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Marsala: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting and Local Products

1. Marsala: Winery Tour with Wine Tasting and Local Products

Marsala is a historical town near the sea in the province of Trapani in Sicily. It is also renowned for its famous DOC wine. The local grapes give life to fine wines that represent the nature of Sicily.  Upon arrival at the winery you will be welcomed by the manager, who will guide you through the production rooms. The visit will continue with the tasting, during which you will have the opportunity to sip the refined wines of Marsala. You will then try a wide range of local products that can be paired with the wine, such as almond cakes, cheese, and bread. At the end of the tour you can buy the delicacies tasted during the experience. 

From Trapani: Stagnone Islands of Marsala Day Trip

2. From Trapani: Stagnone Islands of Marsala Day Trip

Admire the salt pans of Marsala on this day trip from Trapani. Ride through the lagoon on a flat keel boat. Learn the ancient history of the region and find out about traditional salt collection methods.   Meet your guide in Trapani. Sit back and relax in an airconditioned car on the way to the natural reservoir in Marsala. Hop aboard a flat keel boat and sail around the islands of Lunga, Schola, and Santa Maria in the stunning lagoon.  Snap pictures of the old windmills, and capture how the light hits the white and pink salt pans. Look for local wildlife as you glide over the water. Hear about traditional salt collection methods and uncover the region's history. Taste some local products before returning to Trapani. 

Marsala: Private 4-Course Meal in Local's Home

3. Marsala: Private 4-Course Meal in Local's Home

In this immersive private dining experience, you'll enjoy an exclusive cooking demonstration by your Cesarina and savor authentic Italian dishes and flavors. Relax with a glass of regional wine and soak up the warmth and personality of Italian culture, in a local family's home. Cesarina's are Italian locals who have extensive knowledge and experience with traditional cooking. You'll learn about old family recipes, cookbooks, and techniques, passed down for generations, and the secrets to creating delicious Italian meals. There's nothing like the hospitality of a real Italian mamma, so relish the warmth and comfort of this experience. After the cooking demonstration, you'll get to eat a delicious four-course meal, for lunch or dinner, including a starter, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Drinks will include a selection of red and white wines from the region, coffee, and water. As you finish your visit, full of delicious food and family warmth, don't forget to take your souvenir: an official apron to inspire your Italian cooking when you get home.

Marsala: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal

4. Marsala: Market Tour and 4-Course Meal

Uncover the secrets of the Italian cuisine on your travels through Marsala in the company of a local chef who will share with you their family recipes which have been passed down through generations. Start your experience with a visit to the local market. Soak up the unique atmosphere of an Italian food market and learn how to recognize the best products by sight.  When you return to your cook’s home, attend a private cooking demo where your cook will share the secrets of her family cookbook while preparing one of the dishes right in front of you. Sit at an authentic Italian table and enjoy a 4-course seasonal menu including starters, pasta, main course with a side dish, and dessert. Sip on your choice of water, red or white wine, or coffee. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Marsala: Market Tour, Private Home Cooking Class and Dinner

5. Marsala: Market Tour, Private Home Cooking Class and Dinner

Go food shopping like a local, enjoying the distinctive Italian local market and learn how to recognize the best produce from the land. Then immerse yourself in a cooking class at a local home, learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Feel the warmth of Italian hospitality as you connect with local people.

Marsala: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

6. Marsala: Cooking Class at a Local's Home

Arrive at the home of your local expert cook and immerse yourself in a cooking class learning the secrets of the most famous dishes of the region. During the lesson, the cook will reveal the tricks of the trade for three authentic local recipes for a delicious starter, pasta, and dessert. You will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes so you can have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Once the end result is ready, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that will stay with you for life.

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What people are saying about Marsala

Very nice wine tasting. We were all alone and everything was explained to us in detail. The only downside is the plastic cups. Wine should only be drunk from glasses. Otherwise TOP - have been well entertained. Gladly again

The owners went out of their way to accommodate us because we were the only English speaking ones there. They were so kind. The tour, wine tasting and lunch was excellent!

Our guide Alessio was Fantastic. We had a wonderful afternoon with him learning about the salt plans of Western Sicily. Highly recommend this trip.

Very interesting, very knowledgeable guide. The only note, by taking the boat tour to the islands, we thought we would get closer to the salt flats

a really interesting visit and above all accompanied by a professional guide but at the same time friendly and helpful. highly recommended