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Cultural guided tours

Discover the rich cultural tradition of Palermo with a professional guide

Tour 1

NORMAN PALACE TOUR + PALERMO CATHEDRAL

Uncover the wonderful monuments dating back to the Norman Age, inscribed by UNESCO in the World Heritage list. An extraordinary melting pot between different civilizations and religions achieved in  Sicily during the 12th century.

ITINERARY

Unesco Arab-Norman walking tour offers the chance to better understand  the glorious Norman Age in Sicily, exploring both centers of royal and religious power.
From the Norman Palace, lavish residence of the Norman Kings, with the breathtaking Palatine Chapel, we’ll head as far as the Cathedral,  fusion of different styles and shapes,  seat of crowning  and burial cerimonies for centuries.

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Visit to Norman Palace and the amazing Palatine Chapel
  • Enjoy the Cathedral, its works of art and the beautiful Chapel of St Rosalia

INFO

  • Meeting point:  tourist entrance  to Royal Palace, in Piazza del Parlamento (we’ll wait for you, showing a welcome board:  Palermo Tour Sharing)
  • Start: 9:30 p.m.
  • Sites: Palatine Chapel + Palace of the Normans; Cathedral of Palermo. WARNING: This tour is better suggested on Fri/Sat/Mon. Tuesday through Thursday the visit to the Palace is not allowed, therefore we’ll enter  only the Palatine Chapel. On Sundays, due to many scheduled Services at Palatina and Cathedral we don’t run the tour)
  • Entrance fees not included. (Palace + Palatine Chapel  €8,50/only Palatine Chapel €7)
  • Duration: 3 hrs 
  • Language: English

RATES

Private Tour Adults visitors TOUR HD
2 pax= 70 € pax / 3 pax = 50 € pax/ 4 pax = 40 € pax
From 5  pax = total 190 €
Private Tour Adults visitors TOUR FD
max 4 pax=  total 200 €
From 5 pax to  7 pax= total 240 €
From 8 pax 10 to pax 245= total 290 €
Teens  (12 – 18) HD 15 € / FD 25 €
Children (0-11) free

Tour 2

DISCOVER PALERMO OLD TOWN

Explore Palermo fascinating Old Town and some of its medieval monuments, inscribed by UNESCO in the World Heritage list: an extraordinary melting pot between different civilizations and religions. Enjoy also Palermo Baroque highlights.

ITINERARY

This walking tour will take you inside the historic city center, which still bears witness to different cultures and religions: Arab-Norman and baroque churches, palaces, a historic open air food market.

We'll start from Massimo Opera House, one of  the most important and elegant theatres in Europe and in short we'll get to Capo Markt. Along the narrow medieval alleys we'll wallk to baroque via Maqueda and after that we'll head to Piazza Vigliena or Quattro Canti, heart of the baroque town, nicknamed “The Square of the Shame”. Just behind the corner, the amazing Piazza Bellini, where you’ll admire the church of Martorana (Saint Mary of the Admiral) and the baroque Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria.

WHAT WILL YOU DO

  • Explore Palermo historic city centre with its squares and  Arab-Norman  and baroque churches
  • Visit one of the historic food Markets.

INFO

  • Meeting point:  opposite Massimo Opera House in G. Piazza Verdi  (we’ll wait for you, showing a welcome board:  Palermo Tour Sharing)
  • Start: 9:30 a.m.
  • Sites:  Massimo Opera House (external view), Capo Market,  Church of Martorana (S. Maria dell’Ammiraglio), Saint Catherine's Church
  • Duration: 3 hrs 
  • Language: English

RATES

Private Tour adults visitors TOUR HD
2 pax= 60 € pax / 3 pax = 40 € pax/ 4 pax = 30 € pax
From 5  pax = tot 150 €
Private Tour adults visitors TOUR FD
max 4 pax =  total 180 €
From 5 pax to  7 pax = total 200 €
From 8 pax to pax 245  = total 245 €
Teens(12 – 18) HD 10 € / FD 20 €
Children(0-11) free

Entrance fees included to  Martorana and  S. Catherine's Church

Tour 3

PALERMO AND BAROQUE STYLE + CANNOLO TASTING

Between the sea and the city, in search of precious Baroque churches and oratories, hidden squares and winding alleys...

