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Aeolian Islands Food and Wine Tour

Relaxing Retreat in the Aeolian Islands: Culinary Delights and Serene Seascapes

Length

8 Days

Group size

4-12 travelers

Travel style

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Aeolian Islands: Relaxation & Dining - 8 Days

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Trip highlights

Overnight stays and experiences on the island of Salina

Boat trip to Stromboli

Boat trip to Panarea

Two gourmet dinner in Signum Hotel

The Feast experience

Meals and beverages included

Cooking class with Martina Caruso

Dinner on a Boat with Stromboli Views

Local caper producer in Salina

Seven islands of volcanic origin lie north of Sicily. We live on Salina, in the beautiful Hotel Signum above the sea. The daughter of the house, Martina Caruso, was voted the best chef in Italy by Michelin in 2019. During a cooking and pasticceria course, we prepare traditional dishes and pastries from the islands with her. We visit wine and caper farmers, take two boat trips, and have plenty of time to relax and enjoy.

Arrival information: By Plane: Airport Catania. We recommend our transfer service, which can be booked from Catania depending on your arrival time.

Nutritional information: gluten-free and/or vegetarian options available.

Why book with Feast?

✔ Experts for culinary discoveries in the Mediterranean
✔ Book with confidence: 20 years of experience VTT
✔ Small groups of 4-12 travellers
✔ All experiences, meals, guides and daily transfers included
✔ Sustainable travel, avoiding mass tourism sights
✔ Complete and flexible rescheduling without inconvenience, complexity, and stress with our Flexi option.

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Island Vulcano
Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Pollara, Aeolian Islands, Sapio

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Itinerary

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Collective Transfer airport Catania - hotel Salina

Kompletter Transfer vom Flughafen Catania bis zum Hotel Signum, mit Kleinbus, Boot und Taxi (und am Ende der Reise wieder zurück). Bitte geben sie bei der Buchung des Transfers Ihre Flugnummer an, da der Fahrer Sie am Flughafen 60 Minuten nach Ankunft abholen kommt und so auch Verspätungen beachten kann. Bei der Flugbuchung bitten wir Sie folgende Zeiten zu beachten, da der Transfer insgesamt knapp 4 Stunden dauert: - Hinflug muss spätestens 16.00 Uhr in Catania ankommen - Rückflug sollte frühestens 12.00 Uhr von Catania abfliegen

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EUR 100

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Individual Transfer airport Catania - hotel Salina

Exclusive transfer from Catania airport to Hotel Signum, by private car, speedboat and taxi. Please indicate your flight number when booking the transfer, as the driver will come to pick you up personally at the airport and can thus also take delays into account. When booking your flight, it is advisable to book an early outbound flight and a late return flight.

From

EUR 150

Hotel Signum
FEAST - Eolie Islands
Hotel Signum food

Welcome dinner

Meals Included: Dinner

The beautiful Aeolian Islands are a real jewel off the northern coast of Sicily and offer a spectacular backdrop for your stay. You will be accommodated in the exclusive boutique Hotel Signum on Salina, the greenest of the seven islands. If desired, we can organize the transfer from Catania airport to Milazzo, as well as the boat to Salina and the taxi to the hotel. Over dinner in the hotel's excellent restaurant, you will not only get to know your fellow travellers, but also the culinary delicacies of the islands. Enjoy a delicate monkfish salad with a light yogurt-pepper sauce, homemade bucatini with fresh redfish and saffron, or juicy oven-baked grouper with a crust of capers and wild fennel.

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

Bootsausflug Antonello
Kochkurs Salina
Kochkurs Saline

Aeolian cuisine cooking course

Island tour and lunch on the boat

Breakfast with a stunning sea view

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the fun of a refreshing swim from the boat, in direct contact with nature!

This trip is intended for relaxation and recreation, with plenty of free time to unwind. Enjoy a late breakfast with a sea view, with a large selection of fresh pastries, Sicilian honey and jams, as well as various egg dishes, sausages, and cheese. Strengthened by breakfast, go on a boat tour of the island with the fisherman Antonello. He shows you "his" island from the sea and tells you about local fishing. For lunch, he will prepare a small but delicious meal for you on board. After a break, the renowned chef Martina will give you a cooking course in the hotel restaurant. Together, you will prepare a typical Aeolian menu using local ingredients to enjoy for dinner. This is a great opportunity to experience the culinary side of the island and improve your skills in the kitchen.

