Culinary Tour Sicily June 2019


Seafront Villa near Catania Sicily

Enjoy pizza, pasta, cheese & pastries in one of Sicily’s most beautiful and best food regions and enjoy some of the most magical scenery of Mount Etna and the Ionian Sea. This week-long Sicily experience, with the stunning Ionian Coast, is not only about the great food and wine; we’ll take time to enjoy the sea and the sights of the local towns of Taormina, Catania, Syracusa. You’ll spend a day at sea on a private boat excursion along the coast. Stay at a luxury villa with a swimming pool where each room has a ensuite bath, Included in your week are two delicious cooking classes in a beautiful Italian kitchen and also out door pizza kitchen, one winery visit  and a special wine-paired dinner with one of Chef Shelly’s favorite wine producers Marilena Barbera. A special olive oil tasting. A 4×4 Jeep Tour of Mount Etna A relaxing beach day at one of  Sicily’s premiere beach clubs Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea’s exclusive lido on the beach at Mazzarò. 

Private Pool with sea view


 June 8 – 15, 2019  $4,100 pp (based on double occupancy) if enough people are interested we will book this villa. This is a 5 bedroom villa, there would be four bedrooms available.

Places to relax


  • To secure you spot on the trip, a non-refundable deposit of $1,275 per person is required.
  • The remaining balance will be divided into two payments, one due February 1, 2019 and the balance due April 1, 2019
  • You can make payments by cash, check or credit card (a 3% credit card processing fee will be added to all credit card transactions)
Our Italian Kitchen


  • 8-days/7-nights accommodations at a luxury villa with a swimming pool near Catania Sicily
  • Round-trip pick up and transfer from the Catania airport to your villa
  • 18 meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches and 6 dinners ( Wine & beer included with all lunches and dinners)
  • TWO fun hands-on cooking classes 
  • ONE Olive Oil tasting 
  • Visits to Catania, Taormina, Syracusa, Mount Etna
  • Private boat ride along the Ionian Coast
  • Cheese making demonstration and tasting.
  • One winery visit and wine tastings, one wine-dinner at our villawith wine maker Marilena Barbera
  • Beach day at Belmond Villa Sant’Andrea’s Beach Club, beach chairs, umbrella’s, cocktails & seafood lunch
  • Full-Time services for the entire week of your group leaders, Chef Shelly and husband Tim
  • Private driver and transportation to all daily excursions
Bedrooms with ensuite bath

**Not Included: Airfare, transportation to Catania airport, travel insurance and expenses of a personal nature (souvenirs and other personal items) are not included in the vacation package price.

5 Comments on “Culinary Tour Sicily June 2019

    • Hello Linda, I need to figure what a single supplement would be, I will work on that. Would you consider sharing with another single lady?

      • Maybe. I will be 70 in July. So depends who the other lady is

        • Hello Linda, with this property being a little smaller then most that I rent I do not have much flexibility. I really need to have 8 guests in the villa to put this trip together. So it would mean for a single person, sharing a room or if not wanting to share to pay the price for two people. Right now I am not sure this trip will come together. I have had a lot of interest, but people want different weeks, different months and right now this is the only time that I have available.I will give it til the end of January and if it does not book, I will wait til 2020 to put another Italy trip together.