The secrets of tomato sauce, Piazza Armerina

The itinerary offers a challenging but enriching sensorial day to discover the Sicilian red vegetable: the tomato, the base of many typical Sicilian dishes. The experience starts from the fields and ends with a cooking class organized for you!

The experience starts right from the fields, from picking the tomatoes, to the kitchen where you will attend a cooking class organized just for you. From late July to mid-August, many Sicilian families dedicate their time in preparing tomato preserves which last them a whole year. The tomato should be picked, cleaned, cooked and bottled as tradition requie and it also represents a way of reliving a time of family gathering.  It is possible to live this experience at an ancient farm a few kilometers from the historic center of Piazza Armerina where you can participate in both the harvesting and the preparation of the so-called “sarsa” (sauce) that will then be used as a seasoning for the dish that you are going to taste later.

When lunch is over, we recommend a visit to the historic center of Piazza Armerina or Aidone for a walk through the streets of the center enjoying the lights of the sunset after an intense day of work and emotions.  Finally, it is advisable overnighting  at one of the excellent facilities of the area.

For more information on opening hours of museums, exhibitions and archaeological sites or for guided tours (languages spoken by specialized guides: English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Catalan and Greek), please contact the company STS-Tourist services or the consortium COPAT (via Cavour 4 – open from Monday to Friday from 10 to 13 and from 16 to 18. Info: 3358432056- 3510358216) or the travel agency Agieo of Piazza Armerina or the Tourist Association Pro Loco Mosaici of Piazza Armerina (Piazza Boris Giuliano 48. la Pro Loco di Aidone.


  • starting at € 25,00 per person


  • Harvesting tomatoes on the farm
  • Lunch served with local dishes


  • Transfer service to/from point of departure (to be defined)
  • Guided tour of Piazza Armerina or Aidone
  • All not included in “Include”

LANGUAGES : Italiano, inglese, francese
DURATION (hours) : dalle 5 alle 8 ore
AVAILABILITY’: su richiesta nel periodo estivo

To this experiential activity it is possible to associate also one of the following:

-organic vegetable garden lesson
-processing of ricotta cheese with final tasting
-olive harvest with final tasting
-beekeeping lesson
-horseback riding
-the discovery of the “Ennese Piacentinu” cheese at a local dairy farm
-a visit to saffron fields on a farm

Discover  a wide range of cultural, naturalistic, archaeological/historical itineraries, tasting itineraries, celebrations and town feasts as well as the experiential itineraries of the Goddess of Morgantina Tourist District. 


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