Giardini Naxos, Sicily

Travel under the Sicilian Sun

Experience life like the locals on the eastern side of the most beautiful Island on Earth!

Join us for our next trip to

Sicily, Italy

September 16 - 26, 2023.

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Lidia's Travel &Wine

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Wines & Spirit

We have expanded our brand to include the representation of fine wines and spirits we know you will love.

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Wine Tastings

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Words from the Wise

Roman theater of Taormina, Sicily, Italy

Spent a wonderful 10 days in Sicily in the most authentic way imaginable! Lidia had organized our group of 12 to stay at Antica Tindari where the vineyards and winery were high in the hills with breathtaking views of the mountainous landscape and smells of the Tyrrhenian Sea. We visited local villages, wineries and destinations and embraced the typical Sicilian experience of food and culture.


Antica Tindari vineyard is an amazing place to spend a few days, and Pina, Ylenia and Giuseppe are wonderful hosts. Masissmo was a delightful and trustworthy driver. I quite enjoyed the company of the people in the travel group! I’m interested in ordering the Imperium Reserva. The Campore Rose was also a fine wine.


If you would enjoy a vacation staying at a beautiful vineyard in the Sicilian mountains with amazing views, excellent wines and delicious meals this trip is for you. It is a small group experience guided by a friendly, knowledgeable wine professional who knows the area intimately so you get the local experience as well as a visit to Mount Etna, Taormina and many interesting sites and beaches. Definitely a highly recommended bucket list adventure.


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Under the Sicilian Sun

- September 16-26, 2023

Are you ready to be immersed in true Sicilian culture? Let us guide you to a land like no other. Our ten-night tour is based in the seaside community of Patti, a thriving center for tourism and fishing with a population of 13,000. Centuries of history, music and culture await in this perfect seaside destination.

Patti, Sicily, Italy

Patti is situated near Tindari and the north-eastern coast of Sicily, and is a well known regional arts center with a historical center. The town developed, as was typical in the Middle Ages, around its cathedral and castle.

With centuries of history, music and culture Patti is the perfect seaside resort.

Enjoy the views, the pool, the vineyards, the mountains, take a walk towards the sea.

Your Sicilian Experience

Agriturismo Antica Tindari

Enjoy your stay at Antica Tindari a restaurant and bed and breakfast with a winery, surrounded by the vineyard and situated on the hills of Tindari. This ancient farm boasts comfortable rooms and apartments with large terraces overlooking the stunning vineyard, olive grove, and swimming pool. Located nearby you will find green hills, Olive trees and breathtaking sights.

The Martino family runs the onsite restaurant offering delicious breakfasts with fresh cakes and biscuits made in-house with local grains and flours, delicious appetizers, homemade pastas, meat courses, cheese of Nebrodi and fish from the Gulf of Patti.

Wine and Cuisine

Our hands on culinary courses cover traditional Sicilian recipes. Enjoy complete meals featuring appetizers, pasta, meat and seafood dishes with traditional desserts and complementary wines.

Lidia and Pina will lead you through each meal, wine tour and tasting included in your stay.

Meet new people and learn culinary secrets using fresh organic and natural ingredients.

2023 Sicily Travel Package

This 10 day adventure is $2999 Cdn per person based on double occupancy. An additional supplement of $350 Cdn is required for single occupancy. A deposit of $500 Cdn is required by May 15, 2023 to secure your reservation. Group size is a maximum of 12 persons.

What's Included

  • Ten nights accommodation (per person, double occupancy)
  • Ten breakfasts and Dinners, including wine, at Antica Tindari
  • A day-long cooking experience and wine tour at Il Rosmarino in Librizzi
  • Domestic land transfer from Catania
  • Local English-speaking guide and local tour coordinator
  • All transportation to and from daily journeys
  • All planned excursions, including entrance fees

Not Included

  • Airfare, ticket fees and taxes
  • Travel / Medical / Cancellation / Interruption insurance
  • Optional excursions beyond itinerary
  • Single supplement
  • Gratuities and souvenirs

*Pricing is subject to change due to changing currency exchange rates.

Sample Itinerary

Tindari and the Marinello beach

Day One - Travel

Welcome to Fontanarossa airport! Enjoy the journey along the way to your boutique winery Agriturismo Antica Tindari with spectacular views of the Tyrennian Sea, Mt. Etna, endless vineyards and Toarmina in the distance. Smell that wonderful Sicilian air and feel that hot Mediterranean breeze. Check-in is followed by a welcome wine and cheese to discuss the unforgettable days ahead.

Day Two - Unwind

Enjoy the views, pool, vineyards and mountains. Take this day to adjust, unwind, lounge in the sun, and after sunset, enjoy a true “cena alla siciliana” Sicilian brunch. Vino included.

