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The mafia “wars” have tainted the reputation of Palermo, and during this guided walk, you shall see what efforts are being made today to release the city from its hand, but also from myths and prejudices. This walk will take you to the Teatro Massimo (Palermo’s Opera House where important scenes of the Godfather were shot, and where we can begin to deconstruct a certain narrative of the mafia), Piazza della Memoria (memorial dedicated to the judges executed by the mafia), Piazza San Domenico (where numerous victims of the mafia are buried), Piazza Beati Paoli (where you will become familiar with the origins of the mafia), Palermo’s cathedral (where your guide will shed some lights on the relationship between the mafia and the church), the Kala (murales of the Falcone-Borsellino), to cite some of the most relevant places of interest. We will also make stops to shops and local eateries that have rebelled against the pizzo (the mafia racket) asked by the mafia, and that have launched a veritable campaign against it, known as “pago chi non paga” (I give money to those who don’t pay the pizzo).

Tour duration: approximately 3.5h

Contact us to book this tour, we will let you know about our availability and answer any questions you may have.

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Teatro Massimo

Piazza della Memoria

Piazza Beati Paoli

No Mafia Memorial

Focacceria S. Francesco

Murales Falcone-Borsellino

Giovanni Falcone's tomb

  1. :

    Anita was truly a special guide. Such a stimulating conversation. Eric and Debra

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    I wanted to let you know that Gabriella was a remarkable tour guide. Our day with her was memorable. Deborah and Marty

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    We very much appreciate all of your help. We had a wonderful time in Palermo because of your efforts on our behalf. Warmly, Debra

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    We just returned from our tour with Valeria. She was terrific! Thank you, Rick


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Trip Includes: Guided walk (If you are a Tour Operator, please contact us for a quote)

Trip Excludes: Transfer to the meeting point, entrance to the sites of interest

If you are a Tour Operator, please contact us for a quote. Per private party of up to 8 people
price: € 320 /Group

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