Cooking Farm |​ Culinary Retreat, Sicily

Western Sicily, a bridgebetween Europe and North Africa

  JUNE 24 – 30, 2023​ | 6NIGHT – 7DAYS​ | MAX 9 SOLO TRAVELLERS

The Farm​​

Welcome to the Farm, close to Marsala old town, the crossroad of an ancient history and culture, looking out across spectacular natural scenery.​ The Farm, a charming historic 18th century country house immersed in nature along with the blue Mediterranean sea, surrounded by antique salt marshes, vineyards, and olive groves. The Farm is located 30 minutes from Trapani, 20 from Marsala and one hour from Palermo. By bike you can reach in only 5 minutes beautiful beaches were you can relax at the beach and swim in the blue sea.

The Retreat 

JUNE 24 – 30, 2023​ | 6 NIGHT – 7 DAYS​ | MAX 9 SOLO TRAVELLERS​

​Can you imagine a group of 9 diverse people coming together from all over the world with different backgrounds?Immerse yourself in Sicily’s culinary traditions and experience the magical blend of history, mythology, gastronomy and warm hospitality that only Sicily can offer. 

Our Sicilian Farm Cooking Retreat is a unique and exclusive experience with a maximum of 9 participants. You will learn to cook original and authentic Sicilian dishes, following recipes from our Sicilian chef and also be able to know and taste a multitude of fabulous local seasonal ingredients from local farmers and fishers. During the retreat you’ll discover the beauty of Marsala surrounding through private excursions to the Egadi Islands, the Stagnone Nature Reserve, the city of Marsala cycling through vineyards and salt marshes surrounded by a crystalline sea.

The Program 

1st day, 24th June

Check-In at the Farm.

Free day: take a break and immerse yourself in to Marsala’s nature surrounded by vineyards and the blue sea.

Welcome Apero-Dinner  with degustation of Sicilian antipasti.

2nd day, 25th June

Breakfast

Bike Excursion to Marsala and surrounding with light lunch at renowned fish restaurant and free time for exploring the city. 

Return to the Farm passing through the vineyards.

Free evening

3rd day, 26th June

Breakfast 

Free time: you will have a bike at your disposal throughout your stay with which you can discover unforgettable places or you can enjoy the silence of the Farm.

Evening: Cooking Class with Apero and dinner.

4th day, 27 June

Breakfast

Daily boat tour to the Edadi Islands, discovering Favignana e Levanzo, where the sound of the sea is even more wonderful. During the boat excursion you’ll discover the unpolluted nature of the islands from close up. A part from the breath-taking landscapes, you will visit very important historical sites, such as one of the most ancient tonnara” in the world. Lunch in Favignana in a traditional fish trattoria.

Free evening

5th day, 28th June

Breakfast 

Free Day

Evening: Cooking Class with Apero and degustation of Sicilian specialties.

6th day, 29th June

Breakfast

Day excursion to La Salina Ettore & la Salina InfersaDuring the excursion the following activities will take place: Wellness Path – Guided Tour – Light Lunch – Boat Excursion to Isola Grande and Isola Lunga + Apero – Dinner  at the Saline admiring the sunset.

7th day, 30th June​

Breakfast 

Check-Out

The Retreat Includes:

Accommodation in a double room based on sole occupancy  for 6 night | 7days 

Morning Breakfast 

x2 Cleaning Service during the retreat

Use of bikes during all the retreat

Welcome Apero dinner at the Farm 

X2 Cooking classes at the Farm with  dinner and degustation of typical Sicilian dishes

Daily bike excursion to  Marsala 

Daily boat tour to the Edadi Islands

Dayly excursion to Le Saline di Marsala followed by Wellness Path

Guided Tour Riserva Naturale Isola dello Stagnone

x3 lunches during the 3 excurcions

x1 Apero Dinner at the salt pans of Marsala 

Not included:​

Flights and all travel/transfers from/to the Airport

Travel & Medical Insurance

Any meals and attractions not specified in the itinerary

Tips and gratuities for guides, drivers and villa staffany 

Additional travel expenses associated with extended stays

*To reach the Farm in the Marsala countryside, the nearest airports are Palermo at 98km or Trapani airport at 11km.

