Cooking Holiday in Sicily
The recipes and flavours of Sicilian cookery are intertwined with its long and fascinating history, as various civilizations – Greek, Roman, Arabic, Norman, Spanish, as well as British – have all left their mark on the island’s famously delicious cuisine.
No Single Supplement
A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.
Peace of Mind Guarantee
Flexible booking for our guests. Amend your holiday at no cost up to 45 days before your departure.
This new four-day cookery break will teach you how to create some of the island’s traditional recipes while also learning new techniques and skills to add to your repertoire.
You will be staying in a typical 19th-century Sicilian villa which has an outdoor swimming pool and is surrounded by almond and olive trees. Your cooking lessons with an expert local chef will be held in the villa’s huge kitchen and include authentic Sicilian dishes such as pasta con le sarde from Palermo, arancini and cassata. You will also enjoy day trips to historic sights such as the Baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa. Plus, there is no single supplement to pay, so this is a great gourmet break whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends.
Villa accommodation, all meals, drinks, activities, tuition, day trips and transfers.
Solo Traveller Friendly
Tailored to cater for solo travellers. Over 80% of our guests travel solo.
Your Holiday Price of £999 Includes:
- Return easyJet flights from London Gatwick to Catania* with hand luggage
- Three nights full-board stay at a private villa
- All meals, served with local wines
- Two cooking lessons with a local chef
- Private wine tasting
- Visit to Modica and chocolate tasting
- Airport group transfers and local transport throughout
* Flights from London Gatwick. Regional airports may be available on request. Subject to availability.
Sicily is the ideal Mediterranean getaway location. Your historic villa, with swimming pool and beautiful grounds, is perfect for unwinding.
You will enjoy making authentic Sicilian dishes and learn about the island’s exotic culinary heritage from expert Italian chefs.
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, this autonomous and distinct region of Italy shows its character in its traditions and cuisine.
Dates and Availability
26 – 29 October 2019 (Saturday to Tuesday) – Only 3 rooms left
9 – 12 November 2019 (Saturday to Tuesday) – Only 2 rooms left
7 – 10 March 2020 (Saturday to Tuesday) – Available
21 – 24 March 2020 (Saturday to Tuesday) – Only 4 rooms left
Day 1 - Arrive, welcome drinks and dinner
You’ll be met at Catania Airport and privately transferred to the villa, where you’ll enjoy welcome drinks, meet the rest of the group and eat a delicious meal prepared by the local chef.
Accommodation: Villa Aragonese
Day 2 - Modica
After breakfast, you’ll have your first cooking lesson, then after lunch you’ll enjoy a private sightseeing tour (fans of the TV series Inspector Montalbano will enjoy following in his footsteps to Noto and Scicli), going to a local seaside town like Marzamemi or Punta Secca. You’ll also visit the UNESCO-listed Baroque town of Modica for chocolate tasting, then return to the villa for dinner.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 - Relax in the villa
You’ll enjoy a full day in the villa with a cooking lesson, lunch and relaxing afternoon. Why not take a dip or read a book by the outdoor swimming pool, surrounded by olive and almond trees?
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4 - Farewell Sicily
After today’s breakfast, you’ll depart for Catania airport to catch your return flight home.
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