Relax and enjoy every experience, knowing that our tour guide will assist you at every moment.

Francesco Fenech
Village Malfa, Salina
Francesco Fenech

Visit a caper farmer

Visit a winery and tasting

Visit to a picturesque town of Malfa

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy the sunset from the Caper farm

Today, you can look forward to an exciting discovery tour through the picturesque town of Malfa on the green island of Salina. Your first stop takes you to winemaker Francesco Fenech, who, in addition to a typical passito, also presents you with an excellent dry white wine made from the Malvasia grape and a red wine made from Nero d'Avola. Particularly interesting is a passito made from Corinto Nero grapes, considered unique on the Aeolian Islands. Let Francesco explain the secrets of his wines and taste the different varieties over a small lunch. Back at the hotel, you will have some time to relax. Enjoy the idyllic location on the terrace over the sea or in the refreshing pool. The natural spa is also available to you free of charge. In the late afternoon, visit Pollara in the west of the island. Here, you will meet a caper farmer who will show you why Salina is famous for its excellent capers. It is said that the best capers in Italy grow on the island. From the bud to the fruit to the leaves, savory or sweet, the caper plant has a variety of uses on the island. You will discover which caper delicacies are produced on the island and why Slow Food considers the capers from Salina to be particularly worth protecting. Admire the spectacular sunset over the sea before a dinner with traditional island specialties in the restaurant. Enjoy dishes such as pasta with sardines, wild fennel, pine nuts, and raisins, or swordfish roulades, as you end the day comfortably.

FEAST - Eolie Islands
Bootsausflug Äolische Inseln
Bootsausflug Äolische Inseln

A visit to the island of Panarea

Eruptive Spectacle

Boat tour to Stromboli

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a special Ice-cream on Panarea

After breakfast, you will have some free time before Antonello picks you up from the harbour in Malfa with his boat Stella di Salina. The boat is equipped with plenty of seating, an on-board toilet and freshwater shower, and a sunroof. After stops for swimming, a light meal on board, and a stopover in Panarea, we head to Stromboli. After sunset, you can usually see the regular eruptions of Europe's most active volcano from the boat. A unique experience! After dinner on the boat, return to the hotel late in the evening. Note: The boat trip is not possible in heavy seas. If possible, the program will then be exchanged with another travel day or an alternative program will be offered.

Hotel Signum, Malfa, Aeolian Islands, Sapio
Salina
Hotel Signum food

Relaxation in Nature Spa

Exploring Salina

Meals Included: Breakfast

After an eventful day yesterday, enjoy the peace and quiet today on the sun-drenched terrace and by the hotel's refreshing pool. How about a relaxing break in the wonderful nature spa? As our valued guest, you have free entry throughout your stay and can pamper yourself in the midst of the beautiful Salina landscape.

But there are also plenty of options for those looking for a little more action today. Why not go on an individual hike on Salina or visit one of the other breathtaking islands? There are many beautiful places to discover on Salina, from picturesque villages to spectacular viewpoints. Tonight, feel free to explore and dine wherever you'd like. We are always happy to help you with recommendations.

Pasticceria Kurs
Pasticceria Kurs
Pasticceria Kurs

Visit to the charming little village of Lingua

Wine and appetizers with a sea view

Visit to Santa Marina

Sweet Pastry class

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a nice apéritif with a magical view of the active volcano of Stromboli

This morning's program includes an excursion that takes you to the other side of the island to Santa Marina. Here you have time for a relaxed stroll and can soak up the local atmosphere. The tour then continues to Lingua, a charming little village with a view of the sea. A culinary highlight awaits you there: in the Ristorante "A Cannata", mother Maria Concetta conjures up some of the best traditional island dishes while her son Santino serves.

After an enjoyable lunch, you will have some free time to stroll through the picturesque village and experience local life. Later in the afternoon, you can take part in a pasticceria course at the hotel. Under expert guidance, you will learn how to make traditional island sweets such as Spicchitedda or Vastiduzzi. You can end the day with a glass of wine and delicious antipasti with a fantastic view over the sea.

