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6 Days Wonderful Culture and Culinary Holiday in Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse, Italy

Italy Food & Cooking Vacation in Stunning Syracuse, Sicily

Italy is an old time classic. Yet, there are many uncommon destinations that are still to be discovered, including Sicily. This package is ideal for lovers of wonders, for those who adore the sea with its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, who love adventures, and, of course, for those who are curious to try the most genuine and authentic specialties of Mediterranean cuisine. You will be greeted in Syracuse by the local team, hosted in one of the traditional Sicilian houses and led to the discovery of exclusive experiences and workshops. Whether you travel on your own, with your partner, family or friends, Sicily will be the perfect soundtrack for your journey of discovery!

Highlights

  • Cooking class with a local chef
  • Visit and tasting at Melarazza Brewery
  • Authentic food and wine tasting at Pupillo Winery
  • Tour by Apecar in the Alleys of Ortigia
  • 2 dinners in typical restaurants
  • 5 nights accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


5 days with instruction in Italian
The organizer also speaks: English
Airport transfer available:
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$100 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
10:00

Facilities

  • Bar
  • Café
  • Dining area
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • ATM / banking
  • Internet access
  • Tour assistance

During this holiday, you will be staying at one of Wonderful Italy's comfort accommodations: cozy houses or charming apartments that will allow you to relax after days exploring the local culinary itineraries. All houses are fully furnished and well-equipped with Wi-Fi and everything else you need for your comfortable stay.

Accommodation options

  • Super Star (private house for 1 person)
  • Duet (private house for 2 people)
  • Band (private house for 4 people)

Program

Day 1

  • Check-in. You will be welcomed in one of Wonderful Italy's typical Palermitan houses. Cozy and designed in a unique style, our vacation houses are equipped with every comfort for an unforgettable stay.
  • Dinner in a typical restaurant. Sicily is a land of inimitable tastes and culinary excellencies. This dinner will get you acquainted with the most authentic recipes.

Day 2

  • Authentic wine tasting at Pupillo Winery and light lunch. You will taste a wine born from hectares of land set between the medieval castle, sea and lava stones from an ancient volcano: an authentic expression of Sicily.

Day 3

  • Tour by Apecar in the alleys of Ortigia. The baking sun and the boiling tarmac, nothing is more relaxing and carefree than a journey in a historic 3-wheeled vehicle from the 60's, accompanied by a lovely driver to discover the most beautiful alleyways, squares, and buildings in Ortigia.
  • Dinner in a typical restaurant. Another opportunity to taste Sicilian delicacies.

Day 4

  • Cooking class to discover the various origins of Sicilian cuisine. Tour with shopping of the best fresh, seasonal products at the Ortigia Market. Cooking class with a local chef to learn the secrets and techniques to prepare the best recipes of Italian cuisine and make them at home.

Day 5

  • Visit and tasting at Malarazza Brewery. You will visit the micro Malarazza brewery and discover the best brewing techniques and styles. You move on to the facts by tasting 4 excellent craft beers and 4 gastronomic combinations.

Day 6

  • Check-out. Wonderful Italy will not say goodbye, they will say "A presto, see you next time!"

Included excursions

During this vacation, you'll enjoy a local wine tastings in a typical winery, an Apecar tour, a cooking class and a visit at Malarazza Brewery. As well as all Sicily, also the territory of Syracuse has been influenced by people and cultures that have left evident traces in the local gastronomy, blending the oriental flavors and the scents of the Mediterranean into the local dishes. During this holiday with Wonderful Italy, you will discover the most delicious recipes and aromatic wines of this beautiful land, as well as its rich history and culture.

Location

Welcome to the classic, grand, elegant and imposing Syracuse. The modern city created after the bombings of the Second World War hides the ancient one, remnants and renovation are its characteristics, pieces from a distant and mythical past, mixed with Swabian architecture, the Gothic-Catalan style of some of the buildings, and luxurious baroque.

Start to discover the city because you can take a full day to explore its core and you still have more left to see. As a cradle of many civilizations, Syracuse is a city that you will keep in your heart for many years to come. From the island of Ortigia to the mainland, today, Syracuse is the testament to the culture and art that have flourished throughout the centuries. It won’t be difficult to hopelessly fall in love with it every step of the way!

Food

This package includes 2 lunches and 2 dinners.

Wonderful Italy's team will help you select the best ingredients from the territory and the most authentic experiences, customized to your preferences and needs. You can taste seafood, as well as organic and vegetarian specialties. The earth is very generous here. Syracuse’s dishes are full of fresh fish and shellfish like, for example, tuna (there are lots of tuna-fishers in the area), swordfish, sea urchins and calamari. For meat lovers, there are also many well-known dishes that Wonderful Italy can recommend.

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Alcoholic beverages

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

There is no shortage of attractions in the area, you'll always find something interesting to discover and explore. The best idea is always to mingle together with the locals and let them advise you on the upcoming events and shows. It is not unusual that you'll end up spending the night at someone's place, sharing stories and good wine.

What's included

  • Authentic food and wine tasting at Pupillo Winery
  • Tour by Apecar in the Alleys of Ortigia
  • Cooking class with a local chef
  • Visit and tasting at Melarazza Brewery
  • 2 dinners in typical restaurants
  • 5 nights accommodation

What's not included

  • Breakfast
  • Extra snacks and beverages
  • Lunch or dinner when not mentioned as included
  • Flights or transport to reach Syracuse
  • Transfer from/to the airport (can be booked separately at additional cost)

How to get there

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Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Catania-Fontanarossa Airport (CTA). Transfer from the airport is not included, but it can be arranged for an additional price (90 EUR).

Airport: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport Airport transfer available: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$100 per person) Additional charges may apply. You can request this in the next step.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.

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