Flavors Of Sicily
Hosted by Chef Kevin Fonzo

September 07 - 14, 2024
7 Nights
Starting at $6,353 /person
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1 Home base
4 Destinations
Light
Activity level
Home
Service level
Group size : 10
1 Home base
4 Destinations
Group size : 10

Join Art In Voyage's Executive Chef Kevin Fonzo on an expedition of savor and flavor in Sicily. Stroll through the local markets, partake in cooking classes, and relish in traditional dinners at our beautiful villa. Taste true Sicilian dishes that were made and crafted centuries ago, perfected to make each culinary traveler return back to savor the distinct flavors that are only found in Sicily. Our villa is your home away from home for the next 7 Nights, bordered by the trees of a vast centuries-old olive grove. Wake up to a spectacular view of the valley, bathed in the fresh Sicilian sun, and a beautiful garden at your feet. Partake in our sunset 4x4 expedition of Mount Etna as well as an authentic truffle hunt. Take part in a cooking class with our local Nona, and follow it up with a walk traveling back in time as you explore the streets of Modica, Ragusa, Notto and Syracuse. The journey is packed with activities, extraordinary flavors, and hosts that will make your trip to Sicily truly unforgettable.

What is Included

Nights
7 nights in our fully staffed Estate

Meals
7 breakfasts

5 lunches

7 dinners with wine pairings, including two Michelin-starred

Open bar at the property

Activities
Cooking class with Nona & Chef Fonzo

4X4 Sunset expedition to Mount Etna

Several tastings of the best wines that Sicily has to offer

Private guided tour of Modica & Siracusa

Truffle Hunting Adventure with lunch

And More
Services of two journey hosts, including a Chef

Full staff at the property

Luxury Transportation throughout

Private airport transfers from and to Catania

All taxes

Highlights

A True Culinary Experience

Accompany our executive Chef on an alluring experience to indulge in the savor and flavors of Sicily. Stroll through the local markets, partake in cooking classes, and relish in traditional dinners at our beautiful villa. Taste true Sicilian dishes that were made and crafted centuries ago, perfected to make each culinary traveler come back to savor the distinctive flavors only Sicily has to offer.

Unique Experiences

From a 4X4 sunset expedition to Mount Etna to an authentic truffle hunt, from a cooking class with our local Nona to a walk back in the past of cities like Modica, Ragusa and Syracuse, our journey to Sicily is packed with unique and authentic experiences designed to create memories for a lifetime.

Pampering throughout

A home, away from home, relax at our Estate, bordered by the trees of a vast centuries-old olive grove. Wake up with views from the valley, fresh Sicilian sun on your skin, and a beautiful garden at your feet. Swim in the 25m swimming pool, covered with lava stone to keep the perfect temperature. Savor the dishes prepared by Chef Fonzo under the Sicilian stars while enjoying the wine of the region.

Take a leap into the past

Explore the cities in Sicily with our local guides, and learn about the rich culture each town has to offer. Explore the streets and markets in Ragusa or Modica, walk the old Arab quarter and unique UNESCO-listed Arab-Norman architecture. visit the charming and historical seaside city of Syracuse and much more.

Itinerary

B = Breakfast
L = Lunch
D = Dinner
|The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
The itinerary as presented may need to be modified from time to time to address possible logistical and weather challenges.
Welcome to Sicily

Day 1- Welcome to Sicily

Day 1 : Welcome to Sicily

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On arrival in Catania, you are picked up by your very own driver for a short ride to the villa where you are greeted by your hosts and the villa staff. There, enjoy a tour of the property, make yourself at home and spend some time by the pool before cocktails and dinners are served on the terrace. Prepared by Chef Fonzo, it is paired with lovely wines from the region, a great first introduction to what is to come.

Cooking Class with Chef Fonzo

Day 2- Cooking Class with Chef Fonzo

Day 2 : Cooking Class with Chef Fonzo

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After breakfast, join Chef Fonzo at a nearby market to gather fresh ingredients for your cooking class in the afternoon. Witness how Chef Fonzo interacts with the local producers to get the best ingredients for our cooking class. Alternatively, have a morning at leisure next to the swimming pool, or enjoy a tasting of the property's olive oil. We then join Chef Fonzo for a cooking class, followed by a lovely lunch. In the late afternoon, indulge in a relaxing massage and enjoy time at leisure. Dinner will be prepared by Chef Fonzo and served at the property with wines of the region.

Syracuse & Michelin experience

Day 3- Syracuse & Michelin experience

Day 3 : Syracuse & Michelin experience

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After breakfast, we depart on a scenic drive to the city of Syracuse. A local guide will lead the way to sites such as the Roman Amphitheater, the Teatro Greco, and the Orecchio di Dionisio. Your tour will end at a local trattoria for a lovely lunch seaside. After lunch, explore Syracuse on your own before we depart home to relax. Tonight, we make our way to the town of Ragusa for an incredible dining experience at the famed Michelin-starred Locanda Don Serafino. Dinner will be paired with wines selected by their sommerlier.