ITINERARY

Focus of this tour is Palermo Baroque Art and some among the highlights, that best embody the beauty of  late XVII and XVIII century.
We’ll walk in ancient boroughs to visit  the amazing  baroque Oratories, peaceful and  bright  in the shininess  of white stucco.
In the end, totally in contrast, you’ll admire the “tarsie”, colourful pieces of marble, that embellish St Caterina’s Church, one of the most beautiful example of   Baroque Style in town. 

WHAT WILL YOU DO?

  • Get excited in front of the biggest Opera House in Italy, Teatro Massimo
  • You’ll be amazed admiring the baroque oratories, with the white and sinuous stucco sculptures by Giacomo Serpotta
  • Walk around in the Loggia district, exploring  its peculiar alleys and Vucciria Market
  • Enjoy  Piazza San  Domenico and its baroque look.
  • Prepare to be astonished  while looking at the colourful marble decoration inside St Caterina’s Church

 INFO

  • Meeting point:  Piazza Verdi, in front of Teatro Massimo staircase (we’ll wait for you, showing a welcome board:    Palermo  Toursharing)
  • Start: 9:00 a.m.
  • Sites: Teatro Massimo (outside), Palazzo Branciforte (outside),  Oratory of  St Cita + Piazza San  Domenico, Vucciria Market,     Oratory of St Lorenzo, St Caterina’s  Church
  • Entrance Fees : € 6,00 Oratory of St Cita, € 2 Oratory of St Lorenzo, € 1 St Caterina
  • Duration: about 3 hrs 30 min

RATES

Private Tour adults visitors TOUR HD
2 pax= 60 € pax / 3 pax = 40 € pax/ 4 pax = 30 € pax
From 5  pax = total 150 €
Private Tour adults visitors TOUR FD
Max 4 pax =  total 180 €
From 5 pax to 7 pax = total 200 €
From 8 pax to pax 245  = total 245 €
Teens(12 – 18) HD 10 € / FD 20 €
Children(0-11) free

Tour 4

PALERMO AND ITS STREET FOOD

Discover Palermo food Markets, taking a stroll around the old city centre with its palaces, monuments, churches... while tasting Palermo typical Street Food

ITINERARY
An unusual itinerary inside Palermo city centre, through its historic oper-air markets:  an immersion into the folkloristic true heart of the town, to experience  typical Street Food and ancient cooking traditions.
Walking along narrow alleys you’ll enter the most ancient historic food markets in Palermo: Capo Market and Ballarò, amazing settings full with colours, smells, sounds, lively colourful stalls and  typical shouting or “abbanniate”.

WHAT WILL YOU DO

  • Walk along the old city centre, admiring  its squares and baroque churches
  • Experience the lively and colourful markets: Capo and Ballaró
  • Enjoy Palermo Street Food: sfincione (a kind of soft pizza), panino con le panelle (a bun stuffed with    chick-pea fritters) and pane con la milza (a sandwich stuffed  with tasty spleen)

INFO

  • Meeting point:  Teatro Massimo  (in front of the staircase - we’ll wait for you, showing a welcome board: Palermo Tour Sharing)
  • Start: 9:30 a.m.
  • Sites: Massimo Theater (from  outside), Palermo Cathedral (outside), Capo Market, Ballarò, Casa Professa Church and the old town of Palermo
  • Food tasting and entrance fees not included (Casa Professa 2,50 €)
  • Language: English
  • Duration: about 4 h

RATES
Private Tour adults visitors TOUR HD
2 pax= 60 € pax / 3 pax = 40 € pax/ 4 pax = 30 € pax
From 5  pax = total 150 €
Private Tour adults visitors TOUR FD
max 4 pax =  total 180 €
From 5 pax to  7 pax = total 200 €
From 8 pax to pax 245  = total 245 €
Teens  (12 – 18) HD 10 € / FD 20 €
Children (0-11) free

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