Discover Palermo in 3 hours. Art, history, markets and street food

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Discover in a few hours with an expert guide (in Italian) the charm of the historic center of Palermo with its spectacular Baroque churches, its decadent aristocratic palaces among alleys, Renaissance squares and Arab markets. Immerse yourself in the unique atmosphere of this city with a genuine Palermitan. - We will enter the ancient Capo market and if you want you can taste the tasty street food - We will visit the Cathedral of Palermo - I will tell you the story of the Teatro Massimo, symbol of the Belle Epoque and of the Florio family. - You will hear the adventures of the mysterious sect of the Beati Paoli, the miracles of Santuzza and the terrible murder of the Baroness of Carini - You will admire the marvelous Fontana Pretoria and I will reveal to you why they call it the fountain of Shame. - I'll tell you where to eat the best cannoli and drink the best coffee in the world. Come with me to discover Palermo: I will reveal stories and secrets that no guide will ever tell you. ONLY IN ITALIAN

Itinerary Details

Operated by: Palermo a Piedi - Walking Tour

This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi (Piazza Massimo)

The imposing neoclassical theater, the largest in Italy, symbol of the Belle Epoque and the Florio dynasty

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mercato del Capo

Ancient food market (and not only) of Arab origin, which takes place every day along via Porta Carini and via Bandiera. Unique, characteristic place, not to be missed

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Cattedrale di Palermo

Masterpiece of Norman Arab art built in 1185. It contains the royal tombs, the chapel of Santa Rosalia, an extraordinary sundial and many other works of art. Together with the Cathedral of Monreale and that of Cefalù, since 2015, they have been part of the World Heritage Site - Unesco (Arab-Norman itinerary)

Duration: 25 minutes

Stop At: Quattro Canti

Scenographic baroque square, center of the ancient city

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Pretoria

It is one of the symbols of the Sicilian capital, considered one of the most beautiful Italian fountains. It consists of 48 statues of white Carrara marble, sculpted in the middle of the Renaissance by Tuscan sculptors. Purchased in 1573, it will be nicknamed by the Palermitans Fontana della Vergogna.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Olivella

The scenic square with the Baroque church of Sant'Ignazio and the Archaeological Museum, one of the most important in Italy

Duration: 20 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Bellini

Extraordinary historical and monumental square overlooked by numerous artistic buildings including the Church of the Martorana (12th century), the Arab-style church of San Cataldo and the Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Teatro dell'Opera dei Pupi

Teatro dell'Opera dei Pupi by Mimmo Cuticchio, a typical show from Palermo dating back to 1800. Unesco Heritage

Duration: 10 minutes

Pass By: Via Vittorio Emanuele

The ancient Cassaro, the oldest street in Palermo with its Palaces, Churches, Convents

Stop At:

Ancient walls from the first half of the 16th century and Porta Carini through which you enter the Capo market

Duration: 15 minutes
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