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6 Days Wonderful Food and Wine Vacation in Syracuse, Sicily

Syracuse, Italy

Authentic Vacation in Stunning Syracuse, Sicily

This vacation 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 homes 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

  • A cooking class with a local chef
  • Visit and tasting at Malarazza Brewery
  • Authentic wine tasting at Pupillo Winery and light lunch
  • Learn the secrets and techniques of the best Italian recipes to make them at home
  • A welcome drink to make you feel like you've just returned home from a long trip
  • 5 nights accommodation in a typical Sicilian home
  • Exciting experiences to discover Sicily
  • A dinner in a typical restaurant

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


4 days with instruction in Italian
The organizer also speaks: English
Airport transfer available:
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$101 per person)
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
15:00
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 homes 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

Daily itinerary

Day 1 - Check-in and welcome drink

You will be welcomed in one of our typical Sicilian homes. Cozy and designed in a unique style, our vacation homes are equipped with every comfort for a vacation full of relaxation and exploration. A welcome drink will be waiting for you, having the special mission of making you feel like you've just returned home after a long trip.

Day 2 - 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 3 - 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 4 - 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 5 - 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 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 tasting in a typical winery, a dinner in an authentic restaurant, 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

This vacation will take place in Syracuse, Sicily. Rich in charm, history, and with enviable natural landscapes, it is one of the most elegant cities in the Mediterranean.

In its streets and buildings, you can witness what remains of civilizations such as the Greeks, Romans, Swabians, Aragonese and Arabs, who intertwined their cultures and tied themselves to Ortigia. The light, the glimpses of the sea between the houses, the baroque balconies, and the courtyards of historic buildings will be the scenery on your walk.

Food

This vacation includes a cooking class and market tour with a local chef, a wine and local product tasting in a charming location and a dinner in a typical restaurant.

The cooking class starts with the tour of the Ortigia market, where you will find the best fresh products to use in the recipes. You will then move on to a professional kitchen of a famous Bistrot in the city center You will, of course, sit together to eat a fantastic handmade lunch, sip a good glass of Sicilian wine, and end with a good espresso. The wine and local product tasting in a charming location will add texture and flavor to your vacation.

The dinner in a typical restaurant includes a selection of raw fish, products in oil served with bruschetta, fried in a tile, dessert with Sicilian citruses, a glass of wine and water.

Additionally, Wonderful Italy can customize your trip as you want to. Meals can be added to your vacation for an additional cost. Wonderful Italy can accommodate any dietary requirements, just share your thoughts with them and they'll be more than happy to arrange it for you.

The following drinks are included:

  • Water

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)

Wonderful Italy has a wide variety of experiences that you can try during your stay, from the ones centered around food such as cooking classes, wine and local products tastings, brewery tours and tasting of craft beers, to the ones focused on the Sicilian culture: an Apecar tour in the alleys of Ortigia, tour of the Archaeological Park of Neapolis, walking tour of the city, airplane tour of Syracuse and many more. Wonderful Italy has options also for the more outdoorsy type, such as fishing with a local, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayak or SUP and boat sailing. Share your preferences with them and they'll make it happen.

Additionally, there is no shortage of attractions in the area. The best idea is to mingle together with the locals and let them advise you on the upcoming events and shows. It is not unusual that you will 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
  • Cooking class with a local chef
  • Visit and tasting at Malarazza Brewery
  • A dinner in a typical restaurant
  • A welcome drink
  • 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.

Airport: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport Airport transfer available: Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$101 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 non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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This vacation is available all year round, on demand, except for Easter and Christmas holidays.

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