Savors & Flavors Of Sicily
Hosted by Chef Kevin Fonzo


May 26 - June 03, 2023
8 Nights

Starting at $6,892 /person

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2 Home bases
4 Destinations
Activity level
Light
Service level
Home
Group size
Max
10
Journey designed by
Chef Kevin Fonzo
2 Home bases
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 Palermo and Syracuse. The journey is packed with activities, extraordinary flavors, and hosts that will make your trip to Sicily truly unforgettable.

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

What is Included

Nights
1 night in a 5-star property in Palermo

7 nights in our fully staffed Estate

Meals
8 breakfasts

5 lunches

8 dinners with wine pairings, including a 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

Food & Market tour of Palermo

Private guided tour of Modica

Truffle Hunting Adventure

And More
Services of two journey hosts, including a Chef

Full staff at the property

Luxury Transportation throughout

Private airport transfers from Palermo 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 Palermo 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 Palermo, 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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Arriving in Palermo, you will be greeted by a private driver and whisked away to your home for tonight. On arrival, your hosts will welcome you and give you time to get settled in. Later, join us for welcome cocktails with splendid views of the Mediterranean sea. Our welcome dinner is hosted at the property, paired with lovely wine.

 Food & Market Tour in Palermo

Day 2- Food & Market Tour in Palermo

Day 2 : Food & Market Tour in Palermo

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After breakfast, you depart on a Food and Market tour of Palermo, guided by a local Sicilian. You will uncover the secrets of Sicilian cuisine, and taste some of the most authentic street food specialties, such as arancini and sfincione. After meeting some of the best artisans, we make our way to our next home near Ragussa. Our farmhouse built at the end of the 18th century by Romualdo Mattia Lorefice Platamone, the 7th baron of Mortilla, will be home for 6 nights. Get settled in and relax before tonight's welcome dinner at the property, carefully prepared by Chef Fonzo, and paired with wines of the region.

 Cooking Class with Chef Fonzo

Day 3- Cooking Class with Chef Fonzo

Day 3 : 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 4- Syracuse & Michelin experience

Day 4 : 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.

 Murgo Winery & Mount Etna

Day 5- Murgo Winery & Mount Etna

Day 5 : Murgo Winery & Mount Etna

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Enjoy a morning at leisure at the property. Later this morning, we make our way to Murgo Winery, 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 6- Modica & Val di Noto wines

Day 6 : 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 7- Truffle Hunting and more wine

Day 7 : Truffle Hunting and more wine

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This morning, why not enjoy breakfast in the gardens? We then make our way to a local farm for truffle hunting, wine tasting, and a truffle-based 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 8- Day at leisure

Day 8 : 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 9- "Till Next Time"

Day 9 : "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

Villa Igiea

Villa Igiea

Palermo (Sicily)

A Fabled 19th Century Palazzo - Discover history, majesty, and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino, and the Gulf of Palermo. A long-loved seaside-meets-city sanctuary for royalty, dignitaries, and Hollywood luminaries, trace their paths through tiered villa gardens that sweep down to the port and out to the Tyrrhenian Sea; on excursions to Palermo’s bustling markets, Baroque palaces, and ancient sites, or yacht trips along its picturesque coast; and through Villa Igiea’s Italian restaurants, atmospheric bars, and palatial Art Nouveau interior, revitalized as a Rocco Forte hotel. Offering...

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A Fabled 19th Century Palazzo - Discover history, majesty, and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino, and the Gulf of Palermo. A long-loved seaside-meets-city sanctuary for royalty, dignitaries, and Hollywood luminaries, trace their paths through tiered villa gardens that sweep down to the port and out to the Tyrrhenian Sea; on excursions to Palermo’s bustling markets, Baroque palaces, and ancient sites, or yacht trips along its picturesque coast; and through Villa Igiea’s Italian restaurants, atmospheric bars, and palatial Art Nouveau interior, revitalized as a Rocco Forte hotel. Offering a range of beautiful views through tall windows, the design of all the rooms echoes the serenity of Sicilian island life. Blending classical and contemporary accents in soothing shades, these elegant spaces are furnished with twinnable super-king-sized beds and en suite Carrara marble bathrooms for comfort and convenience.

