Food Tour and Vacation in Spain

Food Hopping Spain Food Tour barWhich region of Spain is your favorite vacation spot?

Spain is one of the most visited countries of Europe for leisure trips. And there is no wonder why: from the sun kissed beaches and impressive history of Andalucia, the beautiful Balearic islands, the cultural heritage and bustling city life of Madrid, to the rich traditions and colorful landscapes of Catalunya – these are only four of many spots in Spain that promise to bring awesome holiday memories.

We picked this regions also because of the diverse and rich culinary traditions, which are easily to discover on a Food Tour: don’t miss the ultimate specialties like perfectly cooked Andalusian ‘Albondigas’ meatballs in Malaga, soft and tasty Mallorquin ‘Sobrasada’ sausage in Palma de Mallorca, dry aged special ‘Jamon’ ham, cut directly from the bone, in Madrid, or ‘Xocolate’, the regional version of a chocolate drink, in Barcelona.

Our passionate local Food Hopping Guide knows the best spots to try those traditional and modern food specialties and entertain you with amusing stories about the food, the people and the regional peculiarities of the Spanish cuisine today and in history.

Join the Food Tour on a leisurely walk, eat and drink like the locals – so there are even more memories to bring from your perfect holiday in Spain. See you soon with

Food Hopping Spain Food Tours!

Halloween the Italian Way

Food Hopping Italy Food Tour HalloweenAll Saints and Halloween

In Italy, especially in Sicily, there is a long tradition that children receive small gifts and sweets, supposedly from their ancestors, the morning after Halloween, that is All Saints. Despite of All Saints being a national holiday, and All Souls a local Sicilian holiday, these days have been a more religious than popular celebration.

During the last years, however, Halloween is getting more and more popular, especially among young people. It is not very common to go from house to house to ask for trick or treat, but there are costume parties for children and for young adults, disguising and enjoying the celebration like for the carneval season.

Halloween celebrations – new influences

In fact, not the holiday itself is changing, but the way to celebrate it. New influences are embraced and added to the existing rites. Sicilian feasts are often related to special foods: San Guiseppe Day with stuffed cream sweets, San Martin Day to cantuccini biscuits and sweet vino santo, Santa Lucia Day with grain pudding, or days of local saints, like Santa Rosalia in Palermo or Santa Agatha in Catania with various culinaric posts throughout the city.
With our Food Hopping Tours, we integrate local culinaric traditions with top contemporary food stops where the locals come to enjoy their favorite treats – see you soon with

Food Hopping Italy Food Tours!