Welcome to Pantelleria

Throughout the island you'll find Pantelleria's unique dammusi – lava rock houses with thick, whitewashed walls, shallow cupolas, and cisterns for collecting rainwater. Near Mursia on the west coast, there are also signposted remnants of sesi (Bronze Age funerary monuments). The island's exotic and remote atmosphere has long made it popular with celebrities, including Truman Capote, Sting, Madonna and Giorgio Armani.

Pantelleria has excellent hiking trails along the coast; other popular trails through the island's high-altitude forests and vineyards were severely damaged by a 2016 arson fire that blackened 600 hectares.

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Private cooking class at a Cesarina's home with tasting in Palermo

Attend a private cooking class in the morning or in the afternoon: learn the secrets of the Palermitano recipes and have fun by learning how to reproduce the Italian specialties at home (3 hours)Connect with local people: meet the Cesarina at their home, you will receive the exact address once the booking is completed. Our Cesarine are located in Palermo.Taste the fruit of your labour and experience the authentic flavors of Palermitano cuisineEnjoy a selection of red and white wines from Sicily cellars: our Cesarine offer only wines of the territory.Take the official Cesarine apron and shopping bag back homeArancine (Sicilian Rice Balls) Busiate with  Pesto TrapaneseCassatelle alla Trapanese (Trapani-style Fried Crescents)Panelle (Fried Chickpea "Polenta")Pasta with SardinesCaponata (Sicilian Eggplant Stew)Sicilian CannoliPalermo-style Baked AnellettiSarde a Beccafico (Sardine Rolls with Raisins and Pine Nuts)Sfingi (Sicilian Carnival Donuts)Trapani-style Couscous Sicilian  CassataPasta alla Norma (Pasta with Tomatoes and Eggplants)Torta Setteveli (Seven Veils Cake)Pignolata (Honey Drenched Fritters)Pane Cunzato (Homemade Bread with Tomatoes, Cheese and Anchovies)Brioche with GelatoAlmond CookiesInsalata Pantesca (Pantelleria-style Potato Salad)Genovesi Ericine (Erice-style Pastries with Lemony Cream)Stuffed Swordfish RollsBiancomangiare (Almond Milk Pudding)Sicilian Coffee Granita with Whipped Cream and Brioche

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