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Learn to cook like an Italian in Sicily
If you love Italian cuisine and would like to master the art of making it, our cookery holidays are perfect. Combining hands-on lessons with the chance to experience la dolce vita, this trip is exclusive to readers of GH.
The flavours of Sicilian cooking are intertwined with its fascinating history, as various civilisations have left their mark on the island's cuisine. Not only is the food delicious but, due to Sicily's hot summers and mild winters, you'll get to enjoy the Mediterranean climate, too, on this fantastic cooking holiday.
At the villa, which is surrounded by almond and olive trees and features an outdoor swimming pool, you'll learn how to make pasta con le sarde, arancini and cassata. You'll also enjoy day trips to historic sites, such as the Greek Theatre of Syracuse and Baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa.
Plus, a private chef will prepare delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners at the villa and you'll get to try local wines matched with your meals.
Reasons to book
No single supplement
Discover the flavours of Italy
Travel with the experts
- Stay for three nights on a full-board basis at a beautiful private villa with outdoor pool, handpicked for its location and facilities
- Try local wines matched with your meals at the villa
- Have two private cooking lessons in the villa's cucina with a local expert tutor
- Enjoy delicious breakfasts, lunches and dinners cooked for you by your private chef
- Go on food excursions, as detailed in the full itinerary, including an exclusive chocolate tasting in Sicily
Day1Arrive and transfer to villaCatania, Italy
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.
Day2Cooking lesson, sightseeing and chocolate tastingScicli, Italy
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.
Day3Cooking at the villaCatania, Italy
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?
Day4Return homeCatania, Italy
After today's breakfast, you'll depart for Catania airport to catch your return flight home.