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Your Palermo walk in a full 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.
– San Francesco d’Assisi, one of the most interesting edifices of Palermo. Its façade presents a superb Gothic portal and a magnificent rose window above. Its interior is no less fascinating with beautiful chapels and a breathtaking Saint George on horseback by Antonello Gagini.
– The Oratorio di San Lorenzo, an oratory decorated with joyous putti, full length figures and sculpted ‘teatrini’ by Giacomo Serpotta, one of Sicily’s most important sculptors.
– The Cappella Palatina, built under the rule of king Roger II, it is a wonderful testimony to the successful fusion of multiple artistic and architectonic traditions, namely, Arabic, Byzantine and Latin.

Tour duration: ca. 7h

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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Teatro Massimo

Capo Market


Quattro Canti

Piazza Pretoria and Piazza Bellini

Piazza Marina

Church of San Francesco

Oratory of San Lorenzo

Palatine Chapel

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    We loved tours in Palermo with Valentina! Ted & Beth C.


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Trip Includes: Guided tour, local taxes (if you are a Tour Operator, please contact us for a quote).

Trip Excludes: Admission tickets (€24.00), lunch

Per private party of up to 8 people
price: € 420 /Group

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