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Taste of Sicily Tour - Five day culinary tour

Join us to explore Sicily's incredible food and wine culture
Taste of Sicily

Unique experience

Experience some of Sicily's best food and wine with exclusive visits to local producers!

Taste of Sicily

Amazing Food

Learn the secrets of Sicilian cuisine with family recipes handed down from generation to generation!

Taste of Sicily

Relaxed hands-on classes

Have fun cooking with us as we share our passion for Sicily's culinary heritage!

Set Dates or Tailor-made

The five days culinary tours run on set dates (check calendar below)  or can be organised on a tailored basis for a minimum of  two people.

Set-date Tours

Want a private tour on different dates?

Example Itinerary

Day One - Welcome

A welcome dinner in the evening provides the first taste of Sicilian food and wine.

Day Two - Intro to Sicilian Cooking and Modica

After breakfast, straight into the kitchen of the loveSicily Cookery School for our first lesson followed by lunch. In the afternoon, we pay tribute to one of the most important products of South-East Sicily, chocolate!

Modica is famous for its chocolate and chocolate-based sweets, whose routes can be traced back to Mexican traditions brought to Sicily during the Spanish domination of the island.

We start with a special Modica's chocolate lesson and tasting, followed by a tour of the city. This is a walking tour since the cookery school is right in the heart of the historical city centre. We try to show you the main points of interest but also some of the lesser known back streets of Modica that offer wonderful views of the city and its life.

Finally, we visit the world-famous chocolate lab Antica Dolceria Bonajuto to taste their latest creations.

Day Three - The seaside

This morning we take off for an exploration of the coast starting from a lovely winery close to the sea where we try to understand their wine-making production process and have a wine tasting plus lunch. In the afternoon we visit a fishing village to explore its history as an important outpost for tuna fishing in the area. Once back in Modica, you will have free time to enjoy the city on your own.

Day Four - The Iblei hills

We start the day with a visit to an olive grove and winery near Chiaramonte on the so called Iblei hills to taste their extra virgin olive oil and wine. After the visit, we stop in the beautiful baroque town of Ragusa Ibla. Back in Modica, we go straight into the kitchen for our third lesson.

At night we all sit round the table for a farewell dinner!

Day Five - Arrivederci!

We say goodbye to those heading back home and offer pointers for those staying on for more holidays!

About the classes:

The hands-on lessons lasts about 3 hours with a small break in the middle to sit down and relax outside on the terrace overlooking Modica's San Giorgio cathedral.

Location & Accomodation

Our cookery school and accommodation are in the beautiful city of Modica - a Unesco World Heritage site in South-Eastern Sicily with a rich culinary tradition and wonderful baroque architecture. 

The property has been restored to its original 1930s feel, when Katia's grandparents bought it, but the building dates back to the 17th century. It has an elegant living space and a spacious kitchen, both with domed ceilings and direct access to the terrace, which offers spectacular views of Modica's baroque San Giorgio Cathedral, a bathroom in the living area, a laundry and 3 comfortable en-suite bedrooms.

Location

The loveSicily Cookery School is located right in the centre of Modica, some 80 steps up from the 'corso' crossing the historical centre. Shops, bars and restaurants as well as the main sites of Modica are within easy reach.

Please note that Modica develops up the slopes of a Valley and steps are hard to avoid. If you feel that this may be a concern please get in touch for advice.

Rooms & Facilities

The Cookery School has three double rooms - each one with its own unique flavour. So unique that we actually gave each one its own name - Cannella, Peperoncino and Vaniglia!

The rooms are all en-suite with air-conditioning, heating and a flat-screen LCD TV. Two of the rooms (Vaniglia and Peperoncino) can accommodate for two single beds each rather than a double bed.

There is wireless Internet access throughout the house.

 

 

Price - What is included

Cost

Course costs are €1067.5 per person for two sharing a room and €1320 for a single participant. Accompanying persons (who don't want to participate in the cooking fun) are more than welcomed. Let us know and we will quote a price for you.

To run the tour we require a minimum of two participants. 

The week-long cookery holiday includes:

Breakfast, 3 lunches, 2 dinners, all transportation costs for planned excursions, entrance fees, drink with all included lunches and dinners, three cooking lessons and an en-suite room for the week.

What is not included:

Transportation to and from Modica (transfers with drivers can be organised upon request.)

Two dinners. (We can suggest various restaurant options in Modica or the surrounding area, from Michelin star restaurants to local trattorie and pizzerie. We can take care of reservations for you if required.)

Terms and Conditions

The cancellation policy is as follows:
(i) 80 days before the start date for the course we will return you the deposit but keep an administration fee of 50Euro;
If you cancel between:
(ii) 79 and 31 days the deposit is unfortunately lost
(iii) up to 30 days prior to departure 45% of the price
(iv) 29 days to 14 days prior to departure 60% of the price
(v) 13 days or less prior to departure, or on departure date, 100% of the price.

To see our full terms and conditions please click here.

Airport transfers

We can book a driver service from and to the airport for you or suggest the name of trusted companies offering this kind of service.
Please, get in touch for further details.