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4 Day Wonderful Food and Wine Vacation in Syracuse, Sicily

Syracuse

Authentic Culinary Vacation in Syracuse, Sicily

Discover Sicily, one of the uncommon destinations in Italy. 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. This vacation is ideal for lovers of wonders, for those who adore the sea with its spectacular sunrises and sunsets, and, of course, for those who are curious to try the most genuine and authentic specialties of Mediterranean cuisine. 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 dinner in a typical restaurant
  • A cooking class and market tour with a local chef
  • Authentic wine tasting at Pupillo Winery and light lunch
  • A welcome drink to make you feel like you've just returned home from a long trip
  • Connect with locals and discover delights of Sicilian cuisine
  • 3 nights accommodation in a typical Sicilian home
  • Relax and explore the beauty of Sicily

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Styles


2 days with instruction in English
The organizer also speaks: Italian
Airport transfer available:
Catania–Fontanarossa Airport (US$109 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 Wonderful Italy's typical Sicilian homes. Cozy and designed in a unique style, the 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 - 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 - Market tour and cooking class with a local chef

The cooking class starts with a tour of the Ortigia market, where you will find the best fresh products to use in the recipes. You will then move on to the 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.

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 4 - Check-out

Wonderful Italy will not say goodbye, they will say "A presto, see you next time!"

Included excursions

Authentic wine and local product tasting at Pupillo Winery

Market tour with a local chef

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 tasting with a light lunch 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 the 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 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. The wine tasting experience accompanied by local product tasting will add texture and flavour to your vacation in a one-of-a-kind location.

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
  • Regular (typically includes meat and fish)
  • Seafood
  • Whole food
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 also has options for the more outdoorsy type, such as fishing with a local, snorkelling, scuba diving, kayak or SUP and boat sailing. Share your preferences with Wonderful Italy 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

  • Pupillo Winery tour with authentic food and wine tasting (transfer to reach the location included)
  • A dinner in a typical restaurant
  • Cooking class and market tour with a local chef
  • A welcome drink
  • 3 nights accommodation

What's not included

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

How to get there

Recommended Airports

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$109 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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