B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
Rosa’s Table Culinary Tour of Sicily 2018
3 - 12 June 2018
DAY 1: ARRIVAL, FERLA & ortigia
Morning arrival at Catania Airport.
Transfer from the Catania airport and check into Campanio Agriturismo in Ferla. Ferla is my father-in-law’s village, a small enchanting, humble town filled with a quiet and welcoming atmosphere.
A welcoming lunch with our family.
An evening visit to Ortigia, Siracusa’s ancient city by the sea, where we will explore Ortigia’s culinary pleasures.
DAY 2: CATANIA
After breakfast, a morning visit to Catania fish market.
Evening cooking demonstration led by Rosa focusing on her family’s favourite traditional Sicilian recipes.
DAY 3 MODICA & Dinner at uncle pippo's
A morning visit to Modica in the province of Ragusa, where hidden culinary treasures await you such as a chocolate making demonstration.
Dinner with our relatives sampling home grown produce in traditional provincial recipes.
DAY 4 FERLA & PANTALICA
B L D
Breakfast and a morning walk through the village of Ferla.
Mid morning visit to a local farm for a ricotta making demonstration and lunch sampling the freshly made ricotta, antipasti, pasta, fruits and a traditional Sicilian sweet.
Late afternoon cooking and eating wood fired oven treats as we share a farewell to the east coast meal with family at Uncle Pippo’s country home.
DAY 5 SANta CRISTINA GELa
B L D
Early morning breakfast with the locals in the village of Ferla.
Departure for Baglio di Pianetto, a winery situated on the hills above Palermo in Santa Cristina Gela.
Light lunch consisting of a wine and cheese tasting.
Enjoy some leisure time before an evening dinner in the winery restaurant.
DAY 6 COOKING CLASS
Head Chef Filippo will lead the group in a hands on cooking class.
Free leisure time to explore the winery or relax.
DAY 7 calatafimi & palermo
B L D
A morning visit to Calatafimi – my parent’s village – on a picturesque hill top town of great historical significance to Italy. It is here where Giuseppe Garibaldi unified the north with the south of Italy.
We will take a short drive to what was once my father’s country side property where he and his family would spend their summer days and share a relaxed picnic lunch with my relatives.
Return to the winery for a short rest before venturing into Sicily’s capital, Palermo, to explore and revel in its medieval splendour or shop before we have dinner with the Duke and Duchess of Palma at the Palazzo Lanza Tomasi, once the home of Giuseppe Tomasi Di Lampedusa author of The Leopard.
DAY 8 salt pans of trapani & scopello
Depart the winery for a morning adventure along the west coast of Sicily, bound for the salt pans of Nubia near Trapani.
Check into Hotel Torre Bennistra Scopello. Scopello is a beachside village once famous for tuna fishing.
Free leisure time to explore Scopello’s Zingara Nature coastal walks or for leisure time to bask in the Sicilian sun, read a good book, swim in the Tyrrhenian sea, chat with the locals, eat and shop.
DAY 9: ZINGARA reserve & FAREWELL DINNER
Free leisure time to explore Scopello’s Zingara Nature coastal walks or optional visit to the panoramic Tonnara di Scopello, an ancient tuna fishing site.
Evening farewell dinner at the hotel with Rosa’s relatives.
Day 10: late Morning return transfers to Palermo airport