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Stand Up Paddle S U P a Siracusa chiedi per orari differenti
We use rigid SUP boards, stable and professionals equipments, not the poor quality inflatables, if it’s your first time on a Stand up Paddle and you are willing to have a total summery experience, this is the right one for you! (ASK FOR DIFFERENT HOURS OF THE DAY WE CAN MAKE AT Sunrise or Sunset or whenever you want ) Depends on wind and sea conditions. We'll meet at the Siracusa small port. From there, depending on the wind and on the weather conditions, we will go around the famous Ortigia island or straight to the caves. Ortigia is one of the most characteristic islands of the Sicilian East Coast and you can have an amazing view over the entire ancient harbor and castle of Siracusa from the sea! I exceptionally decided to give you an option: If the day is good for waves, we can transform our SUP experience into a surfing one, going to the closest surfing spot - it's up to you! Other things to note Sunscreen and a hat, a t-shirt, to avoid to be sun burnt
Tastes of Sicily at Our Farm
We invite you to spend a relaxing day on our organic farm in Sicily, surrounded by Citrus, Almonds and Olive trees. Enjoy a day of nature, incredible views, friendly people, great food and wine! Upon arrival, we'll walk around the estate so you can see our citrus gardens and olive grove. We'll visit the gardens to gather some ingredients for our lunch, and then enjoy a fresh meal prepared by Annarella. You'll find out how traditional Sicilian cuisine is simple, fresh, and delicious. Depending on the season, we might pick olives, wild asparagus, wild herbs, oranges, lemons, etc.. During lunch (or dinner in summer when it is too hot for lunch) we will taste our cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, a tasting of our red wine Nero d'Avola or a white Wine Inzolia to finish with our Limoncello handmade of course Other things to note Families are welcome. If you don't have a car, there are several buses and trains to Noto. Searching online: INTERBUS,AST orTRENITALIA for time schedule. When you arrive in Noto, we will pick you up.
Avventura di vela classica ad Ortigia
We will cruise the waters of Siracusa enjoying the sights of Ortigia on board of my Tahiti Ketch, a 30 feet classic sailboat designed in U.S.A. in 1922. According to the weather conditions we will lead to the Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio where we will stop for swimming, sorrounded by nature. We sometime meet dolphins and other sea creatures in this area. While we will be sailing I would like you to help me trying your hand at ruddering Fiesta and trimming the sails with me, as part of the crew. Then we will celebrate the sunset with a nice aperitif in the bay, having a delicious tasting of food and wines made by local farmers and producers. That is the best way to enjoy our sunset. Be aware the route might be changed according to the weather conditions. Other things to note This experience is for everyone and it is an easy way to relax and, at the same time, live the sea for a day. This is also an environmentally friendly sea experience.
Cucina con noi pasta fresca e arancini
I will welcome you to the cooking school which is located in a very nice location very close to Ortigia, at "Siracusa e dintorni". Then we will immediately start to get our hands in the dough, because I will teach you how to make Sicilian pasta and arancini with ragù sauce or vegetarian! Then we will move on to the preparation of the most famous Sicilian sauce in the world, the tomato sauce that we will transform into the summer Norma sauce !!! So what are you waiting for? Book your cooking experience !d start to taste the Sicilian smells and flavors that you will never forget !!!
Siracusa's Archeological tour & "cannoloterapy"
The experience will take place inside the monumental Neapolis Archaeological Park of Syracuse, a grandiose World Heritage Site that contains the most important classical, Greek and Roman testimonies of this millenary city. In particular, the walk will unleash the wonderful Greek Theater, the lush "Latomia of Paradise", the legendary and surprising "Ear of Dionysius", the magnificent sacrificial altar of Hieron 2nd, the Roman Amphitheater. So after having "tasted" the story, we will move to a nearby and famous local confectioner craftsman to finish the tour with a "sweetness" and Sicilian delicacy: the ricotta cannoli; prepare according to tradition. An all-Sicilian ritual and myth. Other things to note Comfortable shoes and hats are recommended Fee Entrance tickets to the Archaeological Park are not included in the price shown here.

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Street Food Tour in Ortigia Syracuse
On our 2.5 hours Street Food Tour you'll see the highlights of the historic center of Siracusa and taste lots of local specialties. The tour always have vegetarian options! See some of the main sights of the city, including Via Cavour, the Giudecca, the Local Market, Piazza Duomo, and more. While you stroll around the beating heart of Siracusa I’ll take you to taste the famous Arancino, a traditional rice ball with ragú (bolognese sauce) that will tickle your taste buds. Savor mouthwatering Panino, stop by one of Italian most famous mozzarella maker, to taste the traditional cheeses and the best panino you will have in your life. As part of our 4th stops, taste the real Sicilian “cannolo” (with ricotta cheese). It just tastes like heaven! Finally, while we walk through the magnificent Piazza Duomo, taste several flavors of the real Sicilian ¨Granita with Brioche¨, (almond is my favorite one!) from one of the most traditional pastry shop of the city! Do not miss the chance to learn all about Sicilian heritage. I’ll be pleased to share all the secrets of our beloved city! Other things to note: Drinks are not included. The food is included in the price. Small group tour up to 10 people. Wear comfortable shoes.