The flight is not included in the retreat package, giving everyone the freedom to book their flight from their origin country. Transfer from/to the Airport could be arranged on request.

Rooms & Prices:

SPEZIE | CLASSIC WITH GARDEN VIEW : ​The accommodation has a private patio, it overlooks the garden with pink bougainvillea, has pastel red walls and handmade floor tiles. 30 SQM 

Price Retreat: €1.495 based on sole occupancy

PERGOLA | CLASSIC WITH GARDEN VIEW : Spacious open-plan recently renovated, has a private patio, white natural lime walls, antique handmade floor tiles, a shower room and kitchenette. Outside, a private patio furnished with a table, chairs and sun loungers surrounded by a garden. 35 SQM 

Price Retreat: €1.495 based on sole occupancy

 SCIROCCO | JUNIOR SUITE – GARDEN VIEW One bedroom accommodation with a shower room connected to living-dining area. A lovely living/dining area with fireplace which will take you back in time with its rural simple furniture and the prettily decorated kitchen equipped with all the essentials; gas hob, fridge-freezer and an oven. Covered by handmade tiles on the floor with authentic doors, wardrobes are authentically restored. One of the most relaxing points of the farmhouse is undoubtedly the luxuriant garden with the pergola where you can enjoy the “Scirocco” wind, comes from the southeast, during the sunset. 40 SQM 

Price Retreat: €1.655 based on sole occupancy

PERRICONE | DELUXE – TERRACE – VINEYARD VIEW: One double/twin bedroom with Mount Erice view, a shower room and a small studio space.Terrace with a table, chairs and deckchairs, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with Sunset Sea view. 35 SQM 

Price Retreat: €1.655 based on sole occupancy

LIMONAIA | SUITE – VINEYARD VIEW : Totally independent dependance with a huge private rooftop patio, restored with authentic Sicilian tiles on all over the floor. One bedroom, a living-dining room with wooden stove, a shower room and equipped kitchen. 50SQM

Price Retreat: €1.750 based on sole occupancy

POETA | DELUXE – TERRACE – SEA VIEW : This charming house is located on the ground floor, has a private rooftop patio, living area with handmade carved marble floor, from the living area there are some steps leading to the first floor where you find the sea view double bedroom. 50 SQM 

Price Retreat: €1.750 based on sole occupancy

MEDITERRANEO | DELUXE – TERRACE – SEA VIEW : Going through a private rooftop terrace to an independent entrance, you can find an authentic tiles floor living-dining area with kitchenette, a wooden table and chairs. From the living-dining area, some steps leading to the second floor where you can find a sea view double/twin bedroom and small shower room. Private huge terrace with a table, chairs and deckchairs access from the first floor, where you can enjoy wonderful Sunset Sea view on the Egadi islands. 40 SQM 

Price Retreat: €1.750 based on sole occupancy

ZIBIBBO | DELUXE – TERRACE – SEA VIEW : Going through a terrace to an independent entrance, you can find an authentic tiles floor dining/living area with kitchenette, a wooden table and chairs, opens to Zibibbo vineyard view through the balcony. From the living-dining area, some steps leading to the second floor where you can find a double/twin bedroom and a private terrace with table, chairs and deckchairs, where you can enjoy wonderful Sunset Sea view on the Egadi islands. 40 SQM 

Price Retreat: €1.750 based on sole occupancy

MAESTRALE | JUNIOR SUITE – MOUNT ERICE VIEW : Entering from private entrance, you will find two antique stone arches, dining area with kitchenette equipped with the essentials; gas hob and fridge-freezer. Two en-suite bedrooms are located both sides of the dining area. Covered by handmade tiles on the floor with authentic doors, rural wardrobes are authentically restored. The Maestrale “Mistral” is a northwest wind usually blowing in the afternoon hours, cooling the Sicilian summer heatest days.​ Private patio with a table, chairs and deckchairs, where you can enjoy a glass of wine with Sunset Sea view. 60 SQM 

Price Retreat: €1.750 based on sole occupancy

Number of participants: Maximum 9

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