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La Vita Siciliana March 2024

March 17 - March 23, 2024

Ice cream for breakfast. Evening aperitivos. Leisurely late-night meals: Lean in to the rhythms of Sicilian life with an unparalleled food bounty shaped by the Mediterranean and centuries of conquest and exchange. Many of Italian cuisine’s best-loved dishes are rooted in Sicilian soil—join us for a tour of some of the best ingredients and meals Europe has to offer.

Katie Parla

Our Host

Writer, eater, raconteur
Katie Parla

Eugenio Signoroni

Trip Guide

Italian food savant, Editor of Osterie d’Italia guide
Eugenio Signoroni

R&K Trip Itinerary

Many of Italian cuisine’s best-loved dishes are rooted in Sicilian soil. Our weeklong journey moves across the island for a deep dive into the cuisine and the cultures that continue shaping it. From the wine country around Mt Etna to the food markets of Palermo, embrace Sicily’s multi-faceted bounty. See our health and safety protocols here

March 17 – March 23, 2024

Day 1

Mar 17 Sun

Welcome to Sicily

  • Riposto, Catania
  • Arrive at Catania’s Vincenzo Bellini Airport
  • Private transfer to a villa in Riposto, nestled between Mt Etna and the sea
  • Welcome cocktails and dinner

Day 2

Mar 18 Mon

Veni, Vidi, Vulcano

  • Riposto, Catania
  • Leisurely morning, beginning to mimic Sicilian rhythms of life: a good slow breakfast; a short, dark espresso; good conversation and much relaxation.
  • An afternoon with Salvo Foti, champion of indigenous grape varietals, in his vineyards in Milo. We’ll lunch and walk the volcanic terrain that makes Etna such a prized wine region.
  • Private dinner at an Etna villa with Carmelo Chiaramonte, the charismatic, effervescent Sicilian chef

Day 3

Mar 19 Tue

Granita, the gem of Sicily

  • Riposto, Catania
  • A morning with Giovanna Musumeci in the village of Randazzo, a master of traditional granita—that flaky, icy, smooth confection that is one of Sicily’s best-kept secrets.
  • There is no exceptional granita without exceptional fruit, so in the afternoon we’ll visit some of the young producers who give their products to Giovanna. Also: there will be wine.
  • Dinner at Zash, Michelin-star restaurant in Riposto, which combines amazing local products of the Etna region with stunning creativity.

Day 4

Mar 20 Wed

Into the Mountains

  • Susafa Resort
  • Contrada Susafa, 90028 Polizzi generosa PA, Italy
  • +393389608713
  • Transfer to Susafa in the Madonie mountains in the heartland of Sicily
  • Leisurely lunch with the Susafa family on their estate
  • An afternoon swim with mountain vistas and plentiful Sicilian wines
  • Private masterclass on Sicilian baking and traditional grains

Day 5

Mar 21 Thu

Cheese, ricotta, cannoli

  • Grand Hotel et Des Palmes
  • Via Roma, 398, 90139 Palermo PA, Italy
  • +39 091 804 8800
  • An indulgent breakfast, a lazy morning, a slow start toward Palermo
  • Piana degli Albanesi is considered the best place to eat Italy’s pastry staple, the cannolo siciliano—the secret is the extraordinary local sheep ricotta
  • Lunch with the Spera family, multigenerational farmers at Balzo Rosso, with breathtaking views of the Aeolian Sea and an extraordinary dairy that help make the region’s cannoli what they are
  • Dinner at Buatta Cucina Popolana, a classic trattoria in the old city

Day 6

Mar 22 Fri

The Grandeur of Palermo

  • Grand Hotel et Des Palmes
  • Via Roma, 398, 90139 Palermo PA, Italy
  • +39 091 804 8800
  • Wake up in one of the most atmospheric port cities on earth: Palermo, a city so beautiful the Phoenicians just called it Flower.
  • Afternoon walk discovering the Ballarò and Capo markets, and the food traditions of sfincione, pane e panelle, pani ca meusa. In every bite, the soul of the city unfolds.
  • Last night dinner in Corona Trattoria, a historic but modern seafood osteria in the heart of the city, with a guided tasting of exquisite Marsala wines

Day 7

Mar 23 Sat


  • Palermo
  • One last great Sicilian breakfast
  • Private transfer to Palermo’s Falcone-Borsellino Airport
  • Arrivederci!

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