Sicilian Organic Food at its finest on this 2-hours and a half evening walking tour of Taormina. Eat and drink like a true local as your guide brings you to the best neighborhood establishments where you’ll sample a variety of delicious regional specialties. Eat
fresh fish prepared in four different ways,
Arancino, a variety of
bruschetta, cakes and other mouthwatering delicacies, as well as palate-pleasing red and white wine and liquor such as
Nero d'Avola, Cerasuolo di Vittoria, Limoncello. Be introduced to new tastes and flavors from your professional
licensed guide, a food aficionado.
Licensed Local foodie Guide in the evening at Corso Umberto I, Taormina’s main pedestrian street, and set off to uncover the town’s culinary gems. As you walk, hear tales about the area’s culinary history and the evolution of Sicilian food culture. Discover the importance of fresh and flavorful ingredients to Sicilian cuisine, and hear how the cuisine’s popularity has spread across the globe.
Pass by beautiful old buildings, including the 15th-century Palazzo Corvaja and an ancient Roman theater. Then, meet a local chef, who will welcome you into an open garden space with a glass of
prosecco. After you’ve drained your glass of bubbly, sit down to four different fish dishes. These will vary depending on what ingredients are available, but mostly Mussels baked in crunchy bread,
Fish marinated in special Sicilian style, Sicilian anchovies Beccafico, Rice with
seafood & seasonal vegetables. Wash them down with a glass of
grillo white wine, an ancient variety native to Sicily.
Next, move on through Taormina’s historical city center to a family-owned wine bar. Settle in here to taste three local red wines, such as
Nero d’Avola and Etna Rosso, and a selection of
Arancino (fried Rice balls with meat inside), served with the protected Mount Etna DOP (Protected Denomination of Origin) olive oil and a range of toppings. There will also be another typical Sicilian appetizer, such as cold cut meat and
cheese with honey, marmalade and
caponata (eggplant relish).
After, follow your guide to a beloved dessert hot spot, where you’ll taste
torrone (a honey and almond candy) and
cannoli (pastry tubes filled with ricotta cream), as well as
Limoncello, Almond Wine and a sweet and concentrated
Passito dessert wine.
Your tour ends back at Corso Umberto in the old city centre of Taormina.