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Taste the exclusive cuisine of Michelin-star category in one of the best places in the world for food lovers. Splendorous Sicily has everything for you to spend fine days of relaxation and delectation. Excellent wines will be part of this gourmet vacation as you will visit famous wineries to understand and get involved with the world of wine and learn how to pair wine with food. Absorb the Italian way of life full of flavor and beauty wherever your eyes look at.
You will be accommodated, for three nights, in a superior 4-star hotel just outside the Baroque town of Modica, where you will be able to relax by the pool and enjoy delicious dinners and aperitifs. You will be right at the center of the new wave of culinary and winery excellence in Sicily.
For your first lunch, you will be able to try a 2-Michelin star restaurant on the coast and meet the chef, but do not expect he reveals his secrets. You will be amazed by the artistry and the quality of the ingredients; all strictly local. In the afternoon, it is time to discover Modica and to try the famous Modica chocolate workshop, where you will find a chocolate that is still made with the Aztec methods and the best cocoa beans. Later, you will have some time to relax by the pool before having dinner at the hotel.
Today, you will enjoy a wine tasting in one of the most exciting natural wineries in the south east corner of Sicily, home to the only Sicilian DOCG, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, which brings together the Nero D’Avola and Frappato varieties to make a really elegant, fresh red wine. This winery, established in the 80s, uses mainly older barrels, not new barriques, and is famous for the fact that they use a 400 liters clay amphorae, sunk into the ground, for some of their red and white fermentation.
Lunch will take place in a local farmhouse, where you will taste the authentic flavors of this area. After lunch, you will have some time to explore the enchanting town of Scicli, another jewel of the Baroque valley. In the evening, get some time to relax before having dinner at the hotel.
A wine tasting on the slopes of the highest active volcano in Europe, Mount Etna, awaits today. You will have the chance to taste 6 unique wines, produced in this unique terroir, paired with local excellent ingredients. After your tasting, stroll around Taormina, the famous resort, admire unforgettable views over the Greek theater and the Mediterranean sea, and get time for shopping. You will have dinner at 1-Michelin star restaurant with stunning views over the bay. Return to your hotel after dinner.
Relax by the pool, after breakfast, and get ready for your flight back home.
Francesca loves exploring and finding new spots away from the tourist traps. Not surprisingly she can plan unique holidays and weddings!
This vacation will take place in Sicily, Italy.
During your holiday you will live a delighting adventure with daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner. You will experience meals at restaurants with 1 or 2 Michelin stars and great locations; all your meals will be prepared with fresh ingredients and great gastronomy skills. During this trip, you will also learn how to properly pair six types of wine with local ingredients.
Please arrive at Comiso Airport (CIY) or Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA). Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) is the largest airport, with various international flights. Chic and Unique Tours can organize the transfer for you.
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