TO HOUSE OF CILLA

Palermo, Italy

Experience hosted by Marco

  1. 5 hours
  2. Hosted in Italian and English
Once-in-a-lifetime
Guests say it's special and unique.
Super storytelling
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What you'll do

We will begin our early morning experience by meeting at "Porta Carini", the gateway to one of the most famous markets of the city, il Capo. We will go along the alleys of the market, full of merchandise, and here we will buy everything we need to make together the menu you have chosen. Among the stalls full of goods, between colors and voices you will have the impression of being in one of the souks of any Muslim city. Visiting a market in Palermo is a multicultural experience, they fully express the multifaceted and cosmopolitan culture of Palermo. After our purchases, we will move towards my house, which is just a few minutes from Piazza Politeama. Here our experience will continue with the preparation of the dishes. Under my supervision my kitchen will become the scenery of your culinary creations. Sicilian cuisine, considered one of the most creative and spectacular in the world, is closely linked to the historical, cultural and religious events of the island. From the appetizer to the dessert I will tell you the origin and the history of each dish, and this will be a reason for comparison and exchange between our cultures.
We will begin our early morning experience by meeting at "Porta Carini", the gateway to one of the most famous markets of the city, il Capo. We will go along the alleys of the market, full of merchandise, and here we will buy everything we need to make together the menu you have chosen. Among the stalls full of goods, between colors and voices you will have the impression of being in one of the souks of any Muslim city. Visiting a market in Paler…

What's included

  • Food
    Complete menu from appetizer to dessert cooked together
  • Drinks
    Wine and water to the meal

Meet your Host, Marco

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 119 Reviews
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Hello, I'm Marco and I'm a financial promoter, but in my free time I dedicate myself to my biggest passion: cooking. I love cooking and receiving guests in my house, which according to friends is warm and welcoming. I organize nice lunch where guests can participate and see for yourself how the most famous and tasty typical Sicilian dishes are prepared and then savor them comfortably seated at the table in a friendly and convivial atmosphere. Friendliness and excellent cuisine will be the ideal side dish to our experience, all washed down with a good local wine.
Hello, I'm Marco and I'm a financial promoter, but in my free time I dedicate myself to my biggest passion: cooking. I love cooking and receiving guests in my house, which according to friends is warm and welcoming. I organize nice lunch where guests can participate and see for yourself how the most famous and tasty typical Sicilian dishes are prepared and then savor them comfortably seated at the table in a friendly and convivial atmosphere. Friendliness and excellent cuisine will be the ideal…
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Where you'll be

We will visit the typical markets of Palermo, Ballarò, Capo, Vucciria and Borgo Vecchio. During the journey we will make two stops (optional) where you can enjoy a typical Sicilian beer or a glass of local wine accompanied by typical appetizers. Basically, the market has always been a special place for the sale of meat, but today we can find from fruit to fresh vegetables exposed on the tables arranged in a folk style.

Rated 4.97 out of 5 from 119 reviews.

Matteo
January 2022
Had a great time with Marco, was an amazing experience to learn from him and after enjoy the delicious food. We went to the market to buy fresh veggies and other things to prepare at his house. He has a special cooking studio in his house, so all you need to cook. He taught me how to make my pasta dishes creamy and also made my own cannoli, so now I can also make it at home. Can really commend this cooking class with Marco!
Petra
December 2021
Marco was fantastic! We loved our cooking lesson and learned so many useful tips and tricks from him. He went well over and beyond what we expected and we thoroughly enjoyed our little adventure. Grazie mille Marco, until next time!
Lukáš
December 2021
The cooking school with Marco was an unforgettable moment, where we fully enjoyed the energetic approach of the teacher, stories, the tips for effective food preparation and, of course, the good wine. I recommend this experience to all of you who want to at least partially knows the Sicilian cuisine, meet new people, laugh and sit at the table with excellent food! Less pressure, more passion! Grazie di cuire, Marco! ❤️
Jakub
December 2021
I even can’t find words how to express my gratitude for this experience. This was absolutely the best thing we could spend our money on. Marco 🇮🇹is so charming, knowledgable, funny and kind person. The cooking part of the day was the greatest thing - aprons on, wine 🍷into glasses, get ready - Marco will walk you through several dishes which you make you fall in love with Sicily. Thank you Marco for making our Christmas time in Palermo special and for taking us to your home .
Brad
December 2021
Marco was superb! the whole adventure of gathering fresh ingredients at the market, through to preparation, then...dining was so much fun. He is the real thing!
Sal
December 2021
Marco is a charming, friendly and knowledgeable chef. He guided us through the market explaining what to look for to pick the best and freshest ingredients. His home and kitchen are delightful and our lesson in preparing and cooking was fantastic. l loved it. I would highly recommend his experience cooking wonderful Sicilian food. Bravo

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    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Thu, Jan 27
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Fri, Jan 28
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Sat, Jan 29
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Sun, Jan 30
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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  • Mon, Jan 31
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
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Things to know

Guest requirements

Guests must be of legal drinking age to be served alcohol.
Guests ages 18 and up can attend, up to 4 guests total.
All participants must wear a protective face covering and practice social distancing.

What to bring

comfortable shoes, a smile

Cancellation policy

Cancel up to 7 days before the Experience start time for a full refund, or within 24 hours of booking as long as the booking is made more than 48 hours before the start time.