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Syracuse Wine tasting & winery tours

Our most recommended Syracuse Wine tasting & winery tours

Syracuse: Sicilian Street Food Hands-On Cooking Class

1. Syracuse: Sicilian Street Food Hands-On Cooking Class

A real Sicilian cooking experience awaits you in Syracuse. You will participate in a cooking class and learn the tricks of the trade. In Sicily it is important to gather relatives and friends around a traditional table, elegant and full of genuine food. You too will have the opportunity to do so, enjoying, through this cooking class, a cooking service together with chef Ettore. During the Cooking Class with tasting, you will learn how to cook traditional dishes in a simple way: the warmth of Sicily will wrap you with its colors, aromas and scents of ancient flavor. You will discover how family traditions and creativity are intertwined in the creation of tasty, homemade dishes. Seasonal, first choice and always locally sourced ingredients will make your meal of unique goodness. The lunch includes two courses: the famous Sicilian arancini and for dessert the renowned cannoli, both symbols of Sicilian gastronomy. The Cooking Class will be a sensory experience, pleasant, gratifying and above all satisfying. A local wine will be selected for you, to enhance and accompany the tasting of the dishes.

Syracuse: Food & Wine Walking Tour

2. Syracuse: Food & Wine Walking Tour

Enjoy an evening of gastronomic and cultural discoveries with a passionate local guide. Your guide will share the secrets of ancient Syracuse with you and invite you to dine in the authentic family Tavernas hidden among the small streets of Ortigia. These tavernas are always known for their charm, hospitality and, of course, delicious traditional cooking. The tour perfectly combines wine and food with a walking tour of the most important monuments in the old city: Piazza San Rocco; Piazza Duomo; Santa Lucia church; Piazza San Giuseppe; the Jewish district; Piazza Archimede; and many other treasures. Try several typical Syracusan delicatessen, white wine red wine, sweets and liquor. The tour will finish in the heart of Ortigia where You can conitue Your special evening.

From Syracuse: Mt. Etna Trekking Day Trip with Wine Tasting

3. From Syracuse: Mt. Etna Trekking Day Trip with Wine Tasting

This tour of Mt. Etna starts in front of the Pantheon church in Syracuse, the guide drives you to Etna while providing interesting information about the area and volcanoes. Trek around old craters at 2.000 m altitude and visit a lava flow cave in a small group. Enjoy unforgettable views and complete your day by tasting exquisite local wines and foods.

Siracusa: Authentic Cooking Class at a Local's Home

4. Siracusa: Authentic Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in the local culture with a cooking class in an Italian home. Learn the secrets of the most famous regional dishes and taste the fruit of your labor paired with local wines. Prepare three local recipes in the warmth of your host's kitchen. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Relax, as your host will ensure you are equipped with utensils and all the necessary ingredients to make the dishes. Enjoy all the food you have made with some wines that have been selected by your host. Take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for a lifetime.

Syracuse: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Demonstration

5. Syracuse: Market Tour and Private Home Cooking Demonstration

Arrive at the home of your expert cook then go food shopping like a local. Enjoy the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce. When you return to your host’s home, enjoy a private cooking demonstration where your host will share the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing the dishes right in front of you.   Once the end result is ready, sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy your 4-course seasonal menu including a starter, pasta, main course with side dish, and dessert.

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What people are saying about Syracuse

Overall rating

4.3 / 5

based on 21 reviews

Maria was delightful to work with. She’s so warm and friendly and had everything set up for our cooking class. We made bruschetta, pasta and cannoli. She made sure that I understood what she was doing and always asked if I had any questions. It was a very pleasurable experience cooking with her.

Ettore was an incredible guide! Walking over the market, tasting food at Borderi and cooking together at Zen & Jonico outside with a view of the sea was a highlight of our trip to Sicily! The winetasting with Giancorlo at Zen rounded the whole experience off.

It's not just a cooking class, it's a visit to the market and you go to his house to cook. It was really great! He knows everyone in the market and we learned a lot! great great great!!!

Top interesting city tour with a really great guide. Eat and drink plentifully. Very interesting and extensive

Bravo and nice, Ettore managed to make my 8-year-old daughter make arancini