but on this tour prepare to be overwhelmed at how varied and diverse Sicily’s cuisine really is! The various civilisations that have occupied the island over millennia have not only left an unparalleled cultural heritage, but also a culinary history that sets Sicily apart from mainland Italy. Sample Palermo’s fragrant street food in its vibrant markets, practise hands-on cooking with local chefs in Trapani, sip the finest wines in Marsala and Etna and indulge in mouth-watering gelatos whilst relaxing in sun-kissed Baroque piazzas. Let food lead the way in this captivating journey through culinary and cultural highlights.

  1. Dag 1 - Start Palermo.
  2. Dag 2 - Explore Palermo, its famous markets and indulge in the city's fabulous street food; afternoon optional visit to Monreale and its Duomo.
  3. Dag 3 - Transfer to Trapani; hands on cookery class with a local chef; continue to Marsala and sample the town's world famous wines.
  4. Dag 4 - Morning visit to olive farm for olive oil and produce tasting; transfer to Agrigento for a guided tour of the Valley of the Temples.
  5. Dag 5 - To Piazza Armerina; guided tour of the famous Villa Romana del Casale followed by a delicious produce tasting; afternoon visit the charming town of Ragusa Ibla.
  6. Dag 6 - Transfer to rural farm for cheese tasting; stop in the UNESCO Baroque town of Noto before reaching Catania.
  7. Dag 7 - Visit the loud and lively fish market; travel to Etna for an excellent wine and produce tasting and short walk; return to Catania.
  8. Dag 8 - End Catania.
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