Top Sicily Food and Culinary Tours in Italy 2021-2022


Small Group Culinary Vacations in Sicily

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7 Nights Starting At $6,600

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Greek ruins in Taormina during an authentic cooking vacation in Sicily

Eastern Sicily Taormina Food Tour

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4 or 6 Nights Starting At $4,800

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Cooking Vacations In Sicily

Discover our food and wine tours of Sicily!

Sicily is one of our favorite destinations for our Italy food tours: it is still unabashedly Sicilian, one of the most authentic and uncompromising of Italy’s regions. Its history is remarkably diverse, and this diversity is reflected in its wonderful gastronomy. Sicily bears the traces of almost every great Mediterranean civilization, and it was ruled and influenced by the Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Vikings, Vandals, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, and Aragonese. This has left behind a fascinating cultural patrimony as well as a wonderfully diverse and unique regional gastronomy.

From Palermo to Taormina, Sicily lives on as a land of deep blue skies, temperate climate, lush vegetation and abundant marine life, all of which you can experience on our Sicily cooking tours. The cuisine of Sicily — from cannoli to couscous — is as complex as its history and pairs beautifully with the island’s world-famous wines. Our food and wine tours of Sicily will treat you to hands-on cooking classes, gourmet meals, wine tastings, and guided excursions, giving you an insider’s perspective to this mysterious island.

Exploring the Island on Our Sicily Cooking Tours

Some of the sites you might see on our cooking holidays in Sicily are: bustling Palermo, the capital of Sicily; seaside Cefalú with its Norman cathedral; the famed Valley of the Temples and Selinunte, one of the most beautiful ruins of Ancient Greece; Medieval Erice, the Ancient Roman Villa of Piazza Armerina; Marsala and Trapani; posh Taormina and Mount Etna; Catania with its amazing food market; Siracusa; the baroque towns of Noto, Modica, and Ragusa; and many more!

Two Sicilian women leading a homemade pasta class during a Sicily cooking vacation.

Two Sicilian women leading a homemade pasta class during a Sicily cooking vacation.

FAQ about cooking holidays in Italy

Where can I learn to cook in Italy?

Tuscany, Umbria, Campania, Sicily, Emilia-Romagna, Piedmont, Lombardy, Lazio, Puglia, and the Veneto, are only a handful of the places where you can learn to cook in Italy. Italy’s 20 regions all offer amazing opportunities to learn regional and traditional Italian cuisine. Each region has its own pastas, sauces, main dishes and desserts, and you will learn to make them on our cooking courses in Italy.

Which city has the best food in Italy?

Italians might fight to the death over the answer to this question! Many would say that the city of Bologna has the best food in Italy. It is definitely one of the culinary capitals of Italy, and Emilia Romagna, the region in which it is found, is known for its incredible wealth of gastronomic products such as prosciutto di Parma, Parmigiano-Reggiano, aceto balsamico di Modena, and pastas like tortellini, tagliatelle, and lasagne.

We think that each of Italy’s regions, however, has something truly unique and unforgettable to offer on our culinary vacations in Italy.

Which city in Italy has the best pizza?

Most Italians would agree that Naples has the best pizza in Italy. Naples, the capital of the Campania region, is also the birthplace of pizza! The main ingredients of pizza also come from this region: fresh mozzarella cheese and San Marzano tomatoes, grown in the sun-drenched volcanic soil of Mount Vesuvius.

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And some of the delicious regional dishes you might taste or learn to prepare on our cooking holidays in Sicily include regional pasta dishes like “pasta alla norma” and pasta with sardines, Trapani-style couscous, arancini, caponata, panelle, and of course cannoli. These will be enjoyed during your culinary tour of Sicily along with regional Siclian wines, produced from the slopes of Mount Etna to the vineyards of the Nero d’Avola area in the south.

Our food and wine tours of Sicily are sure to delight, whether you choose to visit the west coast, the east coast, or travel throughout the island. Our 25 years of experience and our amazing local partners make our food and wine tours of Sicily the best Italy food tours you can find. See our complete list of Sicily cooking tours below and contact to customize any of our cooking vacations in Sicily.

Sicily Cooking and Wine Tours

Authentic Sicilian Experience for the Food Lover – Enjoy one of our favorite Sicily cooking tours with your Sicilian host and travel from Palermo all the way to Taormina for a comprehensive taste of the island.

Elegant Taormina and the Eastern Coast – Relax in seaside and posh Taormina on a food and wine tour of Sicily and experience this fascinating city with breathtaking views, ancient ruins, and amazing food.

Sicily: Best of the West – Savor the best of western Sicily on this authentic culinary tour of Sicily, including visits of Palermo, Erice, Agrigento, and more.