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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!
Rating (4.6)
Program No. 22069RJ
Length
10 days
Starts at
2,699
Flights start at
750
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
2,699
Flights start at
750
Program No. 22069 RJ

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DATES & starting prices
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Feb 5 - Feb 14, 2022
Starting at
2,699
Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2022
Starting at
2,699
Apr 2 - Apr 11, 2022
Starting at
3,599
Apr 18 - Apr 27, 2022
Starting at
3,599
May 3 - May 12, 2022
Starting at
3,599
May 11 - May 20, 2022
Starting at
3,599
Sep 4 - Sep 13, 2022
Starting at
3,599
Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2022
Starting at
3,599
Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2022
Starting at
3,599
Oct 17 - Oct 26, 2022
Starting at
3,599
Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2022
Starting at
2,849
Nov 30 - Dec 9, 2022
Starting at
2,849
Jan 21 - Jan 30, 2023
Starting at
2,999
Feb 1 - Feb 10, 2023
Starting at
2,999
Mar 18 - Mar 27, 2023
Starting at
2,999
Apr 2 - Apr 11, 2023
Starting at
3,949
May 6 - May 15, 2023
Starting at
3,949
May 14 - May 23, 2023
Starting at
3,949
Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2023
Starting at
3,949
Sep 20 - Sep 29, 2023
Starting at
3,949
Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2023
Starting at
3,949
Oct 11 - Oct 20, 2023
Starting at
3,949
Oct 21 - Oct 30, 2023
Starting at
3,949
Nov 7 - Nov 16, 2023
Starting at
2,999
DATES & starting prices
PRICES
Feb 5 - Feb 14, 2022
Starting at
3,099
Feb 13 - Feb 22, 2022
Starting at
3,099
Apr 2 - Apr 11, 2022
Starting at
4,179
Apr 18 - Apr 27, 2022
Starting at
4,179
May 3 - May 12, 2022
Starting at
4,179
May 11 - May 20, 2022
Starting at
4,179
Sep 4 - Sep 13, 2022
Starting at
4,179
Sep 12 - Sep 21, 2022
Starting at
4,179
Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2022
Starting at
4,179
Oct 17 - Oct 26, 2022
Starting at
4,179
Nov 5 - Nov 14, 2022
Starting at
3,249
Nov 30 - Dec 9, 2022
Starting at
3,249
Jan 21 - Jan 30, 2023
Starting at
3,439
Feb 1 - Feb 10, 2023
Starting at
3,439
Mar 18 - Mar 27, 2023
Starting at
3,439
Apr 2 - Apr 11, 2023
Starting at
4,599
May 6 - May 15, 2023
Starting at
4,599
May 14 - May 23, 2023
Starting at
4,599
Sep 2 - Sep 11, 2023
Starting at
4,599
Sep 20 - Sep 29, 2023
Starting at
4,599
Oct 1 - Oct 10, 2023
Starting at
4,599
Oct 11 - Oct 20, 2023
Starting at
4,599
Oct 21 - Oct 30, 2023
Starting at
4,599
Nov 7 - Nov 16, 2023
Starting at
3,439

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 13 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

• This is an introductory program suitable for participants who wish to learn the basics of Italian cuisine. • 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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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.
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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.
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.
Sicilian Cookery: The Best Recipes of the Regional Cookery
by Eufemia Azzolina Pupella
Coming Home to Sicily: Seasonal Harvests and Cooking from Case Vecchie
by Fabrizia Lanza
Sicily: Art, History and Culture
by Enzo Russo
Sicilia in Cucina: The Flavours of Sicily
by William Dello Russo
Southern Italian Desserts: Rediscovering the Sweet Traditions of Calabria, Campania, Basilicata, Puglia, and Sicily
by Rosetta Costantino
Cucina Siciliana: Authentic Recipes and Culinary Secrets from Sicily
by Clarissa Hyman
Sicilian Home Cooking: Family Recipes from Gangivecchio
by Wanda Tornabene





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