Private Tour of Palazzo Biscari and Cooking ClassPrivate tour of the Palazzo Biscari of Catania, followed by a cooking class where you will prepare dishes inspired by the cuisine of the Baroque period. Request to Book
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A private tour of the Palazzo Biscari of Catania, one of the most important noble residences of eastern Sicily, followed by an exclusive cooking class focused on Baroque period cuisine and an unforgettable lunch, with the opportunity to taste all the dishes prepared during the cooking class.
The construction of the Palazzo Biscari, started after the disastrous earthquake of 1693, went on for more than a century, involving the work of some of the most important sculptors, architects and decorators of the time. The end result is a building of more than 600 rooms, finished with stucco and precious ceramics.
During the tour of the palace you will admire the beautiful ceramic floors of the masters of Vietri, the ballroom (a triumph of stucco, frescoes and mirrors in the style of rococo) and the suite with its fine wood panelling, inlays, mirrors, paintings, porcelains and chinoiserie.
After the visit it's time to start the cooking class at a typical restaurant, just a short walk from Palazzo Biscari. It will be a unique opportunity to learn about the curious and almost forgotten history of Sicilian Baroque cuisine and how it has been integrated into today's Sicilian gastronomy. You will prepare a complete menu that will bring back to life the Baroque caponata with fish and cocoa, flan of macaroni, stuffed sardines, breaded aubergine, and much more!
And now the moment you've been waiting for - lunch, with all the dishes you have prepared during the cooking lesson, all washed down with fine wines of Etna.
This is a private tour, for which we require a minimum of 10 participants.
Tour of the Palazzo Biscari of Catania, Baroque cooking class, lunch.
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Meeting point: Piazza Duomo, Catania. You will meet the guide in front of the fountain which is in the centre of the square.
To make a reservation you must pay the total amount.
Withdrawal is allowed up to 5 days before the service. In this case 50% of the amount paid will be refunded. Beyond this cut-off time there is no refund.