All senses out! Guided through the old quarters of Palermo, you will explore some of the city’s most somptuous churches which were built in the wake of the Counter Reformation to attract believers through emotions and theatricality. You’ll see how their exuberant decorations are also reflected in the colorful and sensual historic food markets of the Capo and Ballarò. Of course, sampling Palermo's best street food will also be a priority!
The tour begins in front of the Teatro Massimo, Palermo's Opera House, built by the Sicilian architect Basile. We will then walk through the Capo and Ballarò, two of Palermo's historic markets, to expose ourselves to their exuberance and sensuality, and discover most of the ingredients that are used in Sicilian cuisine. Along the way, we will make various stops to admire some sumptuous Baroque churches, including the church of the Concezione, which has one of Pietro Novelli's masterpieces representing the Virgin; the church of Sant'Agostino with its stupendous stone rose and exquisite stuccos, and the Carmine Maggiore, with its prominent cupola covered with colourful Sicilian ceramic tiles.
Our exploration of Palermo's markets involves gastronomic stops to sample some of Palermo's best street food.
Rates for this private walk in Palermo: 1-4 people € 290 / 5-8 people € 320
Tour duration: ca. 3h
Incidentals: admission tickets €4
Contact us to book this tour of Palermo's historical market for your private party, we will let you know about our availability and answer any questions you may have.