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Private day tours of Sicily for foodies

Carmel can work with you to create a private food tour in Sicily that is customised for the time you have in Italy and locations you’d like to visit.

With her network of local contacts she can take you to the places you are interested in whether that is fresh seafood or unique desserts.

Tour profile

1 Days
AUD $200 pP
Free time
group size
A group of people learning to make pasta on a food tour in Italy with Carmel Ruggeri

Tour Highlights

Scoglitti Cooking Day Tour

This is a full day tour where you get to enjoy the day learning to cook some of Italy’s most famous dishes. Carmel will guide you to her family’s favourite culinary suppliers in Sicily to eat granita & brioche, pastries, sausages, cheese, salami as well as other local deli produce. With a local chef you will learn how to make Scacce (focaccia-like stuffed bread, a Ragusan specialty) followed by a delicious late lunch where food & wine will be aplenty.

We start at 9am in Scoglitti and finish at 5pm. 

Transfers to Scoglitti available at an extra cost from Ragusa or Catania

"... this is the best way to really get immersed into Italian food culture..."

Custom made, personal cooking day tours in Sicily

Carmel can create an itinerary that is made to suit your specific tastes, timing & locations you would like to see in Sicily. This is the ultimate way to experience the best Sicily has to offer & suits couples who want a personal guide to explore Southern Italy.


Available for 7 days a week from our Scoglitti, Ragusa location.

What's Included

Carmel’s charm, planning and “personality plus” made our group of disparate travelers aged 23-80 happy and at ease throughout a creative, comprehensive and fascinating itinerary.

If you enjoy great food and wine, and a mix of history, culture, laughter and local color, this is the tour for you.

I’d visited Sicily before, but Carmel provided a personal connection to our experience by introducing us to her family and friends, who just happen to be incredible makers of gelato, pizza, pasta and restaurateurs throughout southeastern Sicily.

Having traveled with Tauck, Rick Steves and National Trust for Historic Preservation Group tours over the years, I can honestly say that Sicilian Food Tours far exceeded my expectations and may have spoiled me for more conventional group experiences henceforth.

Can’t recommend Sicilian Food Tours highly enough. Hat tip to Valter DiCecco for adding so much to our journey with his humor and chef expertise!

Donna B - Virginia, USA

The week that we spent with Carmel and her extended family was amazing! The food was incredible, the scenery spectacular, but what makes this tour a "not to miss" event is Carmel and her generous extended family.

All the Sicilians we met were warm and inclusive - I felt that we had made friends in a few short days. Having lunch at Zia Maria's place and playing handball with Sicilian teenagers that hardly spoke English, chatting to fisherman on the shore outside our hotel, meeting Carmel's numerous cousins at the bar - these are experiences that you will never get on a standard tour.

I cannot rate this tour highly enough! If you are reading these reviews then do yourself a favour and book-you won't regret it!

Sam - Brisbane Australia

Carmel's Sicilian Food Tour is truly outstanding. If you want to experience all Sicily has to offer ... it's history, culture, food, family life and fun then this is the tour for you !

You will make authentic Sicilian Food and then delight in eating the fruits of your labour. The small group allows a friendly fun filled tour and Carmel and her team put their hearts and souls into making sure everyone has the greatest time.

What makes this tour so very special is how you are so warmly welcomed by Sicilian families throughout the tour and how you become immersed in their lifestyle.

We would have no hesitation in recommending Sicilian Food Tours.

Bill Wareemba, Australia

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