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
10 days
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A big bonus of this program is that you are in one hotel the whole time (no packing & unpacking), in a beautiful mountainside town with fascinating history and architecture, and lovely views of the Ionian Sea and of Mt. Etna.


This was a fabulous experience! Rosa, our tour director, was extremely knowledgeable and really went out of her was to show us her Sicily! Our accommodations were nice and in a good location as well. The cooking lessons just could not have been better! The instructors were delightful and excellent. Although I am an experienced cook, I brought home new skills and great ideas!


Cooking In Sicily was a fabulous program, fun, exciting and educational ! Rosa, our group leader was unbelievable and truly cares about her group ! I would absolutely take another trip with Rhode Scholar !!


The program was interesting and educational on several levels. I learned ,a few recipes,about Sicilys ancient history, about Sicilys c current events, legends, the whole trip was terrified. Owing primarily to the guide Rosa Rizza!


Rosa is a great guide and Massimo is an excellent teacher . This a great program. Sicily in itself cannot be disappointing.


The "Cooking in Sicily" was the best program I've ever attended.


Loved our cooking tour of Sicily. Guide Rosa Rizza was a gem and was the main ingredient in bringing all of the wonderful parts of the trip together. We learned cooking but also culture, history and living habits of Sicilians and Italians. I always ask lots of questions and in this case got lots of answers.


This was a wonderful program, but much more challenging physically than indicated in the program information. Taormina is a very hilly town and there were 102 steps from our hotel to the main shopping street which had to be climbed at least twice a day and often 3 or 4 times.

Ann Marie

It could not get better than this


I wanted to go to Italy with a cooking group and the Road Scholar trip to Taormina was a great choice. So glad I did this!


The Cooking in Sicily tour was led by Ms. Rosa Rizza who was a cheerful walking encyclopedia of Sicilian history and tradition. The four cooking courses, conducted by two noted chefs, were entertaining, informal and belt breaking. All four sessions emphasized technique and regional dishes that can be recreated at home with common utensils. An advanced cook would lean new dishes and a novice would not feel awkward. I highly recommend the tour for people who enjoy eating.


I realize the website had a recent overhaul but I wish the messaging feature was still active.


Our cooking tour to Sicily based in beautiful Taormina was a dream trip for me.Our Road Scholar tour leader was outstanding! A safe and comfortable boutique hotel overlooking the Ionian sea. It was magical.


Fun time.


The cooking in Sicily trip was one of the best I have ever been on. This was my first RoadScholar trip I'd taken, and it exceeded all expectations. Activities were not limited to cooking. We toured antiquities, went to a honey bee farm, tasted wines at a winery, went up Mt. Etna, and had plenty of time to do plenty of damage shopping. Sicily was magnificent, and so was the trip.


The cooking activities, and field trips are excellent and informative. Taormina is beautiful with lots to see and do during your free time. Our leader, Rosa, was excellent as were the instructors. The group is small which makes the hand-on activities especially fun and Chef Massimo can give personal attention. There is plenty of history to experience in between the cooking activities so a good balance is achieved. There are a lot of stone steps to negotiate throughout the town walks so that should be considered. I loved everything from beginning to end and would happily recommend this trip.

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