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8 days all inclusive cooking holiday in Sicily, Modica Countryside

VILLA CARMELA

Immerse yourself in the vibrant flavors of Sicily and embark on a culinary journey like no other! Join us for an unforgettable cooking holiday where you'll not only savor the authentic tastes of Sicilian cuisine but also learn to master them yourself. Picture yourself surrounded by a group of like-minded travellers, all eager to explore the culinary treasures of this beautiful island.

Our cooking holidays run from April to November, spanning 8 glorious days from Sunday to Sunday. During this all-inclusive experience, you'll be welcomed to Villa Carmela, a charming 18th-century farmhouse nestled in the picturesque countryside of Modica. This captivating town, a UNESCO Heritage site renowned for its elegant baroque architecture and delectable chocolate, serves as the perfect backdrop for your Sicilian culinary adventure.

At Villa Carmela, you'll not only find sanctuary in luxurious accommodations but also discover the heart of Sicilian cooking in our hands-on cooking classes led by expert Sicilian chefs. Located in the southeast of Sicily, our base camp is surrounded by iconic historical sites, including Siracusa's ancient Greek Theatre, the charming Ortigia Island, and the breathtaking Baroque towns of Noto, Modica, and Ragusa. Prepare to be enchanted by the rich tapestry of history and culture that awaits around every corner.

Join us on this culinary escapade and uncover the true essence of Sicily through its tantalising flavours, rich history, and warm hospitality. Your journey to discover Sicily starts here!

Overview

Price: £1,799 (~$2,199 USD)
Deposit: £299 (~$359 USD)

Accommodation: Villa Carmela

Location: Southeast, Modica

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

Language: English
Visits: Siracusa, Ortigia, Noto, Marzamemi, Modica, Scicli.

What's included

Accommodation: 7 nights in a private ensuite double room at Villa Carmela.

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.

5 Culinary tours: Wine tasting tour, Chocolate factory tour, Cheese farm tour, Carob farm tour, Tuna fishery.

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.

Guest Reviews

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)

Accommodation

Villa Carmela is a true gem of the hyblean area. The property was originally a big and lively farmhouse then completely renovated in 2021. Situated in the countryside of Modica and just 8 km from the town, the villa has a private swimming pool with jacuzzi and offers an amazing view on the big garden. The property is a luxury villa and a one of a kind experience if you want to live the Sicilian countryside.

Meeting Point

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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.

Cooking Classes

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!