Villa Domus Olivae
Master Suite | Ragussa

Villa Domus Olivae

Ragusa (Sicily)

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As its name might suggest, Domus Olivae sits at the center of an organic olive estate. The spacious, luxuriously appointed accommodation wraps around a beautiful stone-flagged courtyard and flows out onto manicured lawned gardens, where, in pride of place, sits the stunning lava-stone pool. Domus Olivae sits amidst an extensive olive estate below the historic, charming hill-top town of Chiaramonte Gulfi in the southeast of Sicily, and about 20km (as the crow flies) from the fabulous sandy beaches that line the coast from Scoglitti down to Punta Secca and Marina di Ragusa. This is Montalbano country and...

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By The Thinking Traveller

As its name might suggest, Domus Olivae sits at the center of an organic olive estate. The spacious, luxuriously appointed accommodation wraps around a beautiful stone-flagged courtyard and flows out onto manicured lawned gardens, where, in pride of place, sits the stunning lava-stone pool. Domus Olivae sits amidst an extensive olive estate below the historic, charming hill-top town of Chiaramonte Gulfi in the southeast of Sicily, and about 20km (as the crow flies) from the fabulous sandy beaches that line the coast from Scoglitti down to Punta Secca and Marina di Ragusa. This is Montalbano country and if you're a fan of the Inspector's work, you'll find the stunning sea and landscapes very familiar.
An easy drive away is gorgeous Ragusa, a gastronomic hub with several Michelin-starred restaurants and one of a series of stunning baroque towns, including Modica, Scicli and Noto, that form the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Val di Noto.

Master Suite | Ragussa

Your Hosts

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

On Offer

Superior room | Palermo
Superior room | Palermo
Superior room | Ragusa
Superior room | Ragusa
Superior room | Ragusa
Superior room | Ragusa

Superior Ensuite (300 Sq Ft)

$6,892 /person
Sold out
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Superior room | Palermo
Superior room | Palermo
Junior Suite | Ragusa
Junior Suite | Ragusa
Junior Suite | Ragusa
Junior Suite | Ragusa

Junior Suites (530 Sq Ft)

$7,314 /person
- +
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure
Superior room | Palermo
Superior room | Palermo
Master Suite | Ragussa
Master Suite | Ragussa
Master Suite | Ragussa
Master Suite | Ragussa

Master Suite (600 Sq Ft)

$7,721 /person
Sold out
Based on double occupancy
Deposit: $750/person
Final balance due: 90 days before departure

Add-Ons and Extension

Upgrade to a suite in Palermo

$331 /person
Upgrade to one of Villa Igiea's lovely sea view suites

What is Included

Nights
1 night in a 5-star property in Palermo

7 nights in our fully staffed Estate

Meals
8 breakfasts

5 lunches

8 dinners with wine pairings, including a 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

Food & Market tour of Palermo

Private guided tour of Modica

Truffle Hunting Adventure

And More
Services of two journey hosts, including a Chef

Full staff at the property

Luxury Transportation throughout

Private airport transfers from Palermo and to Catania

All taxes

Important Information

Good to know
Fly into Palermo, and out of Catania

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

Travel insurance is recommended (Art In Voyage partners with Allianz)
Smallprint

Our day-to-day itinerary may, from time to time and prior to departure, need to be altered or slightly modified to address possible unforeseen logistical and weather challenges. In such rare instances, Art In Voyage guarantees delivery of the content of the itinerary yet, in a different order.

All listed retreats (hotels, villas, and barges) are, at times, subject to changes. In such rare instances, similar or higher standards will be upheld.

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.

In case of a cancelation within the penalty period: Find a replacement at least 30 days prior to departure and your journey will be fully refunded, minus a $500 per person administrative fee.
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26 May 2023 - 03 June 2023

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