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At Casa Di Cilla provided by Marco Cillari

At Casa Di Cilla
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Duration:
5h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Stroller accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
  • Duration:
    5h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Stroller accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
  • Free cancellation
About
We will begin our experience early in the morning by meeting at "Porta Carini" entrance door to one of the most famous markets in the city, the Cape. We will enter the market alleys, full of merchandise, and here we will buy everything needed to make the menu you choose together. 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 the Palermo area. After our purchases, we will head 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 setting for your culinary creations.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English, Italian, French
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 5h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English, Italian, French
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Important information
Inclusions
  • Complete menu from appetizer to dessert cooked together with wine and water at the meal
Duration
5h
Departure details
  • Via Volturno, 83, 90138 Palermo PA, Italy
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Complete menu from appetizer to dessert cooked together with wine and water at the meal
Departure details
  • Via Volturno, 83, 90138 Palermo PA, Italy
Duration
5h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Service animals allowed
  • Near public transportation
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
What you can expect during your visit
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travelers
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Traveling4Real
Fidalgo Island, WA303 contributions
A friend & I traveled from the States to attend several cooking classes throughout Sicily over a two week period. Our first class was with Chef Marco at “Casa Di Cilla”, along with three other people. (The classes are small and intimate) We all met at the nearby market & purchased fresh ingredients for the four dishes planned for the day. Marco’s personality was larger than life & so much fun as we went through the market. He explained many items we were not familiar with along the way.
Once we finished we walked a short distance to his home we’re he made us all very comfortable. He led us through the preparation of each dish, with many laughs along the way. Marco’s depth of cooking knowledge and ability to communicate that to the class was outstanding. After preparation & cooking of each dish we moved to the dining room where we enjoyed our meal, along with wonderful local wine & lemonciello. Marco continue to entertain with many fascinating stories relating to each dishes deep history within the Sicilian culture. The food we had prepared under the direction of Chef Marco was truly spectacular.
I would HIGHLY recommend booking a class with Chef Marco at “Casa di Cilla”. You won’t be disappointed. In fact when I return in the Fall I’ll certainly be booking another class here.
Written May 2, 2022
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ACASADICILLA
WOWWWWWW grazie recensione meravigliosa
Written May 9, 2022
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Limay
Leeds, UK2 contributions
This cooking class was our highlight of our holiday in Palermo! Marco was absolutely amazing as a teacher and has a great personality that made the whole experience very fun.
He took us to the food market to buy fresh ingredients and showed us a lot of different things, giving us an insight into Palermos food and people. We tried a fresh Gorgonzola, mortadella, fresh lemon panino at the market that you must try when you’re there! The combination is just incredible. You can definitely rely on Marco’s recommendations👍
The atmosphere at Marco’s was very homely. We all got to know each other and created a nice vibe quite quickly. Marco is very passionate, engaging and funny. We learned very useful different ways of cooking and techniques that from then on changed our ways of cooking at home.
All the food we made tasted great! The recipes were so good and simple. It was ideal for our group. Marco sent us the recipes as well so we will definitely make them at home again! He also sent us restaurant recommendations near our hotel what we tried was great! We had food from these places more than once😄
We 100% recommend the cooking class with Marco. We learned a lot while having fun. The whole group had a great time with Marco. Thank you so much for this great experience. If we come back to Palermo we will have to do another cooking class with you😊
Written February 15, 2022
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ACASADICILLA
Woooooooooowwwwwwwwwwwww Mi sono divertito moltissimo anch'io 😉😂😂😁 Vi aspetto
Written February 15, 2022
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Levi C
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
My partner and I are living in Palermo for a month and took Marco's cooking class for our anniversary. He made it incredibly fun and I would recommend it to anyone visiting Palermo. We don't speak much Italian but Marco accomodated us well, we made some delicious dishes, and we got so much out of the experience! It really deepened our understanding of and appreciation for Sicilian cuisine and culture, and Marco even introduced us to his favorite shopkeepers at the market so we can buy the best, freshest produce moving forward. He really personalized the experience, teaching us some Italian, answering all of our questions about food, wine or Sicily, and (days later) is still sending us recommendations of restaurants to try while here. He even made us a special dish for our anniversary. Thanks Marco!