Wines & Volcano Sunset Experience

Day 4- Wines & Volcano Sunset Experience

Day 4 : Wines & Volcano Sunset Experience

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Enjoy a morning at leisure at the property. Later this morning, we make our way to one of our local wineries, situated at the foot of Mount Etna, an active volcano. There, we delight in a lovely lunch and wine tasting. The volcanic clay creates the perfect conditions for the vines, and here, wine has been produced for more than 3,500 years. We then board our 4x4 for a drive up an ancient lava flow. Enjoy breathtaking scenery at the famous “Velle del Bove’. As evening falls, your guide will lead you to the perfect spot where we fully enjoy the magnificent Etna sunset with bubbly, cold cuts and cheeses. At home, a lighter dinner awaits.

Modica & Val di Noto wines

Day 5- Modica & Val di Noto wines

Day 5 : Modica & Val di Noto wines

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After breakfast, we make our way to Modica, one of the most picturesque towns in all of Sicily. You will get the opportunity to walk through the elegant streets, visit Doumo, and take pictures of the spectacular buildings with our private guide. Enjoy lunch at leisure, before we make our way back home. On the way, we stop at one of our favorite local wineries for a tour, and a tasting. Tonight, Chef Fonzo will once again prepare a lovely Sicilian-inspired dinner, under the stars and paired with wines of the region.

Truffle Hunting and more wine

Day 6- Truffle Hunting and more wine

Day 6 : Truffle Hunting and more wine

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This morning, why not enjoy breakfast in the gardens? We then make our way to the local town of Palazzolo Acreide for truffle hunting with Chef Andrea, which is followed by a truffle-inspired lunch. On our way home, we make one more stop: a local cheese farm where you enjoy a tasting. Tonight, dinner is served at the property, prepared by Chef Fonzo, and paired with local wines.

Day at leisure

Day 7- Day at leisure

Day 7 : Day at leisure

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Today, our last day in Sicily is spent at leisure (lunch at the property will be available). However, our Guest Experience experts are standing by to assist with the booking of additional tours & activities. Why not have us rent a boat for the afternoon, or making int it a full day visiting Taormina? Tonight, we will celebrate the end of a lovely journey exploring all the flavors Sicily has to offer, with Chef Fonzo and our local Nona. This farewell dinner is paired with some of your favorite wines of the region.

Day 8- "Till Next Time"

Day 8 : "Till Next Time"

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All good things must come to an end! We enjoy one last breakfast before departing for the airport. Not ready to go home? Take your loved one to Santorini for a romantic ending to this vacation, or fly out to the beautiful island of Malta where you step back into history. Wanting to see more of Sicily? The possibilities are endless, and we are standing by to make them a reality.

Accommodations

Masseria Cardinale

Sicily

Generously proportioned, warmly welcoming, and immersed in glorious countryside, Masseria Cardinale is infused with ancient Sicilian DNA and yet is very much a home for today. Myriad original features - not least the warm honey-hued local stone - firmly root the property in its context, while a thoughtful, creative and minimally invasive conservation project has rejuvenated the whole, bringing a new dynamism, a sense of vivacity, and a series of...

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Generously proportioned, warmly welcoming, and immersed in glorious countryside, Masseria Cardinale is infused with ancient Sicilian DNA and yet is very much a home for today. Myriad original features - not least the warm honey-hued local stone - firmly root the property in its context, while a thoughtful, creative and minimally invasive conservation project has rejuvenated the whole, bringing a new dynamism, a sense of vivacity, and a series of discreet, softly-spoken 21st-century comforts.

Your Hosts

Chef Kevin Fonzo
Chef Kevin Fonzo
Executive Chef
Senior Journey Director
Mikael Audebert
Mikael Audebert
Founder & CEO
Creative Director

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What is Included

Nights
7 nights in our fully staffed Estate

Meals
7 breakfasts

5 lunches

7 dinners with wine pairings, including two Michelin-starred

Open bar at the property

Activities
Cooking class with Nona & Chef Fonzo

4X4 Sunset expedition to Mount Etna

Several tastings of the best wines that Sicily has to offer

Private guided tour of Modica & Siracusa

Truffle Hunting Adventure with lunch

And More
Services of two journey hosts, including a Chef

Full staff at the property

Luxury Transportation throughout

Private airport transfers from and to Catania

All taxes

What guests have said

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Gary M. Davis

Our third curated foodie vacation with Art in Voyage and will continue to give our highest marks and recommendations. Two in Europe and one in the ‘States have all been exceptional. Their attention to detail is top notch and we love to let them take care of everything so we can enjoy our (too rare!) leisure time.

June 2023
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All listed activities are optional in attendance

Our property selection is always subject to change as these are privately owned. In such rare instances, it will be substituted for one of equal or great value offering similar features and amenities.

Additional daily trips and excursions may be arranged

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In case of a cancelation at more than 90 days prior to departure, your deposit will be returned minus a $500 per person administrative fee.

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