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Italian Flavours with a View: Sicilian Food Tour in Taormina with Volcanic Wines and Nero d'Avola Tasting

  • When does it run?

    Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • Start time

    10:30am

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

Inclusions
  • 10+ delicious tastings at 10 different locations (Ten steps to transcendence!)
  • A menu of warm and cold local street food specialties (Some fire and ice for the soul!)
  • Local wine and typical drinks (Italian indulgences, anyone?)
  • 3.5-hour walking food discovery tour (A delicious journey!)
  • Small group - max 12 guests (An intimate affair!)
  • Dedicated local Food Hopping guide (The insider’s insight to all things good!)
Date
Guests
  • Adult (18+)
  • Child (7-17)
  • Infant (0-6)
from US$ 89.35 per person Cancellation policy Non-refundable

Key Highlights

  • Experience the volcanic cuisine of Taormina, nestled in the shadow of Mt. Etna
  • Relish a quintessential arancini, reflecting the volcanic landscape, at a place loved by even the New York Times
  • Enjoy a local treat in an idyllic spot at the Marchese della Real Casa Ayerbe d’Aragona
  • Savour the Sicialian national dish Pasta alla Norma served with Nero d’Avola
  • Discover chef Dominico’s sweet treat right from his nonna’s recipe book
  • Get spoilt with cheese specialities from a long-established family business
  • Sample some incredible volcanic wines and, of course, beautiful cedros

Overview


Nestled in the shadow of the magnificent Mt. Etna, Taormina is as pretty as a postcard with the volcano looming into view at every nook and corner. This Food Tour in Taormina will not just delight your palate but your eyes and heart too, letting you discover the secret hotspots of the city’s delectable cuisine, accompanied by amusing anecdotes!

The city’s spectacular landscape is clearly reflected in its equally delicious specialties with a famous one resembling the fiery mountain: Arancini rice balls which are shaped like a volcanic cone with the delicious filling puffing out steam the moment you cut off the top. How about an equally edgy pairing? Taormina has it covered too with their incredible volcanic wines, flavour-packed and grown on Etna’s lava soil. Infact, we will take you to the only place in town where freshly prepared arancini are made - so delicious that even the New York Times wrote about them. Keep you pen, paper and all your senses ready as the boss Cristina herself shows you how to cook them to perfection.

Our gastronomic highlights also include a local treat in an idyllic spot at the Marchese della Real Casa Ayerbe d’Aragona which once housed the stables of the more than 200-year old aristocratic family. We cannot let you leave, either, without having relished the Sicilian national dish Pasta alla Norma, home-made with premium organic ingredients at a trattoria. Run by two sisters, it harvests all their ingredients directly from mama’s field and serve the food with a Nero d’Avola - quite an unforgettable affair, so buon appetito. As an insider’s tip, we will throw in an adorable encounter with the sweet side of chef Domenico’s life and a treat he copied meticulously from his grandma’s recipe book 40 years ago, although sometimes we do wish he had been able to retain the original name of this naughty indulgence. Our culinary trail comprises tons of other unmatched experiences, such as getting spoiled by cheese specialities from a long-established family business, enjoying a tasting of unique volcanic wines, learning about the largely unknown cedro fruit, and much, much more.

A true-blue Italian gastronomic experience, this is a food tour that regales you with more than just nutrition - it is an absolute magic for your soul!

About the Supplier: Food is one of the biggest contributors to travel experiences. We are all foodies by nature and Food Hopping Europe understands that, leading to culinary experiences that touches upon all the nitty gritties and legacy of a destination’s cuisine. Making it an unforgettable affair are their food tours that almost resemble a multi-course menu of iconic dishes, quintessential flavours and a city’s best-kept secrets. With Food Hopping Europe, you will literally explore a new location through a carnival of flavours and a celebration of its cuisine!

Activity Schedule

  • When does it run?

    Wednesdays and Saturdays

  • Duration

    3.5 hours

  • Start time

    10:30am

  • Meeting Point

    Please make your way to the city side of Porta Messina, Corso Umberto 1, Taormina.

    We’ll share the exact meeting point along with your booking voucher.

  • Ending Point

    Same as the starting point.

Inclusions & Exclusions

  • 10+ delicious tastings at 10 different locations (Ten steps to transcendence!)
  • A menu of warm and cold local street food specialties (Some fire and ice for the soul!)
  • Local wine and typical drinks (Italian indulgences, anyone?)
  • 3.5-hour walking food discovery tour (A delicious journey!)
  • Small group - max 12 guests (An intimate affair!)
  • Dedicated local Food Hopping guide (The insider’s insight to all things good!)
  • Hotel Pickup & Drop Off (We bet you’ll be out and about!)

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