Written September 6, 2021
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Lee H
Edinburgh, UK10 contributions
A fantastic experience in Palermo. We booked with Marco shortly before visiting and he made sure we had a great time. He communicated exact time and location to meet. He spent time to ensure we got everything we wanted to make and eat that day and also made sure to check for any dietary requirements and allergies & intolerances. Everybody in the group was catered for by making several authentic dishes. I would highly recommend a cooking class with Marco to anybody that visits Palermo
Written March 26, 2022
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ACASADICILLA
Giornata molto divertente e creativa Grazie ragazze Buona vita
Written March 27, 2022
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TravelbugVi
Singapore, Singapore3 contributions
Jan 2022 • Solo
A worthwhile experience for those needing a break from all the beautiful churches of Palermo and want to get into all the flavours the city offers. Marco was warm, friendly and accommodating, sharing stories of his life as he shared his recipes and techniques. Needless to say the food was delicious and I enjoyed these Sicilian dishes and the stories behind them as much as I enjoyed the laughter and taking a moment to just be in the kitchen. As Marco says “Relax, you’re in Sicily!”
Tip: do this at the beginning of your trip, so that you know all the best places to eat!
Written January 27, 2022
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ACASADICILLA
grazie giornata molto piacevole anche per me mi sono divertito molto
Written January 31, 2022
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Helli01
London64 contributions
Marco is simply superb! We had a fantastic time with him and Georgio - a delightful Italian/English student - in the market buying the freshest produce, then learning how to cook traditional Sicilian cooking like Marco’s grandmother taught him! Marco has created a bespoke cookery school in his traditional Palermo apartment and used all his professional chef skills to teach us not just great Sicilian recipes but also lots of tips and tricks to make all our cooking better. We have attended cookery classes all over the world and this was one of the best. Georgio provided not only perfect translations from Marco’s Italian to English (although his English is actually very good!) but encouragement and support as we cooked. We thoroughly enjoyed our cooking with Marco and Georgio - and also our lunch and conversation.
Written May 12, 2022
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Joel Z
3 contributions
Dec 2021
We had a great time with Marco. He is passionate about food and a skilled chef. It was amazing to shop with him and watch him prepare, and then have him teach us now to make pasta, sauce and vegetables from scratch, , and then eat it! And, we learned some techniques about chopping, sautéing, and preparing pasta that we will use in the future.
Written January 1, 2022
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ACASADICILLA
grazie a voi ho passato del bel tempo
Written January 21, 2022
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j_fried_5
Philadelphia, PA15 contributions
This was the highlight of our trip in Palermo! Marco did an amazing job. The tour started in Capo Market, where we learned some history about the three markets in Palermo and picked out our fresh ingredients for lunch. Our 5 year old participated in learning how to cook lunch, while our 3 year old mostly watched. Marco was phenomenal with both kids and even made a separate pasta dish for them! That lunch was our best meal in Palermo! Marco also have recommendations for places to eat and visit around Palermo and was available to help with any questions you had, whether it was about the food, city, or his background in learning to cook in Rome.
Written December 19, 2021
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ACASADICILLA
Grazie È stato divertente anche per me Ed è stato un vero piacere cucinare un piatto per i vostri bambini Impossibile non amarli
Written December 20, 2021
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Astrid
1 contribution
Sep 2021 • Couples
Amazing experience. I would 100% recommend ideally at the beginning of your stay because Marco gave us lots of recommendations of places to go and eat. We discovered the market with Marco where we bought everything needed to then cook in his very nice apartment. Unique experience with a palermitain passionate about food, Palermo, Sicily and sharing his passion. We shared an amazing 4 courses lunch with a few surprises on the go. We learnt lots of technique and tips to reproduce the dishes at home. Thanks a lot Marco. Cannot wait to cook soon!
Written September 19, 2021
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Holly Dykstra
Konstanz, Germany4 contributions
Apr 2022
We took Marco's cooking class on my husband's birthday, which turned out to be a truly inspired decision! Marco first guided our group around Capo market (where he appears to be something of a minor celebrity) and then brought us into his home, where we learned how to make several Sicilian dishes from scratch. The food was delicious, the atmosphere was fun, and we got a little bit of life advice from Marco along the way. He also went out of his way to make it special for my husband's birthday.

I can't go without mentioning our excellent interpreter Giorgio, who was a big part of the charm of the day for us, as well as our three other excellent group mates from all over the world.

We've now resolved to make this our summer of Italian cooking, and to make cooking classes a regular part of birthdays in the future! (Perhaps we'll visit Marco again?)
Written April 24, 2022
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