Surprising Food

Purchasing local products, taking part to taste itinerary into farms, touring the local markets, and why not, joining kitchen classes: whoever is looking for an authentic culinary experience in our territory can be involved in a surprising jourey into the Sicilian cousin.

The Palermo Norman coast touristic district, with its cultivations and productions, offers several possibilities for themed field trips. A mean to discover the less known centers, snooping between traditional delicacies and folklore. You will discover that not only the food here is delicious but, beyond from the explosion of flavors, you will be captured by the way a Sicilian asks you to try it, which recalls the love of the Sicialian for a relaxed life style. This is the reason why a discovery journey through the gastronomic favors into the District has clearly much more to do with culture and history that with tasting.

Choosing one of  our packages “surprising food” offered by partner facilities, you will have a wide range of activities to join. It will be possible to visit famous Palermo’s markets, such as Ballarò, The Vucciria and the Capo market, and taste the most authentic local street food walking down the inner city alleys.  In addition, you could join a cooking class to learn the secrets of the traditional cuisine and, for those who need it, try the typical recipes in vegan and gluten free version.

Exploring the other cities of the District, you could visit the production and processing sites, tasting the local agri-food specialties directly from whre they are produced.

By our facilities, breakfast will be served with fresh and zero miles products, according to the ad hoc guidelines of the Palermo Slow Food.  In case you don’t feel like going out, you could ask for a traditional sicialian meal to be delivered right to you house, having the chance to enjoy it in you living room.

Enjoy the experience “surprising food”

Do you want to enjoy the “surprising food“ experience and find out about our gastronomic specialties ?

Staying by our partner hotels, B&B and agritourisms you can:

  • visit the Palermo historical markets, like Ballarò, Vucciria and the Capo Market and buy local products
  • taste street food in agreed places or attending specific street food tours.
  • Try the local specialties in vegan and gluten free version.
  • Visit the production and processing sites and taste the local products.
  • Have breakfast with genuine and local products, selected by the guidelines of the Palermo slow food.
  • Attend cooking classes to learn how to prepare local meals
  • Have the typical food of the Sicilian tradition delivered to your house.

It is valid only for the authorized facilities to administer food and drinks.

Facilities available

UcciardHome Hotel

The hotel Ucciardhome is a welcoming and refined hotel, able to combine modern atmosphere together with classic Sicilian taste.

B&B La Casa dei Limoni

La Casa dei Limoni b&b offers you the possibility to stay in the centre of Palermo. The rooms are bright, quiet, provided of all comforts and affordable prices. The b&b is located in the greenest area of the city, next to the main historic and cultural districts and near to the markets of Vucciria and Ballarò. La casa dei Limoni is very well connected with other Sicilian cities thanks to the possibility of easily reaching the airport and central station including the bus stops of Prestia and Comandè.

B&B Palermo Centro

The b&b Palermo centro offers a pleasant stay. All rooms are bright and comfortable, with wifi, tv, private bathroom and terrace. Continental in-room breakfast is provided. The structure, closed to the central station is ideal for guests who want to visit the old district and walk around admiring churches, museums, theatres and other historical beauties of the city. You will be able to move easily between other provinces or cities of Sicily; as a matter of fact, the centre of Palermo is very well connected between the airports of Palermo or Trapani and with all bus lines to Monreale. Traveling along the Arab-Norman route.

174 via roma

The b&b 174 Via Roma is situated in the very central district of Palermo. “la Kalsa”.
It is just a few minutes away from the most important areas of interest of the city. The structure is welcoming and graceful. All rooms are very bright, offering internet connection,satellite tv, safe box, desk, comfortable couch, air conditioning, private bathroom with hair drier and courtesy kit. The b&b is connected to the Falcone-Borsellino airport and to the harbour and train station of Palermo.
The apartment, recently renovated, it’s on the fourth floor of an old stable, provided of an ample lift and doorman. Relax areas are at disposal for all guests.


Il b&b SuiteCentro si affaccia su una delle vie principali di Palermo, via Roma, fra musei e gallerie d’arte. La struttura, ampia e accogliente, e le rifiniture – pavimenti con decori e cornici, grandi porte in legno a doppia anta – risalgono ai primi decenni del Novecento.

B&B Carella

The b&b Carella introduces you to Sicily’s five key elements: vulcano, sea, Nebrodi Mountains, temples and citrus fruits.
It is shielded inside an elegant and historic building dated late nineteenth-century; located in the city centre, two steps from the main attractions of Palermo, such as: Massimo and Politeama theatre, Salinas archeology museum and the amazing markets of Vucciri, Capo and Ballarò.
Inside the old Palazzo Carella, the b&b offers modern rooms with all comforts: private bathroom, air conditioning, free wifi, led tv, chromotherapy showers, courtesy kit, bathrobe and hair drier.

B&B Novecento

Il bed and breakfast si trova nel centro di Palermo, in un palazzo storico di via Roma, vicino alla stazione centrale e ai principali monumenti cittadini. Tutte le camere sono dotate di bagno privato, mini-frigo, climatizzatore. Gli arredi, sapientemente restaurati, risalgono ai primi anni del ‘900.

Ponticello Apartments

Ponticello Apartments si trova in piazza SS. Quaranta Martiri al Casalotto in un antico immobile della prima metà dell’Ottocento appena ristrutturato e adibito a case vacanza. Dall’ampio ingresso, con reception e area relax dove gli ospiti possono consultare guide turistiche e ricevere informazioni e mappe della città, si raggiungono i quattro appartamenti, uno per piano.

Villa Lampedusa

The Resort Villa Lampedusa offers welcoming rooms and suites, provided of every comfort: air conditioning, LCD tv, mini bar, room safe, courtesy set, hair drier, wifi, cooking area and private parking. All rooms are decorated with period furniture and spacious marble bathrooms with a majestic view over the historic park and seventeenth-century old courtyard. Guests who love the flavours of Sicilian cuisine can enjoy the “Il Gattopardo” restaurant. The scuderie is the perfect place to host events, parties and gala dinners, there you can enjoy “la Braceria” an amazing pizzeria restaurant, winner of the “tre spicchi” award of Gambero rosso.

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