Photos - Cooking & Adventure on the Islands of Sicily

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Before we get our boots to harvest the salt, we tour the museum and learn the history of the amazing "saline" Busiate pasta, a spring-like pasta is a Sicilian version of the more commonly known fusilli pasta. Busiate is a wonderful Sicilian pasta similar to fusilli. It's a fantastic pasta that holds sauces wonderfully deli Not all Italian cooking happens indoors. In Sicily, a lot of great cooking happens outside on the grill. One of our boat captain, Michele's, wonderful and delicious fresh-catch sauté on the boat in Favignana, Sici Micheal and Gibarosso in this great photo from Gibarosso's country home in Favignana, Sicily. He was an original. During our boating excursions in Favignana, we relax, get in the water and cool off with some refreshing fun! Maita thinks she made a great catch while out on our fishing boats in Favignana. Sadly, she had to return it to the sea Great photo of our guest appearing to do a lot of heavy lifting. We do harvest salt - but not all of that! The founders of Culture Discovery Vacations, Michael and Paola enjoying some time on the boat with guests in Favignana. We explore the pre-historic cave drawings in Levanso, Sicily. These hieroglyphics date back over 10,000 years! Guests learning about how Limoncello is made during our Limoncello class in Amalfi, Italy. Rosario, our Favignana,Sicily boat captain being his fun-loving self with his new best friend, Mr. Octopi! Fruit and other aperitivi with our salt-tasting at the saline in Trapani, Sicily. One of the highlights of the vacation& Our guests after getting their freshly-harvested salt from the saline at the Trapani, Sicily salt flats. Our guests have the vacation of a lifetime getting to the beach or out for a hike in Favignana, Sicily. It's beauti One of our first photos featuring the floating-on-air fishing boat on the sea in Favignana, Sicily. Incredible. We have the use of a private cove near our hotel in Favignana, Sicily. Go for a swim, lay out by the water in Italy Actually, they really did the leg-work and harvested the fiore di sale that you see in the photo. We take the salt home. We make pizza from scratch at a private country home in Favignana. It's also where we make fresh ricotta and honey& Our guests having some fun during the salt harvest at the saline in Trapani, Sicily. Pulling in to the harbor in Marettimo, Sicily, we are greeted by a fleet of sleek, private fishing boats. We love relaxing at the beach! Favignana-style on our cooking and adventure on the islands of Sicily vacation Making fresh cannoli from scratch on our Sicily cooking vacation classes in Italy Erice offers some of the most stunning views on the western side of Mainland Sicily. The historic Florio Tuna Cannery in Favignana harbor is truly fascinating to see how the locals lived off the sea! These boats in Marettimo, Sicily appear to be floating on air - when really it's just the water that is incredibly We never know what we're going to reel-in from the sea. This time it was lobster! So, lets make pasta! A local Sicilian Shepherd on the Island of Favignana, Sicily on our cooking and wine vacations. As we wait for the sunrise on our fishing boat, we relax on the calm seas in Favignana, Sicily on our cookery vacations A group the day after night fishing, taking in the breathtaking crystal water of Favignana, Sicily We go out on the private boats during the week and explore the island from the sea on our cooking and adventure tours During some down time, some of our guests hike the trail up to the Castle of Santa Caterina to get some amazing views Along with other delicious fruits, we enjoy our relaxing boat rides around the Isola di Favignana, Sicily Fisherman will be fisherman and they respect their catch. So much so that they are careful in handling them. Such great friends in Favignana that we make pizza and fresh ricotta cheese with in their private country home. When available and in season, some guests are lucky enough to enjoy sea urchin caught fresh off the coast in Favignana. At Macelleria Campo in Valderice, we have an amazing time making fresh sausages and having a fantastic lunch there! We make authentic Sicilian arancini from scratch on our Favignana, Sicily Vacation weeks. These rice balls are delicious Two of our favorite people sharing a little aperitivi down by the cliffs near the hotel. A truly immersive experience. Michele is one of our fisherman friends. He's the real deal, along with Rosario, these two show us some great times Our fishing boat appears to be floating on air, but is really in the crystal clear waters of Favignana, Sicily