DIRECTIONS TO CASE VECCHIE:
Please know that Case Vecchie is in rural Sicily. The roads can be difficult to navigate. For the best routes please find Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School on Google Maps. We do not reccommend using satellite navigation systems.
We can provide a car and driver service upon request.
Please be advised that check-in is from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.
For Lunch Lessons, plan to arrive between 10:00 and 10:30 am.
Minimum travel times in car indicated below (buses and vans may take longer):
Palermo – 2 hours
Catania – 2 hours
Taormina – 2.5 hours
Agrigento – 1.5 hours
Modica – 3 hours
Cefalu – 2 hours
Catania to Case Vecchie:
From Catania, take the Autostrada A19 in the direction of Palermo. Exit at Resuttano, follow signs for Vallelunga. Once in Vallelunga follow signs for Stazione di Vallelunga and continue for 4 to 5 km in the direction of Regaleali. Follow signs for Case Vecchie/Punto Vendita. Pass the first gate that indicates Regaleali and continue. Case Vecchie will be on your left after about 2 km.
Palermo to Case Vecchie:
From Palermo take the Autostrada A19 in the direction of Catania. After about 70 km take the exit at Tremonzelli. Follow directions to Caltavuturo and Valledolmo. Turn left after 3.4 km, following signs for Valledolmo. Turn right after about 3 km following always towards Valledolmo. At the first intersection (after about 5 km) stay straight following a blue sign for Tenuta Regaleali. Arrive at a roundabout after about 2.5 km and stay to the left (signs for Valledolmo centro / Carabinieri). Follow the road downhill for about 3 km and then turn left (sign for Tenuta Regaleali). After 1.5 km turn right following signs for Tenuta Regaleali, then after 1.5 km take a left at the sign for Tenuta Regaleali. After 1.5 km turn left, this time towards Case Vecchie/Punto Vendita (a brown sign). Stay on this road until you come to the first split. Either take the gravel road that brings you in front of Case Vecchie or stay left on the paved road until you come to the first intersection, turn right. You’ll see Case Vecchie on your right and turn right. (Please know the roads are rough but you should be on the right track!).
If you prefer, from Palermo there is a delightful little train that takes 1 hour and 30 minutes to go to Case Vecchie. Palermo Centrale stazione is located at the intersection of Via Roma and Via Abramo Lincoln. A ticket from Palermo to Vallelunga will cost approximately €7. Purchase a ticket inside the station and make sure to validate it at the small green machine before boarding your train. You will need to transfer at the station Roccapalumba and board the next train for Vallelunga. You will need to transfer at the station Roccapalumba-Alia and board the next train for Vallelunga. We can arrange for transportation to and from either the Vallelunga and Roccapalumba-Alia station.
Please see the Trenitalia website for timetable information.