This trip was the best one we have had in a long time! The cooking lessons that Nina and Maria did for us, the villa, the meals, and the people that we met were incredibly special! We were expecting an above average cooking class, but we were overwhelmed by such a superb experience. Couldn’t have been more perfect.
Jennifer & Karen.,US

We absolutely loved our cooking classes with Nina and Maria at the villa. They taught us so much and made it so easy for us to learn that we now feel as if we could prepare any meal like pros. We felt truly at home in the villa. We haven’t stopped talking about what a great experience it was. The meals we made were so delicious. The views from the villa were spectacular. Relaxing by the private pool made us feel fantastic.
Ruth, Joanne, Jenny.,Canada

My sister and I had some culinary classes in Naples during our last holiday in Italy and we wanted to do it again but this time in Sicily. A good friend suggested that we try Cookinginsicily, so we booked for the 1st week of August 2011. Nina and Maria made us feel right at home from the moment we arrived. They made us a fantastic meal on arrival and the next day the fun started. They were very quick to customize our lessons and showed how to prepare several dishes at the same time, stressing timing and organization skills. We learned right at the market how to choose fresh produce, fish, local meats and cheeses. Then we cleaned it and prepared it. They taught us the simplicity of Mediterranean cuisine. Everything was carefully explained with lots of background information. Nina and Maria are wonderful, down to earth, easy to talk to, making it a great learning setting. It really exceeded our expectations and was an excellent value for the money. We were very fortunate to have had a beautiful holiday and enjoyed our lovely lunches on the patio overlooking an amazing view that the villa has to offer. A really happy experience!
Rose & Emma Moate., UK

Nina and Maria are fabulous hosts and teachers and we now consider them close friends. The hands-on experience was exactly what we were looking for. My wife and I were their only students that week of classes. On our trip to the outdoor vegetable market we learned how to choose the freshest produce. Then on to the fish market! We learned how to choose the best fish. They are a font of knowledge, not just about Sicilian cuisine, but also on the history and people of the area. We loved our entire week in Sicily, and our week with Nina and Maria will be a source of stories that we will tell and retell to all our friends. The villa has lovely gardens and a beautiful pool, spectacular views and a serene atmosphere -- such a beautiful place for a great experience. Thank you Nina & Maria.
Russell & Maria, UK