Venuti’s Sicilia

Venuti’s Sicilia


22 June – 4 July 2013

My mum, Australian/Italian showbiz icon - Maria Venuti, and I have the pleasure to introduce a once in a lifetime opportunity to experience, in luxury, our Sicilia!

Foodgasms: the ultimate food and wine tour

Our friends always say that they would love to visit Sicily… they’ve heard about how beautiful it is, about the most amazing food and wine, yet they often stick to the more popular major cities and hotspots in Italy like Rome, Florence, Positano, etc.

With our Sicilian family background and intimate knowledge of the finest restaurants, wineries, chefs, beaches, and historic sites – we are changing this.

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For lovers of Italy, fine dining and ‘la dolce vita’ – we are taking an intimate group of guests to access our favourite places throughout the region.  We will be sharing our passion for the best Sicilian food and wine – most famous for its quality but still largely undiscovered throughout the world.  With arancini, green olives and oil, almonds and pistacchio, the desserts - cannoli, wine gelato, local cheeses, granita, and the opportunity to take part in cooking lessons with Sicily’s top chefs… multiple foodgasms await!

As a special treat, we are also be hosting a farewell gala event on our last evening in Messina, with our family, singing and dancing under the Sicilian stars.  That’s amore!

Flyer and a brochure with the full itinerary is available from ATI Tours.

If you would like to join us for our Venuti’s Sicilia 2014 tour, or any of our Foodgasms 2014 tours – please email to find out more.


  • Local, professional guides for all excursions
  • Private transfers throughout the tour
  • Accommodation in Sicily’s most luxurious hotels
  • All meals as outlined in the itinerary including 12 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 12 dinners (with wine)
  • Two traditional cooking courses
  • Two winery visits – Planeta and Barone di Villagrande
  • Two traditional food demonstrations and tastings
  • 12 course degustation dinner with matching wines at two Michelin star restaurant, Il Duomo Ragusa, and dinner at one Michellin star restaurant Casa Grugno Taormina
  • Guided cultural visits to the city of Palermo, Erice, Marsala, Valley of the Temples Agrigento, Ragusa Ibla, Scicli, Modica, the Island of Ortigia, Mount Etna, the Greek Theatre in Taormina, and the Aeolian Islands
  • Visit to medieval hamlets where scenes from the academy award wining movie ‘The Godfather’ were filmed
  • Celebrity entertainer, Maria Venuti, alongside daughter and ‘bungustaio’ of Foodgasms, Bianca Venuti, as your personal hosts throughout the tour.
  • Beginner Italian lessons with Bianca
  • Final Gala event in Messina with ‘the family’

We will also take you on our tour virtually at through our regular posts, videos, recipes, and photos right here!  22 June – 4 July 2013