Sicily Food Tour: Catania, Ragusa & Palermo

Discover Authentic Sicilian Cuisine on a Personalised Food Tour of Sicily

The island of Sicily is known for its decadent cuisine and its long culinary tradition draws from its diverse history, with flavours from the ancient Greeks, Arabs, Normans and Romans finding a place in modern Sicilian cooking. Fish and seafood dishes in Sicily are among the best in Europe, especially the tuna, sardines, clams and prawns, but it's the diversity of Sicilian cuisine that is so appealing - with ricotta cheese, sun-ripened aubergine, capers, beans and pulses all featuring in the island's most treasured dishes.

A food touring holiday in Sicily is the perfect treat for foodies and our Catania, Ragusa and Palermo multi-centre holiday gives you the oppotunity to sample diverse flavours and the local dishes in these iconic Sicilian food resorts. We recommend starting your Sicily holiday in Catania, where you can immediately enjoy fresh seafood or sample a local favourite: pasta alla norma, which is a treat for the tastebuds with its zesty tomato sauce, fried aubergine and basil, all perfectly complemented with crumbled ricotta cheese. You can then continue your Sicily food tour with a stop in Ragusa in the south, which is known for its rare Hyblaean honey and its iconic caciocavallo ragusano cheese, which is PDO protected. Next, we take you to Palermo, where you can explore the city's rich history and sample arancine rice balls, which are a local favourite snack. We also highly recommend tucking in to authentic caponata in Palermo, which is often served cold as an appetiser.

Our Sicily food touring holidays are completely flexible, which means that you can choose when to travel and how long you want to stay in these Sicily food resorts. As a part of our standard package, we will include flights (taxes and baggage included), airport transfers, inter-city transfers and accommodation, but we can also arrange optional tours to complete your vacation experience, such as food-tasting, wine experiences and market tours. For a personalised holiday quote, please contact a member of our expert team on 01223 637331 or click here to send an online enquiry and start dreaming about your Sicily holiday today!

 

Our Flexible Sicily Food Tours

We tailor all our Sicily cuisine holidays to suit your needs, which means that you can choose when to travel and how long you would like to stay in each resort. However, to give you an indication of price, please find some example itineraries below for our Catania, Ragusa and Palermo holiday in Sicily. We recommend 3 nights in Palermo, 2 nights in Ragusa and 3 nights in Catania; however, the number of nights can be altered to fit your requirements. For a personalised quote, please contact a member of our expert team on 01223 637331 or click here to send an online enquiry and we'll get back to you right away.

3* Hotel - Sicily Food Tour
3 Nights, Named Hotel, Palermo
2 Nights, Named Hotel, Ragusa
3 Nights, Named Hotel, Catania
(Flights and transfers included)
Prices start from just £829 per person

4* Hotel - Sicily Food Tour
3 Nights, Named Hotel, Palermo
2 Nights, Named Hotel, Ragusa
3 Nights, Named Hotel, Catania
(Flights and transfers included)
Prices start from just £929 per person

5* Hotel - Sicily Food Tour
3 Nights, Named Hotel, Palermo
2 Nights, Named Hotel, Ragusa
3 Nights, Named Hotel, Catania
(Flights and transfers included)
Prices start from just £1059 per person

Please note that prices are based on two people sharing a standard double room.

 

Sicilian Cuisine to Try on Your Customised Food Tour

For us, Sicily has some of the best cuisine and we love its diversity, with fresh seafood available on the coast and rich dishes made with corn and pulses inland. There are surely too many iconic Sicilian dishes to name here, but below are some of our favourite delicacies to sample in Catania, Ragusa and Palermo on your customised Sicily food touring holiday.

Catania

  • Granita, which is an iced dessert typically flavoured with almonds that Sicilians enjoy with brioche for breakfast
  • Pasta alla norma, with fried aubergine and basil in a tomato sauce, topped with ricotta cheese

Ragusa

  • Ragusano cheese, which is PDO protected and an essential treat during your stay in Ragusa
  • Carob-flavoured liqueur - the trees grow liberally around Ragusa and the liqueur has a truly unique flavour

Palermo

  • Arancine, which are fried rice balls stuffed with meat or cheese
  • Caponata, a cold starter with aubergine, olives, capers and celery that is a must on your Sicily holiday

For a personalised Sicily foodie holiday, please contact a member of our expert team on 01223 637331 or click here to send an online enquiry and start dreaming about your Sicily holiday today!