Experience

Cooking lessons – Relax in the country or near the beach – Tours of Ragusa, Modica, Scicli, Syracuse, Noto, Piazza Armerina, Caltagirone, Donnafugata

Where

Sicily – Ragusa

When

 Foodie Groups in the country- May and October 2017

  Foodie Groups near the beach-March and September 2017

For who

for people who loves the sicilian food, cooking and relax in a country property or near the beach

coveryes

Cooking lessons, relax and tours

In Sicily, cooking is an art that is passed down from generation to generation.

We will offer you an authentic experience of this tradition cooking with you some of the most famous recipes of Sicilian cuisine.

You will discover how to prepare the typical recipes and the secret of the local ingredients.

Everyone can prepare and cook their own plate and then eat it in a rich dinner full of many other traditional dishes.

Cooking experience

The day will begin with a rich breakfast buffet of local products, to discover the flavors and fresh ricotta cheese to taste with jams, with typical Sicilian granita with brioche, fresh fruit and more.

Three days of the week will be dedicated to the cooking lessons, after the daily tours. You will discover the typical recipes like the “homemade fresh past” ot the famous Sicilian rolls , “arancini of Montalbano”.

Dates

FOODIE GROUP IN THE COUNTRY at Casina Grotte di Ferro

Period A) from 20 to 27 May 2017

Period B) from 14 to 21 October 2017

FOODIE GROUP NEAR THE BEACH at La Scibina Resort

Period C) from 18 to 25 March 2017

Period D) from 9 to 16 September 2017

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The program

DAY 1: ARRIVE AT RAGUSA
Upon arrival at Catania’s airport, an expert local assistant will meet you at the arrival gate and accompany you to your private taxi that will take you to the hotel. After check in with time to freshen up, the group will have a specially arranged traditional dinner.

DAY 2: MODICA AND SCICLI (UNESCO site)
After a sumptuous breakfast, your group will travel by bus to Modica. Known as the “city of one hundred churches”. It is a small town to be discovered; among its alleys, staircases and hidden corners. Saint Giorgio Cathedral, Saint Pietro Church and Saint Nicolò Inferiore are particularly interesting. But there is an element that, more than others, it is remembered for the chocolate.  You will have free time for lunch and in the afternoon your group will travel to Scicli, famous as one of the places used as a set of tv series “Il commisario Montalbano” hides a surreal atmosphere, almost bohemian, among its streets that mix the Baroque, with beautiful little shops and little art galleries. In the afternoon the 1°cooking class and then the dinner with your handmade food and the delicious dishes made by chef.

DAY 3: NOTO AND SIRACUSE  
After breakfast, your group will travel by bus to Noto. Free time to spend around the most famous small baroque town of south-east Sicily. Than you can continue your trip to Siracuse. You will discover this beautiful town where the Roman, Greek and Baroque soul still live in the architecture. You can visit the archaeological site of the town. You will visit the beautiful center of Ortigia and the typical small alley full of shops and Sicilian flavors. In the evening return at hotel for dinner .

DAY 4: WINERY AND RELAX
After an delicious breakfast at hotel, your group will travel by bus to a typical winery.The untouched nature, the rows of grapes that color the countryside, the reflections of the sun on earth recreate a natural paradise. The impressive stone architecture of the winery evokes the ancient peasant world, reviving, in a bucolic atmosphere where time seems to have stopped, the way it once to make wine. Here the local  sommelier will take you in a fantastic wine experience.You will taste a typical Cerasuolo DocG with typical Sicilian appetizer. In the afternoon the 2°cooking class and then the dinner with your handmade food and the delicious dishes made by chef.

DAY 5: CALTAGIRONE and PIAZZA ARMERINA

After a breakfast at hotel,your group will travel by bus to Caltagirone and Piazza Armerina. Caltagirone is a charming city known around the world for the ceramic handicraft production, jobs that are still dedicated many artisans. Through the centuries, this very ancient art, whose origins date back to the period of Arab rule, it is always perfected more, keeping practically unchanged the typical decorative motifs and the typical colors of Caltagirone ceramics. Ceramics in Caltagirone is an element found everywhere, in the palaces, churches, monuments, gardens and squares. Piazza Armerina  is a town in the center of Sicily with an old history and culture, famous mosaics of the Villa Romana del Casale and the old  streets with Renaissance and Baroque palaces. In the evening  return at hotel to have a dinner.

DAY 6: RAGUSA, RAGUSA IBLA 

After an delicious breakfast you will visit a beautiful old and baroque town of Ragusa Ibla in the heart of Iblean Valley discovering the beautiful noble buildings and a theater. In the afternoon the 3°cooking class and then the dinner with your handmade food and the delicious dishes made by chef.

DAY 7: DONNAFUGATA CASTLE AND RELAX

After an delicious breakfast , take your time and relax at the swimming pool of the hotel. Then we will accompany you to visit the beautiful Donnafugata Castle. Sourranded by carob trees and encircled by a big park, the castle represents one of the most interesting and wonderful destination of the ragusan area; it is an uncommon example of buildings of late romantic taste in Iblei area. The castle, being famous by “Il Gattopardo” romance and set of the films “I Vicerè” and “Il racconto dei racconti” of Matteo Garrone, has been choosed by cinema for its suggestive dimensions many times. Today, the castle is known above all as the house of Sinagra Boss in Montalbano fiction.

DAY 8: CAME BACK AT HOME
After breakfast and check out you will travel by a private taxi to the Catania’s Airport where it will boards its return flight.

NOTE: When you book say us if you are vegetarian or if you have any kind of intolerance or food allergy.

PRICE : for more information choose your preference in the booking form on this page and we will reply in a while . 

What is included in the propose :

  • Airport transfers from/to the hotel
  • 7 nights at Casina Grotte di Ferro ( country) or La Scibina ( near the beach)
  • Daily breakfast and  buffet meals, water and local wine
  • Touring by private air-conditioned vehicle with professional driver (car or minivan according the number of participants)
  • Assistance of a professional local tour operator
  • 1 winery visit and tasting of typical food & 5 wines
  • 1 chocolate laboratory visit with tasting in Modica
  • 3 cooking lessons at the hotels
  • Use of swimming pool
  • Value Added Tax ( VAT )

Not included:
Flights , extra hotel services ( es. bar services), licensed tourist guide, tourist tax ( to pay at the hotel), travel insurance ( to quote separately if required), optional excursions, tips, what is not mentioned above

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