Experience Trapani

One of the many reasons that this stunning island is so unforgettable is its diversity; the experience you’ll enjoy in the north is completely different to that in the west. From the food to the architecture, each part of Sicily is hyper-local and proudly retains its own personality.

And so, even if you have visited Sicily before, we guarantee that the storied town of Trapani will offer a new perspective. Trapani’s western location means it’s actually closer to Tunisia than the Italian mainland, a fact which has infused the culture with Northern African and Moorish influences, present in the ingredients cooked and the artisans you’ll see still honouring time-honoured traditions today.

As its position hugs the coastline, Trapani has long been a buzzing port for seafood, making this cuisine a central part of the town’s DNA. Historically, it has always been recognised as a famous hub for tuna and coral fishing, as well as salt and wine production, making it a dream-like place to host our cooking holidays.

Throughout the week, our Flavours guests will wander the port and see fisherman presenting their daily catch, as well as explore the food markets to select the freshest produce to cook with back at the villa.

While soaking up the town’s sun-blasted streets, ornate palazzos and fascinating mix of churches and temples (a reflection of the many invasions the town has withstood over time), we will also take a trip to Marsala, known for its surrounding vineyard and production of Marsala wine since the 1700s.

With its ornate blend of cultures, Trapani is a world of its own and we invite you to experience it with us through tastings, cookery lessons and excursions to the nearby sites.

Your Accommodation

Villa Ager is a stunning villa with a private swimming pool situated on the edge of Buseto Palizzolo, a small, hilltop village just 20 kilometres away from Trapani. This exclusive villa is located in a sunny, quiet but not secluded place and has amazing country views. Its wide terraces and the wonderful swimming pool are the ideal spots to enjoy this lovely landscape.

Villa Ager Sicily pool in the forefront
Villa Ager Sicily Outdoor Space
Villa Ager Sicily pool area
Villa Ager Sicily Bedroom
Villa Ager Sicily Pool Area
Villa Ager Sicily Lounge Area

Your holiday price of £1,899 includes:

  • Five cookery lessons with our local Italian chef
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our Sicilian villa
  • Sample some of Sicily's finest wines at a private wine tasting
  • Day trips exploring historic and beautiful villages
  • Private transport throughout the stay
  • Group airport transfers *

* Provided you are able to meet them. Please ask for transfer times.

Dates for 2024

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Dates for 2025

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Cooking Holiday in Trapani - Itinerary

Day 1 -

Benvenuti! Welcome to Sicily! You will arrive at the villa where you can settle in, meet your chef and host and enjoy welcome drinks. Dinner this evening is at the villa, prepared by your chef.

Day 2 -

This morning you’ll have your first cookery lesson followed by lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll visit the Saline di Trapani e Paceco (salt pans) to watch the beautiful sunset. The salt pans of Trapani are one of the most important coastal wetlands, offering peace and shelter to many migratory birds. After sunset you’ll then head back to the villa for aperitivo and dinner prepared by your chef.

Day 3 -

After breakfast, our driver will collect you and take you to Erice, a wonderfully preserved Medieval town offering the most breath-taking views and a palpable sense of history. Enjoy lunch in a local restaurant and don’t miss a visit to the famous Pasticceria Maria Grammatico. Dinner tonight is prepared by your chef back at the villa.

Day 4 -

Today, you will have your second cookery lesson with your chef, enjoying the results for lunch. You are free in the afternoon to relax by the pool, or take a wander around the grounds of the villa. Dinner is prepared for you this evening at the villa

Day 5 -

This morning you will enjoy another hands-on cookery lesson and lunch at the villa. Later in the afternoon, you`ll be heading to Marsala, internationally famous for one thing: wine! You’ll visit the wine cellars and enjoy a private tasting. You can then explore before enjoying dinner in a local restaurant.

Day 6 -

Following breakfast you will have another cooking lesson and then you will enjoy the results for lunch. Th afternoon is free for you to relax at the villa before having dinner prepared by your chef.

Day 7 -

After breakfast, you will head out for one last excursion to Segesta before coming back for lunch at the villa. In the afternoon you will have your final class followed by a special farewell dinner.

Day 8 -

After breakfast, our transfer will collect you and take you back to Palermo Airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!

Travel Information

We have found the best flight options for you to book that will meet our complimentary transfer. Please see the details below to help with your travel plans:

  • Flights from London Heathrow with British Airways
  • Flights from London Gatwick with Easy Jet
  • Flights from Lonton Luton with Easy Jet
  • Flights from Edinburgh with Ryan Air

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