Palermo Half Day Cooking Class and Local Market Tour

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Youth and Family, Local Experience, Hiking and Walking, Food and Wine


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 4



English (fluent), French (conversational), Italian (fluent)

Sicilian Private Cooking Course

Let's go to the most beautiful historical market of Palermo to buy the food together, and then, after a nice walking tour of 15 minutes we arrive home, a nice and charming location inside a building of XVII century. There we will have our hands on cooking class, while we also taste some local specialties such as cheeses, olives and Sicilian wines.

We will prepare for typical courses, sweet included, and then we will have lunch together. It will an unforgettable experience to taste the best local and just seasonal ingredients joined together for having terrific meals.

Vegetarian, gluten free and vegan meal on request in advance are available.


We meet at the Piazza Verdi and we go to Capo market to buy the food together. Then we go home walking for about 20 minutes through the most beautiful area and sites of the historical centre.

Arriving home we will arrange for the cooking class, you will have an apron and a cooking knife each, over a single position at the table.
But first of all, you will have a glass of good Sicilian wine as ''welcome home'', and so we can start. The class is hands on, but also not, if you want just looking, so up to you! And while preparing our 4 typical Sicilian dishes, we taste some very good local food such as a selection of Sicilian cheeses, olives, very good firewood cooked bread. Everything in a very charming and familiar atmosphere.
After having prepared our 4 dishes, mainly prepared on seasonal products (first and second dish, appetizer and side dish, Sicilian pie), you will sit comfortably at the table for having your meal with a selection of Sicilian wines. You will keep your recipes and certificate as well!

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Meeting point in Piazza Verdi at the stairs of theater Massimo.

Different meeting point are possible, just on request, and may incur an extra cost. Please contact me before booking.

If the booking is for an afternoon cooking class: meeting point at 05:00 p.m. in Piazza San Domenico at the entry to the department store LA RINASCENTE.

End location: the tour finishes nearby Piazza San Domenico

Duration: 5 hours


This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: - Market tour, walking tour back home from the market, tasting of Sicilian specialities during the class and wine too, lunch and a selection of Sicilian wines to choose.
- Also included is my time for cooking and the service.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

30 Eur - For any extra food or items you may wish to purchase at the market.
Or, for any special or extra items you may wish to have for the cooking class.

What’s Extra

Other: - Pick up and drop off to any location in the city or outside the city (max 50 km far from the center). Please contact me before in case you ask this service.-
- Any personal purchases or expenses

*Other meeting spots (such as hotels, cruise ship port, etc, are possible but may incur an extra cost. Please contact me for the details before booking.


I am not a licensed guide and will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.

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