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Market tour in Catania and handmade pasta class

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Duration 4h

Max 5 guests

Spoken languages:  Italian and English

Follow your Cesarina in a local market tour, challenge yourself with a hands-on cooking class followed by a tasting of the recipes prepared during the lesson

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Your experience
  • Mature pecorino with spring onion
  • Norma sicilian maccheroni
  • Almond croccante

Explore and discover the historical fish market "la Pescheria" in Catania, living an unique local experience.

In this market we will have the opportunity to find the best fresh fish, caught directly from the local fishermen and sold the same day to guarantee a top notch quality. We will discover other local products and at the end of the visit cook together a typical Catania menu, preparing handmade pasta and using seasonal ingredients. My recipes have been handed down from generation to generation and tell the values of traditions and sicilian hospitality!


4 reviews
Antonella is such a wonderful woman and cook! She welcomed me and my 12 year old son into her beautiful home in Catalina. She was very accommodating and thoughtful. She had an entire meal planned and smartly prepped some of the things that would take the longest (drying eggplant and frying it). We made busiati pasta and a long Sicilian macaroni pasta. We also made some amazing roasted red pepper/olive appetizer and a pecceriono onion appetizer (using olive oil from her brother’s trees!) The pasta we sauced two ways: a tomato sauce and a pesto (made with almonds, basil, cherry tomatoes, garlic, etc). Both were excellent. It was exchanging stories and learning about her culture.

Karen & Johnny - August 2023

Had a private class with Antonella and she made us feel like part of the family. Exceptional food and learned a few tricks. Her house itself is like a museum.

Great Experience  - May 2023

Antonella is a wonderful host! We enjoyed it very much learning to make pasta. The dinner with her family was Perfect and so nice! Grazie mille!

Regina Freuer - March 2023

Wonderful experience with a wonderful host! I learned so much going through the market and history of Catania on the way back to cook. Antonella graciously opened her home and taught me how to make hand-made pasta along with other traditional dishes. I would recommend this experience to everyone.

C. Baker - June 2022

€189.00 per guest

€94.50 per child

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Cesarina from 2018Location: Catania    Languages: Italian and English
"I have always considered hospitality something important, a source of personal growth and development, through cultural exchange that can also pass through food. I have always loved cooking, since my adolescence, here in my home, inside of a mid-19th century building in the historic center of Catania, a city that with the beauty of its baroque, its climate, its lava soil gives the products a great flavor. "
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