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The beautiful coast of Syracuse

Flavours of Sicily Cooking Holiday

The beautiful coast of Syracuse
Experience the stunning scenery, rich history, mouth-watering cuisine and warm hospitality of Sicily during this fabulous, 8-day cooking holiday. Stay in a beautiful private estate, learn how to cook Sicilian dishes and explore historic towns including Syracuse, Modica and Ragusa.
Food & Wine
Bespoke small groups


Stay in a beautiful 19th century farmhouse on a private estate

Learn how to make authentic Sicilian dishes such as pasta con le sarde and cassata

Day tours to some of Sicily’s most historic and beautiful towns

Exotic culinary heritage of Sicilian cuisine

Master the art of Italy cooking, learn the diverse Sicilian cuisine and explore the beautiful towns of Sicily on this exciting, 8-day cooking holiday. Sicilian cuisine features traces of different cultures that have influenced the island over the years including Greek, Arab, French and Spanish. Stay in a charming 19th century farmhouse and learn how to cook authentic and local dishes with a local chef. Create regional specialties such as spaghetti con le sarde (pasta with sardines and anchovies) and pasta con le sarde e finnochio (pasta with sardines and fennel). Sicily is also known for its famous desserts and pastries such as cassata, a sponge cake moistened with fruit juices and layered with ricotta cheese and candied fruits, cannoli, a tube-shaped fried pastry dough filled with ricotta cheese and granita, a semi-frozen dessert made from sugar, and various flavourings.

2020 Departure Dates
26 April; 3, 10 17 & 31 May; 7, 14 21 & 28 June; 5 July; 23 & 30 August; 6, 13, 20 & 27 September; 4, 11 & 18 October

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7-night villa accommodation
All meals and wine including 2 at local restaurants
5 cookery lessons with an Italian chef
Wine tasting at a local winery
Visits to local towns including Modica, Syracuse & Ragusa
Transport by minibus
Transfers from/to Catania Airport at specific times


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Day 1
Catania - near Modica

The group 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
Near Modica

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3
Near Modica

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 4
Siracusa - Noto

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 5
Near Modica

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

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 6
Modica – Ragusa

This morning, enjoy 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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 7
Near Modica

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.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 8
Near Modica - Catania

Tour ends after breakfast with a group transfer back to the airport at the dedicated time.


Additional information

Official language
7 nights
from AUD3,518
per person, twin share
26 April - 18 October 2020
Italy Brochure

Important notes

  • No single supplement
  • Small group tour - maximum of 10 guests
  • The itinerary is subject to change depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways.


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