Cookery School

The Villa Palamara cookery school, in Cefalù (Sicily) on the Tyrrhenian Sea

Agriturismo Villa Palamara

here we are! You will be cooking, dining, wining, relaxing, having fun and sleeping in the splendidly restored Sicilian Villa Palamara right on the Tyrrhenian Sea a few kilometers from the beautiful town of Cefalù. There, the Villa stands with its crenellated tower, the century-old palm and small banana trees. It was rebuilt in 1868 on the remains – still visible – of a Dominican convent of the sixteenth century


We welcome you in completely restored apartments with one or two bedrooms, bathroom and living room. Some of those apartments have a nice fireplace. Two flowering terraces are perfect for an aperitif at sunset with a breathtaking view of the Aeolian Islands and, of course, for our break during our cooking classes! The house – 60 feet above the sea – has a path to reach in a few minutes’ walk the beach of Sant’Ambrogio (Cefalù)

THE SWIMMING POOL  Among olive and orange blossom and jasmine perfume lies a large swimming pool. Small alleys adorned with bougainvillea and other Mediterranean plants lead to the different views in the garden


 The Kitchen of our hands-on cooking classes

Unsurprisingly, for us the kitchen is the most important room in the house, the classroom for our lessons, the tasting area where we try olive oils, wines, cheese, bread, etc, the stage for our food creating experiences, the laboratory where we research both old recipes and new modern ones, and above all, the “salotto” where we engange in wonderful conversations sharing our thoughts and ideas about food and much more. This is why we have a spacious kitchen at “Villa Palamara” not a professional one though well equipped with the purpose of creating a warm welcoming experience for our guests … after cooking let’s just enjoy our “creations” in a beautiful, relaxing setting!!!