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Specializing in Food, Wine, Culture, Tours and Activities & Excursions. 

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Tuscany Dawn
Visit Chef Gaetano at Ortygia Restaurant
in Bradenton, FL
to experience authentic Sicilian flavors!
Culinary Food Tours
Custom Italian Tours
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Italian Custom Cooking Tours

About Us

Do you already have a trip planned to Sicily but you would like to add one of our famous cooking classes, no problem!  Or you need a place to stay, no problem!  Book today! 


If you have your own group and would like Sicily and Beyond to organize your trip please contact us directly at

Sicily and Beyond is a tour company partnered with passionate locals offering tailor-made tours for solo travelers, and small and medium-sized groups. We introduce visitors to Sicily, Sardinia, Malta, Florence, Tuscany, and Puglia to name a few. ​

What We Do

Sicily and Beyond organizes custom, carefully planned travel itineraries, perfect for vacations with friends, family vacations, corporate rewards, or romantic getaways. We would be delighted to work with you to make the most of your time exploring the world. Our itineraries can be fully customized to fit your vacation time and any special needs. Leave the planning to us!  

Sicily and Beyond 

  • Plans all the details for your trip, accommodating your budget and special needs/requests

  • Maps out the overall flow of your itinerary to assure you are getting the most out of your vacation time 

  • Reserves airport/hotel transfers and ground transportation

  • Reserves your accommodations whether it be hotel, apartment, or villa and coordinates special requests with property staff

  • Customizes a daily itinerary including booking activities/excursions, local English speaking guides, and restaurant recommendations and reservations 

  • We are available by phone, text, or email 24/7 to assist as needed throughout your trip


Join a group or put a group together yourself or if you need help planning your own trip we can book your hotels, villas, apartments, transportation and activities/excursions for you.  We have partnered with locals in each destination to bring you the most authentic and local experience! 

Organized Tours and Culinary Tours:

We have tours to Sicily, Tuscany, and More! We love to travel with you and show you the culture, beauty and old-world style of Italy. We also travel to other locations around the globe. Contact us today to learn more about upcoming tours.

Culinary Tours with Chef Gaetano!

A Sicilian/Abruziese by birth Chef Gaetano specializes in traveling like a local, due to his extensive knowledge of the Italian and Sicilian culture it was his passion for all things Italian that inspired him to open his own restaurant Ortygia-  a Sicilian French fusion located in Bradenton, Florida.  This passion quickly led him to teaching his customers about the Sicilian culture through his culinary tours. 

Chef Gaetano's father was from Sicily and his mother was from Abruzzo.  Traveling with Chef Gaetano ensures you a truly local experience like none other. 

Based on the percentage of repeat clients on our culinary tours, Chef Gaetano's dedication to the flavors of this civilization speaks for itself. 

Contact us today to learn more!

Custom and Private Tours:

Travel with your friends or on a business adventure! From just a few to many more travelers, we can design a custom get-away just for you. Do you do yoga? Plan a relaxing yoga themed trip! How about a family reunion in the hills of Europe! Our professional trip advisers can make your dream trip a reality. Contact us today to learn more!

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