Photos - Cooking & Adventure on the Islands of Sicily

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We have fresh sausages and tomatoes along with the amazing Sicilian bread during a lunch in Favignana. Guests enjoying some down time and taking in the customary aperitivi or happy hour - Italian style! We make these popular and delicious Sicilian Almond Cookies fresh from scratch during our Favignana cooking classes! The Blue Grotto of Capri has nothing on the amazing grottoes of Marettimo, Sicily. Truly amazing and spectacular. Our guests at the marina in Favignana, Sicily getting ready for their next adventure out on the high seas! At Macelleria Campo in Valderice, we have an amazing time making fresh sausages and having a fantastic lunch there! Not all Italian cooking happens indoors. In Sicily, a lot of great cooking happens outside on the grill. Sicilian busiate pasta is an amazing dish. Rich and complex in flavor, yet very accessible recipe to make yourself! Two great friends, Scippio and Rosario love to have a great time and love our guests that come visit us in Favignana Sometimes the fish are biting early, so we head out with the crew and set the lines for our fishing trip in Favignana. We explore the pre-historic cave drawings in Levanso, Sicily. These hieroglyphics date back over 10,000 years! The historic Florio Tuna Cannery in Favignana harbor is truly fascinating to see how the locals lived off the sea! Gina made fast friends with this little guy - but then we fried him up and ate him with our amazing lunch on the boat&#x Our guests make fresh sausages at one of our Italian Cooking Classes - Then we have them freshly cooked - So Delicious&# The founders of Culture Discovery Vacations, Michael and Paola enjoying some time on the boat with guests in Favignana. One of our alumni guests, Maita knows how to relax and have a great time while in the sun on the boat around Favignana. Our boat captains, Michele and Rosario are such gracious hosts - even to the fresh catch! Just part of Favignana f Guests learning about how Limoncello is made during our Limoncello class in Amalfi, Italy. Fresh Sicilian tomatoes! We use exclusively in this delicious Busiate pasta dish made from scratch in cooking class Dinner is served as we are treated like royalty on a private boat in the Favignana Harbor. A delicious Sicilian meal A group the day after night fishing, taking in the breathtaking crystal water of Favignana, Sicily Fisherman will be fisherman and they respect their catch. So much so that they are careful in handling them. We make authentic Sicilian arancini from scratch on our Favignana, Sicily Vacation weeks. These rice balls are delicious Historic tuna cannery in Favignana harbor where the Florio family ran one of the largest fishing operations in Italy. Our guests get to help make the ricotta and pecorino cheese by stirring the pot of fresh milk that will become cheese&#x Having some fun exploring and wine tasting at a winery in Marsala, Sicily. When available and in season, some guests are lucky enough to enjoy sea urchin caught fresh off the coast in Favignana. Fun beyond compare while we harvest salt at the saline in Trapani, Sicily - Truly a unique experience! During our boating excursions in Favignana, we relax, get in the water and cool off with some refreshing fun! We explore coves and grottos on our Favignana, Sicily cooking and wine Vacations in Italy. We stay in the cutest "Casitas" during our vacation week in Favignana, Sicily. Each place is wonderfully accom Another Culture Discovery exclusive event where we harvest honey, fresh from the hives and then take home our own jars&a A local Sicilian Shepherd on the Island of Favignana, Sicily on our cooking and wine vacations. After our fantastic morning out at sea, we bring our fresh catch to the market to sell to the locals. All in good fun&#x One of our boat captain, Michele's, wonderful and delicious fresh-catch sauté on the boat in Favignana, Sici We take our guests on private boats to see the incredible grottos and crystal blue waters in Marettimo, Sicily. Guests having fun waiting for our private boats to take us around Favignana, Sicily on our cooking vacations. During the salt harvest season in Trapani, Sicily - The workers build these salt mounds completely by hand. Actually, they really did the leg-work and harvested the fiore di sale that you see in the photo. We take the salt home. Our boats take us to the beautiful Cala Rossa bay in Isola di Favignana, Sicily during our cooking and wine vacations. Our guests have an incredible time learning to cook authentic Sicilian dishes, like Arancini.
Homemade, Sicilia Love birds cooling off while getting hot in the crystal blue waters on one of our Favignana vacations