Palermo, for its urban structure of Arabic influence, full of narrow streets and alleys, is suitable for a walking tour.
If you prefer to go by a private car/driver and guide we can accomodate it as well in a very personalized way.
Our tours are for small groups, very personalized, also for a party of two, and are never tiring suitable also for children. We never go in a hurry.
Saint Dominic Square - Piazza San Domenico
We start from Piazza Saint Dominic, visit the Church and Cloister of Saint Dominic. We go on towards the coast and the ancient port ''La Cala''.
Saint Dominic Church
Painting of La Vucciria market by Renato Guttuso
To visit Palermo means to visit its outdoor old market Vucciria, immortalized in the famous picture by our sicilian painter Renato Guttuso.
We go on to the oldest port of Palermo, called ''La Cala'', focal place of several battles among the many populations that have dominated in the city, and we visit the old area around it.
We go to the arabian quartier La Kalsa, created by the Emir when he decide to move there during XI cent.
Before going on, we will do a ''pit stop'' for a cannolo and coffee, our sweet specialities that you can not miss!
Visit of the Church of Santa Teresa alla Kalsa e Santa Maria della Pietà. We go to via Alloro, Palazzo Abatellis and visit the beautiful church of Santa Maria degli Angeli.
Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Flea Market, La Magione, La Catena, piazza Magione, via Roma.
Santa Maria dello Spasimo
In this tour we visit one of the old arabian famous market called Ballarò, wher you will have the chance to taste some of our famous ''street food''.
Street food Palermo
Piazza della Vergogna - Pretoria square
Visit of Church del Gesù, Piazza Pretoria.
Chiesa del Gesù
It is Lunch time an so we go home where our Chef Donna Patricia will prepare only for you her best traditional dishes: panelle, sfincione, anelletti al ragu, caponata, served with a good Sicilian wine or other beverage of your choice.
We will conclude with zibibbo wine, sicilian almond biscuits, cassatelle of ricotta cheese and coffee mocha espresso.
After Lunch we will come with you till Saint Dominic Square. Extra request, at the moment of the reservation, we can drop you off by our private car to your hotel.
Flea Market (only during weekend)
Lieutenant Joe Petrosino a leading Italian New York policeman, who made it his mission to smash the Black Hand & Mafia gangs, is murdered in the line of duty.
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*The churches visited along the tour are usually open. If not, we are not responsible.
**For religious sites, it is recommended for everyone to cover up in reverence.
*** Due to timing the visit of the interior to the Museums, Theaters and some palaces is not made, the accesses are possible by appointment only for personalised and exclusive tours.