"Our goal is to offer a luxurious experience while in the company and comfort of an Italian family friend. We will be dining altogether in a Sicilian villa a true Dolce Vita style, sharing laughter, joy and stories around the table."
VIAGGIA - Discover Sicily is a high-end travel experience that specializes in tours of the island of Sicily. Echoing in the steps of Italy’s Grand Tour journeys, Chef Alessandro and team will help you discover the unique legacy of the culinary and classical arts of Sicily, created by the influence of various cultures which occupied the island.
VIAGGIA - Discover Sicily was founded by Chef Alessandro, a native Sicilian from Palermo with a passion for sharing the beauty and culture of his homeland . Together with his wife and business partner Polina they have over 30 years of combined experience working in the hospitality industry.
After 8 years of working in some of the world's finest restaurants in London, UK, Chef Alessandro relocated to Vancouver, Canada in 2012 and successfully operated locals' favourite Italian restaurant, Mangia Cucina & Bar. The idea of completing the full circle and creating a culinary journey around Sicily was born from the numerous requests received from regular patrons. In 2023 the team relocated to Italy to focus full-time on creating authentic, immersive travel experiences of our favourite island.
Our team of expert guides and local partners share our commitment to excellence and our tours are designed to showcase the very best of Sicily's history, art, and cuisine. We also offer custom travel services, such as private group tours, concierge services & event planning.
To learn more about what it is like touring with us and what is included in the price, please visit our Signature Tours page.
Come with us on a journey you'll never forget!
MEET THE TEAM
Chef Alessandro Riccobono
Born in Palermo to a family of restauranteurs, after 20 years of honing his skills in Europe & Canada, Chef Alessandro is back in Sicily to share with you the love for his island!
'LA BELLA VITA' EXPERT
Your local expert on everything food, art and Italian lifestyle, has been exploring Sicily for the past 15 years. Her background in event and project management will ensure that you will have the most memorable experience!
OUR SIGNATURE TOURS
PALERMO & BEYOND
tour the beautiful and historic region of Western Sicily!
Our tours are designed to help you explore the multicultural legacy of the various civilizations that have left their mark on this region throughout the centuries. With our knowledgeable guides and customized itineraries, you can enjoy everything from ancient Greek and Roman sites to Arab and Norman architecture. From street food to Michelin Star dining, coupled with daily site tours and beach trips, you will enjoy the best of what Sicily has to offer.
We provide all of the logistics, so you can relax and enjoy your trip without any worries!
Contact us today to learn more about our tours and how we can help you experience the wonders of Western Sicily!
UNDER THE VOLCANO SHADOW:
CATANIA & BEYOND
Tour Eastern Sicily with us, the best way to discover the history, cuisine, and lifestyle of this region.
Our guided tour will take you on a journey through the most beautiful and enchanting places in the region, including Mount Etna, the ancient ruins of Taormina, and the baroque towns in the Iblean Mountains. Our expert guides will reveal the secrets of this fascinating area while sharing with you great food, impressive historical sites and amazing beaches!
We provide all of the logistics so you can relax and enjoy your trip without any worries!
Book your tour today and start exploring the wonders of Eastern Sicily!
"To travel is to live." -
Hans Christian Andersen
Join us on a journey of discovery