Let the land seduce you
A collection of various cultures’ most famous cuisine, Sicily’s kitchen is a collection of all the different civilizations that have passed by, sharing their delicious yet diverse recipes. Beyond the food (and the limitless pasta noodle shapes) lays the islands of the Sicilian coast, where the last of ancient Mediterranean traditions are practiced: farming and fishing. The sapphire seas, home to dolphins and swordfish, are sure to please, and the only thing warmer the continent’s piping hot pastas are the people’s truly welcoming nature.
Everything that makes Italy loveable is magnified on Sicily, and on this journey, we explore the best of this unforgettable region: myriad dialects, dozens of different pasta shapes, sparkling salt pans beside blue lagoons, Greek temples, mouth-watering food and wonderful wines.
- Descend into the hidden gem of Modica for up-close exposure to the area’s famous Spanish baroque architecture.
- Embark on a family catamaran trip from Marina di Ragusa.
- Explore Ragusa Ibla’s superb old quarter, boasting a rare mix of medieval streets and baroque architecture.
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Discover the artistic, architectural and culinary mementos of the welcoming Sicilians as we travel deep into the lesser-known corners of the largest Mediterranean island to appreciate its true possibilities on foot. Walk through coastal towns and savour Sicily’s unique charms in its Greek ruins.
- Visit the famous Greek settlements of Siracusa.
- Travel back in time to one of Sicily’s oldest archeological sites: Pantalica and its Anapo River valley.
- Taste Modica’s distinctive chocolate (one of Europe’s earliest recipes) at Dolceria Bonajuto.
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Cruise the less travelled routes of Sicily’s west coast, rolling over vine covered hills and descending into cozy seaside villages. Between explorations of Greek temples and a private wine tasting, we reward our appetites with an incredible array of classic Sicilian cuisine.
- Taste carefully crafted wine and olive oil in Marsala and visit the archeological site of Selinunte.
- Cruise beautiful vineyards leading to a tranquil seaside and charming village.
- Navigate the vibrant and buzzing streets of Palermo expertly steered by a local historian.
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Hotel Eremo della Giubiliana, Ragusa
This erstwhile monastery is part of the historical group of Abitare La Storia hotels, dedicated to preserving the look and feel of ancient and historic structures while incorporating modern amenities and top of the line service. Hotel Eremo della Giubiliana sits quietly in splendid solitude on its own private estate among the stonewalled fields outside of Ragusa. View hotel website »
Villa Athena, Agrigento
Originally an 18thC villa, Villa Athena is uniquely situated inside the UNESCO world heritage site, the Archaeological Park of the Valley of the Temples. It also stands only 200 m. from the Temple of Concordia, a true masterpiece of Doric art. Renovated in 2009, the exquisite comforts and breathtaking view are miraculously matched by the gastronomic restaurant. View hotel website »
Kempinski Giardino di Costanza, Mazara del Vallo
This superb 5-star hotel provides guests with everything for their needs, from spacious rooms to pools, and a Daniela Steiner spa. Its perfect location for moderate biking among the surrounding olive groves and vineyards is an added advantage B&R travellers will particularly enjoy. Whether guests seek relaxation or adventure, this hotel offers unrivalled comfort and service. View hotel website »
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— Cynthia White, Sicily Biking 2011
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