Top Spots in Sicily
Livio Colapinto - Zest of Italy
28 Places • 1 Save • ago
$160.00
Sicily is like an onion 🧅 whose layers are peeled to reveal yet more layers. Nearly the size of Massachusetts, Sicily - Mediterranean’s largest island - offers a seemingly overwhelming range of textures, tastes and experiences: hilltop towns built from a honey-colored stone that turns incandescent at sunset, blood 🏵️ oranges so sweet you can eat the peel, churches built atop Phoenician walls, adorned with Arab flourishes and covered in Byzantine mosaics, beaches running from grey pebbles to licorice-black sand and always the vast prairie of the sea, stretching to the horizon in shimmering blues and greens. The island is undeniably Italian but also proudly and stubbornly apart from the mainland, which many locals refer to as "il continente". I've even included some personal anecdotes to give extra color to each destination! NB: As I travel back to the region I will continue to update this list. If you purchase today, you will receive all future updates.
DESTINATION(S) COVERED
Modica
Marzamemi
Taormina
Linguaglossa
Syracuse
Palermo
Trapani
Ragusa
Sclafani Bagni
Malfa
Catania
Lampedusa
Menfi
FOCUSES AND THEMES
Couples
Groups
50+
Foodie
History
People & Culture
Romantic
Nature
Crafts
FORMAT
Guide
Guides typically include detailed information and how-to’s about a destination as well as suggested places to try.
Recommended for travelers who are looking for recommendations on where to stay, what to eat, and how to make the most out of their destination experience.
What's included
Digital Map
Fully interactive, digital map for finding places nearby
28 places
28 hand-picked places with notes from the creator
CURATED BY
Livio Colapinto - Zest of Italy
Ciao, I'm Livio, co-founder of Zest of Italy - a chef-to-chef advisory and travel company - and The Genuine Experience - original travel concepts that enlighten travelers while uplifting those who host them. At Zest of Italy, we create bonds, travel, and opportunities for our international community of chefs and food professionals to celebrate farmers, artisans, and the diversity of food. Born in Torino with Apulian roots to an XXL family scattered throughout the peninsula, after my engineering and economic studies, and an early career in finance, I graduated in Food Culture at the University of Gastronomic Sciences to then work with Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini. During this time I planned and guided some renowned chefs - Michel Troisgros, Alice Waters, and Giorgio Locatelli - on R&D tours across Italy. Since then and for over 15 years we have connected Italian food&wine artisans and chefs with food icons of international hospitality, traveling with Nancy Silverton, Michael Mina, David Nayfeld, Paul Kahan, Eli Zabar, Angela Pinkerton, Chad Colby, Craig Stoll and more.
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Top Spots in Sicily
Livio Colapinto - Zest of Italy
28 Places • 1 Save • ago
$160.00
Sicily is like an onion 🧅 whose layers are peeled to reveal yet more layers. Nearly the size of Massachusetts, Sicily - Mediterranean’s largest island - offers a seemingly overwhelming range of textures, tastes and experiences: hilltop towns built from a honey-colored stone that turns incandescent at sunset, blood 🏵️ oranges so sweet you can eat the peel, churches built atop Phoenician walls, adorned with Arab flourishes and covered in Byzantine mosaics, beaches running from grey pebbles to licorice-black sand and always the vast prairie of the sea, stretching to the horizon in shimmering blues and greens. The island is undeniably Italian but also proudly and stubbornly apart from the mainland, which many locals refer to as "il continente". I've even included some personal anecdotes to give extra color to each destination! NB: As I travel back to the region I will continue to update this list. If you purchase today, you will receive all future updates.
DESTINATION(S) COVERED
Modica
Marzamemi
Taormina
Linguaglossa
Syracuse
Palermo
Trapani
Ragusa
Sclafani Bagni
Malfa
Catania
Lampedusa
Menfi
FOCUSES AND THEMES
Couples
Groups
50+
Foodie
History
People & Culture
Romantic
Nature
Crafts
FORMAT
Guide
Guides typically include detailed information and how-to’s about a destination as well as suggested places to try.
Recommended for travelers who are looking for recommendations on where to stay, what to eat, and how to make the most out of their destination experience.
What's included
Digital Map
Fully interactive, digital map for finding places nearby
28 places
28 hand-picked places with notes from the creator
CURATED BY
Livio Colapinto - Zest of Italy
Ciao, I'm Livio, co-founder of Zest of Italy - a chef-to-chef advisory and travel company - and The Genuine Experience - original travel concepts that enlighten travelers while uplifting those who host them. At Zest of Italy, we create bonds, travel, and opportunities for our international community of chefs and food professionals to celebrate farmers, artisans, and the diversity of food. Born in Torino with Apulian roots to an XXL family scattered throughout the peninsula, after my engineering and economic studies, and an early career in finance, I graduated in Food Culture at the University of Gastronomic Sciences to then work with Slow Food founder Carlo Petrini. During this time I planned and guided some renowned chefs - Michel Troisgros, Alice Waters, and Giorgio Locatelli - on R&D tours across Italy. Since then and for over 15 years we have connected Italian food&wine artisans and chefs with food icons of international hospitality, traveling with Nancy Silverton, Michael Mina, David Nayfeld, Paul Kahan, Eli Zabar, Angela Pinkerton, Chad Colby, Craig Stoll and more.
Where great trips happen, effortlessly.
Start taking great trips with less stress in three easy steps.
Search for a destination.
Browse Thatch’s marketplace of unique trip plans designed by verified travel creators with their insider tips and recommendations.
Save ideas you like.
Use these plans as-is, customize them by adding places to your own plan, or build your own from scratch using our easy to use editor.
Plan it. Book it and go.
Make any bookings you want and easily access your trip plan on the go with our Thatch mobile app.
Where great trips happen, effortlessly.
Start taking great trips with less stress in three easy steps.
Search for a destination.
Browse Thatch’s marketplace of unique trip plans designed by verified travel creators with their insider tips and recommendations.
Save ideas you like.
Use these plans as-is, customize them by adding places to your own plan, or build your own from scratch using our easy to use editor.
Plan it. Book it and go.
Make any bookings you want and easily access your trip plan on the go with our Thatch mobile app.
Save
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