By boat between the sea caves and Syracuse
Saliti in barca partiremo alla scoperta delle splendide acqua di Siracusa. Circumnavigando l’isola di ortigia e la costa nord verso le grotte marine. Entreremo all’interno delle grotte marine per sentire gli odori e vedere le bellezze della costa siracusana.
Vendicari Walk and Wine Farm Adventure
10:00* Meeting at the train Station of Siracusa and departing to Noto district. 10:30 - 15:30 Arrival at the Vendicari Nature Reserve and departing by foot for 5 hours slow guided walk (8km). We will reach the Calamosche beach, relax by the sea and have a picnic there. 15:30 - 17:00 Departing for guided tour at the local family-run winery and cellar. Wine tasting accompanied with some typical Sicilian products. *possible to extend our day and visit typical fisherman village of Marzamemi and try the best granita ever! *in summer tour hours will be adapted to the weather conditions
Stand Up Paddle S U P a Siracusa chiedi per orari differenti
We use rigid SUP boards, stable and professionals equipments, not the poor quality inflatables, if it’s your first time on a Stand up Paddle and you are willing to have a total summery experience, this is the right one for you! (ASK FOR DIFFERENT HOURS OF THE DAY WE CAN MAKE AT Sunrise or Sunset or whenever you want ) Depends on wind and sea conditions. We'll meet at the Siracusa small port. From there, depending on the wind and on the weather conditions, we will go around the famous Ortigia island or straight to the caves. Ortigia is one of the most characteristic islands of the Sicilian East Coast and you can have an amazing view over the entire ancient harbor and castle of Siracusa from the sea! I exceptionally decided to give you an option: If the day is good for waves, we can transform our SUP experience into a surfing one, going to the closest surfing spot - it's up to you! Other things to note Sunscreen and a hat, a t-shirt, to avoid to be sun burnt
Tour culturale in bici alla scoperta dell'isola di Ortigia
Tour culturale in bici, ad anello, alla scoperta della storia e delle bellezze archeologiche e storico-artistiche di Ortigia, centro storico di Siracusa. Partiremo dal punto noleggio bici "Cicli Valente" e lì concluderemo il nostro tour, dopo aver scoperto, apprezzato ed esplorato insieme i posti più belli della magica isola di Ortigia. L'eventuale costo per il noleggio della bicicletta, non è incluso nel prezzo del servizio.
Two hours boat tour in Syracuse
Ci ritroveremo presso l’infopoint Syracuse Excursion e da lì saliremo in barca.partendo dallo spettacolare canale di ortigia andremo a visitare l’intera costa di Siracusa da nord a sud. Le belle paesaggistiche e storiche vi lasceranno senza fiato. Cullati dalla barca e dal profumo del mare ci addentreremo tra le rocciose coste della parte nord e sud della costa di Siracusa. Immancabile ovviamente la sosta per fare un bagno nelle cristalline acque.
Tastes of Sicily at Our Farm
We invite you to spend a relaxing day on our organic farm in Sicily, surrounded by Citrus, Almonds and Olive trees. Enjoy a day of nature, incredible views, friendly people, great food and wine! Upon arrival, we'll walk around the estate so you can see our citrus gardens and olive grove. We'll visit the gardens to gather some ingredients for our lunch, and then enjoy a fresh meal prepared by Annarella. You'll find out how traditional Sicilian cuisine is simple, fresh, and delicious. Depending on the season, we might pick olives, wild asparagus, wild herbs, oranges, lemons, etc.. During lunch (or dinner in summer when it is too hot for lunch) we will taste our cold-pressed extra virgin olive oil, a tasting of our red wine Nero d'Avola or a white Wine Inzolia to finish with our Limoncello handmade of course Other things to note Families are welcome. If you don't have a car, there are several buses and trains to Noto. Searching online: INTERBUS,AST orTRENITALIA for time schedule. When you arrive in Noto, we will pick you up.
Tour culturale di Ortigia
Andremo alla scoperta delle bellezze archeologiche e storico-artistiche di Ortigia, il centro storico di Siracusa. Partiremo dal Tempio di Apollo, per raggiungere, quindi, la meravigliosa Piazza Duomo e termineremo il tour alla mitica Fonte Aretusa. La durata del tour sarà di circa 90 minuti.