Day Three - Mount Etna

A whole day trip to one of the most famous active volcanoes as we drive through the Nebrodi mountains to Mount Etna. Ride the gondola to the top of Europe's highest active volcano. At over 10,000 feet, Etna provides the backdrop of Sicily’s signature breathtaking landscape. From here, we visit a nearby winery for local wine and cheese.

Day Four - Ruins & Marinello

Today we visit the UNESCO archeology and ruins located in the backyard of our home base. Tindari Sanctuary sits at a the mountain peak overlooking the Tyrannean Sea. We lunch at ristorante Pizzeria Tyndaris and visit the city of Marinello at seaside.

Day Five - Rest

Today is a day of leisure! Rest today because tomorrow will be long and busy. Enjoy a good book and glass of Inzolia by the pool. Wine tastings under the pool canopy lead by our inhouse wine experts will be followed by signature antipasto at 8pm.

Italian Proverb:

'Chi va piano va lotano'

Day Six - Toarmina, Isola Bella, Giardini Xioas & Giardini

We drive to the famous resort town of Toarmina with stops at Isola Bella and Giardini Xioas. The passigiatta through this spectacular hill top town will take us to through cobblestone paths, shops, cafes, and lunch with wine at one of it’s top restaurants. Afterwards, take some time to relax, have an espresso or swim at Isola Bella. Upon heading back, a quick stop at Giardini for another passigiatta along the sea. Light snacks are available at Antica Tindari.

Day Seven - Librizzi Cooking Day & Tenuta Gatti

We travel the hill-top town of Librizzi to visit local shops, enjoy gelato, cappucino and learn how to make the classic Sicilian treat arancini, along with other classic Sicilian specialties. We cook and enjoy al fresco with a glass or two of the local wine and end the day with a local wine tour of Tenuta Gatti.

Day Eight - Medieval Cefalu

Today we travel to the most popular tourist town of Cefalù. Known for its medieval streets this attraction boasts plenty of excellent restaurants, shopping and a Norman cathedral in the Center. The famous Rocca di Cefalu mountain top will be forever in your memories of Sicily.

Day Nine - Milazzo & Wineries

Travel to nearby Milazzo – the main port for those departing to the Aeolian Islands. Here we will explore Capo Milazzo where the Castle sits and the many Wineries of Planeta including – La Baronia – DOC Mamertino, one of the oldest in Europe.

Day Ten - Farewell Antica Tindari

Our final day at Antica Tindari – Leisure, a day at the beach or the pool. Relax and get ready for our final dinner at Antica Tindari as we prepare to say goodbye to la Bella Sicilia. weather you’re heading home or going on to the mainland of Italy, our final evening will be one to remember.

Note: This itinerary is subject to change as it is based on agreements with local suppliers, weather and other circumstances. On occasion substitution of an activity or event of similar value might be made as new and exciting opportunities arise and other issues beyond our control.

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Italian Proverb:

'il tempo passa e non ritorna'

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Wines & Spirits

With over 34 years experience curating and teaching others about wine, we have decided to expand our offering to include representation of select fine wines and spirits that are available to consumers and licensees in Ontario. Let us help you with the perfect paring for your next event or menu.

Heritage Cellars - Legendary Wines and Spirits

This Canadian Wine distributor represents an international portfolio of elite producers from 15 Countries and over 200 regions. Their focus is on providing Ontario consumers and licensees with a dynamic private selection of Wine & Sprits for any occasion.

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Masia Salat Organic Cava

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Vitalita Wines & Spirits

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Villa Canestrari Valpolicella Ripasso

Recommended Wine

A must have if you love Amarone della Valpolicella. This ripasso Superiore is the closest alternative without paying amorone prices. This wine is super smooth with balanced notes of cherry fruit and spice and just the right amount of oak aging.

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Wine Tastings

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Italian Proverb:

In Vino Veritas

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Lidia loves teaching and celebrating the world of wine with others. Contact us to learn more about our calendar of upcoming wine tastings and tour opportunities.

About Lidia

Lidia's passion for culture, food, and wine was born when she first travelled to Italy at the age of 12. She grew up Sicilian and has raised her family in the very 'Italian' City of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Lidia holds the WSET 3 certification, an advanced level qualification for professionals working in the wine industry in addition to designations as an Italian Wine Specialist and Italian Wine Scholar. Lidia also has over 34 years professional experience as a Customer Service Representative and Product Consultant for the Liquor Control Board of Ontario.

Lidia's first Wine Tour was in the Val d'orcia Tuscany and she has since organized tours to Sicily. Lidia has travelled to several wine producing areas including Loire Valley, Champagne, Chianti, and Mt. Etna with Federica Tornatore Estate.

I have one goal in mind – to help everyone experience life 'like the locals'.

Whether the magnificent island of Sicily, or the breathtaking landscape of Tuscany, you will be immersed in the richness of Italy.


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