4 Days Cheese, Olive Oil & Cooking Holidays in Italy

  • Modica, Italy


Food and Olive Oil Tasting Sicily

  • 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

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.

  • 3 days with instruction
  • Italian, English
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You will be accommodated on a bed and breakfast basis in a luxury B&B in the center of Scicli. It is an aristocratic palace just restored.

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

  • 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
  • Francesca Sanniti

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

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

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.

  • Hire a bike to discover the peaceful south-eastern part of the Sicilian countryside
  • Take a famous chocolate workshop in Modica
  • 1 cheese tasting
  • 1 hands-on cooking class
  • 1 olive oil tasting
  • 2 lunches
  • 3 nights accommodation
  • Concierge service
  • VAT
  • Additional meals
  • Airfare
  • Dinners
  • Gratuities
  • Local tourist tax (to be paid directly at the hotel)
  • Optional activities
  • Personal expenses
  • Transfers

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.

  • 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.

Verified BookCulinaryVacations.com reviews

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    Review by Fernando Nogueira from United States

    PROS Pros: Personal attention , Francesca was very attentive to every need we had.

    10 Value for money
    10 Accommodation & facilities
    10 Food
    10 Location
    10 Quality of activity
    10 Overall impression

    2017-Apr-14 10:18:49


  • Review by Tony J from United Kingdom

    "We really enjoyed our Inspector Montalbano tour in 2015 so we asked Francesca if she could arrange something similar in Tuscany in 2016. Of course she replied! Francesca and her driver Georgio flew up to Pisa Airport to meet us then took us on a weeks tour visiting amongst others San Gimignano, Sienna, Bagno Vignoni, Pienza, Montepulciano and then into Umbria to Gubbio, Perugia, Deruta and Assisi before back to Volterra and finally the airport. Charming hotels, good meals and we were lucky to coincide with the annual vintage motor rally in Tuscany and a ceremonial race of three Saints in Gubbio. Another excellent and well organised holiday. "

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  • Review by Lena Seitz from Munich, Germany

    "We had a great week in Tuscany. The villa was really beautiful and the landscape was amazing. Every evening, we had a lots of delicious Italian food, two times we had cooking lessons. The atmosphere was very familiar and relaxing. The activities and also the cooking were personalized. Thank you for this perfect holiday!"

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  • Review by Tony J. from Stockport, UK

    "This was a 4-night stay at a charming hotel in Modica including transfers from/to Catania Airport. Francesca, Georgio, and local guide, Nuncia, escorted us each day. Visits were made to the main Montalbano locations in Ragusa Ibla, Donnafugata, Punta Secca, Donnalucata, Scicli, and Sampieri. There was also time to visit Noto, as well as lunch and wine tasting at a Planeta vineyard, cooking lesson and lunch in a farmhouse, plus visits to caves, watermill and a nature reserve. Superb tailormade holiday with attentive and knowlegdeable guides!"

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  • Review by Patricia B. from North East England, UK

    "The weather was fantastic, the sun and the day light was surprisingly bright. The food was fresh, colorful, and very tasty. We visited Modica, the churches, and the history of the place send us back into a once upon a time era... I love taking photos of the old streets, the characters of the houses, and love to discover the places where gorgeous inspector Montalvan has film his series."

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  • Review by Henry B. from Dublin, Ireland

    "Chic and Unique Tours recently organized and managed the wedding of a great friend of mine in Italy. Every detail was arranged impeccably to an absolute fine art. Francesca Sanniti was always at hand to ensure that not only the bride and groom were content but also each and every guest. A fantastically well-organized wedding; therefore, I would have no problem in recommending Chic and Unique Tours."

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  • Review by Judy Frigo from Indiana, USA

    "This is a superior tour company. My husband and I have never had a personalized tour before, and Francesca and Giorgio anticipated our every need. The individual licensed guides for the UNESCO sites were very knowledgeable, but Francesca and Giorgio were flexible enough to add local nature preserves when they saw our interest. When they heard my uncle landed in Sicily in 1943, with American forces, they showed me where.We originally booked to see Montalbano sites, but our time in Sicily was so much more, from wine tastings to a cooking class, and shared meal with a local family. Giorgio's driving skills and Francesca's translation were invaluable; plus, they were both a lot of fun to be with. I would use them for any tour in Italy of any size. We were just a couple, but they could do tours for groups of friends or family reunions. I also feel we got not only great service, but value with our meals and a wonderful bed and breakfast. A truly wonderful trip thanks to them."

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  • Review by Janne B. from Oslo, Norway

    "I spontaneously signed up for a relaxing holiday as I needed a vacation in between jobs. It was the perfect choice! Delicious food and wine, fantastic yoga, and great company in beautiful surroundings. Every day started and ended with yoga lessons, and every other day we had fun activities like kayaking, wine tasting, hiking to the top of the volcano, and every other day we could relax at the pool or do excursions on our own. A big thanks to Francesca, Ameriga and my co-guests for an amazing holiday"

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  • Review by Charlotte B. from York, England

    "I'm sitting here in the villa in Tuscany. It's been a brilliant week, the villa is wonderful and so homely. Francesca has been a wonderful host, organizing interesting trips, picking us up, getting a great chef in, and looking after us all. Thank you so much for a much needed holiday."

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Chic and Unique Tours specializes in organizing small-group tours, exclusive weeks, and self-drive tours for individuals, couples, families and friends.

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