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Food in Sicily

Students pose for a picture in Sicily.

Like ice cream, cheesecake and chocolate? What about marzipan, cannoli and sumptuous pasta? Then come experience the cultural and historic food ways of Sicily, the Mediterranean's largest island! We'll travel Sicily's Eastern "Greek" coast to see and taste this unique island's rich history of food traditions.

We'll also explore Sicily's growing sustainable food movement while visiting the island's vibrant cities. Along with sampling gelato and cannoli, there will be time for the beach and visits to baroque masterpieces and UNESCO World Heritage sites. We'll learn how Sicilian communities are reclaiming agricultural lands, once under the Mafia's stronghold, to strengthen cultural identity and promote economic development in areas long accustomed to poverty.

Through olive, almond, and citrus groves, and in vineyards and wheat fields, we will examine the historical and contemporary reach of Sicilian agriculture. During our time on the island, we will delve deep into how food serves to transmit cultural identity and how something so simple as a delicious meal can be a catalyst for civic and economic growth.





Academic Credit

This program offers Bricks & Tier III Course Options!

Cost & Scholarship Availability

Associated costs are provided on the


Singing, Dancing and Churning the Cheese in Sicily

"I had no idea cheese making was such a lengthy process. We stirred slowly in a counterclockwise direction and then down the middle of the pot. If someone wasn’t doing this correctly, Fabio Gennaro and his nephews would stop that person and show them how to do it the right way."

-- Peyton Cantrell ’21

Students churning cheese