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4-Hour Private Walking Tour To The Highlights Of Palermo Including A Puppet Workshop

4.9

(10)

  • Tour Category

    Private Tour

  • Tour Types

    Culture, Sightseeing, Walking

  • Duration

    4 Hours

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English

Description

Join this walking tour of Palermo, the capital of Sicily and explore its rich history and culture. Visit popular landmarks such as the 12th-century Cathedral, the Four Corners Square, Pretoria's Square, the Church of Martorana, and the Monumental Complex of Santa Caterina. Discover the legends behind local handicrafts, the delicious cuisine, and the ancient coffee roaster.

Highlights
  • Visit the beautiful Cathedral and admire Coran's Sura
  • Explore the fascinating workshop of a puppeteer and the history of the Puppet’s theatre
  • Discover the greedy variety of the local cuisine and its ancient origins
  • Go to the Piazza Bellini and the Church of Martorana
  • Explore the Monumental Complex of Santa Caterina
  • Walk Through The Interesting Highlights Of Palermo expand_more
    • To begin our tour, we will visit the beautiful Cathedral built in the 12th century, where we can admire Coran's Sura. 
    • Then, strolling along Cassaro street, your guide will tell you why Palermo is considered an open-air museum of the Second World War. 
    • Making our way down this most ancient slice of the historic centre, we will see what is hidden behind the huge doors of the aristocratic mansions and admire the fascinating workshop of a puppeteer and the history of the Puppet’s theatre - one of the Sicilian resources included in the UNESCO World Heritage list.
    •  Aside from such legends, your guide will describe to you the greedy variety of local cuisine and its ancient origins. Such stories are best enjoyed at Four Corners Square - the navel of the historical centre with its gorgeous decoration. 
    • Just around the corner from here, we will be able to see other city highlights too, such as Pretoria's Square and the monumental “Shame Fountain”- Let's see if you can guess the real reason for its name!
    • On the next leg of our tour, we will visit the Piazza Bellini and see the Church of Martorana, a real manifesto of architectural and historical changes - I usually describe it as a sort of “time machine” in which to travel through art and history across the ages. Near the church is an ancient coffee roaster, from where the smell of South Italy's best coffee wafts into the rest of the city. You may not be able to take in the aroma, but you will nonetheless appreciate the sight of this ancient enterprise!
    • Finally, we will stroll through the Monumental Complex of Santa Caterina. Inside the ancient convent is a pastry shop that the nuns once managed - and they became skilled pastry chefs over the years! We will take a look at the variety of beautiful products made in the pastry shop before we move on to the astonishing baroque church of Santa Caterina to say our final goodbyes.
What's Included
  • English-speaking tour guide
What's Excluded
  • Gratuities
Meeting Point

Front of the Opera House (Teatro Massimo)

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Paige

    Fantastic tour!

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    Mark

    Must-have experience

    The walking tour of Palermo was a great way to explore the city's stunning architecture, taste the delicious street food, and learn about the fascinating local traditions.

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    Mario

    Glad to join this walking tour

    The walking tour of Palermo's stunning churches, palaces, and squares was a feast for the senses, and our guide’s passion for the city's artistic and cultural heritage was inspiring.

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    Julia

    In love with the cuisine!

    Rachelle's tour of Palermo's vibrant street art scene was an eye-opening experience that showed me a different side of the city, and her insider tips for the best Pastries made the day even sweeter.

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    Tom

    Best guide I’ve ever met

    The tour was a perfect blend of history, gastronomy, and fun, and our guide’s friendly personality and flexible schedule made the tour feel like a tailor-made experience.

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    Lorenzo

    Worth going on this tour

    Rachelle's deep love and respect for Palermo's unique culture and traditions shone through in every aspect of the tour, from the local delicacies to the heartfelt stories of the city's past and present.

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    Isabella

    A total package!

    Rachelle's Palermo tour was the perfect balance of education and entertainment, with her encyclopedic knowledge of the city's art and architecture complemented by her infectious sense of humor and storytelling.

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    David

    Loved the aesthetics!

    Rachelle's walking tour of Palermo's historical center was an unforgettable journey that took me from the majestic cathedral to the bustling local market, with her keen eye for detail and her warm personality making the experience even more special.

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    Luca

    Never had a better walking tour experience

    The tour was a true sensory experience, with the aroma of fresh oranges, the sound of street musicians, and the colorful sights of the market all adding to the magic of the journey.

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    Marco

    So different and unique!

    Rachelle's walking tour of Palermo's stunning seaside promenade was a breath of fresh air.

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USD 321 / group
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Total number of people (Min: 1 , Max: 10)