Salvatore d'Amico
Hotel Signum
Hotel Signum food

Visit to Rinella Village

Visit to a wine and caper producer

Farewell dinner

Relaxing on the island's only sandy beach

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Enjoy a special dinner with a Michelin menu!

In the morning, an exciting trip to Rinella awaits you, where you visit the caper and wine farmer Salvatore d'Amico. As a veteran of the Slow Food movement, he is committed to the traditional production of his famous passito and is unfazed by any fads. On site, he will explain to you the vegetation cycle of capers and how they are processed. The plant with its uniquely beautiful flowers is, along with wine, the island's most important product. After this interesting tour, Salvatore will treat you to a hearty lunch and you can then relax with a walk in the picturesque surroundings. Afterwards, you'll have free time to go down to the island's only sandy beach and do some shopping. In the evening, a big farewell dinner awaits you in the Signum, prepared by Martina and Michele Caruso. Here, you can once again enjoy the island's delicious cuisine and be enchanted by some surprises. A perfect end to your time on Salina.

Landschaft Äolische Inseln
Landschaft Äolische Inseln
Landschaft Äolische Inseln

Meals Included: Breakfast

Today marks the last day of your unforgettable trip to the Aeolian Islands. Even if it is difficult to say goodbye to this paradise, the memory of the wonderful experiences and the beauty of the islands remains. If you have the opportunity, we strongly recommend extending your stay to experience even more of what this region has to offer. Many guests are sad when they have to leave the islands because they are just starting to get to know them. We are always happy to provide you with helpful tips and recommendations to make your extension as pleasant as possible.

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Collective Transfer hotel Salina - airport Catania

From

EUR 100

transfer train sapio

1 Day

Individual Transfer hotel Salina - Taormina / Giardini Naxos

Exclusive transfer from Hotel Signum to Taormina, by private car, speedboat and taxi. Please indicate your flight number when booking the transfer, as the driver will come to pick you up personally at the airport and can thus also take delays into account. When booking your flight, it is advisable to book an early outbound flight and a late return flight.

From

EUR 150

Transfer Sapio

1 Day

Individual Transfer hotel Salina - airport Catania

Exclusive transfer from Hotel Signum to Catania airport, by private car, speedboat and taxi. Please indicate your flight number when booking the transfer, as the driver will come to pick you up personally at the airport and can thus also take delays into account. When booking your flight, it is advisable to book an early outbound flight and a late return flight.

From

EUR 150

Dates & Prices

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End date

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21

Sep

2024

28

Sep

2024

Available

From

EUR 2,299

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German speaking tour: This trip will be held in German.

Guide

SAPIO Katharina Maria Nedela

Katharina Maria

Your guide for this tour

Katharina Maria Nedela is originally from the Black Forest, but has lived in Italy and Germany for almost 20 years. After studying Italian philology in Potsdam, among other things, she made various stops in Rome, then back to Berlin, Munich and Naples before finally ending up in Sicily. The direction is pretty clear: off to the south! Here she worked in tourism at a desk for a long time until she followed the "call of the road" and now, as a cycling guide, makes Naples and Catania unsafe together with adventurous, bike-loving travelers. As a tour guide, she travels all over southern Italy and looks forward to experiencing culinary and sporting tours and activities together.

The indicated flight times and airlines may change, as we have to plan well in advance of the day of departure.


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21

Sep

2024

28

Sep

2024

German speaking tour

SAPIO Katharina Maria Nedela
Available

From

EUR 2,299


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Preferred date unavailable? You'd like to book further ahead in the future? Contact us

Info

Single Room Supplement

When booking online, you can choose the option "share room (if possible)". If no other participant chooses this option, you will be accommodated in a single room. The cost of the single room is EUR 330 and Feast will in that case pay 50% of the single room supplement, the rest will need to be covered by you. We will notify you approximately one month before the start of the tour.

