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Taormina Gourmet Food and Wine Tour (Small Group)

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Spend an evening immersed in Sicilian cuisine and culture on this 2.5-hour walking tour of Taormina. Led by a local guide, travel to the city’s top spots to sample fresh fish, bruschetta, sweet Sicilian cakes, and other regional specialties. Complement your dishes with a glass of Prosecco, red and white wine, and Italian liqueur. As you walk and taste, learn more about the city's culinary history from your guide.
  • 2.5-hour evening food and wine walking tour of Taormina, including Sicilian cakes and Italian liqueur
  • Sip a glass of Prosecco and taste four fresh fish dishes, accompanied by a glass of local white wine
  • Taste three varietals of Sicilian red wine, paired with tasty bites in an atmospheric wine bar
  • Learn more about Sicily’s culinary heritage and cooking culture from a guide
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Local Foodie guide
Organic Food samples
4 Fish plate samples
3 Bruschetta, Caponata, Cheeses, Salumi, Arancino
Authentic 5 Wine samples
Welcome Prosecco
4 Typical Sicilian desserts samples and 3 Liquors
Hotel pickup and drop-off
Corso Umberto, 1 , Corso Umberto, 1, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy

Porta Messina Gate (main entrance of the main street Corso Umberto)

6:30 PM
Corso Umberto , Corso Umberto, 98039 Taormina ME, Italy
Begin your tour along Corso Umberto I in central Taormina, where you’ll join up with your guide and take off into the evening-lit streets. Pass by landmarks and learn about the evolution of Sicilian food as you go.

Step into the garden area of your first stop and meet the local chef, who will welcome you with a cool glass of Prosecco. Settle into your seat and sample four local fish dishes. Enjoy an accompanying glass of grillo white wine, an ancient Sicilian variety, while you eat.

Afterward, stroll through Taormina’s historic center to a family-run wine bar. Sip and swirl three local red wines, such as Etna Rossa or nero d’avola, and savor a selection of bruschetta, cheese with marmalade, honey and caponata (eggplant relish) or cold cut meat.

Travel to your final stop for dessert and treat your sweet tooth to cannoli (pastries filled with ricotta cream) and torrone (an almond and honey candy). Then toast to your evening out with some dessert wine and limoncello before concluding at your original departure point.
Pass By:  
Porta Messina
This will be our meeting point. Our Guide will wait You here. Tour will start from here.
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Meet Sicilian traders and chefs in typical Sicilian Food & Wine bars and restaurant and hear recipe secrets from the people behind Sicilian's oldest food traditions absorbed by the marvelous frame of Taormina’s old town! The Tour takes you into the historic Taormina’s old city centre, and ideal place to get a real taste of Taormina. Savour its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful Food&Wine traditions alive. Meeting at Porta Messin at 18.30, the entrance ancient gate of Corso Umberto, find the best food spots in town on a 3 hours Taormina Food&Wine Tour! Led by a local Food&Wine loving guide, your tour includes several typical Sicilian Food&Wine tastings as you explore Taormina's foodie neighborhoods. You will visit 3 different venues: -In the first one You will be welcoming with a Prosecco glass. Here You will try different samples of fresh SEAFOOD accompanied by 2 typical Sicilian White Wine tasting. -Second Venue will be a Sicilian Wine bar where You will try some samples of Sicilian LANDFOOD accompanied by 3 typical Sicilian Red Wine tasting . -Third Venue will be a Typical Sicilian Patisserie for Sicilian pastries & liquors tasting. Just follow your expert guide through the town and eat and drink like the locals. An amazing culinary experience!
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
Pass By:  
Ancient Theatre of Taormina
Pass next to Taormina Theatre
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age for drinking wine is 18 years old
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Most travelers can participate
  • SAFETY INFO FOR OUR TRAVELERS In accordance with ministerial guidelines on COVID 19, Sicily Activities guarantees for their travellers all the official safety measures: 1.Very small groups are limited up to 8 2.Social distances during the tour are kept at a distance of one meter 3.All minivans are frequently cleaned and ensure appropriate ventilation 4.All guides are provided with masks 5.All on-site partners are ensured to follow appropriate safety policy
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Sicily Activities
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Taormina Gourmet Food and Wine Tour (Small Group)?
A:The policy on face masks and attendee health is:

