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Walking Tour in the Historic Center of Palermo

Duration
3 hours
Languages
English, Italian

Walk through central Palermo on a guided tour of vibrant markets and historical monuments. Experience the sights, smells, and sounds of this bustling Sicilian capital. Get a feel for the rich history, culture, and architecture of central Palermo on a 3-hour guided walking tour. Your guide will take you to Norman Sicily churches and beautiful palaces, through bustling city squares and famous old street markets. Head first to the Teatro Massimo and learn about Italy’s largest opera house, known for its perfect acoustics. Then visit the beautiful Palermo Cathedral, dating from the 12th century and part of UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. See the Church of the Gesù, one of the most important Baroque churches in Palermo, as well as the Praetorian Palace, an outstanding palace of the 15th century. Continue to Pretoria Square, referred to by locals as the “square of shame” for the nudity of its fountain statues. You’ll also visit the nearby Bellini Square where you’ll see the Church of San Cataldo and Martorana Church, two more Norman Sicily-era churches and UNESCO World Heritage sites. Along the way, your guide will lead you through the famous Capo street markets. Observe the lively scenes and multitude of smells, textiles, and colorful foods as you weave among the stalls. You can also buy and taste some of the city’s popular street food, including: panelle (chickpea fritters), crocchè (fried potato and egg) and arancine (rice balls). The tour ends in the exact center of historic Palermo, the Baroque Villena Square, also known as Quattro Canti (Four Corners).

Highlights: Palermo, Norman Sicily churches, the Teatro Massimo, the Palermo Cathedral, the Church of the Gesù, the Praetorian Palace, the Bellini Square.

Departure: daily. Includes: professional guide. Optional: food and drinks. Minimum 1 person.

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With GetExperience since 2022
Meeting point
Piazza Olivella, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Important to know
Free cancellation
Plans are subject to change, and sometimes unexpectedly. So you can cancel your event free of charge 24 hours before the start.
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€30.00 / person