Photos - Cooking & Adventure on the Islands of Sicily

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As we wait for the sunrise on our fishing boat, we relax on the calm seas in Favignana, Sicily on our cookery vacations While out on our early morning fishing excursion, we see the most spectacular sunrises in Favignana, Sicily. Before we get our boots to harvest the salt, we tour the museum and learn the history of the amazing "saline" Our guests get to harvest salt right from the seawater flats in Trapani, Sicily. Truly a unique experience. Our boat captains, Michele and Rosario are such gracious hosts - even to the fresh catch! Just part of Favignana f The historic Florio Tuna Cannery in Favignana harbor is truly fascinating to see how the locals lived off the sea! One of our first photos featuring the floating-on-air fishing boat on the sea in Favignana, Sicily. Incredible. At Macelleria Campo in Valderice, we have an amazing time making fresh sausages and having a fantastic lunch there! Sophie made the hike up the salt mountain in Marsala, Sicily The Blue Grotto of Capri has nothing on the amazing grottoes of Marettimo, Sicily. Truly amazing and spectacular. We have fresh sausages and tomatoes along with the amazing Sicilian bread during a lunch in Favignana. Along with other delicious fruits, we enjoy our relaxing boat rides around the Isola di Favignana, Sicily Our tour leaders, class instructors are our family in Favignana that will soon be your family once you meet them! We make these popular and delicious Sicilian Almond Cookies fresh from scratch during our Favignana cooking classes! Our guests after getting their freshly-harvested salt from the saline at the Trapani, Sicily salt flats. Paola harvesting salt in Trapani, Sicily on our cooking and wine adventure vacation in Italy. Such great friends in Favignana that we make pizza and fresh ricotta cheese with in their private country home. We take our guests on private boats to see the incredible grottos and crystal blue waters in Marettimo, Sicily. On all our Italian cooking vacations we make fresh pasta in one form or another. Pastas are typically regional recipes. Michele is one of our fisherman friends. He's the real deal, along with Rosario, these two show us some great times We explore coves and grottos on our Favignana, Sicily cooking and wine Vacations in Italy. We take this boat out on excursions around the island of Favignana. We fish and visit coves and bays and eat great food& Cara loves fresh-from-scratch almond cookies so much that we had to trade some wine for her to share them with us! Two of our favorite people sharing a little aperitivi down by the cliffs near the hotel. A truly immersive experience. These boats in Marettimo, Sicily appear to be floating on air - when really it's just the water that is incredibly We have lots of fresh made pizza going in the wood-burning oven at the country villa with family and friends. We pay homage to our dear friend Pino who was a diamond in the rough. So many great memories and stories. We miss you&am We explore the pre-historic cave drawings in Levanso, Sicily. These hieroglyphics date back over 10,000 years! Our guests having some fun during the salt harvest at the saline in Trapani, Sicily. Our guests get to help make the ricotta and pecorino cheese by stirring the pot of fresh milk that will become cheese&#x When available and in season, some guests are lucky enough to enjoy sea urchin caught fresh off the coast in Favignana. We make pizza from scratch at a private country home in Favignana. It's also where we make fresh ricotta and honey& Jokes are flying during our super-fun sausage-making class at Campo Butcher Shop near Erice, Sicily Our guests have an amazing experience learning to cook authentic Sicilian and other Italian recipes. Dinner is served as we are treated like royalty on a private boat in the Favignana Harbor. A delicious Sicilian meal We make fresh ricotta cheese at a private country villa in Favignana Another exclusive Culture Discovery event. The founders of Culture Discovery Vacations, Michael and Paola enjoying some time on the boat with guests in Favignana. Guests enjoying some down time and taking in the customary aperitivi or happy hour - Italian style! During the salt harvest season in Trapani, Sicily - The workers build these salt mounds completely by hand. Busiate is a wonderful Sicilian pasta similar to fusilli. It's a fantastic pasta that holds sauces wonderfully deli Having some fun exploring and wine tasting at a winery in Marsala, Sicily. Micheal and Gibarosso in this great photo from Gibarosso's country home in Favignana, Sicily. He was an original.