Pilates Holiday in Sicily

Inspiring small group journeys.
8 days from $3241
  • Holiday type: Cooking Tours, Pilates Holidays
  • Countries: Italy
  • Starts (city): Catania, Sicily
  • Ends (city): Catania, Sicily
  • Group size: 8 maximum
  • Trip style: Superior - 4 star
  • Tour code: 753

Learn pilates and cooking while having fun

Our Pilates holidays in Sicily offer a unique experience of this exotic island. What could be better than al fresco Pilates in the golden sun looking out over ancient olive groves and the deep blue of the Mediterranean ocean, all from the comfort of a luxurious private villa! We base ourselves in Sicily’s south-east surrounded by the crumbling grandeur of historical sites such as Siracusa’s Greek Theatre, and the Baroque towns of Noto and Ragusa. We have put together an actuve yet relaxing itinerary for our Pilates vacations in Sicily.

  • Approx 10 Pilates lessons
  • 2 cooking lessons
  • Visit Siracusa for some sightseeing at the famous Greek amphitheatre and lunch in a local restaurant
  • Ice-cream tasting at a gelateria in Noto
  • Visit Modica for chocolate tasting
  • Dinner at a local trattoria in Ragusa
Solo Traveller Comments

Group sizes are usually about eight people and generally half are single travellers. Whether you're used to travelling alone or simply taking some time out for yourself, the relaxed, friendly atmosphere at all our venues is geared towards allowing you to be part of the group when it suits and striking out on your own when you want to.

This holiday is not just a typical touristic experience as it involves travelling with a purpose and the opportunity to see the genuine and local face of Italy. Our local Italian hosts have lived abroad and know exactly what to do to avoid making our guests feel like tourists. They will always be by your side and organise trips to sites of cultural interest.

The ages of our guests vary. We understand that it is important to be with like minded people, so we always do our best to match ages for each group. Our guests are from all over the world - mostly from Australia, UK, USA, New Zealand, Canada and South Africa.

And most importantly for solo travellers - there is NO SINGLE SUPPLEMENT!


Day one

Depending on your arrival time, there will be a transfer from Catania Airport to the villa. Enjoy welcome drinks and time to relax before dinner prepared by our local chef.

Day two

Begin the day with energising morning Pilates, followed by breakfast. Have a cooking lesson with our local chef, followed by lunch. In the afternoon, some free time where you might like to take a walk and explore the estate. There will be evening Pilates before dinner served at the villa.

Day three

Morning Pilates and breakfast followed by a private tour, lunch and wine tasting at a local vineyard. There will be another lesson in the evening before a meal at the villa. Possibility of individual Pilates tuition depending on numbers.

Day four

Energising pilates before breakfast. Today we visit the town of Siracusa where we will have lunch. We then travel to Noto to taste local ice cream at a classic Gelateria. Tonight's meal is fish bought at the famous Siracusa fish market.

Day five

Pilates lesson before breakfast. Lunch on the terrace and then another Pilates lesson on a nearby beach followed by dinner at the villa.

Day six

Another Pilates lesson this morning and your second hands-on cooking lesson, before heading to Modica to taste its famous chocolate from a local producer. You can then explore the stunning town of Ragusa, where we will have an evening meal at our favourite local restaurant.

Day seven

After our morning Pilates lesson, you can relax before lunch. Afternoon at the villa with time to discuss your exercise program with the teacher. Farewell dinner at the villa.

Day eight

Enjoy your final Pilates lesson then a leisurely morning followed by a buffet brunch in the villa. You will be transferred back to the airport. Enjoy the rest of your holiday!

Please note that this itinerary is subject to change, depending on the weather and allowing for the Italian ways!

Currently there are no dates available for this tour. Please email us if you would like to be kept informed about new departures.


  • 7 nights ensuite accommodation at a stunning Sicilian villa with pool
  • Approx 10 Pilates lessons
  • Exercise program to take home
  • 2 cooking lessons
  • All meals and wine
  • All activities as per the itinerary
  • Transport by private minibus
  • Airport transfers (at set times only)


  • Tips

Our villa in Sicily is situated on a private estate, and is of typical Sicilian style and dates back to 1848. Chosen because of its location, it has some beautiful views of the surrounding areas. Upon waking in the morning to a clear blue sky, you can enjoy breakfast outside and soak up the sea views.

The villa has luxurious bedrooms, all decorated in a modern style with ensuite bathrooms. Each room has a view of either the sea, almond grove or the Sicilian countryside. There is a beautiful spacious dining room, the perfect setting to enjoy some Sicilian dishes.

We have based our venue in the south east of the island: the place where it all began. The surrounding area is dotted with well know historical sites – such as the Siracusa Greek Theatre, Temples of Agrigento and various Baroque towns such as Noto and Ragusa.

Within the grounds of the estate there is an outdoor pool, which is encircled by almond and olive trees. After a dip, you can sit back and relax on the terrace and enjoy the sight and sound of the sea. You are sure to find this retreat inspiring!


"I love the variety of activities provided during the holiday - Pilates, cooking, excursions. It was very nicely paced too. There was enough time to just sit by the pool and not do much."  Natasha

"Livia was an amazing host and her focus on detail to make every guest have a fabulous holiday was amazing. I loved the Pilates classes and Candice was a great teacher and also a good holiday companion. I loved the focus on food and wine on our site seeing trips."  Julie

"Our Pilates teacher was excellent and Claudio's cooking, cooking lessons and his general manner helped to make the whole week a very positive experience. Enjoyed it all. Had so much fun - we laughed so much!"  April

"I thought the staff were wonderful ... Candice was a real asset. She did so much more than teach Pilates and not only went out of her way to accommodate our wishes with this but was also incredibly sociable and jolly."  Fiona

"It was an extraordinary decision to have made and let me tell you I didn’t regret it for a single moment. I would never have believed what a week’s immersion into an interest could do for one’s confidence, skill and general ability: I am an evangelising convert to Pilates holidays!" Jennifer

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