Stirring Sicily: Cooking in Sicily 2023

      Palermo, PA, Italy

      5 reviews
      Sep 20 - 27, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12
      Stirring Sicily: Cooking in Sicily 2023
      Palermo, PA, Italy

      5 reviews

      Sep 20 - 27, 2023
      Group size: 1 - 12

      About this trip

      Delight in hands-on cooking classes, wine tastings of Sicily’s outstanding vintages, and interaction with locals. You’ll learn time-tested recipes of traditional Sicilian dishes while relishing the beauty and enchantment of central and western Sicily’s UNESCO sites and hidden communities. We’ll savor moments in Palermo’s vibrant markets, among the trees at an organic olive farm, with singing sheep at a family-run dairy (mmm… fresh ricotta!), and by getting our hands in the dough with home-schooled mammas and trained chefs. Co-hosted by chef Antonino Elia of Lancaster, Pennsylvania, you’ll be entertained while having the peace of mind that we’ve taken care of all the details.

      Ask us about our Eastern Sicily prelude tour that starts on September 16! 

      Stirring Sicily Highlights

      • Delight in hands-on cooking classes of time-tested Sicilian dishes with home-schooled mammas and trained chefs
      • Drink in the winemaking process among the vines at a sun-kissed vineyard in the Alcamo wine region
      • Be enchanted by UNESCO sites Valley of the Temples and Palermo’s Arab-Norman patrimony
      • Feel the wind in your hair on the Tyrrhenian Sea during a breathtaking boat excursion
      • Sing with the fish mongers’ choruses heard in Palermo’s vibrant markets
      • Savor the ambrosia of a family-run sheep farm and barbecue freshly made sausage in the forest
      • Laugh with the locals of Western Sicily and your fellow travelers
      • Enjoy peace of mind because we’ve taken care of all the details

      What's Included?

      Land only. 

      8 days, 7 nights. 

      Includes everything but one dinner (Includes seven breakfasts, six lunches, and six dinners.).

      Eastern Sicily Prelude

      Add the Eastern Sicily prelude for an additional $1,900. Land only. 5 days, 4 nights. Includes everything but four breakfasts, four lunches and one dinner. See here for details. 

      Available Packages

      Double Occupancy
      Deposit: $1,000
      Single Occupancy
      Deposit: $1,000

      Available options

      Your Organizer

      Experience Sicily
      5 reviews
      Experience Sicily is a boutique tour operator based in the United States with an office in Palermo, Sicily. Together with her Sicilian cousins and deep network of local contacts, Owner and Curator Allison Scola specializes in experiential travel in Sicily through leading small-group tours of Sicily and custom Sicily itinerary planning. Sicily is our passion. We want to share it with you. Let’s Experience Sicily together!


      Allison, our guide , is a joy to travel with and an expert on how best to explore in great detail this beautiful island. She has great contacts and truly has a wonderful understanding of the island’s history and its people. She curates a comprehensive trip and is very sensitive to the needs of the group. Subsequently, the pace was just right.
      By Lee Z for Soulful Sicily 2023 on Nov 11, 2023
      We had a fantastic time in Sicily! What a great place to visit, the people were great, the food was great, the sites and attractions were all great as well. Thanks for everything you all did for us, the drivers, and the tour guides were exceptional.
      By Michael M for Itinerary Specially Designed for George Melillo and Family on Oct 10, 2023
      Excellent niche trip with great experiences, locations, amazing food and fantastic travel companions. Allison took on all of the hard work managing the transportation and events while allowing us time to explore on our own. This allowed us to have a stress free and fun time in Sicily. We highly recommend this tour!
      By Michael S for Secret Sicily: Life in A Remote Sicilian Town 2023 on Aug 28, 2023
      Everything about Secret Sicily was Wonderful! It was especially great living like a local. People were really kind ! Allison’s very close ties with , it seems, everyone in Sicily made it absolutely seem as though we lived there.All of our day trips were, again, local places.When we went to restaurants they were where all the local people went. You never feel like a tourist. Because of Allison. Her team is Incredible!I. It was a magical trip!
      By SUSAN M for Secret Sicily: Life in A Remote Sicilian Town 2023 on Aug 03, 2023
      It was a great adventure doing a more customized trip. Loved the itinerary and especially enjoyed the guides in each local. The Mt Etna experience and day were amazing.
      By Ken & Marilyn G for Itinerary Specially Designed for Maryann Jordan and Family on May 02, 2023