Sicily Cooking Vacation: Best of the West
Explore the best of western Sicily on this amazing culinary tour of one of the world’s most renowned islands. Sicily has been beguiling travelers for millennia! As the largest island in the Mediterranean, Sicily has seen the rule and influence of many different cultures, including the Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Vandals, Ostrogoths, Byzantines, French, and Spaniards – not to mention the Italians! In some ways Sicily is still more “Sicilian” than “Italian,” with its unique culture, cuisine, and language permeating its every shore.
This 6-night tour of western Sicily will include some of Europe’s most iconic sites, from the cathedral of Cefalù, to the Greek ruins of Agrigento, to the Roman villa of Piazza Armerina, all accompanied by an expert Sicilian guide and flavored with amazing Sicilian food and wine!
Sicily Cooking Vacation: Best of the West Accommodation Information
Your accommodations in Palermo will be at the charming 4* Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa in the city center. The rooms have en suite private baths, minibar, safe, LCD TV, phone, and of course air conditioning. The hotel also features a restaurant, bar, spa, and interior courtyard.
Alternately, accommodations could be at the 4* Hotel Artemisia Palace, also in the city center. Housed in a twentieth-century Palazzo, the hotel offers 19 elegant rooms, each featuring en suite bath, safe, mini bar, air conditioning, and free WiFi. The hotel also has a bar.
In the area near Agrigento your stay will be at the charming, 7-room Relais Bruccia. Originally an aristocratic palace and converted into a B&B, the building also features a wonderful restaurant, a stone terrace, and a frescoed salon. The rooms are large and feature wrought iron bedsteads and four poster beds, marble tiled floors, beamed ceilings, and other interesting design features. The en suite bathrooms are separated from the bedrooms by curtained glass partitions.
Alternately, your accommodations near Agrigento will be at the Masseria Agnello, a 19th-century estate featuring a main house as well as a variety of other buildings converted into vacation apartments. The elegant rooms in the main house feature simple décor that evokes the landscape outslde.