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Cooking Class in Modica and Tasting Modican Chocolate

Cooking Class in Modica and Tasting Modican Chocolate

In a 3-hour class, you will cook a 3 course menu under the close supervision of chef Davide Minerva. You will cook traditional dishes such as “Arancino” filled with grilled eggplants, Ragusano cheese and horse meat,gnocchi with ricotta cheese and pork meat sauce, orange tuile, almond cream, pistachio and Modican chocolate. At the end of the cooking class you will enjoy your special meal.

Baroque, Aromatic Plants And Chocolate

Baroque, Aromatic Plants And Chocolate

Spend a day full of aromas, colours and flavours of ancient Sicily. You will get acquainted with hundreds of aromatic plants and you will taste one of the best kinds of chocolate in the world, made by only those who really know how.

The Program is:
Pick up and transfer will take you to the south-east area of Sicily through the late Baroque Towns, who – se heritage, both for importance and beauty, has been declared World Heritage by the UNESCO. The first stop will be Scicli to visit “Gli Aromi Farm” where the owner Enrico will meet you. This farm cultivates autochthon plants and aromatic herbs. It also holds an important leadership position in sales and marketing, focusing on local species of the Sicilian coast and in particular of the Iblean area. The farm produces more than 120 different varieties of plants and herbs using old traditional methods of manual cultivation. You will sample the different varieties of herbs and see how they are used alongside other local products in Sicilian cooking for lunch.

After lunch transfer to Modica, for a tour on your own, admire picturesque lanes and narrow streets with many old workshops, and the Church of St. George. Visit to the Antica Dolceria Bonajuto, the oldest pastry shop of Sicily, to taste the famous chocolate of Modica. The pastry chef will explain the secrets of Modican chocolate, which is produced with only two ingredients, cacao and sugar.

Wine Tour: Cos & Gulfi Wineries

Wine Tour: Cos & Gulfi Wineries

Enjoy a wine tasting experience in a lush area of olive trees, carobs, almond trees and vines. With the Cos and Gulfi wineries you will discover the Cerasuolo di Vittoria and its uniqueness deeply bound to its climate and the land where it is cultivated.

The program is:
Pick up at hotel by your English speaking driver. You will then be taken to the city of Vittoria to visit the COS Winery. The estate decided to adopt the principles of biodynamic culture. This decision helped the owners find and keep a harmonious balance with nature. Fascinated by ancient cellar practices, COS chose to work with amphorae, clay jars that were used by the ancient Greeks. You will enjoy a tour of the winery and taste some of its wines.

Afterwards, you will be transferred to Chiaramonte Gulfi for a visit of a second winery. Gulfi Winery preserves the land in order to nurture what our forefathers left and taught us: over 2000 years of history and culture. Naturality characterizes their wines, which are the fruit of traditional, organic viticulture and non-invasive vinification. A wine tasting will be held during lunch. Then, a visit of Ragusa Ibla is planned with your driver guide, admiring picturesque lanes and narrow streets with many old workshops. You will also be visiting the church of St. George and tasting typical Sicilian products at Isola nell’Isola. Finally, you will return to the hotel.

Wine & Herbs Tour : Cos & Aromi Farm

Wine & Herbs Tour : Cos & Aromi Farm

If you want to make an unusual tour of wine tasting associated with a visit to an aromatic garden, this is the experience made for you. You will discover the hundreds of scented plants at the Aromi Farm and the singular, wine tasting at Cantina Cos.

The program is:
Pick up at hotel by your English speaking driver. Arrival at “Gli Aromi Farm” where the owner Enrico will meet you. This farm cultivates autochthon plants and aromatic herbs. It also holds an important leadership position in sales and marketing, focusing on local species of the Sicilian coast and in particular of the Iblean area. The farm produces more than 120 different varieties of plants and herbs using old traditional methods of manual cultivation. You will sample the different varieties of herbs and see how they are used alongside other local products in Sicilian cooking for lunch.

You will then be transferred to Vittoria and visit the COS Winery. Today, COS is synonymous with Cerasuolo di Vittoria. Their love for the region and its singular terroir produces some of the finest wines Italy has to offer. The winery decided to adopt the principles of biodynamic culture. This decision helped the owners find and keep a harmonious balance with nature. Fascinated by ancient cellar practices, COS decided to work with amphorae, clay jars that were used by the ancient Greeks.

Then, enjoy lunch at the winery and finally, return to the hotel.

Valle Dell’Acate & Ragusa Ibla

Valle Dell’Acate & Ragusa Ibla

A fantastic wine tour that cleverly combines flavours and Culture. The wines of The Valle dell’Acate tell the story and the beauty of the Sicilian baroque that in Ragusa Ibla finds its maximum expression in the cathedral of San Giorgio and in the noble Palaces found there.

The program is:
Pick up at hotel by your English speaking driver. Arrival in Acate and tour of the Valle dell’Acate Winery. The estate covers over 100 hectares and a large part of it, from 2001 to today, has been replanted with the area’s top wine grape varieties and other international varieties. Valle dell’Acate is able to produce a range of prized, modern and radiant wines such as: Cerasuolo di Vittoria DOC, Moro, Frappato, Insolia, Bidis and the most recent Tané. All these wines are obtained by selecting the best grapes during the major harvest.

Light lunch at winery and drive to Ragusa Ibla to admire with our driver guide picturesque lanes and narrow streets, with many old workshops. You will visit St. George’s Church and taste typical Sicilian products at Isola nell’Isola. Return to the hotel.

Cooking Class at 2* Michelin Starred Restaurant in Ragusa Ibla

Cooking Class at 2* Michelin Starred  Restaurant  in Ragusa Ibla

Quite simply one of the finest culinary experiences available in Sicily.

Join a Michelin starred Chef for a truly unique gourmet cooking class prepared within the luxury confimes of one of Sicily’s finest restaurants. The cooking classes made by Vincenzo Candiano at Locanda Don Serafino match the concept of Michelin starred restaurant, a perfect mix between local product and gourmet cuisine, passing through the original Sicilian recipes with a new concept of food and wellness famous in to the world thanks to Mediterranean diet.

Wilderness & Baroque Tour

Wilderness & Baroque Tour

If you want to live an exciting experience immersed in the wild nature of Sicily and taste great Sicilian desserts then the Sicilian Baroque wonders of Ragusa and Modica, one-day tour is just for you…

This experience is a full day “Wilderness and Baroque Tour” in a Land Rover Defender. This is a guided tour of Ragusa Ibla, Modica and its wild canyon (World Heritage sites of the UNESCO). In Modica, you will have the chance to taste the Cioccolato Modicano (chocolate of Modica), the Gelato Biscotto (ice-cream biscuit) and the Granita Siciliana.

Then, a lunch will be served by the lake shore of Santa Rosalia. Return to the hotel in the afternoon and overnight stay.



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