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3 Days Baking, Pasta, Chocolate Holidays in Italy

3 Days Baking, Pasta, Chocolate Holidays in Italy

  • Italian Connection, Ragusa Ibla, Sicily, Italy

Culinary Vacations in Italy

Perfect for a family tour or a group of friends, this private, fully-guided tour features great insider activities in Italian Connections own neighborhood. Youll learn to make traditional breads and pasta, shape cheeses by hand, make spicy chocolate and creamy cannoli, and explore great little towns and the best gelateria. Anita and Emanuele will make you love the quiet beauty and rich culinary heritage in Eastern Sicily, and includes a meal in Italian Connections home for a true taste of life in the Sicilian countryside.

Highlights

  • 2 baking classes, pasta class, chocolate class
  • Cook fresh pasta, festival breads, creamy cannoli
  • Dairy farm visit, cheese production demo, provola cheese shaping
  • Chocolatier visit, chocolate making demo, spicing chocolate
  • 3 lunches, 2 dinners, 2 breakfasts
  • Lunches and dinners with wines
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • 3 days with instruction
  • Italian, English
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Day 1: Meeting point, baking class

Meet in Catania or Syracuse and transfer to Ragusa, where well lunch on traditional arancini, made of savory rice, and learn to make creamy cannoli.

Walk up the narrow stairways to our family-run 3-diamond inn in the heart of the lovely Baroque town of Ragusa Ibla.

Take the evening passeggiata through the beautiful piazza, then dine with the locals at a favorite trattoria.

Day 2: Farm visit, cheese making, pasta class, baking class, excursion

Transfer to a converted dairy farm, our cooking headquarters near Ragusa, where youll be greeted by our chefs.

You'll watch the preparation of cheese from the mornings milk, and try your hand at shaping the traditional provola cheese.

Prepare pasta from the locally grown hard wheat flour, and make fanciful San Giuseppe festival breads that you bake in a wood-burning oven.

After lunch, stroll by the seaside through a nature park to the mouth of the river where giant carp frolic at the waters edge.

In the evening, head to the towns favorite pizzeria, and then follow the local kids to the best gelateria.

Day 3: Chocolate class, departure

Head through the narrow alleys of the town of Modica, famous for its dark chocolate, and you'll learn to make chocolate spiced with everything from orange peel to hot pepper, before you vote on the best!

After lunch youll drive north with a visit to the attractive town of Palazzolo Acreide and its tiny Greek theatre.

Last stop for sweets in the towns sumptuous pastry shops before you end in either Catania or Syracuse.

Arrivederci!

Savor authentic Italian dishes in this holiday! You will be served daily breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners with wine.