Baroque Sicily

If you want to experience a cooking tour in Italy the Sicilian way, then spend your week in a fabulous four-star family run hotel, where you will be welcomed with the unparalleled hospitality for which Sicily is so well known.

The term “baroque” is derived from a Portuguese word meaning “a pearl of irregular shape” and is exemplified by exuberance and grandeur in the arts. In the fourteenth century the town of Modica was the heart of Sicilian Baroque, and today retains the splendor of its vibrant past through the quintessential architecture of the era. The four star Hotel Palazzo Failla is nestled between the two primary examples of this distinct architecture in the center of Modica, St. George Cathedral and the Castle of Counts.

Sicilian cuisine is perhaps the most celebrated in all of Italy; exceptionally fresh ingredients are readily available thanks to a gloriously mild Mediterranean climate. It is also an incredible confluence of cultural influences of the peoples that have inhabited the island over time: Greek, Roman, Norman, Arab and Spanish. Explore them all on your Sicilian cooking holiday!

Baroque Sicily Accommodation Information

Located near the S. George Church as well as the Castle of the Counts, Palazzo Failla Hotel was once a noble Sicilian building. That history continues to be respected with the beautiful interior design due to the majolicas (ceramics), vault frescoes, and antique furniture. The room amenities include minibar, hair dryer, satellite TV, air conditioning, radio, telephone, safe, and air conditioning. The property also features the restaurant La Gazza Ladra.