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6 Days Sicily Olive Oil and Culinary Vacations

  • Anna Tasca Lanza, Contrada Regaleali, Sclafani Bagni Palermo, 90100 Palermo, Sicily, Italy

6 Days Sicily Olive Oil and Culinary Vacations

  • Anna Tasca Lanza, Contrada Regaleali, Sclafani Bagni Palermo, 90100 Palermo, Sicily, Italy

Sicilian Olive and Cooking Holidays in Italy

Expand your knowledge about olive oil in this culinary workshop that takes place during Sicilys olive harvest season, and explore the vast world of olive oil, combining the expertise of Nancy Jenkins with the Sicilian arm-to-table knowledge of chef Fabrizia Lanza. Experience a true farm-to-table ethos as all ingredients are locally sourced, primarily from the estate.

<strong>What to expect</strong>

In all courses, youll learn the story of a meal from seed to soil to spoon. The cooking lessons go beyond simply teaching techniques and ingredients, offering a comprehensive look at the history, anthropology, and traditions behind each dish. Anna Tasca Lanza believes guests should feel just as at home in the garden as in the kitchen.


  • 3 cooking classes
  • Full olive-inspired menu
  • Cheese and wine tasting
  • Olive oil tasting and production
  • 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
  • 6-day accommodation
  • 5 days with instruction
  • English


  • Review by traveler from United States

    "Our group of about 50 enjoyed a half day at the cooking school. Our organizer requested the visit, and I didn't get the feeling that it was at all typical to have groups of that size, but they handled it well. The staff was very friendly and quickly served us drinks. We split in 2 small groups to alternate touring the gardens and attending a cooking demonstration. My only disappointment was that the class was not hands-on. There was one instructor (Mario), one student (staying for 2 weeks), and two volunteers from our group as helpers.This was followed by a lunch of the foods that we learned to prepare, although we did not receive recipes. It was impressive that they were able to seat 53 people on one long table setting. The food was very good. This is my second trip to Sicily, and I think that this was a wonderfully unique thing to do that complements the typical tourist experiences in Sicily. For those who are thinking of visiting during hot weather, please note that they are in the process of installing a swimming pool. I'm not sure of its estimated completion time."

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  • Review by Celita Welsch from Brazil

    "My husband and I had a wonderful time with Mario, and his team. We were supposed to have classes with Anna Tasca Lanza but she was traveling. Excellent! We want to go back for five days! Please keep us updated. We think about going in September 2016. Hugs!"

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  • Review by Susan from United States

    "We recently spent 5 days at the cooking school and we could not have enjoyed ourselves more. It far exceeded all of our expectations. We cooked with Fabrizia and Mario, and we produced some really wonderful meals. They are both very "hands-on" instructors who are equally comfortable teaching by demonstration and/or by doing. We enjoyed harvesting some of our ingredients from the garden and visiting a local sheep farm to watch ricotta cheese being made.We were joined at meals by two interns and enjoyed good conversation, we had the opportunity to sample many of the well-known Tasca wines. We also enjoyed a tour of the winery. The cooking school and the winery are set in a beautiful part of the Sicilian countryside and it was wonderful to be able to experience it during afternoon walks. The experience in the school was the high point of our 3 week."

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  • Review by Mdweb Danbury from United States

    "My wife and I spent 2 wonderful days at the cooking school with Fabrizia, her assistant, Mario, and the rest of the staff. Our time included a fascinating visit to a sheep farm to watch the making of fresh ricotta and the best winery tour I had ever been on.We then had a lovely tasting of some of the best Tasca wines and a wonderful lunch at the winery. That afternoon we helped prepare a dinner of typical Sicilian dishes. We spent a lot of time sitting around the large table adjacent to the kitchen at mealtimes, engaged in conversation about food, wine and the world around us. If you love food, wine and great conversation, this is a must activity when you visit Sicily."

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  • Review by Alfio Puglisi

    "Anna Tasca Cooking School is one of the best schools in Italy. Her way of teaching, telling about her family history is incredibly fascinating. For everyone who wants to learn how to cook a bit of Sicilian Italian history in utterly beautiful mansion, that's the school for you."

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