Tour description

RAGUSA FOOD PRIVATE TOUR

FOOD TOUR IN RAGUSA SICILY

Experience the Sicilian lifestyle with a food tour discovery! A delightful early 19th century townhouse in the heart of the stunning Baroque setting of Ragusa Ibla, in South Sicily. The hilltop town of Ragusa is an architectural Baroque masterpiece, and this quaint little gem of a hotel is located right in the heart of this UNESCO World Heritage site.

Baroque churches and magnificent palaces are all around what was once the home of a Sicilian noble. Lovingly restored by the charming La Rosa family to provide comfortable rooms, the intimate Locanda still retains all its best features-original stone walls, vaulted ceilings, and characterful wooden beams.

Just a pleasant 10 minute walk away is the hotel’s superb gastronomic restaurant, which boasts one of the finest and extensive wine lists in Sicily, as well as an excellent five course “tasting menu”. This interesting area is very much a gastronomic centre, where visitors can taste and buy some of the top Sicilian wines and olive oil.Another unique facility of the Locanda is its private area of the white sandy beach about 20 km away in the lively Marina di Ragusa. From the LOcanda you can easily explore other interesting Baroque towns such as Ispica and Modica and perhaps take a trip to see the ceramics at Caltagirone or thne amazing Roman mosaics at Piazza Armerina.

We have a real passion for Sicily and look forward to sharing it with you! Trust the locals…

TOUR ITINERARY & INCLUSIONS: 4 DAYS/3 NIGHTS
  • Guaranteed departures private tour travel: small, intimate private tour of 2 min participants!
  • Visit the charming hill town of RAGUSA IBLA
  • Be enchanted by the beauty of the IBLEAN MOUNTAINS
  • Enjoy sublime home-made mealsEntertaining COOKING CLASS with a SICILIAN MAMMA
  • Unforgeattable WINE TASTING in RAGUSA IBLA
  • Dicover the nearby Baroque towns of MODICA & NOTO
  • 2 nights accommodation in RAGUSA IBLA staying in a spacious superior bedroom
  • Included meals: All breakfasts, 2 dinners, 2 lunches (main meals include local wine, mineral water, espresso coffee or tea only)
  • Transportation on tour, via private air-conditioned Mercedes car with English-speaking driver
  • Transfers while overseas, baggage transfers & porterage are included
  • Activity level: Light/Moderate
  • Arrival & departure: The tour will begin with transfers from Catania airport or train station to your hotel in Ragusa and end with a transfer to the airport at scheduled times
  • Terms & conditions/Single supplement: (View here) & FAQ ( View here)
  • Trip Interruption and Cancellation Insurance is not included: We highly recommend Travelex-Insurance.com to protect your vacation.
  • Purchase of European Travel & Health Insurance is strongly recommended
THE SECRET ITALIA DIFFERENCE: TOUR ITINERARY

 

RAGUSA FOOD TOUR

DAY 1: WELCOME TO SICILY & THE SPLENDID RAGUSA IBLA

Upon arrival at Catania airport, you will be transferred to the charming hill town of RAGUSA IBLA in East Sicily which boasts centuries of glorious architecture and art treasure for your three nights at the central boutique hotel “LOCANDA DON SERAFINO” or similar, located a short walk from the town center.After an opportunity to rest and freshen up in your beautiful superior room, you will be treated to an included aperitif at the hotel bar, followed by a gourmet dinner in a renowed restaurant.Overnight stay in RAGUSA IBLA

Day 2: DELIGHTS OF RAGUSA IBLA & WINE TASTING

Your day begins with a walking tour in the historic treasures of RAGUSA IBLA famous for its labyrinth of crooked lanes and tiny squares in the company of a local guide.As we explore this UNESCO World Heritage Site, we’ll behold richly ornamented Baroque structures, elaborate balconies, and sumptuously decorated churches. A highlight among highlights is the 18th-century SAN GIORGIO DUOMO located in the center of the town, boasting its neo-classical dome added in 1820.After an included street food experience, meet your driver for a short drive to the Sicilian countryside to visit a boutique WINERY for a wine tasting and a light lunch, during which we’ll have the opportunity to personally experience its renowned products.Dinner is on your own this evening.Overnight in RAGUSA IBLA

Day 3: BAROQUE MODICA WITH COOKING LESSON & ENCHANTING NOTO

A full day’s journey today takes you south-east to witness the splendors of the Sicilian Baroque architecture, part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.In 1693, in the wake of a mighty eruption of Etna, this corner of Sicily was devastated by an earthquake.Towns were rapidly rebuilt out of the glowing local limestone.We start visiing the splendid Baroque town of MODICA for a tasting of its local chocolate and its amazing architecture. We then continue to the UNESCO town of NOTO, with its remarkable ensemble of honey-color buildings, strikingly uniform in style and a world famous domed Cathedral, an undisputed highlight of the extraordinary Baroque architecture.Dinner is included this evening.Overnight in RAGUSA IBLA

DAY 4: ARRIVEDERCI BEAUTIFUL SICILY

In the morning, you can take advantage of the included transfers to Catania airport or train station.

TOUR PRICING

4 days starting from € 1,000 pp

Request more information, or call 1-800-538-0273 today to talk to a Tour Consultant

SICILY

SICILYSicily-An island touching different worlds Sicily is full of beguiling contrasts. The untamed west vies with the flawless Greek classicism of the east and every Mediterranean civilization has passed by, bequeathing marvels fit for the gods and a rich gastronomic heritage.Palermo has bustling markets and grand architecture. Sample fish couscous and the typically Sicilian atmosphere Read more