The Duchess Old Recipes

Dive into a unique cultural experience and enjoy a fascinating exploration of Sicily’s rich culinary heritage. Your journey begins in an 18th-century palace overlooking the sea. Once the home of Prince Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa, this mesmerising building is an unforgettable setting for team bonding and group workshops. Led by the Duchess, guests will be guided on an early morning excursion to picturesque Capo Market to choose the freshest seasonal ingredients and discover some of Palermo’s hidden sites. Back at the palace, explore the lush terrace to source herbs, flowers and citrus fruits to enhance the flavours of your Sicilian dishes. Guests will then hone their skills under the expert guidance of the Duchess. After lunch, the Duke and Duchess will guide you through the beautifully restored palace rooms and the privilege of admiring the original manuscript of the immortal masterpiece of Prince Tomasi di Lampedusa, Il Gattopardo.

Ask our team about tours, workshops and special events across the collection at events.villaigiea@roccofortehotels.com or make an enquiry below.

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Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo.

Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo.


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Discover history, majesty and serenity at Villa Igiea: a turn-of-the-century palazzo at the perimeter of vivid Palermo, the foot of Mount Pellegrino and the Gulf of Palermo.


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