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Discover the unique tastes of Sicilian cuisine.

  • 8 days
  • selfguided
  • tour
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At a glance
  • Split your time between clifftop Taormina and seaside Cefalu
  • Enjoy a wine-tasting tour and a traditional meal in a mountain village
  • Learn to make Sicilian specialities with a half-day cooking class

Suggested Itinerary

Day 1: UK- Cefalu

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Map of Day 1: UK- Cefalu

Fly to Palermo, transfer to Cefalu, to your chosen hotel

Once you’ve checked in to your hotel, go for a wander through Cefalu’s atmospheric medieval centre and enjoy a Sicilian dinner at a neighbourhood trattoria.

 

Day 2: Cefalu

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Points of Interest

Map of Day 2: Cefalu

Wine tasting at Castelbuono, half-day excursion.

Head to the pretty hilltop town of Castelbuono today. Work up an appetite with a stroll through the medieval town centre, before settling down to sample local cured meats, spicy cheeses, honey, bread and wine. 

Day 3: Cefalu

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Points of Interest

Map of Day 3: Cefalu

Day at leisure

Spend the day exploring Cefalu at your own pace. Peek inside its Norman cathedral (the interior boasts some beautifully intricate mosaics), or perhaps head to the sandy beach. 

Day 4: Cefalu

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Points of Interest

Map of  Day 4: Cefalu

Dinner at Madonie Mountains, half-day excursion.

A real Sicilian feast is on the menu this evening. You’ll set off in the afternoon to the Madonie National Park, where your first stop will be the picturesque village of San Mauro Castelverde. After exploring its medieval churches and admiring the sea views, you’ll press on to Trattoria La Posada in the little hamlet of San Mauro. Dinner will be made using organic produce from the surrounding farms, and will be set to a soundtrack of traditional Sicilian music. 

Day 5: Cefalu - Taormina

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Map of Day 5: Cefalu - Taormina

Transfer from Cefalu to Taormina, to your chosen hotel.

Journey east today as you make your way from Cefalu to the clifftop town of Taormina, one of Sicily’s highlights. 

Day 6: Taormina

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Points of Interest

Map of Day 6: Taormina

Day at leisure.

You’ve got a full day to get acquainted with Taormina. There’s plenty to discover – the town is home to an impressive Greek amphitheatre, a 13th-century cathedral and a web of narrow lanes lined with shops and cafes. You can also take the cable car down to Taormina Mare for an afternoon at the beach.

 

Day 7: Taormina

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Map of Day 7: Taormina

Cooking class in Taormina, half-day excursion.

It’s time to take the reins today as you try your hand at cooking Sicilian dishes for yourself. Start off in the market, picking out fresh ingredients, then roll up your sleeves at a local restaurant as the chef shows you how to prepare a traditional meal. Once it’s done, a sommelier will choose a few local wines to complement the dish, and you’ll tuck in to your home-cooked meal. 

Day 8: Catania - UK

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Map of  Day 8: Catania - UK

Transfer to Catania airport for your flight home.

After a week of delicious food and wine, it’s time to head for home today. If you’re itching to book another gourmet getaway, why not take a look at the Culinary Highlights of Tuscany -http://www.citalia.com/holidays/florence/tuscany-coast/italy/tours/the-culinary-highlights-of-tuscany

 

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Flight Information

The closest airport to Cefalu is Palermo (PMO), which is about 1 hour 30 minutes from Cefalu. Direct flights to Palermo are available from London Gatwick and take approximately 2 hours 50 minutes.