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Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

1. Noto, Modica and Ragusa: The Baroque Tour from Catania

The first stop on this 8-hour tour is Noto, the Garden of Stone, noted for its Baroque heritage. After the massive 1693 earthquake, Noto was rebuilt on Meti Hill. The town’s origins date to the Early Bronze Age. Continue to Modica and visit the oldest chocolate factory in Sicily. The city also has a rich history and a wonderful architectural heritage. See the cathedrals of San Giorgio and San Pietro and the Palazzo Polara and Palazzo Napolino-Tommasi Rosso, among others. Ragusa was added to the UNESCO World Heritage in 2002 for its monuments of the late Baroque period. Visit examples of this style including its cathedrals and palaces.

Ragusa: Traditional Sicilian Cooking Class

2. Ragusa: Traditional Sicilian Cooking Class

At the agriturismo, surrounded by the beautiful panorama of the Iblei Mountains, you will try your hand at preparing five different typical Sicilian dishes with our chefs. You will learn, for example, how to cook vegetable caponata, the typical 'Scacce', assist in the preparation of ricotta ravioli, or cassatina, and cavatelli with pork sauce; all very tasty and richly flavoured dishes that are hard to forget. Your experience will be enriched by samples of fresh ricotta and other artisanal cheeses accompanied by a good glass of Sicilian red wine: all exclusively locally produced. This experience has everything you need to enjoy a day of fun and good food!

Ragusa: Private Cooking Class at a Local's Home

3. Ragusa: Private Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your local expert cook and immerse yourself in a cooking class learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of the region. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes for a delicious starter, pasta, and dessert. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes so you can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Once the end result is ready, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

Ragusa: Market Tour with Cooking Class in Local Home

4. Ragusa: Market Tour with Cooking Class in Local Home

Shop like a local as you absorb a distinctive Italian local market and let your guide teach you how to recognize the best produce. Cook three authentic recipes in a local kitchen, and taste your creations as you sip on a selection of Italian wines. During the lesson, your host will reveal how to make each dish in the genuine Italian way. Enjoy putting your cooking skills to the test. Relax, as your host will ensure you are equipped with everything you need to make some extraordinary food.  Sit back and savor all the food you have made with some wines that have been selected by your host. Take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for a lifetime, and forge a real connection with a local cook. 

Ragusa: Ricotta Making Expereince at a Farm with Dinner

5. Ragusa: Ricotta Making Expereince at a Farm with Dinner

Uncover the secrets of Italian animal husbandry with this farm tour in Ragusa. Watch the milking of the cows and find out how to make ricotta cheese from scratch with an an Italian-speaking guide. Finish your tour with a dinner comprised of local products. Meet your guide at a farm in the countryside and breath in the fresh air. Find out about the ancient techniques involved in processing milk. See and learn all the stages of the milk journey, from milking the cows, to the processing of 'tuma.' Learn how it is transformed into ricotta and other dairy products. Listen as your guide reveals the importance of milk in the 'food pyramid.' Cover milk production, processing and marketing. View the various characteristics of cows and learn how to make fresh ricotta cheese. To end the tour on a high note tuck into mouth-watering dinner that has been locally-sourced.

Modica: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

6. Modica: Market Tour and Home Cooking Class with Meal

Go shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produce of Italy. After you buy some fresh ingredients, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking session. Learn how to prepare three of the most authentic local recipes and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by a selection of local wines. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients required to make the dishes. Experience the warmth of Italian hospitality and return home with something more than just souvenirs — classic Italian cooking knowledge that will stay with you for life.

Ragusa: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

7. Ragusa: Dining Experience at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private dining experience at a local's home. You will enjoy an exclusive show cooking and tasting authentic recipes which have been treasured in family cookbooks passed down by authentic Italian "mammas". You can feel the warmth of Italian hospitality, as you connect with local people. A 4-course menu including a starter, pasta, a main course with a side dish, and dessert will be served, with drinks included (water, selection of red and white wines from regional cellars and coffee).

Modica: Authentic Cooking Class at a Local's Home

8. Modica: Authentic Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Cook Italian food at a local home and learn how to make regional dishes that taste like the real deal. Taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. Discover the tricks of the trade, as they teach you to make three authentic local recipes. Enjoy putting your cooking skills to the test, and relax as your host will have all the necessary ingredients and utensils ready for you. Taste all the fantastic food you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Take home the knowledge of how to make real Italian food with this unique cooking class.

Ragusa: Market Tour and Private Cooking Demo with Meal

9. Ragusa: Market Tour and Private Cooking Demo with Meal

Go food shopping in the vibrant local market with a friendly host, and learn how to recognize the best produce of Italy. After your market tour, you'll head straight to your host's home for an immersive cooking demo. See how to prepare a four-course Italian meal which includes a starter, pasta dish, main course, and dessert. Indulge in these delicious dishes accompanied by a selection of local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with the local people and make memories for life.

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What people are saying about Ragusa

My wife and I had a great time! Our Cesarina (Luciana) and her husband Antonio were very kind and welcoming. The market tour was fun, and we had a few snacks while shopping. The cooking class was wonderful, and I learned quite a few tricks! I can’t until I get home to try it myself. After making the meal - the best part was that we were then able to eat it and enjoy a great bottle of wine with it. My only warning is make sure you go hungry! Between the antipasti, pasta, dessert, etc., it was a lot of food, and all very good, and by the time I left I was FULL!

We were able to book this tour from Taormina. It was an extra long drive, but just outstanding. All three towns are different, but all were not to be missed. If your just thinking about going to Noto, don’t. Ragusa and Monica are wonderful. Allisio was an outstanding guide, knowledgeable and considerate in every way. He added greatly to the tour with his knowledge of the area and its history. Don’t miss this one.

Amazing experience! Our guide was extremely knowledgeable, accommodating, and humorous. His expertise made this tour so enjoyable and it was the highlight to our entire vacation. I won’t forget this tour and I’d highly recommend this to anyone looking to diversify their experience in Sicily.

Beautiful family, we had enough language in common to have an animated conversation. The food was typical Sicily, tasty, plentiful and we got to see how it was done. Very acceptable wine to accompany the food. We would love to do this again

We had a great with Alessio and Natalie. They made made it a very fun day. Loved visiting all three towns.