Markets and Monuments: Walking Tour in the Center of Palermo

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Walking through the wonders of the historic center of Palermo to take in the scents and colors of the old markets is a fantastic experience. Observe places and incredible people while admiring the sights and sounds of the markets. See some of the city's top monuments, as well, like the Teatro Massimo and Cathedral.

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Operated by: Cavallaro Fabrizio

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Stop At: Teatro Massimo

It is the largest Opera House in Italy, the third one in Europe. It was built in 1875 and its history is full of legends.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mercato del Capo

It is the most traditional and popular old food market of Palermo. Here you find the tipical sicilian fruit, vegetables and fish.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Cattedrale di Palermo

The Cathedral, the beautiful Arab-Norman Palermo Cathedral, which became part of UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites. You will see it also inside.

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Mercato Ballaro

It is the biggest old market in Palermo located in the Albergheria district.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chiesa del Gesu

It is one of the most important Baroque churches in Palermo. It was built in 1590. It is decorated with polychrome marbles, stucco and frescoes.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)

The church is characterized by the multiplicity of styles that meet, because, with the succession of centuries, it was enriched by various other tastes in art, architecture and culture. The nuns of the Martorana were famous for their moulded marzipan, which they made in the form of various fruits. Although the convent no longer exists, frutta di Martorana are still one of Palermo's most famous and distinctive foodstuffs.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)

It is a monumental fountain of Palermo. It is located in the heart of the historic centre and represents the most important landmark of Piazza Pretoria. The fountain was built in Palermo in 1574.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Quattro Canti

Officially known as Piazza Vigliena, is a Baroque square. It was built during the XVII century at the crossing of the two principal streets in Palermo, the Via Maqueda and the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Duration: 10 minutes
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