  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
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What is the policy on sanitization during Taormina Gourmet Food and Wine Tour (Small Group)?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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What is the social distancing policy during Taormina Gourmet Food and Wine Tour (Small Group)?
A:The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
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Not so much gourmet!
, Jul 2022
I kind of thought that the tour would mean engaging with the staff at each of the three venues but it didn’t. It was just a pre prepared plate of food with some drinks. Whilst the tour guide was friendly and engaging there was nothing we learned about Sicilian food. We thought it would be an explanation about every dish/ wine but it was not the case. The actual food was a bit disappointing and whilst the wine was abundant it wasn’t fully explained.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Dear Roslyn, thank you so much for being with us on our tour and for your feedback, which is very precious! Usually our storytelling guide gives many explanations not just about food and wine, but also about Sicilian traditions, culture, lifestyle and history as the interest of our guests are very high in all the aspects. But we will take into work your suggestion to concentrate a bit more on local cuisine and wines, even if I am sure they are highlighted as part of our culture. All the dishes are typical Sicilian (cooked by Sicilian mums), all selections of cheeses and salumi are from 0 km and all wines are produced by good local winewakers - our friends. It deserves more attention of course! : ) Thank you again for your important suggestion and our apologies that expalantions and stories of guide didn't meet your expactions. We hope to meet you again to give you a deeper insight. Warmest greetings and many thanks, Sicily Activities Team
Taormina food/wine
, Jul 2022
Lovely food & wine with fun, knowledgeable guide Alfredo. Especially nice grillo, fish & desserts. Grazie
Great experience
, Jul 2022
We had a wonderful evening with Rosario. It was everything we wished for. I would recommend this experience to anyone that wants to learn a little about Sicilian wine, food, and history.
Great tour!
, Jun 2022
A great tour for anyone visiting Taormina. You learn the history of the region and get to taste so many foods and wines.
Amazing experience
, Jun 2022
A lot of wine and excellent food! A very nice gide will take you with a group to different places with stories and our group with Dutch, English and people from Malta was lovely!
Great food, wine, and company!!
, May 2022
Antonio was a great guide with tons of knowledge about the history and culture of Taormina and how the foods and wines we were tasting were related to the history. We had a great time and definitely recommended doing in the beginning of your trip to get tips on the areas specialties!
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great tour with local delicacies
, May 2022
Carlos was a very knowledgeable and amiable guide, and we were with a great group of people. The wine and food were delicious and the tour is well worth going on. We were made very welcome even with our 18 month old daughter.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Brilliant relaxed food tour
, Sep 2020
Alfredo was a brilliant guide. We felt like we learned a lot about the area during the lovely relaxed tastings. We would definitley reccomend this to any of our friends travelling to the area. It was a brilliant way to sample local dishes and wine.
Great tour
, Oct 2019
I’d definitely do this tour again. Great food & great atmosphere. Our tour guide was very friendly & knowledgeable.
Gluten-free options not great
Louise M
, Sep 2019
Gluten-free alternatives could be improved. Nice and cultured guide. Wines were interesting - won’t recommend if gluten-free... despite Sicily being well prepared for this dietary need.
icon Response from Host , Oct 2019
Dear Louise, we are sorry that the gluten free options for the day was not the best for You. The tour as You can imagine is structured for no food restrictions. We choose the food for the tour carefully and all our attention is on that. When rarely we have some food allergy or food restriction, with pleasure we do our best to substitute the meal and find the best alternatives available, even if our locations are not specialized in gluten free options and the possibility of choice is not very high. Thank You so much however for Your review. We will take into consideration this to improve it. Warm regards
Great intro to Taormina
, Sep 2019
Rosario met us at the Porta Messina. Our group was a bit larger but he was very accommodating with explaining the food and the different wines. We had three stops and all the food and wine was marvellous
icon Response from Host , Sep 2019
Thank You firstim for Your nice review. Warm regards
Great little tour of the town!
, Sep 2019
This tour is really fun and informative...and tasty! I reccommend doing it early in your stay to get the lay of the land. Not too involved and not too long, it is the perfect end to your day! Alfredo was an amazing guide!
Best tour ever Even though it was pouring rain
, Jul 2019
This was the Best wine tour ever Even though it was pouring rain Our guide was the best .Kind and knowledgeable of wine.It was pouring rain but this was truly the best 2 1/2 hours I heve spent in a wine country My wife and I have done many but this was the best
1 traveler found this review helpful
A Must do Tour
Peter R
, Jun 2019
I posted a review earlier in which I got the name of the guide wrong. His name was Rosario and he was brilliant. Ne was so passionate. Just do it!
icon Response from Host , Jun 2019
Thank You so much Peter for Your nice words. Warm regards Sicily Activities team
This was a fantastic experience our...
Robert D
, Jul 2018
This was a fantastic experience our guide was amazing! It was a small group of about 10 people the first stop was at a local resto with appetizers and great wine parings. From there we walked over to a small wine bar where we tasted several red wines which were also fantastic. We strolled thru the streets and alleys of Taormina our guide seemed to know everyone! She was fluent in several languages which was also impressive. The last stop was at a small desert place strolling thru the streets. We would highly recommend this tour I can't remember our guides name but she was fantastic!
First of all, our guide, Rosario...
Jeff D
, Apr 2018
First of all, our guide, Rosario ... a most knowledgeable and polite man, and splendid company too. The food and wine we enjoyed was all top-notch and plentiful. We had such a great evening. Cheers all.
Alfredo met us right on time and is...
, Oct 2017
Alfredo met us right on time and is very knowledgable and loves what he does. He took an interest in all the people in our group. We learned about all the food and wine we tasted and the origins of each. There was a ton of food! We had a light dinner based on some of the reviews we read, but I can tell you there was more than enough food. Alfredo also taught us about many of the local traditions and customs while walking through Taormina
What a great evening in Taormina...
Richard S
, Oct 2017
What a great evening in Taormina. Highly recommend this orientation to the town. Beautiful sights and terrific comraderie in the group. Making new friends is always wonderful. The food and drink were surprising. We did not expect such fine quality..especially the desserts. Th guide was well intentioned and related well to the group. Rich S.
Alfredo, our host, very informative...
Russell W
, Oct 2017
Alfredo, our host, very informative and entertaining. Great food and wine. Excellent value for money.
We met Di Maura Alfredo in Taormina...
John L
, Oct 2017
We met Di Maura Alfredo in Taormina with two other couples. Alfredo was extremely gregarious, humerous and a delight to accompany on a food and wine tour. We made three stops in two hours. The first was different white wines with mussels, swordfish, shrimp and anchovies. The second was the reds with bruschetta, olives, prosciutto and cheeses. The third was a dessert stop with four varieties and appropriate dessert wines. Alfredo explained the grapes for each wine and the best way ro taste and serve them. I would rate this tour five stars as it expresses the Italian's love for foods and wines.

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