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Cooking Classes

Palermo Market Tour and Cooking Class

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Discover the art of picking fresh local ingredients at Sicily’s oldest farmer's market, the Mercato del Capo in Palermo, and learn how to cook a traditional three-course meal.


  • Learn to cook a traditional Sicilian three-course meal from an expert chef and visit a colorful farmer's market in Palermo to buy your ingredients.

  • Identify fresh seasonal ingredients at the Mercato del Capo (street market) in Palermo and dabble in the sights, sounds, and aroma of the place.

  • Discover the secrets of the local cuisine and experience the true combinations of flavors and their depth, something Sicily is known for.

  • Prepare dishes like arancini, pasta alla norma, and cannoli depending on seasonal availability.

  • Make sure to collect the recipe booklet with the chef’s favorite tips and tricks to impress guests at home.


  • Visiting the food market

  • Cooking lesson with a local chef

  • Use of apron and cooking utensils

  • All ingredients for your 3-course lunch

  • Wine and Marsala wine or soft drinks for children

  • Graduation certificate

  • A digital booklet with all the recipes


  • Gratuities

  • Audio guide

  • Hotel transfers

Cancellation policy

You can cancel these tickets up to 24 hours before the experience begins and get a full refund.

Sensory treat at farmer's market

Dive right into the experience as you start your tour at Mercato del Capo to soak in the vibrant colors of fresh produce and the warmth and friendliness of the farmers. Learn to identify the best produce and personally buy the products you will use in the cooking class.

Whip up a delicious meal

After the market visit, it's time for you to don your aprons and get started. The menu for the three-course meal depends on the season, but you may be preparing arancini, fried rice meatballs filled with meat sauce and peas, homemade pasta alla norma, and the infamous cannoli for dessert. Learn tips and tricks in a fun cooking class conducted by a local professional chef.

Savor traditional Sicilian dishes

Partake in a hearty meal that you cooked with your own hands along with some Marsala wine (or cold drinks for the children). Feel like a food expert with your Graduation Certificate. Don't forget to collect your recipe booklet, which includes a few more recipes and the chef’s favorite tips and tricks.

Important Information

  • Note that on Mondays and specially-instructed days, fish markets may remain closed, and extra tastings will be held at the cooking school instead.


  • Mon, Wed, Fri, Sat, and Sun: 9:30am
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you instantly.

  • Please arrive at the meeting point 15 mins before the scheduled time of your tour to avoid any delays.

  • Display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID at the meeting point.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at **TOWNS OF ITALY TOURIST HUB & COOKING SCHOOL **.

  • Address: Via Volturno, 40 - 44, 90138 Palermo.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point

Getting There

By Bus

  • The closest bus stop is Volturno - Capo. It is a quick 1-minute walk to the meeting point.

  • Board buses 104, 108, 124, N1, N5 to get you there.

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