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4 Days Cheese, Olive Oil & Cooking Holidays in Italy

Food and Olive Oil Tasting Sicily

Spend few days as a real Sicilian! Taste the authentic Sicilian flavors, enjoy the warmth of a Sicilian house, and make new Sicilian friends. You will be welcomed in a traditional farmhouse by a local mamma, who will be happy to show you how to cook traditional dishes. Cooking, olive oil tasting, walking, and making new friends is all part of this unique and authentic experience. You will also have time to explore Modica and Scicli, have a cheese tasting experience in the farmhouse, and have a meal with the farmers. Do not leave Sicily without experiencing its real taste.

Highlights

  • Sicilian cooking class
  • Olive oil tasting with the producers
  • Discover Modica’s hidden corners and amazing views
  • Tasting of freshly made Ricotta cheese and local delicacies
  • Explore Sicily’s countryside and coastline
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Airport transfers

Styles


3 days with instruction in English
Spoken languages: Italian, English
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Accommodation

You will be accommodated in a superior 4-star hotel with pool just outside Modica on a bed and breakfast basis.

Chic and Unique Tours Culinary Vacations Italy Itinerary

Day 1 - Arrival to your luxury bed and breakfast in Scicli

  • Time to relax with an aperitif and discover the old city center
  • Dinner in one of many bistros and restaurants in Scicli

Day 2 - Cooking class, olive oil tasting

  • Transfer to the farmhouse for your cooking day with a Sicilian mamma
  • Enjoy an olive oil tasting while you wait for your meal to be ready
  • At 13:00, you will have a feast with what you cooked and some of the farm’s products
  • Walk in the prehistoric archaeological park of Cava d'Ispica, a 15-kilometer long canyon, and discover its natural beauties and prehistoric caves and settlements
  • Dinner in one of many bistros and restaurants in Scicli

Day 3 - Local cheese tasting

  • Transfer to a dairy farm for a taste of local cheeses and warm and freshly made Ricotta cheese
  • Lunch with local delicacies in Modica
  • In the afternoon, guided tour of Modica to discover its cultural treasures
  • Dinner in one of many bistros and restaurants in Scicli

Day 4 - Departure

Included excursions

  • Guided hike of Cava d'Ispica, its archaeological site, and natural reserve
  • Guided tour of Modica
  • Guided walk around a farmhouse
  • Visit to a dairy farm

Instructors

Francesca Sanniti
Francesca loves exploring and finding new spots away from the tourist traps. Not surprisingly she can plan unique holidays and weddings!

Location

This vacation will take place in and around Scicli and Modica, Sicily in Italy.

Food

During this culinary holiday, you will enjoy two tasty lunches. The first will consist on the meals prepared by you at your cooking class with a Sicilian mamma in her farmhouse. You will prepare cavatelli pasta, Sicilian arancini, Sicilian cannoli, and much more. You will use amazing and delicious ingredients that go straight from the farm to mamma’s table. While you cook, you will have time for a glass of local wine and some nibbles. After your cooking class, there will be time for an olive-oil tasting class with a local expert. Your second lunch will also be especial as it will include local products and the company of a local dairy farmer. On your tastings, you will enjoy ricotta cheese, local cheeses, olives, and salsiccia.

Things to do (optional)

  • Hire a bike to discover the peaceful south-eastern part of the Sicilian countryside
  • Take a famous chocolate workshop in Modica

What's included

  • 3 nights accommodation
  • All lunches
  • All activities mentioned above
  • All transfers
  • Airport transfers from Comiso or Catania airports
  • VAT

What's not included

  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Dinners
  • Gratuities
  • Local tourist tax (to be paid directly at the hotel)
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers

How to get there

Arrival by airplane

Please arrive at Comiso Airport (CIY) or Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA). Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA) is the largest airport with various international flights. Chic and Unique Tours will pick you up from the airport. From the UK, the ideal flights are on Friday afternoon and return on Monday evening from London Stansted to Comiso with Ryanair.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 30% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.