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 Trip Details

Included in the 6-Night Trip

Accommodations

6 nights accommodation in deluxe room at Palazza Failla

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 2 lunches
  • 1 products tasting at winery
  • 4 dinners

Classes & Instructors

Your guide for your three hands-on cooking classes is Chef Francesco Mineo, who uses both local ingredients and products to craft his menu at a restaurant owned by the hotel. Through his hands-on classes, he’ll teach you various aspects of Sicilian cuisine.

Excursions

  • Tour in Modica
  • Full-day excursion to Marzamemi, Portopaio, Isola delle Correnti, and Noto, with tour
  • Guided tour of Ragusa
  • Winery visit
  • Visit of baroque Scicli

Transfer Details

  • Round trip transfers to/from the Catania airport to Modica (Please note early or late transfers may incur a 20 Euro surcharge.)

Miscellaneous

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Pastry shop visit with chocolate tasting
  • Tasting at Caffe Sicilia in Noto
  • Wine tasting at wine shop (for 4-night itinerary)
  • Wine tasting at a winery (for 6-night itinerary)

Not Included

  • Please note beverages are not included with lunch and dinner

Included in the 4-Night Trip

Accommodations

4 nights accommodation in deluxe room at Palazzo Failla

Food & Beverages

  • Daily breakfast
  • 1 tasting lunch
  • 4 dinners

Classes & Instructors

Your guide for your three hands-on cooking classes is Chef Francesco Mineo, who uses both local ingredients and products to craft his menu at a restaurant owned by the hotel. Through his hands-on classes, he’ll teach you various aspects of Sicilian cuisine.

Excursions

  • Tour in Modica
  • Visit of Noto, with tour
  • Guided tour of Ragusa
  • Visit of baroque Scicli

Transfer Details

  • Round trip transfers to/from the Catania airport to Modica (Please note early or late transfers may incur a 20 Euro surcharge.)

Miscellaneous

  • Welcome cocktail
  • Pastry shop visit with chocolate tasting
  • Tasting at Caffe Sicilia in Noto
  • Wine tasting at wine shop (for 4-night itinerary)
  • Wine tasting at a winery (for 6-night itinerary)

Not Included

  • Please note beverages are not included with lunch and dinner