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The travel: Step into the vibrant heart of Sicily with our exclusive Palermo Retreat, centered around the ancient art of spice and herbal mastery. Once a jewel of the Belle Epoque and a coveted stop on the Grand Tour, Palermo now offers a captivating blend of history, culture, and culinary heritage waiting to be discovered. Palermo, a city of delightful contradictions, invites you to immerse yourself in its rich history. Stroll through lively streets lined with splendid churches and monuments, breathing in the essence of a city that has charmed travelers for centuries

The stay: Stay in one of our handpicked historic residences, each situated in the heart of Palermo, offering a unique blend of comfort and historical charm

The Learn: Engage in a hands-on journey of discovery with our spice and herbal workshops. Learn the art of creating with your hands, understanding the importance of time and precision in crafting quality products. Delve into the ancient practice of using medicinal herbs in Sicily, guided by our qualified herbalist.


  • 5 day workshop on medicinal herbs
  • 3 daily hours of activity will take place in a laboratory space
  • Our talented qualified herbalist will introduce you to the world of herbs, and share with you the key herbs which can benefit yourself and the planet. You will learn through a dedicated cooking class, how to use the herbs in your everyday cooking, and why they are important.

The package includes:

  • 5 nights’ accommodation
  • Breakfast
  • 1 Lunch
  • 1  lunch with explanation on how to use the spices
  • 5 day workshop on medicinal herbs, combined with excursions and visits
  • 1 day excursion to the mountains to source the herbs
  • 1 day visit to the botanical garden


  • Can include additional workshops if required such as ceramic, Bobbin Lace and Eco Art 
  •  The course will be personalized upon the level of the participants
  •  Workshops can be adapted for children if required
  •  Transportation can be arranged if required
  •  Available all year round

Price – each quote will be personalized upon the needs and wishes of the participant. 

Starting dates on request 

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