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Taormina Food and Wine Walking Tour

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Taormina, Italy
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icon2 hours 30 minutes  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English

Overview

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
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.
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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
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Great tour
Rachelle_Jeremy
, Oct 2019
I’d definitely do this tour again. Great food & great atmosphere. Our tour guide was very friendly & knowledgeable.
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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
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Great intro to Taormina
FirstTimerInTaormina
, 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
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Great little tour of the town!
ccarey110
, 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!
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Best tour ever Even though it was pouring rain
G3760GOrichardm
, 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
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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
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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!
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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.
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Alfredo met us right on time and is...
1969.roadrunner
, 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
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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.

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