Welcome to Case Vecchie where you will discover much more than just another cooking school. Founded by Anna Tasca Lanza in 1989, the school at Case Vecchie offers an authentic Sicilian experience for anyone who shares a passion for cooking, natural beauty, terroir, and ingredients from a land that is unique the world over. Case Vecchie is a typical noble country residence with a square design surrounding an internal courtyard on which all the living quarters and the school face. The Anna Tasca Lanza Cooking School has existed for almost thirty years and was founded by my mother, Anna Tasca Lanza, in 1989. The cooking school is located within the Tasca d'Almerita family estate, which is known for its fine wines. It was believed, at first, that the school kitchen for my mother was to be nothing more than a pleasant pastime. However, within a few years, the name of Anna Tasca Lanza acquired an incredible reputation in Europe and the United States. In the nineties, Anna wrote and published two books published in the U.S. on Sicilian cuisine, "revealing" to the American public the beauty of a land and a world unfortunately hitherto known only for the "Godfather". Anna directed the school until a few years ago, with the help of Venceslao, my father, an expert in Sicilian history and extraordinary storytelling. In 2006 I, her only child, started first to join her on trips abroad and then within Sicily. My mother and I traveled part of the path together, a short but intense trip. My mother passed away in July of 2010 and left me with endless pride with which to continue her mission, the wonderful gift of her passion and her work.