Cookery in Cefalù

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Cefalù - The cookery school is here, at Villa Palamara

ONE WEEK SICILIAN COOKERY COURSE ITINERARY

This culinary program has been designed for lovers of Sicily and all that it represents – the charming Medieval towns, the centuries old traditions, the people and their culture, the art and – of course – the great food and wine!! We have created a week dedicated to the secrets and traditions of Sicilian cookery and surrounding territory. We will teach guests how to prepare some of the most representative recipes of the culinary tradition of Sicily. We will introduce you to the historic and architectonic beauty of this big Island with excursions to the spectacular towns of Palermo and Monreale, the splendid Norman town of Cefalù, the traditional Medival villages of the Madonie Mountains and to the amazing town of Taormina. You will also enjoy visits to local producers of olive of oil, wine, cheese, cakes and the traditional “Manna”

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DAY ONE – Sunday

° Arrival at the International Palermo Airport
° Transfer at pre-arranged time to Palermo city and check in to a charming four or five stars Hotel (according to availability)
° For those arriving early in the day, an optional transfer can be arranged (cost not included in the program; please inquiry)
° Dinner in a typical restaurant and overnight

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DAY TWO – Monday 

° Breakfast at the hotel
° Walking tour of the town and trip to one of Palermo’s historic and bustling markets

° Lunch of typical Sicilian street food
° We travel to Monreale, the Medival town known for its Arab-Norman Cathedral built in the 12th century
° Depart for Villa Palamara
° Welcoming appetizer with a glass of good Sicilian wine and… participants will receive their SicilianFoodLovers welcome pack which includes: cookbook, apron, chef’s hat, your personal handmade and handpainted ceramic mug and the course guidelines!
° Free shuttle to Cefalù, which is our base for the entire week where you can freely arrange your dinner (cost not included) and start knowing this charming Norman town. Cefalù by night is something amazing. Just enjoy walking on the promenade then use a taxi to go back to Villa Palamara (cost not included – we give you info)

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DAY THREE – Tuesday

° After breakfast we travel to Cefalù. We tour this beautiful Norman town. This is a walking tour
° Rest of the morning free for shopping or relaxing. Lunch on your own (cost not included)
° Free shuttle to Villa Palamara at 2:00 p.m.
° Your hands-on cooking class starts at 4:00 p.m. You prepare a four course Sicilian dinner. Small break in the middle of the lesson with a glass of wine, water, orange juice or coffee
° Dinner and wine pairings

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DAY FOUR – Wednesday

° After breakfast we travel to Pollina in the heart of the Madonie area, for a true taste of an authentic small-village in Sicily
° We travel, then, to the ancient monastery which is now Abbazia Santa Anastasia Winery to understand their wine making production process. Wine tasting with light lunch is provided


° Free shuttle to Villa Palamara at 2:00 p.m.
° Your hands-on cooking class starts at 4:00 p.m. You prepare a four course Sicilian dinner. Small break in the middle of the lesson with a glass of wine, water, orange juice or coffee
° Dinner and wine pairings

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DAY FIVE – Thursday

° After breakfast we travel to Castelbuono for a tour of this splendid Madonie village and a trip to its traditional Thursday market. After that we tour the Ventimiglia Castle
°  We visit the world wide famous local cakes producer Fiasconaro. Free taste of those not industrial splendid products are provided among which the “panettone” the typical Christmas cake conceived differently under a Sicilian and Madonite point of view which pay special attention to the flavors of earth, tradition and respect of nature times
° We enjoy the summer Sicilian light lunch of the famous “brioche con gelato”
° Free shuttle to Villa Palamara at 2:00 p.m.
° Your hands-on cooking class starts at 4:00 p.m. You prepare a “street food” Sicilian dinner. Small break in the middle of the lesson with a glass of wine, water, orange juice or coffee
° Dinner and wine pairings

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DAY SIX – Friday

° After breakfast we travel to Taormina for a one-day excursion in this amazing place well known all around the world as one of the most impressive town in Sicily
° Back to Villa Palamara … to relax
° Let’s enjoy our final dinner together at Villa Palamara. It’s time for your certificates!!!

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DAY SEVEN – Saturday

° After breakfast transfer back to Palermo Airport for those heading back home and transfer to train station or bus station for those staying on for more holidays!

Thank you for staying!!!

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PLEASE, NOTE – This itinerary is subject to changes for reasons beyond our control (weather, for example); during the visits to the local producers, demonstration of the production of Manna, wine and olive of oil only in the correct period of the year

Available dates for this itinerary

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