Start with a visit to the famous Villa Malfitano, constructed by the archeologist, botanist, and ornithologist - Joseph Isaac Whitaker. Then join in with a chef for an excursion of Palermo sourcing local ingredients for your hands-on cooking class.
It’s time to meet our chef who will take you on an adventure exploring one of Palermo’s historic markets (Il Capo, La Vucciria or Borgo Vecchio) where you will purchase all the ingredients necessary to prepare your meal. Along the way, you will also taste some of Palermo’s typical foods, such as “panelle” and “pane con la milza”. Then enjoy a hands-on cooking class in his restaurant followed by lunch.
The dishes you've prepared will be served with just the right Sicilian wine, followed by a dessert accompanied by local biscotti and Sicilian dessert wine.
Our visits of the afternoon includes a visit to Villa Malfitano, by special permission of the Whitaker Foundation. Villa Malfitano was constructed in the late 19th century by the archaeologist, botanist, and ornithologist Joseph Isaac Whitaker. The Villa is surrounded by gardens containing plants that Whitaker collected from all over the world. There are a marvelous variety of tropical, subtropical, and Mediterranean plants here, including the rare blue palm Butia Capitata.
We’ll continue to visit Palermo with the Cathedral, Quattro Canti square, etc. Walk through the streets of the historical center.