Italian Cooking Holidays in Sicily

Sicily is an island of contrasts, mixed cultures and changing landscapes. Its ideal location in the middle of the Mediterranean means it is bathed in sunshine most of the time. It has an amazingly diverse and ancient heritage which can be found in its local cuisine.

We base ourselves in the south-east of the island and the surrounding area is dotted with well-known historical sites, such as Siracusa’s Greek Theatre, and the Baroque town of Noto as well as the stunning town of Modica which are day-trips on your cooking holiday.

I had a fantastic holiday – it was a beautiful venue with great company. The cooking lessons were so much fun and I learned a lot! The staff did a fabulous job making us all feel welcome and relaxed.

Villa Accommodation

The villas where our cookery holidays in Sicily take place are built in a typical Sicilian style. Chosen because of their locations, they have some beautiful views of the surrounding areas. Within the grounds of the villas, there are beautiful outdoor facilities complete with swimming pools, surrounded by almond and olive trees.  After a dip, you can sit back and relax on the terrace. Sicily is an ideal place for a Mediterranean island holiday and our villa is the perfect place to kick back and relax.

To find out more about the accommodation please email our team.

Your Holiday Price Includes:

  • 5 cookery lessons with our local Italian chef.
  • Stay in one of our gorgeous 19th Century farmhouses.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our Sicilian villa.
  • Day trips exploring Sicily's historic and beautiful towns Modica and Siracusa.
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants.
  • Private transport throughout stay.
  • Group airport transfers*
  • No single supplement

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

Dates for 2024

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Cooking Holiday in Sicily - Itinerary

Day 1 (Sunday) - Private transfer to the villa.

Our Flavours transfer will meet you at Catania Airport and take you to the villa where you will enjoy welcome drinks and dinner prepared by our local chef.

Serving Prosecco

Day 2 (Monday) - Enjoy your first cooking lesson in the morning, followed by lunch. The afternoon is yours to relax.

After breakfast, you will have your first cookery lesson with our local 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 served at the villa.

Cooking Lesson

Day 3 (Tuesday) - Head out on your first excursion to visit local towns and explore

Today you visit the coastal town of Siracusa, one of the great cities of the Western Greek diaspora. Don’t miss the impressive cathedral Santa Maria delle Colonna, or the wealth of ancient architecture and art, before having lunch in a local restaurant in the old part of the city, Ortigia. You will have some more time to explore after lunch.

Siracusa Ocean

Day 4 (Wednesday) - Enjoy a tour at a local vineyard and have your second cookery lesson.

After breakfast, you will be in the kitchen for your second cooking lesson with your chef and enjoy the results for lunch. This afternoon you will enjoy a private tour and wine tasting at a local winery, you will then visit Noto – don’t miss visiting its beautiful Cathedral, or stop by Caffe’ Sicilia to taste their famous ice cream. Dinner tonight is prepared by your chef back at the villa.

Wine Tasting

Day 5 (Thursday) - Another cookery lesson with time to relax in the afternoon and dinner at the villa.

After breakfast, enjoy another hands-on cookery lesson followed by lunch at the villa. This afternoon is free to relax by the pool. Dinner this evening is at the villa.

Hands on Cooking Class

Day 6 (Friday) - A cookery lesson in the morning followed by another exciting excursion.

You will have another cookery lesson this morning, enjoying the results for lunch. The afternoon will be spent exploring Modica and have an evening meal at our favourite local restaurant.

Ragusa Buildings

Day 7 (Saturday) - Have your final cookery lesson and enjoy some time relaxing by the pool.

Following breakfast, enjoy your final cookery lesson and then lunch.  You will be free to relax for the afternoon at the villa.  In the evening, the chef will prepare your farewell meal at the villa.

Guests Relaxing Chatting by the Pool

Day 8 (Sunday) - Enjoy an early breakfast before our transfer takes you back to Catania Airport. Arrivederci!

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

No Single Supplement

A room to yourself. We never charge a single room supplement.

Solo Traveller Friendly

Over 70% of our guests travel solo taking advantage of our no single supplement policy.

Travel Information

We understand that you would prefer to fly directly from your local airport. Please see our transfer times below to help with your travel plans:

  • On the first day of  your holiday, your transfer driver will  meet you in the arrivals hall of Catania Fontanarossa Airport at 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm
  • On the final day of your holiday, you will be collected and dropped off at Catania Fontanarossa Airport at 8:30 am and 12 noon.

Please note: transfer times are subject to change so please get in touch before booking your flight to ensure the timings work with the complimentary group transfer between Catania Fontanarossa Airport and your villa.

Catania Fontanarossa Airport Map

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If you might be interested in activities other than Cooking, you can find out more about the Pilates, Painting, Photography and Learn Italian activity holidays that we offer in Sicily.

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