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From Catania: Full-Day Sailing Cruise with Lunch

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    Pass By: Porto di Catania - Molo di Levante, 95121 Catania, Province of Catania, Italy

    Thanks to the professionalism of our friendly skippers, on the same routes of Ulysses, you will discover the wonders of the Cyclops’ Riviera, visiting the marine reserve of Acitrezza. It’s here that Mount Etna Was born 500.000 years ago!


    First stop

    H10.00 am: Departure from the pier “Diporto Nautico Etneo” in the port of Catania, on board our sailboat Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 34.2, accompanied by our skipper.

    Sailing or motor according to the weather and sea conditions. During the day you will learn the basics of sailing.


    Second stop

    Passing close to Ulysses’ Caves. These caves were formed in a beautiful lava cliff overlooking the sea.  The colors of the backdrops are gorgeous, from blue to green to blue water. During this stop, you can have the first swim of the day. We will give you a mask and flippers to do snorkelling.


    Third stop

    Sail to the fishing port of Acitrezza, passing under the medieval castle of Acicastello. Spectacular the view of the castle by the sea. You can observe the characteristic “pillow lavas” found under the castle and due to the rapid cooling of submarine eruptions.

    Once docked at the port of Acitrezza we [will accompany you to take the pedalo (included), the only way to be able to go inside the marine reserve “Cyclops’ Islands”.


    Fourth stop


    Returning to the boat, we] will offer you a lunch that includes: appetizer with typical flavors of the volcano, a first fish course, fruit, and local wine.


    Fifth stop


    During the return sailing, if weather and marine conditions are favorable you will have the opportunity to have a swim in the open sea.


    You'll be back around 6.00 p.m., really satisfied to have lived an unforgettable experience in enchanting places.

    You don't need any particular equipment, just a swimsuit, and clothing according to the season and the fact that in the sea when there is wind so you could feel cold, sun cream and a hat.

    If you suppose to suffer seasickness we suggest you take pills and patches before the tour. If you don’t have the equipment required we will provide the necessary, ask for it when you book.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    porto di Catania, 95100 Catania, Italy
    Departure Time
    • mon-sun 10am
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Full-day sailing boat cruise
    • Visit to the Grotta Azzurra and Isola Bella
    • Snorkeling equipment
    • Full lunch with wine tasting
    • Bose sound system with Bluetooth on board the boat
    • Bathroom with shower and external shower facilities on board the boat
    • Lunch
    • Alcoholic Beverages
    • Towels and sun cream
    • Transportation (can be arranged on request)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Wear comfortable shoes
    • Bring sunscreen and hat
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    By: Curioseety
    192 Reviews
    Amazing experience on all fronts!
    This cooking experience is as good as it gets. Paola and Tisiano are gracious, lively and informative. Immediately felt at home with them. Their home is a converted olive mill and is stunning. We made pasta (will keep working on my technique) and learned a handful of secrets of Italian cooking from Paola. Food and wine were abundant and all in all, it was more than we could have asked for.
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    Alison K
    Brilliant day thank you so much ladies fabulous 😘 Wonderful experience and delicious lunch great setting
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    Porirua, New Zealand
    Appalling - he cancelled and still hasn't sent refund
    I booked and paid for this, booked a rental car to get there, and was really looking forward to it. The night before the course he sent a message "hello sorry too short notice we have to cancel and reufnd you". I asked about doing the next night instead, but he replied "sorry we won t be available untill the end of the week.i m going to cancel and refund you now ok". So the excuses were different. That was 7 weeks ago and I still don't have a refund. Extremely disappointing because his cancellation late on the night before meant we couldn't book into anything else. I would not recommend booking this.
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    Barcelona, Spain
    Lovely experience
    My husband I spent an evening with Irene making pasta. The experience was amazing. In addition to learning how to make different types of pasta, we learned about some history and culture. We had great conversations with Irene and the dinner afterwards was awesome. Irene and Eugene made very tasty appetizers and dessert to go along with the pasta we made. It's a full evening and we were there for more than 3 hours. This is a must-do! Also, use the GPS coordinates to get there. We used the address and Waze couldn't quite get us there. This is out in the country and a car is necessary.
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    Kamala, Thailand
    Authentic Modena food and fun cooking experience
    He usually hosts home cooking experience for a small intimate group from party of 2 to 6 max. His mom is there to show you how then you are going to do it yourself. My Chinese dumpling making skills come in handy :) He changes menu according to season and guest preferences which is super great. I walked away with a full belly and a happy soul.
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    Geneva, Switzerland
    An authentic cooking experience in the heart of Toscana
    The friendly and warm welcome we received from the family of Antonietta was an icing to the sumptuous Tuscan cuisine she taught and help us prepared.
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    Bad Experience
    Booked this cooking class well in advanced. Really looked forward to it. The night before the event, the organizer shoot us a message that they have too little bookings for it to take place. We surely understand this, but if we would have known that before we would have organzied something else to do. You wouldnt do that late in the night before. Thats the first thing, 2nd. we still waiting for the already payed course refund!!
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    Sylvie M
    Ottawa, Canada
    We arrived at the posted location only to see that they were closed. We were directed to another location. Good thing we had lots of spare time. The company Acetaia Malpighi were wonderful and were unaware of this tour. They say all tours and tastings are free.
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    Rosemary P
    Long Beach, California
    Really charming evening!
    Paola and Tisiano are charming and experienced hosts and their home, renovated from an old olive mill is stunning. Paola is an artist as she describes the mixing of flavors colors and balancing elements. We made some homemade pasta and assisted with other dishes. Wine was plentiful, the other guests very good fun and the meal was a masterpiece! Worth twice the price!
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    Guildford, United Kingdom
    All tastings and tours here are free of charge (and great so please do go!) however don’t fall into the trap of paying online here as it’s a scam and not required. Just turn up to the shop in the centre of Modena or the factory just outside to get the same experience for free.
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    A Fabulous tour
    The walking tour was fabulous! Fulvio and his assistant are so lovely and knowledgeable. It was the first time I visited Palermo, and I’ve learned so much about this city from them. We also had a lot of delicious street food on that day! I highly recommend it!
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    Dubai, United Arab Emirates
    Do not use this company. I booked and paid a workshop 'Salsa like a local" night before the assigned day. The next day morning I contacted them just to confirm. They had no idea I made such a booking first of all and then they said it is too late to book and they will refund me back. I sent them couple of messages to urge the refund but haven't received any responses nor the promised refund. Shame.
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    Donald Z
    Marble cave Jeep tour
    I rate it a top tour. Very well done and quite exciting to see. The two hour tour is the best as it covers a number of sites on the mountain.
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    Red Bank, New Jersey
    Fantastic dinner with a fantastic group!
    Lorenzo was amazing and may be one of the only people in the world to be able to show my wife how to cook! We both had a fantastic time getting to learn and at the same time meet people from all over!
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    Zurich, Switzerland
    Great experience
    What a incredible way of learning how to make pasta with a wonderful family in Sardinia. Irene was so nice to meet and learn from. Definitely the best part of our trip to Sardinia!
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