Day 1: Arrival in Palermo, check-in, lunch not included, wine tasting included, dinner not included
- Morning/afternoon: arrival in Palermo, check-in and lunch not included
Palermo puts you to the test, it is a city that is cosmopolitan, mysterious and sensual at the same time, Palermo is the capital of the island, and you can truly feel the different influences of its melting pot. You’ll feel Palermo and its embracing welcoming energy; It has been through 2 amazing years, being elected a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2016 and more recently, Italian Capital of Culture and hosting city of Manifesta 12, the biennial of contemporary art. A lot to say about Palermo and a lot to do.
Palermo has everything to offer, what’s better than warming up and get to a bit of the city vibes with a wine tasting? Sparkling, red or white, it’s a wine tasting of history and tradition too because every tasting comes with a lesson about Sicily. You will find today your favorite Sicilian wine or maybe the best you have ever tasted in your life.
- Evening: dinner not included
Just ask for recommendations, Palermo has plenty of amazing restaurants and a huge variety of food for all tastes.
Day 2: street food tour with 5 tastings and a glass of wine, visit of Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina, dinner included
- Morning: street food tour with tastings and glass of wine
Eat like a Sicilian, no visit to Palermo would be complete without attending a street food tour, sandwich with spleen, arancine, crocchè, panelle, cardoni, Sicilian pizza, you can’t imagine how you will be amazed after having tried them. Usually, Italy is a place of a sit-down slow meal, it’s right, but Palermo is the capital of street food. It’s a different journey of taste that has to be made, it’s a tradition with a huge and delicious variety, follow your nose, take the napkins or lick your fingers. Palermo keeps been awarded as one the best city for street food, definitely, you will know why then.
- Afternoon: visit of Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina
The Palazzo dei Normanni is the oldest royal palace in Europe, it was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination. With its astonishing architecture and the richness of its interiors is the pride of the city, especially for the Cappella Palatina with its Byzantine mosaics that makes this visit worth every trip to Sicily, a must-see for its exquisite beauty.
After you’ll be kept with your mouth open for the beauty of the Palatine Chapel, you’ll have a well-deserved meal in one of the best restaurants in the city.
Day 3: cooking class with a local and lunch included, free afternoon and dinner not included
- Morning: cooking class with a local and lunch included
Learn to recognize every part of the Palermitan fifth quarter, as well as how to navigate through the markets, choosing where and what to buy and discover the city form a gastronomical point of view. Trust what your cooking teacher will show you and take note of all the little secrets that make Sicilian recipes just perfect.
- Afternoon: free time in the city
New craft stores in the old town, places, and protagonists of design. Fashion and contemporary creativity in Palermo or old and antique craft stores, workshops, and artisan's boutiques visit the creative neighborhoods or the local markets, there’s a lot to see in downtown; just name it and ask for recommendations on how to spend this afternoon.
- Evening: dinner not included
You have the chance to find your favorite restaurant or the best food stall in town.
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