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Sometimes the best of plans don’t work out, but Alessia of Smile and Food came to the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
New Jersey
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Absolute highlight!

Just when I thought Italy couldn't get any better, this cooking class took it to a whole new level... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Jen S
Shanghai, China
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Sicilian cooking classes. Street food tour. Wine Tasting around Sicily. Personal Chef service in Sicily. Special meals: gluten free, lactose-free, vegetarian and vegan. First step of the cooking class the food tour around the street market in...more
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Via Rodi 13, 96100, Syracuse, Sicily, Italy
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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Sometimes the best of plans don’t work out, but Alessia of Smile and Food came to the rescue. After planning from at home and corresponding with Alessia, we finally arrived at the port of Siracusa where her delightful husband, Damiano, picked us up for a...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just when I thought Italy couldn't get any better, this cooking class took it to a whole new level! I travelled by bus from Catania on my way to Noto and met Alessia at her house. We began the class with a lovely walk to...More

Thank Jen S
Reviewed 13 June 2018

Our inter-generational group of five spent a fabulous day with Alessia in Ortigia, the historic quarter of Siracusa – and meeting her was one of the highlights of our two-week self-guided tour of Sicily. Alessia is a dynamo: she is a tireless and passionate advocate...More

Thank Lesley C
Reviewed 17 May 2018

Alessia met the four of us at our hotel and escorted us to the open air market, where she introduced us to vendors of all kinds of seafood, cheese, wine, produce, people she'd known all her life. They served us generous samples and we learned...More

Thank GaryOfSeattle
Reviewed 2 May 2018 via mobile

Alessia is one of those amazingly vibrant people that you never forget! My husband and I learned so much about the Sicilian culture from her! We called Alessia before 9 a.m. on Saturday morning and even though her day was going to be very busy,...More

Thank Diane B
Reviewed 15 April 2018

This was a real highlight of our trip. My husband and I and our 4.5 year old daughter spent the morning with Alessia - at the market tasting and then cooking at her house nearby - and then we ate lunch together. Alessia judged the...More

Thank Vicky C
Reviewed 10 November 2017

I traveled with a group from USA that has been to Sicily many times. We had a lunch prepared by Allissa that was excellent. That evening she taught us how to prepare arincini. She was an excellent teacher and has a wonderful sense of humor

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Thank Docrubin
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Alessia is full of energy, enthusiasm and knowledge of Sicilian food and cooking. Our food and cooking tour with Alessia was the highlight of our Sicily trip. experience

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Thank Gary F
Reviewed 6 November 2017

As organizer I requested a meal prepared at our villa for 21 people and Alessia came prepared to put together a wonderful evening. With multiple appetizers and 2 main courses, and a delicious dessert, everyone was very pleased. She paired the food with local wines...More

Thank GarryandMo
Reviewed 26 October 2017

My husband and I enjoyed Alessia's Sicilian Bread and Pizza Master Class at a villa in the countryside near the town of Palazzolo Acreide about 45 minutes from Syracuse. Alessia arranged transportation for us. I knew from my first communication with Alessia that this activity...More

Thank Mary L
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6 July 2018|
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Response from AlessiaSmileandfood | Property representative |
Hi! Sorry I didn't see your question...please give me your email address or contact me by phone or email. Alessia
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9 May 2018|
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Response from Diane B | Reviewed this property |
To find out about her price for a family of 3 and if she has an opening, go to Alessia's webpage at smileandfood. You can ask Alessia your question on the page in Web Instant Messenger and get her response very quickly. Good... More
27 January 2017|
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Response from AlessiaSmileandfood | Property representative |
Hi Susan! Thanks for your require. The cost all inclusive for the class with the street market tour is of 90€. The school is close the market about 3-4 minutes of walking. If you would like a class I’ll be very happy to pick... More
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