What's included

6 Nights at the 4-star Hotel Signum & Spa

Daily Breakfast

Free Access to the Beautiful Natural Spa at Hotel Signum for the Entire Stay

No Hotel Change

3 Dinners including Wine (water, coffee and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 1 during the cooking class, 1 at a typical Trattoria, 1 Apericena light dinner with view over the sea

2 Gourmet Dinner at Signum Hotel (water, coffee and 1/2 bottle of wine included)

4 Lunches (water, coffee, and 1/2 bottle of wine included): 1 on the boat, 1 at a local winemaker's, 1 at a typical osteria, 1 at a local caper producer's

1 Snack / Lunch and 1 Dinner on the Boat including Wine (water, coffee and 1/2 bottle of wine included)

1 Cooking Class with Martina Caruso

1 Sicilian Pastry Class

All Producer Visits and Samples

Tour of the Island on a Fishing Boat

Entrance Fees and Guided Tours

All Transfers During the Trip

Qualified, Multilingual Feast Tour Guide on Site

Daily Small Extras: the Feast+

Travel Documents, Detailed Information, and Packing Tips

Your Trip Supports the Ventura TRAVEL Project for Holistic Environmental Protection

€10 EUR Donation to the VSocial Foundation to Support Community Projects https://www.vsocialfoundation.org/

What's not included

Transportation to and from the destination

Additional drinks

Tips

Reviews

Salina

Sabine S

Aeolian Islands: Relaxation & Dining - 8 Days

Insider

Mir hat die Reise ausgesprochen gut gefallen. Das Hotel Signum ist ein Platz an dem man sich nur wohlfühlen kann. Das Ambiente ich sagenhaft, denn alles ist liebevoll eingerichtet. Das Personal ist ausgesprochen freundlich. Die Reiseleiterin kannte die besuchten Orte, wie auch den Fischer, den Winzer, die Wirte sehr gut, was dem Ganzen eine familiäre Atmosphäre gab. Man fühlte sich von ihr auch sonst rundum gut betreut. Das Programm war abwechslungsreich und u.a. gespickt mit Genüssen für Gaumen und Auge. Ich kann die Reise daher uneingeschränkt empfehlen.

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Ventura has defined this claim for compensation to which it is entitled in the following cancellation fees. The calculation is made taking into account the time of the cancellation declared by the traveller up to the contractually agreed start of the trip, the expected saving of expenses and the expected acquisition through alternative use of the travel services. The compensation shall be calculated as follows according to the time of receipt of the declaration of cancellation by Ventura or the travel agent:

a) General cancellation fee (as a percentage of the travel price):

For bookings in the CLASSIC fare: up to 65 days before departure 20% from the 64th to 30th day before departure 25% 45% from the 29th to 15th day before departure from the 14th to 7th day before departure 60% from the 6th day before departure 80% 90% on the day of departure and in the event of a no-show

For bookings in the FLEXI fare: up to 65 days before departure 0% from the 64th to the 45th day before departure 10% from the 44th to the 30th day before departure 20% from 29 days before departure, the cancellation fees are identical to those of the CLASSIC rate

b) Special cancellation fee:

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Ventura reserves the right to demand higher, specifically calculated compensation instead of the above cancellation flat rates, insofar as Ventura can prove the occurrence of significantly higher expenses than the applicable cancellation flat rate.

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We offer 3 types of insurance (cancellation cover/all-round cover/travel cover) when you book online through our partner HanseMerkur. Of course, you can also contact other insurance companies of your choice.

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No, all our tours include an individual journey in order to avoid unnecessary national bundled flights and to give you the opportunity to organise your journey individually.

We are happy to help you plan and decide on flights, train connections or intermediate stages.

If you need a transfer from the airport or train station, we can organise this for you.

A deposit of 20% of the tour price is due upon receipt of the invoice. Please transfer the remaining payment no later than 21 days before departure. Bank transfers from Germany and other EU countries via IBAN and BIC are fast and inexpensive. You can also pay conveniently by credit card.

According to our terms and conditions, we can cancel the trip if the minimum number of participants is not reached up to 21 days before the start of the trip. As a rule, we will inform you one month in advance to discuss alternatives. You can then, for example, choose another date or an alternative trip. If these options are not suitable for you, we will refund the full travel costs already paid. However, it is rare that a trip cannot be realised. As soon as a trip is guaranteed to take place, we will highlight this on our "Dates & Prices" page.

You can start organising and booking your journey as soon as we have confirmed that the trip is guaranteed to take place. This happens at the latest approx. 30 days before the start of the trip. If the minimum number of participants has already been reached, you will of course be informed immediately.

Aeolian Islands: Relaxation & Dining - 8 Days

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