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May 20-28, 2023


Day 01
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  • Arrival at Lamezia Terme Airport

  • Transport to Hotel Baia dell'Est.

  • Welcome dinner with Chef Rachel Barnett and ICI President, Chef John Nocita

Day 02

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Professional Olive Oil class and tasting conducted by Chef John Nocita that will open your mind and palate

  • Lunch at Italian Culinary Institute with wine pairing

  • Dinner at Agrutiurismo

Day 03

  • Breakfasat at hotel

  • Cucina Creativa: Chef John and ICI team, demonstrate evolutionary pasta, pastries, and gelatos.

  • Lunch will be provided throughout the demonstration.

  • Free afternoon

  • Dinner at ICI

Day 04

  • Breakfast before departure

  • Depart for Sicily

  • Taormina hotel check-in

  • Lunch at classic Sicilian restaurant

  • Afternoon to shop and explore the town of Taormina.

  • Dinner at local restaurant

  • Overnight stay at hotel in Taormina

Day 05

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • BamBar Granita

  • Explore Ancient Greek and Roman Ruins.

  • Open Lunch/ afternoon to explore.

  • Departure to Hotel Baia dell'Est


Day 06

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Hands-on cooking lessons. Participants will work side by side ICI chefs creating an aray of pastas.

  • Lunch at ICI

  • Sunset boat cruise

  • Apericena(Appitizer / Fingerfoods and a Spritz)


Day 07

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Cultural market visit

  • Lunch at ICI

  • Afternoon visit to Squillace

  • Explore Medieval Castle

  • Artisanal terracota art demonstration

  • Dinner: Pizza Feast

Day 08

  • Breakfast at hotel

  • Transport to Statti

  • Wine + Extra Virgin Olive Oil tasting and tour

  • Lunch at ICI

  • Free Afternoon

  • Farewell dinner at the beach 

Day 09

  • Transport to airport

  • Departure From Lamezia Terme Airport





USD   per person



USD   per person

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Package Includes:

Not Included:

  • 8 nights at outstanding hotels in Calabria and Sicily

  • 8 Dinner / 7 Lunch  (wine included with each meal)

  • Breakfast daily

  • Transfer to and from airport, including all transport for planned events/excursions

  • Luxury dinner at local Agriturismo (farm to table dinner)

  • Entrance to Ancient ruins

  • Traditional Cannoli in Messina, Sicily

  • Hands-on pasta making lessons, including kitchen demonstrations by ICI trained chefs.

  • Wine / Extra Virgin Olive Oil Tasting

  • Entrance to Squillace Castle Visit

  • Cultural Market Visit

  • Guided meditation/ Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction practices

  • Airfare

  • Optional activities outside of the program itinerary

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