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Patisserie Class at the Benedictine Monastery

Exclusive tour of the majestic Benedictine Monastery and a class in Sicilian patisserie. Request to Book
  • Easy
  • Everyday
  • ITA - EN
  • Min: 1 Person
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A unique opportunity to immerse yourself in the history of Catania, amongst art, culture and the tradition of sweets. Spend half a day in the exclusive location of the Benedictine Monastery, today a Unesco heritage site and a valuable example of baroque architecture. Here lies the remains of the domus romana and historic lava flows, a Sixteenth Century kitchen - today the university library - and magnificent Eighteenth Century kitchens decorated with splendid Vietri ceramics as well as contemporary designs by G. De Carlo.
After a fascinating stroll through the corridors and cloisters of the monastery it's time to dive into the flavours of the rich patisserie of Sicily. During the cooking class you will prepare some of the most famous Sicilian sweets, focusing particularly on those linked with certain festivities: cannoli, the breasts of the virgin, almond paste, cubbaita, panzerotti with cream, and much more.
At the end of patisserie class you will savour your creations, accompanying them with a sweet wine or almond milk whilst listening to some of the most intriguing stories of these sweets: stories of religion, myth and legend.


Guided tour of the Benedictine Monastery; expert in Sicilian culture and gastronomy who will lead the patisserie class; patisserie class involving the preparation of some of the most popular Sicilian sweets; dessert wine, fruit juices, almond milk; complimentary apron; membership card.

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Everything that is not specified in the "include".

How to reach us

Meeting Point: Piazza Dante, Catania (CT), at the entrance of the Benedictine Monastery.

Booking terms and conditions

An advance payment of 100% of the total amount is required for the reservation. Upon booking, you are kindly requested to write down your phone number and name and address of your hotel or accommodation to be contacted by the organizer, if necessary. If you don't have this information yet, please communicate the information to the organizer the day before the activity.

Cancellation policy

In the case of withdrawal more than 5 days before the activity, refund of 50% of total amount. After this cut-off refund not possible.

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