Italian Cooking Short Breaks in Sicily

Our short break cookery courses in Sicily give you the chance to discover the fascinating region of Sicily. Spend 4 days in the south-east of the island, learning to cook traditional Sicilian dishes and exploring historic towns such as Siracusa and Modica.

Nicknamed “God’s kitchen”, Sicily’s cuisine reflects its history – a melting pot of cultures after many invasions by the Greeks, the Byzantines and the Spanish (to name a few!) Much like the rest of Italy, Sicilian cooking is based on seasonal and locally grown ingredients ,with many of their centuries-old recipes using ingredients such as seafood, citrus, pistachios and ricotta. 

Villa Accommodation

Both our villas in Sicily are built in a typical Sicilian style and chosen because of their location with beautiful views of the surrounding areas. You will be spending your Cooking Short break in one of these amazing villas.

Villa Carrubo is located in the southeast of Sicily, which is known for its stunning baroque architecture. Carrubo boasts a magnificent kitchen perfect for any budding chef to learn the art of Sicilian cooking. With its elegant stone building, it benefits from a stunning swimming pool with Jacuzzi water massage and various patio terraces with stunning views.

Villa Aragonese is an antique fishing tower, placed in the heart of the rural region of Modica on the Bizantin plateaus of the Ibleis. Rich with family history and authentic character that has preserved this beloved tower from past ages, the villa is marked by characteristic “dry” stone walls (muri a siccu). Featuring views of the sea and surrounding environment, visitors can indulge in a corner of Sicily bursting with art, history, landscapes, and nature.

Your Holiday Price Includes:

  • 3 cookery lessons with our local Sicilian chef.
  • Stay in one of our gorgeous 19th century farmhouses.
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our Sicilian villa.
  • Day trips exploring historical and beautiful Marzamemi and Modica.
  • All meals and wine, including 1 meal at a local restaurant.
  • Private transport throughout stay.
  • Complimentary group transfer from the airport to the villa.
  • No single supplement

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Italian Cooking Short Break in Sicily - Itinerary

Day 1 - Benvenuti! Group transport to villa and welcome to Sicily.

Benvenuti! Welcome to Sicily! You will find your Flavours driver waiting for the group with a sign that says ‘Flavours’ at the agreed meeting point. Once the group is all together, you will be taken by private minibus in our group transfer to the villa where you can settle in, meet your chef and host and enjoy welcome drinks and a light lunch. In the afternoon, you’ll have time to relax by the pool and get to know your fellow travellers. Dinner tonight will be at the villa prepared by your chef.

Guests Cooking in Sicily

Day 2 - Enjoy your first cookery class and then off to a private wine tasting.

After breakfast, you will be in the kitchen for your first 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 before enjoying dinner at a local restaurant.


Day 3 - Enjoy your second cookery lesson followed by an afternoon in Modica, including chocolate tasting.

Today you will enjoy the morning in the villa for another cooking lesson. In the afternoon you’ll be heading to Modica to taste its famous chocolate from a local producer. You will have time to explore this historical town before heading back to the villa where dinner is prepared by your chef.

Day 4 - Final cooking lesson and transfer to airport. Arrivederci!

After breakfast, you will have your final cooking lesson and enjoy your results for lunch. You will enjoy a leisurely afternoon before the transfer back to Catania Airport for your flight home. Arrivederci!

Group of solo travellers in Tuscany

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 12:00 noon.
  • On the final day of your holiday, you will be collected and dropped off at Catania Fontanarossa Airport at 6:30 p.m.

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


For the following dates pick up from the airport will be at noon and drop off at the airport by 9.30 am to match the flights available on those days:

20-23 October
2-5 November


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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