Market tour and lunch or dinner at a local's home in Siracusa

Syracuse, Italy
Local Market Tour and Dining experience at a Cesarinas home in Siracusa

From $149.58

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 4 hours
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Sicily is known for its unique cuisine and there’s no better way to experience the culinary side of the island than with a local. Join a home cook to choose ingredients at the neighborhood market and food shops, and then head to their Syracuse kitchen for a cooking demonstration featuring classic Sicilian dishes. Cap off your experience with a four-course lunch or dinner including wine and, of course, espresso!
  • Connect with a local home cook to learn the secrets behind Sicilian cuisine
  • Explore the Syracuse market and landmark food shops to select ingredients
  • Learn the secrets behind some of Sicily’s classic dishes in a family kitchen
  • Enjoy a homemade meal featuring traditional dishes prepared by your host

Sample Menu


Seasonal starter


Fresh Pasta dish

i.e tagliatelle or ravioli


Second course with side dish



i.e Tiramisù or Crostata

What's Included

  • Market tour
  • Cooking demonstration
  • 4-course dinner or 4-course lunch
  • Local wines
  • Water and soft drinks for kids
  • Italian Espresso

    Meeting And Pickup

    Meeting point

    • Syracuse
      Syracuse, Syracuse, Province of Syracuse, Sicily

      This experience will be held in a local family's home and, for privacy reason, you will receive the full address of your host after you've booked. Once the booking has been made we'll contact you asking for food intolerance and allergy and for giving exact instructions about the meeting point.

    End point

    This activity ends back at the meeting point.

    What To Expect

    Additional Info

    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • In order to ensure a memorable experience please specify any food allergies or intolerances during the booking process.
    • Once the reservation is made, you will receive all the details about the Cesarina address.
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

    Cancellation Policy

    You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

    • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
    • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
    • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
    • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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    Ten Stars!
    John_P, Nov 2022
    This was an absolute highlight. Visiting a new part of the world on vacation is always fun, as is experiencing the culture and food - but to be able to spend some time with a local family in their home, was truly a wonderful blessing and not something we have been able to do before. The Alagna family were a delight to be around. Maria Rita’s patience in teaching me to make cannolis was extraordinary and hilarious. And a great big thank you to Giacomo for the continuous translation! Enjoying food with family is common ground and transcends any language barrier. Would give this ten stars if we could.
    Cooking with Gilda
    Larry_L, Oct 2022
    The best day of our visit to Siracusa was spent with Gilda and her family in their outdoor kitchen cooking a fabulous meal. We started at the market where she has many friends among the vendors. Together we prepared delicious deep fried baby codfish balls. Next we cooked a sauce for her homemade pasta with swordfish, eggplant and tomatoes. The main dish was a baked swordfish steak. Gilda explained that these recipes are traditional dishes in the Siracusa region that her family has cooked for generations. She also showed us the tools she uses for homemade pasta, some of which belonged to her grandmother. Gilda is a very creative cook whose passion is cooking and meeting people from around the world. Thank you, Gilda, for a unforgettable cooking experience!
    The best
    Robert_G, Jun 2022
    Super food experience Very nice hosting .thank you very regards from us.we will be back.thank you

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