Street Food Tours in Sicily
Join carnival celebrations and street food tours in Sicily and be one of the first to stay in super-stylish Villa Idda
Brand new to Sicily’s rental market, recently-restored Villa Idda is a great choice for anyone looking to experience a more authentic side to Sicily and perfectly situated for visiting Sicily’s best-known and most spectacular carnival, in Acireale.
Dating back to the 16th century, the carnival (18-28 February 2017) attracts thousands of visitors to its spectacular parades and processions of allegorical and floral floats through the town’s baroque historic centre. Festivities take place during the weekend of 18/19 February and resume during the period 23-28 February.
Set amongst the orange groves that surround the small seaside town of Acireale, stylish Villa Idda offers 360° views through vast picture windows over a landscaped garden with generously furnished covered verandas and terraces and a pool. Interiors are characterised by smooth, cool, stone surfaces in perfectly coordinated neutral hues, with highlights including a striking double-height lounge and a sleek master bedroom with sunken bath.
Foodies can get a real taste of Sicily in nearby Catania where ricotta salata and arancini the size of cricket balls are on the menu. New for 2017, Wish Sicily is offering street food tours that take in Sicily’s largest fish market and the best hideaway eating spots amongst the alleyways and piazzas of the city’s historic centre. The 3-hour small-group guided tours cost €47pp, inclusive of food tastings.
A week at Villa Idda in February starts at £4388 (sleeps 7) with Wish Sicily (www.wishsicily.com, 020 7193 7302). Villa Idda is less than 20km from Catania.
Wish Sicily offers an extensive collection of villas and apartments throughout Sicily with bookings made directly with villa owners and supported by a price guarantee promise. An extensive programme of tours and excursions is available for guests. Properties range from one-bedroom city apartments to large exclusive villas for up to 28. For reservations and further information, please visit www.wishsicily.com, t. 0207 193 7302.