8 days all inclusive cooking holiday in Sicily, Modica Historic Centre
Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors and rich culture of Sicily with our extraordinary cooking holidays! Join a group of passionate, like-minded travelers for an unforgettable culinary adventure, where you'll not only indulge in authentic Sicilian cuisine but also learn to craft it yourself through hands-on cooking classes. Our cooking holidays run from April to November, spanning 8 days from Sunday to Sunday, ensuring ample time to savor every moment of this immersive experience.
Nestled in the heart of the enchanting town of Modica, a UNESCO Heritage site renowned for its elegant baroque architecture and delectable chocolate, lies the exquisite Boutique Barocca. This stunning 18th-century palace will serve as your luxurious accommodation and the backdrop for your culinary journey. Led by our skilled Sicilian chefs, your cooking classes will take place right in the heart of Boutique Barocca, allowing you to learn traditional Sicilian recipes firsthand while surrounded by the charm of this historic setting. Located in the captivating south-east region of Sicily, Modica offers easy access to a myriad of iconic landmarks, including Siracusa's Greek Theatre, the picturesque Ortigia Island, and the breathtaking Baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa.
Get ready to tantalize your taste buds, ignite your senses, and create lasting memories as you embark on a culinary odyssey through the captivating landscapes and flavors of Sicily. Join us for an unforgettable journey filled with laughter, learning, and the joy of authentic Sicilian cuisine. Your journey to discover Sicily starts here!
Price: £1,799 (~$2,149 USD)
Deposit: £299 (~$359 USD)
Accommodation: Boutique Barocca
Pick up location: Catania Airport
Pick up time: 17.00
Drop off location: Catania Airport
Drop off time: 11.00
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
Group size: 10/12 participants
Visits: Siracusa, Ortigia, Noto, Marzamemi, Modica, Scicli.
Accommodation: 7 nights in a private ensuite double room at Boutique Barocca.
Classes: 5 hands-on cooking classes.
All meals & drinks: 7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, 7 dinners.
Dine out: 4 meals at local restaurants.
Staff: Personal Chef and Multilingual Tour Leader.
4 Culinary tours: Wine tasting tour, Chocolate factory tour, Cheese farm tour, Carob farm tour.
3 Cultural tours: Archaeological sites, Palace tour, Sightseeing train.
Group transfer: Roundtrip airport complimentary group transfer, and all transportation.
Gift box: A box with local products to bring at home the Sicilian flavours.
Not included: Flights, insurance, visa, personal expenses.
We had no expectations as we began our trip. Now, words can not tell how much we loved this 8 day trip to Modica, Italy! A week later, we are still talking about it. Our group of 12 was perfect, too. Thank you again, everyone! Claire, US (Nov 2023)
Boutique Barocca is an 18th century palace in the historic centre of a city rich in history and traditions, Modica, a symbol of elegance, of the Baroque, a UNESCO heritage and home of chocolate. The doors of an ancient 18th century palace, with a terrace overlooking the old town, a wine cellar to enjoy a glass of local wine, and a kitchen located in a cave, carved into the rock.
AIRPORT PICK UP & DROP OFF
We meet in Catania Fontanarossa Airport. If you are flying from the US, Canada, Australia, direct flights now operate to Rome and Milan. You will then book a direct flight to Catania Airport in Sicily.
COMPLIMENTARY GROUP TRANSFER
Our WhereinSicily group transfer will meet you and your fellow guests at Catania Airport and take you to our venues in Modica. For the drop off, our group transfer will take you to Catania Airport in the morning. You’ll be able to begin your holiday straight away with your group! These transfers are organised to meet flights from Europe and Internationally.
Enjoy 5 hands-on cooking classes and learn how to cook a selection of Sicilian specialities. Fresh pasta, meat, seafood, and vegetables dishes, arancini and desserts. Our Sicilian Chef will guide you through the making of extraordinary dishes with intense taste and flavours. At the end of each cooking class, enjoy the results for lunch with a glass of wine or two. Once back home, impress family and friends!