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22069
Italy

Cooking in Sicily

Learn the time-honored art of Sicilian cooking as you visit a historic winery and enjoy chef-led cooking classes!
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Program No. 22069RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,449
Flights start at
825
Italy

Cooking in Sicily

Learn the time-honored art of Sicilian cooking as you visit a historic winery and enjoy chef-led cooking classes!
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,449
Flights start at
825
Program No. 22069 RJ
Prefer to enroll or inquire by phone? 800-454-5768
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DATES & starting prices
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Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2021
Starting at
3,299
Sep 19 - Sep 28, 2021
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3,299
Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2021
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3,299
Nov 27 - Dec 6, 2021
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2,599
Dec 5 - Dec 14, 2021
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2,449
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Sep 1 - Sep 10, 2021
Starting at
3,729
Sep 19 - Sep 28, 2021
Starting at
3,729
Oct 12 - Oct 21, 2021
Starting at
3,729
Nov 27 - Dec 6, 2021
Starting at
2,929
Dec 5 - Dec 14, 2021
Starting at
2,779

At a Glance

Sicily takes immense pride in a cuisine that reflects the influences of many cultures — Italian, Greek, Spanish and Arab — but is separate from any of them, as only an island can be. It’s a cuisine that showcases incredible abundance: fresh fish; eggplants, peppers and tomatoes nurtured by plentiful sun; grapes grown in Mount Etna’s volcanic soil. Savor a Sicilian cooking adventure including lessons from a cookbook author and a chef. Visit bustling produce markets and a historic winery. Enjoy great meals (and the satisfaction of having made them) and return with new recipes and techniques.
Activity Level
Keep the Pace
Walking up to a mile at a time and standing for up to an hour. Some cobblestones and other uneven terrain, stairs without railings.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Get cooking during hands-on lessons taught by a professional chef.
  • Experience Sicilians’ passion for food and wine at bustling daily markets and a historic estate winery.
  • Delve into the island’s ancient history on expert-led excursions in Syracuse and the lovely town of Taormina.

General Notes

Group size limited to 14 participants.
Featured Expert
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Massimo Tomarchio
Massimo was a curious child. He spent hours in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother as a child, preparing typical Sicilian foods. “My fondest memories are those hours passed in the kitchen with my grandmother,” says Massimo. He is inspired by Sicilian cuisine not only because of the variety of ingredients offered from the land but also “by the love that is cooked up behind the stove when cooking for loved ones.” Today Massimo is a private chef and teaches cooking classes in Sicily.

Please note: This expert may not be available for every date of this program.

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Rosa Rizza View biography
Rosa was born in Palazzolo Acreide in the Province of Syracuse in Sicily, and emigrated with her parents to the U.S.A. in 1967. After earning her high school diploma, she returned to Sicily in 1978 and made her home there. She became a certified group leader in 1995, and has been working with Italian Exclusive Vacations ever since. Rosa is passionate about her native island, art, culture, food and wine.
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Massimo Tomarchio View biography
Massimo was a curious child. He spent hours in the kitchen with his mother and grandmother as a child, preparing typical Sicilian foods. “My fondest memories are those hours passed in the kitchen with my grandmother,” says Massimo. He is inspired by Sicilian cuisine not only because of the variety of ingredients offered from the land but also “by the love that is cooked up behind the stove when cooking for loved ones.” Today Massimo is a private chef and teaches cooking classes in Sicily.
Visit the Road Scholar Bookshop
You can find many of the books we recommend at the Road Scholar store on bookshop.org, a website that supports local bookstores.
Cucina Siciliana: Authentic Recipes and Culinary Secrets from Sicily
by Clarissa Hyman
Sicily: Art, History and Culture
by Enzo Russo
Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvests and Cooking from Case Vecchie
by Fabrizia Lanza
Sicilia in Cucina: The Flavours of Sicily
by William Dello Russo
Sicilian Home Cooking: Family Recipes from Gangivecchio
by Wanda Tornabene
Sicilian Cookery: The Best Recipes of the Regional Cookery
by Eufemia Azzolina Pupella
Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily
by Rosetta Costantino





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