Gastronomic day in Syracuse with a sicilian mother
Ortigia market tour, cooking class and tasting in a sicilian villa . We will meet at 9.30 in front of the church of San Paolo in via dell'Apollonion , ORTIGIA.The activity will begin with a pleasant walk on the street of the Ortigia market where I will show you the ingredients to prepare the best local recipes and explain how to use them. We'll shop the food for our cooking lesson . The tour to the market lasts about an hour and then we will go to my house for the cooking class We will prepare a delicious complete menu that you can taste in the garden.Follow me “Teresa Zimmitti Cesarina di Siracusa Sicilia” ◼️I will personally take care of the transport of up to 4 people, included in the price. The return to the city will be by taxi,that I can book you ▪️My villa is a 15-minute drive from Siracusa.(via Isole Molucche Arenella) The return trip is extra
Boat ride on Ortigia island and caves
Vi porteremo tra i paesaggi più suggestivi dell'isola di Ortigia, alla scoperta delle scogliere d'oro e delle famose grotte di mare. Avrete anche l'opportunità di tuffarvi nelle nostre acque cristalline e ammirare tutte le meraviglie che il mare offre. Autres remarques Vi aspettiamo per questa bellissima e unica esperienza da non perdere
Etna walk and taste Tour from Siracusa
We spend a day on the highest active volcano in Europe. We're going to learn about her naturalistic and folkloric aspects and to sample some of its typical gastronomic products. We meet in Syracuse and head towards Sapienza refuge where we make a quick stop before hike starts We walk for about 1.5-2 hours on the edge of the off side craters and we will reach the top of one of the Silvestri craters where we enjoy amazing views The second stop will be a visit to a suggestive lava tube, typical cave formed by fluid lava flows The third and last stop is a sampling of true yummy sicilian products at a local farm that was a wine press in past This experience is for those who prefer easy and low-physical effort tours
Nature Connection Hike
This day will be a full day immersion into Sicilian Nature and an opportunity for you to slow down and allow Sicilian Nature enter your body through all your senses. You will be transferred to Hyblean mountains area (30 minutes drive). These Mountains of white limestone rocks are characterised by gentle slopes and rivers, forming many deep canyons. Numerous lands are intermingled with dry stone walls typical of south-eastern Sicily. In 6 hours slow guided hike you will enjoy the beauty of Sicilian landscape including breathtaking archeological sites and meeting many Mediterranean plants. You also will learn how to identify common species of aromatic and medicinal herbs through observation, touch, smell and comparison. In additional, I would like to invite you to practise Mindful Walking and try to awake our senses in the Nature. As we connect with these senses, it's a chance to participate in a fuller way with life! 9:00* - Meeting at the train station of Siracusa 10:00 - 16:00 Nature Connection hike in one of the most beautiful Reserve of the area. *in summer tour hours will be adapted to the weather conditions
Partita di tennis con Luigi
Mi renderò disponibile a prendere l'ospite a casa per portarlo al campo da tennis. Fornirò racchette e palline da tennis. Giocheremo insieme per il tempo richiesto dall'ospite (minimo 1 h massimo 2 h). Alla fine della partita riaccompagnerò l'ospite a casa.
Coastal walk & swimming on Sunset
On this walk you will experience the spectacular scenery of Nature Reserve of Plemmirio located on Peninsula Maddalena just 10 km away from Siracusa. Its waters, ranging from emerald green to the turquoise of the deepest points host a rich and suggestive marine biodiversity among fascinating caves. After meeting at the train station of Siracusa we will go to Plemmirio Nature Reserve (20 min). We will walk on 8 km gorgeous trail which has numerous access points to the sea including some secret local spots to swim. On this rocky path we will meet diversified Mediterranean flora and archeological ruins. At the end of the walk we will enjoy an amazing view on sunset, have some local snacks, and if we are lucky, observe some wild birds. In summer tour hours will be adapted to the weather conditions.
Avventura di vela classica ad Ortigia
We will cruise the waters of Siracusa enjoying the sights of Ortigia on board of my Tahiti Ketch, a 30 feet classic sailboat designed in U.S.A. in 1922. According to the weather conditions we will lead to the Marine Protected Area of Plemmirio where we will stop for swimming, sorrounded by nature. We sometime meet dolphins and other sea creatures in this area. While we will be sailing I would like you to help me trying your hand at ruddering Fiesta and trimming the sails with me, as part of the crew. Then we will celebrate the sunset with a nice aperitif in the bay, having a delicious tasting of food and wines made by local farmers and producers. That is the best way to enjoy our sunset. Be aware the route might be changed according to the weather conditions. Other things to note This experience is for everyone and it is an easy way to relax and, at the same time, live the sea for a day. This is also an environmentally friendly sea experience.