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Culinary experience: my family's traditions

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Duration 2h 30m

Max 10 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Lunch or dinner : typical 3-course dining experience with aperitivo and cooking demo

Private Experience

Private experiences are reserved for you and any guests you have booked for: no other people will be added so that you can enjoy maximum privacy.

Your experience
  • Eggplant Caponata
  • Ring-shaped pasta timbale
  • Ricotta cannoli

Sicilian for a day! More than a guest, you will also be part of my family, so the lunch served will be that of a classic family Sunday! From appetizer to dessert, everything will have the scent and flavor of Sicily. You will enjoy a delicious caponata, anelletti timbale and unforgettable ricotta cannoli! We are waiting for you to live this experience.

10 reviews
Gilda is such a wonderful person and a delight to learn from. She is very friendly and makes the experience entertaining and fun. We learned so much from spending time with her and we are excited to try the recipes at home. Highly recommend her if you are in Sicily. This was one of our favorite experiences during our trip!

Carie & Jeremy - May 2024

My family and friends all participated in this amazing experience. The 8 of us met with Gilda in the Ortigia market where she showed us the different food vendors and advised us where to shop for the freshest items. Afterwards at her home with the lovely kitchen, we watched as she prepared several dishes, including caponade, pork spadini, pasta with a tomato and sausage sauce, and canolli filling to stuff the shells for dessert. Lunch included all the above, after being presented with an amazing Antipasta Italiana (a meat and cheese board) and a sciacia, a stuffed bread with cheeses and meats. It was an amazing experience to watch Gilda prepare each dish and hear her explain everything as she worked. We thoroughly enjoyed learning the recipes and methods of cooking her delicious meal. It was a memorable experience that we all are still talking about and will remember for a very long time.

MaryAnn Faraci - April 2024

We had the most amazing meal with Gilda and cousin Pina. We learned to make Cavatelli, tiramisu and stuffed bread. We had a delicious meal and so many laughs. If you ever want a true dining experience and a host who will go above and beyond for you - All 6 of us will attest to the wonderful meal we had with our host and chef Gilda!! molte bene and grazie mille!!

Marla Kaplan - October 2023


Katelyn Brooks-Bartolovich - October 2023

Our group loved learning from Gilda, seeing her beautiful home and meeting her delightful family. She was so kind and informative, and the meal she helped us prepare was one of the group's favorites from our entire two-week stay in Sicily. Delicious! This experience was a highlight of our time in Italy.

Study Abroad Program from Texas - June 2023

€95.00 per guest

€47.50 per child

You’ll receive the exact address after the booking
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Cesarina from 2018Location: Syracuse    Languages: Italian and English
From its fascinating position on the sea to its archaeological monuments, Syracuse is the perfect city to lounge under the sun on its beautiful beaches, experience a classic tragedy in the ancient Greek theater or lose oneself in the narrow streets of Ortigia, the historic center, following the sounds, colors or the tantalizing aroma of Sicilian cuisine... Following the aroma emanating from the traditional Sicilian dishes will bring you to Gilda’s, our Cesarina. Gilda has an innate passion for cooking. She loves to cook and receive friends and relatives, organizing lunches and dinners at home. Gilda makes you feel at home and the atmosphere is cheerful and lively, and her table is always full of flowers and colorful!
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