SICILY-CALABRIA CULINARY TOUR VACATION
La Cucina Sabina’s authentic luxury Italian vacations include a culinary and cultural vacation to the undiscovered southern region of Calabria and the beautiful eastern coast of Sicily. This is a foodie’s dream vacation which combines food, cooking, culture, touring, picturesque excursions and adventure into an experience of a lifetime! Join us as we tour unique and yet to be discovered places in Calabria that you wouldn’t know to visit on your own, and then head to some of the most famous and iconic places in Sicily. Our vacation combines both Calabria and the more relaxed luxury of the top destinations in Sicily including a cooking demonstration and lunch with a Michelin Star chef.
All Inclusive (except air) Vacation Itinerary – 9 days/8 nights including lodging, food, wine, tours, excursions, cooking lessons and demonstrations plus ground and ferry transfers within Italy. La Cucina Sabina combines food, culture and fun into an experience of a lifetime!
After lunch, we drive to the undiscovered jewel of a town Bova, for our check in at a casual family-owned B&B. Bova was once an important Greek colony in Southern Italy, with its own distinct language, food and culture.
Enjoy a welcome prosecco rooftop in the center of Bova with a breathtaking 360 degree view of the Aspromonte mountains, the ocean and Sicily. After a brief stroll through the town of Bova, head to an informal dinner at a local agritourismo (farm-based restaurant) where the local chef will show us how to prepare some of the famous Calabrian “maccheroni” pasta.
After breakfast, depart for the mountains where we take a nature walk with a picnic. After our return to Bova, there’s time for an additional guided walk and tour of a centuries old winery, or free time to relax. Dinner is enjoyed at a restaurant with beautiful views of the countryside.
We’ll have lunch in Villa San Giovanni before getting on the ferry to Sicily, followed by a drive to Taormina. After check in at our hotel, with its amazing coastal vistas, we’ll reconvene for dinner at one of our favorite restaurants in the heart of town.
For lunch we visit a winery on the side of Mt Etna where we enjoy a tasting of some of the distinct fine wines that Sicily is known for producing in their rich, volcanic soil. After lunch, we drive to the Island of Ortigia, the ancient and most picturesque part of Siracusa, with its many Greek and Roman historical landmarks, Sicilian Baroque architecture, cool shops and local market. First our check in at our hotel and then evening dinner at a favorite local restaurant.