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6 Days Wonderful Culture, Wine and Food Holiday in Syracuse, Italy

Syracuse, Italy

Italy Culinary Vacation is 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

  • Welcome dinner
  • Cooking class with a local chef
  • Syracuse between history and myth tour
  • Authentic food and wine tasting at Pupillo Winery
  • Trekking on Mount Etna and light lunch
  • 5 nights accommodation
  • Farewell dinner

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5 days with instruction in Italian
Spoken languages: English, Italian
Airport transfer available:
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$101 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 villas 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

  • Morning/afternoon: check-in, lunch non-included
  • Evening: welcome dinner included

Day 2

  • Afternoon: authentic wine tasting at Pupillo Winery and light lunch
  • Evening: free time to visit Syracuse and dinner not included

Day 3

  • Morning: “Syracuse between history and myth” tour of the city, Sicilian Panini for lunch
  • Afternoon/evening: free time in the city, lunch not included

Day 4

  • Morning/afternoon: cooking class to discover the various origins of Sicilian cuisine
  • Evening: free time and dinner not included

Day 5

  • Morning: transfer to Etna for trekking and light lunch
  • Afternoon: well-deserved time to relax back to Syracuse
  • Evening: wine tasting with a delicious Sicilian dish

Day 6

  • Morning: check-out

Included excursions

During this vacation, you'll enjoy local wine tastings in a typical winery, exciting trekking on mount Etna, cooking class and a walking tour of the city, discovering Sicilian culinary delights. 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 4 lunches and 2 dinners (water and a glass of wine included).

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

  • 5 nights accommodation in Syracuse in a typical home
  • 4 lunches and 2 dinners (water and a glass of wine included)
  • Authentic food and wine tasting at Pupillo Winery
  • "Syracuse between history and myth" walking tour, Sicilian panino for lunch
  • Cooking class to discover the various origins of Sicilian cuisine
  • Transfer and trekking on Mount Etna
  • Wine tasting with a meal

What's not included

  • 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$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 fully refundable if the booking is cancelled up to 21 days before the arrival date.

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Solo travelers

This tour can accommodate solo travelers.

 

Low season
  • January 1 - April 22
  • October 1 - December 15

 

Mid season
  • April 23 - June 30
  • September 1 - 30

 

High season
  • July 1 - August 31

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