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Cooking Class in Ortigia

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Siracusa, Italy

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Learn the secrets of authentic Italian cuisine from a professional chef during this cooking class in Ortigia. Experience the buzzing atmosphere of Ortigia market as you shop for ingredients, then get hands-on as you prepare fresh spaghetti, meatballs, and other Sicilian specialties. Finish by tucking into a delicious homemade lunch, accompanied by fine Italian wines.
  • Hands-on cooking class in Ortigia with a professional chef
  • Shop for ingredients at Ortigia Market
  • Learn to make spaghetti, meatballs and other Sicilian specialties
  • Master tips and techniques from a professional chef
  • Enjoy a home-cooked 3-course meal, including dessert and wine
  • Enjoy a fun and educational experience, suitable for all abilities
  • Small-group tour limited to 6 people ensures a personalized experience
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Departure Point

Via del Mercato, 96100 Siracusa SR, Italy

Departure Time

10:00 AM

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
Meet your guide, a professional chef, in central Ortigia in time for late morning departure. After discussing the day’s menu, set off to the Ortigia Market to shop for fresh ingredients.

Enjoy a glimpse of typical Italian life as you explore the bustling marketplace and browse the colorful stalls. Listen as your guide explains the seasonal produce, herbs and spices on sale and help select the meat, vegetables, and herbs that you’ll use in your cooking class.

Next, head to your cooking space for the day and set to work creating traditional Sicilian dishes such as eggplant meatballs, spaghetti with zucchini and mint, or tuna with caramelized onions. Finally, sit down in the dining area to enjoy your home-cooked feast, accompanied by a selection of Italian wines.

Your tour ends after lunch and you’ll be given the recipes to take home with you.
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Infant seats available
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Curioseety SRLS

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the social distancing policy during Cooking Class in Ortigia?
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Cooking Class in Ortigia.
What is the maximum group size during Cooking Class in Ortigia?
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Cooking Class in Ortigia.


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I paid 176USD and was not worth it. Was...
Catherine J
, Oct 2018
I paid 176USD and was not worth it. Was not English speaking and no professional chef. Because Anna spoke no English both the market tour and the class were difficult. We made 1 portion of fresh pasta each and no other cooking or instruction. All food was prepared and made by Anna and her husband. No recipes at the end of the day. Although pleasant hosts this was simply not worth the money
Charming and informative The chef...
, May 2017
Charming and informative The chef Concetto was superb Experience of a lifetime
Lele was wonderful. We sent our two...
Ali M
, Dec 2016
Lele was wonderful. We sent our two girls to his cooking class and they had such a great time. They learned a great deal about seafood in general and about Sicilian cooking. Lele was an incredible host.

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