In addition to leading tours of Sicily, Experience Sicily’s owner and curator Allison Scola hosts Sicilian-themed events, dinners, workshops, performances, and lectures.

Upcoming Events

Sicilian-themed Events and Dinners

Join us for private cooking classes, dinners, and events!

Experience Sicily partners with Sicilian chefs, restaurateurs, and wine experts to produce memorable gatherings that will not only satisfy your gastronomic curiosities, but also your intellectual and cultural interests. See the Events calendar to learn of any upcoming festivities.

Music Performances and Tarantella Dance Workshops

Owner and curator Allison Scola is one half of the music duo Villa Palagonia. Together with Joe Ravo, she creates Sicilian and southern Italian inspired American folk music. Villa Palagonia performs regularly, not only at public concerts and festivals, but also in private settings and house concerts.

Allison loves leading tarantella workshops and getting the crowd moving! She’s conducted workshops in New York’s Little Italy at the Feast of San Gennaro and the Marco Polo Festival, at University of Pennsylvania, and at regional Italian festivals. Contact her at to get your group dancing!

Lectures on Sicily

An expert in Sicilian culture, Allison Scola gives lectures and workshops at universities, museums, and libraries. Learn more about her lectures here.