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Syracuse: Traditional Cooking Class & Ancient Market Visit

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

Syracuse: Traditional Cooking Class & Ancient Market Visit

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

From US$ 93.24 per person

Learn to cook the Sicilian way as you take an a traditional cooking class. Shop for ingredients and prepare authentic dishes with your chef, before savouring your cooking creations at lunch.

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Duration 4 hours
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Italian, English


  • Attend the Cooking class
  • Prepare delicious dishes
  • Enjoy the lunch with the dishes you have prepared
Full description

Enjoy a traditional Sicilian cooking class with a local chef in Syracuse. Browse for ingredients at the market, and enjoy the sights, sounds, and smells of Sicilian culinary heritage. With your local chef, you will enter the streets of the Ancient Market of the Ortigia island, where you will have the opportunity to immerse yourself in the thousand smells and various colors of the stalls and the folkloristic street sellers' cries, competing for customers.  Only after having purchased everything you need and chosen the best products, you will get into the heart of this wonderful and authentic experience.  The doors of the kitchen of a local chef will open to welcome you: here, with your help, he will prepare some of the typical dishes of the Sicilian tradition that you can later enjoy. If you want - with a little extra - you can choose to host the chef directly in the kitchen of your accommodation to enjoy this exciting experience in total tranquility.

  • Guided visit of the Ortygia Street Market
  • Local chef
  • Cooking Class
  • Lunch
  • Monument entrance fees
  • Food and drinks (not included in menu - organized by the local Chef)
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • You must present either proof of full vaccination, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 3 months, or a negative test taken no more than 24 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

The chef will be waiting for you in Piazza Pancali, Syracusa at Bar Cristina.

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Important information

Know before you go

  • Ortygia Market is closed on Sunday, so it is not possible to visit it
  • If the Ortigia Market cannot be visited, the Chef will guide you through the streets of the island to purchase local products
Customer reviews

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This was really an exceptional experience. Hector was so knowledgeable and well connected. We got to see behind the scenes and meet locals at the market, learn about and sample the best local produce and then cook our lunch overlooking the ocean. It was magical!

August 15, 2022

September 4, 2022

Product ID: 394335