Southern Sicily’s Gastronomic Heritage

18th - 23rd October 2024  

A Culinary Journey introducing local flavours, farmers and producers

Cooking, tasting and sharing are the cornerstones of a very special four-night trip to Verdura Resort with our Creative Director of Food, Fulvio Pierangelini.

The Experience

The culinary retreat starts in Verdura Resort’s own organic garden. It’s here that the learning begins, with cooking classes and a meal. You might master how to make exemplary pesto or weave Sicily’s chestnuts, pomegranates or prickly pears into delicious dishes. 

Local ingredients are the star of the show. “Simplicity is being able to find the right produce and ingredient and then eliminate as much as you can,” says Fulvio. “When you have very few ingredients on a plate, there is nowhere to hide.”

Trace the journey of the olive, from grove to harvest. Prepare your own blend of olive oil at the mill, under the guidance of the local producer. Lunch on traditional bruschetta, drizzled and dipped in olive oil, before relaxing with a massage at our beautiful spa. Then, as the evening unfurls, enjoy the catch of the day and seafood by the ocean, specially cooked by Fulvio to showcase the island’s produce.


Book Fulvio’s Culinary Secrets and enjoy:

  • 4 nights at Verdura Resort
  • Breakfast daily
  • Return transfer from the airport
  • All excursions on the itinerary
  • Lunch and dinner daily
  • Irene Forte skincare kit
  • Sicilian hamper by Fulvio Pierangilini

As a Rocco Forte Friend, you can enjoy additional exclusive benefits including:

  • 15% off drinking and dining experiences
  • 15% off selected spa treatments
  • Bespoke cultural experiences
  • Guaranteed early check-in and late check-out


Terms & Conditions

Our culinary secret retreat requires a minimum of 6 participants to proceed. The final program will be confirmed two weeks before the scheduled arrival date. In the unlikely event that the retreat may not take place, an alternative program will be offered to ensure you still enjoy a memorable experience. All offers and experiences are subject to availability.

Book through or contact your travel advisor.