Greeks, Romans, Carthaginians, Byzantines, Normans, Arabs, Spaniards – all the island’s conquerors left their traces in Sicily. This rich cultural heritage has made Sicilian cuisine one of the most gripping in the whole of Italy, and regional variations of the dishes make this culinary diversity even richer. Food Hopping treats you to an abundance of Palermo’s delicacies off the beaten track. Enjoy typical great food and amusing anecdotes of Sicilys culinary history!
Food Hopping Palermo welcomes you to Palermo, the largest city in Sicily, which the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. Palermo sits on the northwest coast of the island, looking out over the Tyrrhenian Sea. Four fifths of the island is mountainous, and home to a number of volcanoes, including the infamous mount Etna. Mount Pellegrino sits high over the city’s bay and offers incredible panoramic views. The mountains are a protected nature reserve and home to a unique range of plants found nowhere else on the planet. Palermo basks in a hot Mediterranean climate making it warm and dry for most of the year. The hottest weather can be enjoyed between April and August, helpfully when sea temperatures are at their warmest. In 2015 Palermo was elected as the European capital of street food by Forbes. It has also been named ‘the culture capital of Italy’ for 2018, so it’s ideal for your Food Tour Palermo. Palermo has on several occasions been conquered and this has meant an ever-changing culture. The city has a variety of architecture and traditions representing the people from each period in the city’s history. While Palermo is Italian there is a surprising range of languages spoken on the island, naturally Italian and Sicilian but also French, German and even Romanian, but Food Tour Palermo will make sure you are not lost in translation.
Take a dip with Food Tour Palermo. Palermo offers perfect waters for swimming and snorkelling at Mondello beach, which is the the closest to Palermo and even here has something for everyone. A short walk and you can discover your own private rocky beach to enjoy a sumptuous picnic. Sunset and Sunrise will cleanse your soul and envelope you in the surrounding beauty. Capo Gallo is within walking distance of Mondello beach and is a breath-taking nature reserve, again with beautiful clear waters and white rocks.
Food Hopping Tour Palermo welcomes you into the home of some of the world’s biggest names. One half of the global brand Dolce and Gabbana, Domenico Dolce, mathematician Archimedes and composer/musician Vincenzo Bellini all hail from this paradise island. Palermo truly is a unique place, and Food Tour Palermo is here to show you its culinaric tradition and lifestyle.
Traditional puppet theatres have been and continue to be a popular form of entertainment. The tradition is widespread on the island and has been since the 15th century. The performances are based on Sicilian fables and local legends and are watched by locals and visitors side by side. Both sets and puppets are handmade and you can learn even more at the puppet museum in the city centre, Food Tour Palermo is a great way to immerse yourself in the local way of life.
Food Tour Palermo is here to help you tick off your food bucket list. At the heart of the city centre are three food markets all within walking distance to one another, there is Vucciria, Capo and Ballaro’. Food Tour Palermo is here to help with its expertise, so you don´t need to explore the markets on your own. The markets are a fantastic place to learn local history and meet other food fanatics, this is truly a unique experience, not least for all the yelling you will hear from the enthusiastic vendors. Embark on the trusting care of your Food Hopping guide and let yourself be seduced by local delicacies such as Arranchini, Pani ca Meusa, fresh Sicilian Pasta, Cassata or bubbly Autista. Food Hopping Tour Palermo knows where the action is and aims to entertain you in a pleasant manner.