Sicily Food Tour: Catania, Ragusa & Palermo

Discover Authentic Sicilian Cuisine on a Personalized 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 flavors 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 eggplant, capers, beans and pulses all featuring in the island's most treasured dishes.

A food touring vacation in Sicily is the perfect treat for foodies. Our Catania, Ragusa and Palermo multi-resort vacation gives you the opportunity to sample diverse flavors and the local dishes in these iconic Sicilian food resorts. We recommend starting your Sicily vacation in Catania, where you can immediately enjoy fresh seafood or sample a local favorite: pasta alla norma, which has a zesty tomato sauce, fried eggplant 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 favorite snack. We also highly recommend tucking in to authentic caponata in Palermo, which is often served cold as an appetizer.

Our Sicily food touring vacations 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, airport transfers, inter-city transfers and accommodation. We can also arrange optional tours to complete your vacation experience, such as food-tasting, wine experiences and market tours. For a personalized vacation quote, please contact a member of our expert team on 347-594-5500 or click here to send an online inquiry and start dreaming about your Sicily vacation today!


Sicilian Cuisine to Try on Your Customized 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 favorite delicacies to sample in Catania, Ragusa and Palermo on your customized Sicily food touring vacation.


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


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


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

For a personalized Sicily foodie vacation, please contact a member of our expert team on 347-594-5500 or click here to send an online inquiry and start dreaming about your Sicily vacation today!