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Your Palermo walk in a half day covers:
– Piazza Verdi to admire the imposing Teatro Massimo (Palermo’s Opera House) and the delightful Liberty Kiosks designed by the famous Sicilian architect G.B. Filippo Basile in 1875.
– The Capo market, one of the city’s four markets of medieval origin. This is a thriving market with colourful and dazzling stalls flanked by numerous sumptuous baroque churches.
-The Cathedral of Palermo performed protective -as a fortress- as well as religious functions from the 6th century onwards. It also served as a funeral temple for kings, their families, and archbishops.
-The Quattro Canti marks the apogee of the Baroque period in Palermo. It was conceived as a scenic space with four richly decorated concave façades. Effectively, it is the point that unifies the four mains urban divisions of the city.
– Piazza Pretoria with its Fountain, a landmark of Palermo’s manneristic period and the focal point for nude statues of nymphs, humans, mermaids and satyrs, charged in symbolic meaning.
– Piazza Bellini, the churches of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio (la Martorana) and San Cataldo, built in 1160 during the apogee of the Norman reign, they show some wonderful examples of syncretic architecture.
– Piazza Marina encloses a superb public garden, the palazzo Chiaramonte -once the siege of the inquisition in Sicily- and multiple medieval, baroque and neo-Gothic buildings that coexist harmoniously.

Tour duration: ca. 3.5h

For lunch, your guide will be able to suggest some delicious Palermitan restaurants.

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

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Itinerary

Piazza Verdi and Teatro Massimo

Capo market

Cathedral

Quattro Canti

Piazza Pretoria and Piazza Bellini

Piazza Marina

  1. :

    Thank you for setting up our tour with Mirtilla. She was lovely and knowledgeable and we learned a huge amount about Palermo during our four hours with her. We will certainly recommend you and her if we have the opportunity. Regards, Jeffrey L.

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  2. :

    We had a wonderful experience with Valentina. She was most pleasant and extremely knowledgeable. Thank for setting us up with her.
    Carole

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  3. :

    Thank you very much for a delightful day – very happy to meet Alessandra who led our morning group and everyone enjoyed lunch at the Palermo restaurant you recommended! Shirley R.

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Trip Includes: Guided tour

Trip Excludes: Admission tickets (€ 9,00)

Per private party
price: € 300 /Group

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