Sicily

Flavours of Sicily

Destination
Sicily
Dates From
01/05/2022
Duration
7 nights
8 days
Price From
$3,520
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BOUTIQUE SMALL GROUP CULINARY TOUR

Our selection of “Mix’n’Match Special Discount” tours will give you the opportunity to experience different activities in different regions of Italy. Why not combine a week of cooking with language? Or pilates and painting?

When you book 2 or more tours from this range for travel in 2022, you will receive a 5% discount off the total of both tours. All tours are subject to availability, so contact us for more information – ciao@italiamia.com.au

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 towns of Noto and Ragusa which are day-trips on your cooking holiday.

Our culinary holidays are relaxed, fun and hands-on. They take place in the kitchen of the villa, with everyone working in a group with the chef. As we only take small groups everyone can really get involved. Our local chefs are very passionate about cooking and sharing their knowledge.

You’ll learn new techniques and skills, while creating recipes traditional to the region using fresh, seasonal ingredients and meet new people, making it perfect for singles. Italian food is simple but tasty and the recipes you’ll learn are ones you can bring home and create in your own kitchen with ingredients that can be found anywhere.

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.

Highlights & Inclusions

  • Stay in one of our gorgeous 19th Century farmhouses
  • Enjoy the exotic culinary heritage of Sicilian cuisine
  • Day trips exploring Sicily's historic and beautiful towns
  • Learn how to make authentic Sicilian dishes such as arancini and cassata
  • No Single Supplement
  • 5 cookery lessons with our Italian chef
  • Private, en-suite accommodation in our Sicilian villa
  • Explore the Baroque towns of Ragusa and Siracusa
  • All meals and wine, including 2 meals at local restaurants

Itinerary

Day 1: Private transfer to the villa

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

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

After breakfast, your first cookery lesson with our local chef, followed by lunch. You are free in the afternoon to relax at the beautiful Villa Aragonese. Dinner is served at the villa.

Day 3: Enjoy a tour at a local vineyard and have your second cookery lesson

Today you will visit a local winery and enjoy a private tour, wine tasting, followed by lunch. In the late afternoon take part in your second hands-on cookery lesson, followed by dinner.

Day 4: Enjoy your first excursion of the week, including lunch at an amazing seafood restaurant

Visit the coastal town of Siracusa and take a wander through its ancient streets. You and your fellow guests will have lunch at a local trattoria. Next, travel to Noto to taste the local ice cream at a traditional gelateria. Tonight’s dinner will be at Villa Aragonese. Please note the itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!

Day 5: 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.

Day 6: A cookery lesson in the morning followed by another exciting excursion

Another cookery lesson this morning before heading to Modica to taste its famous chocolate. The afternoon will be spent exploring the stunning town of Ragusa and have an evening meal at our favourite local restaurant.

Day 7: 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.

Day 8: Enjoy an early breakfast before our transfer takes you back to Catania Airport. Arrivederci!

After breakfast, we will transfer your back the airport. Depending on travel times, we may take the opportunity to stop off and explore Catania before your flight home.

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Exclusions

City Tax: some City Councils may introduce a tourist tax that has to be paid directly at the hotel
Meals and beverages other than those specified
Tips/Gratuities
Everything which is not clearly specified under inclusions

* Please note, price is subject to fluctuation and availability is subject to change until booked and confirmed *