Photos - Cooking & Adventure on the Islands of Sicily

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Pulling in to the harbor in Marettimo, Sicily, we are greeted by a fleet of sleek, private fishing boats. We make these popular and delicious Sicilian Almond Cookies fresh from scratch during our Favignana cooking classes! Our guests make fresh sausages at one of our Italian Cooking Classes - Then we have them freshly cooked - So Delicious&# Our guests having some fun during the salt harvest at the saline in Trapani, Sicily. As we wait for the sunrise on our fishing boat, we relax on the calm seas in Favignana, Sicily on our cookery vacations Sophie made the hike up the salt mountain in Marsala, Sicily While out on our early morning fishing excursion, we see the most spectacular sunrises in Favignana, Sicily. While out on our island cruise in Favignana, Sicily, we drop anchor and enjoy the cool seas to take a nice plunge! A group the day after night fishing, taking in the breathtaking crystal water of Favignana, Sicily Another Culture Discovery exclusive event where we harvest honey, fresh from the hives and then take home our own jars&a On all our Italian cooking vacations we make fresh pasta in one form or another. Pastas are typically regional recipes. Enjoy some down time and soak in the sun at one of the many fantastic beaches of Favignana, Sicily. One of our first photos featuring the floating-on-air fishing boat on the sea in Favignana, Sicily. Incredible. Francesco shows our guests the fun art of making fresh sausages right out of the grinder. The shop is in Valderice. Sometimes the fish are biting early, so we head out with the crew and set the lines for our fishing trip in Favignana. Enjoy some down time and soak in the sun at one of the many fantastic beaches of Favignana, Sicily. Historic tuna cannery in Favignana harbor where the Florio family ran one of the largest fishing operations in Italy. Micheal and Gibarosso in this great photo from Gibarosso's country home in Favignana, Sicily. He was an original. Cara loves fresh-from-scratch almond cookies so much that we had to trade some wine for her to share them with us! Our guests get to harvest salt right from the seawater flats in Trapani, Sicily. Truly a unique experience. Our fishing boat appears to be floating on air, but is really in the crystal clear waters of Favignana, Sicily One of our favorite things on any of our vacations is when we harvest the fiore di sale in Trapani, Sicily We explore coves and grottos on our Favignana, Sicily cooking and wine Vacations in Italy. Our friend's farm has lots of surprises as they even raise their own goats to get milk and also make cheese from. Maita thinks she made a great catch while out on our fishing boats in Favignana. Sadly, she had to return it to the sea Erice offers some of the most stunning views on the western side of Mainland Sicily. Such great friends in Favignana that we make pizza and fresh ricotta cheese with in their private country home. Our boat captains, Michele and Rosario are such gracious hosts - even to the fresh catch! Just part of Favignana f Our tour leaders, class instructors are our family in Favignana that will soon be your family once you meet them! Our Italian Cooking Classes are always fun and informative. The recipes are fantastic and the meals are delicious! Michele is one of our fisherman friends. He's the real deal, along with Rosario, these two show us some great times Paola harvesting salt in Trapani, Sicily on our cooking and wine adventure vacation 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& 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 During the salt harvest season in Trapani, Sicily - The workers build these salt mounds completely by hand. Rosario, our Favignana,Sicily boat captain being his fun-loving self with his new best friend, Mr. Octopi! Taking it easy and relaxing on the boat on the Amalfi Coast. We stay in the cutest "Casitas" during our vacation week in Favignana, Sicily. Each place is wonderfully accom We make fresh ricotta cheese at a private country villa in Favignana Another exclusive Culture Discovery event. Our guests have an amazing experience learning to cook authentic Sicilian and other Italian recipes. Sicilian Almond cookies are delicious. We make them from scratch on our Favignana, Sicily vacation weeks. So Good! We have lots of fresh made pizza going in the wood-burning oven at the country villa with family and friends.