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Traditions in Ortigia: experiences organized by Algilà

Ortigia, the historic heart of Syracuse, is a setting rich in history and traditions that still shine today. Algilà Ortigia Charme Hotel invites you to live an authentic experience, discovering the cultural roots of Sicily through unique and engaging activities that turn your stay into an unforgettable journey.


Laboratori ed esperienze da fare a Ortigia
Workshops and experiences to do in Ortigia

The Puppet Workshop


The centuries-old art of puppet opera is one of the hidden gems of Sicilian tradition. Pupi are puppets that come to life in epic performances narrated by master Pupari, such as the talented Daniel Mauceri. By taking part in the Puppet Workshop, you will have the opportunity to create your own customized puppet, immersing yourself in the craftsmanship and history of this art form. Not only will you shape your character, but you will also learn the skill of making him move, bringing the ancient tradition of Sicilian puppets to life.


Scopri la storia dei pupi siciliani nel Laboratorio dei Pupi
Learn about the history of Sicilian puppets in the Puppet Workshop


The Ceramics Workshop


Sicilian ceramics is an artistic treasure with ancient roots, inspired by Greek and Roman culture. By participating in the Ceramics Workshop you will immerse yourself in techniques passed down from generation to generation. You will be able to create your own personalized dish, the Sicilian pine cone, a symbol of prosperity and welcome, and learn the history of the traditional moro heads. This is not just an art workshop, but a journey into history and art, where every touch on the clay becomes part of a centuries-old tradition.


Partecipa al laboratorio di ceramica
Take part in the pottery workshop


How to Organize the Experience


Immersed in the traditions of Ortigia, organizing these experiences is easy with the assistance of our dedicated staff. Customize your itinerary, choosing from the options of puppet and pottery workshops, and create a program tailored to your stay. Contact us to find out how to make your time with us a complete immersion in Sicilian culture and art. With Algilà Hotel, every moment is an opportunity to create lasting memories and embrace the authentic traditions of this fascinating island.


ceramiche siciliane
Contact us to book workshops


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