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Private Palermo Walking and Food market Tour

Private Palermo Walking and Food market Tour

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Our Palermo Walking Tours are a must for all lovers of the fusion of Norman and Arabic styles and of course - the Sicilian food! The city of thousand faces will enchant you with its multi-ethnic heritage, architectural beauty and unique traditions. Take a stroll through major piazzas like Piazza Pretoria with its impressive fountain or Piazza Quattro Canti. Admire the 12th century Cathedral and a Unesco Heritage site. Hear stories about the Palace of the Normans and its chapel. Conclude your Palermo tour with a stop at a local food market to taste local delicacies like cannoli!

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4 hours

Private Palermo Walking and Food market Tour

From: 26.00

Duration: 4 hours

Highlights & Includes Highlights & Includes
  • Local Expert English-speaking Guide
  • Tour features main attractions of the city: Palace of the Normans, the Cathedral, Piazza Pretoria, Piazza Bellini, Piazza Quattro Canti, Via Vittorio Emanuele, Martorana
  • Visit at a local food market to try local specialties
Tour Overview Tour Overview

Palermo is the fifth largest city in Italy by population and it is also the capital of Sicily. Built around the intersection of two main streets: Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda this city of multi-ethnic culture and eclectic styles will enchant you with its fine art and colorful cuisine. Accompanied by an expert licensed guide, discover the impressive attractions and typical foods on our Private Palermo Walking Tour with Food market.

Stroll on the major streets and piazzas. Stop at Piazza Quattro Canti - a perfect Baroque square where the two main city arteries intersect. It was also the major movie set of Wim Wenders' "Palermo shooting". At Piazza Pretoria, a lovely 16th century square located in the heart of the city, admire the stunning fountain that takes up the entire centre of the piazza. Originally the fountain was built for the Medici family to decorate their Florentine villa but was later transported and reassembled in Palermo.

Your Palermo guided tour will feature one of the most beautiful monuments of the city: The Cathedral. Hear stories on how it was built and how different architectural styles overlap in its appearance. Admire the southern facade - a perfect example of Catalan-Gothic style with Arabic influences. Continue to the Palace of the Normans hosting the impressive Palatine Chapel (select add-on tickets to visit inside!). The Byzantine mosaics set on a golden background dominate the chapel. In Piazza Bellini you can admire La Martorana church with its lavish golden interior.

Palermo is undoubtedly a perfect place to try local specialties. Stroll through the lanes of a typical lively food market: Ballarò or Capo, depending where you start the tour. Sicilian street markets are known for their explosion of colors and enchanting mixture of various scents of fresh products. Conclude your Palermo food tour with tasting of typical Sicilian street food like "sfincione palermitano" (similar to pizza) or "panelle" (fritters made from fried chickpea flour) before saying goodbye to your guide. Cost of food tasting to be paid locally based on your selection.

Our Palermo Sicily walking tours can be customized to suit your requirements. Depending on your preference we can arrange a fully historical tour concentrating on the Arab-Norman architecture of Palermo. You can extend the tour to a full day trip featuring Monreale. Or you can decide to enjoy a half-day food experience in Palermo and visit the major street markets to taste local food. Get in touch with our Sales Team via "Contact us" form with your custom request!

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Information symbol Excluded

  • Gratuities
  • Cost of food tasting to be paid on the spot based on your selection
  • Entrance fees to the Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel EUR 20 per person to be paid locally or you can select them as an add-on when booking this tour. Agency fee included
  • Other entrance fees if applicable

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Your Private Palermo Walking Tour can start from your hotel (if centrally located) or a central location in the city

Information Symbol Other Information
  • This tour is not fully accessible for wheelchair users or people with walking disabilities. However, please contact us directly and we will be able to take you on alternative routes suitable for you.
  • There is a dress code for visiting places of worship in Italy. No shorts or sleeveless tops are allowed and knees and arms must be covered
  • Other languages on request
  • Beginning Friday 6 August 2021 and until further notice, access to the archaeological sites, museums and similar tourist venues, bars, restaurants etc will be permitted only to those in possession of a Green COVID-19 Certification (Green Pass or equivalent certificate like the CDC vaccine card). Please remember to also bring your ID or passport to confirm your identity.

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