Explore Palermo’s key sights on foot on this walking tour of the Sicilian capital. Meet your guide in a convenient location in central Palermo, and set off. You’ll see popular landmarks ranging from the Palermo Cathedral and Palazzo Riso to the Massimo Theater. You’ll also learn about the city’s long entanglement with the mafia,
and will meet the shopkeepers and other individuals who have pioneered a local anti-mafia movement. Get up close and personal with the sights on a walking tour of the city Learn about Palermo’s mafia-related history from your guide See many of the city’s major landmarks, including the Palermo Cathedral Visit the Antica Focacceria San Francesco, a beloved local eatery.
Departure Point: Central Palermo, in front of “Teatro Massimo”
Departs: Saturday at 10 am – Wednesday at 6.30 pm
Language: Italian and English
Return: Tour ends at restaurant “Antica Focacceria San Francesco”, near Piazza Marina.
Inclusions: Local guide + walking tour
Duration: 3 hours (Approx.)
Note: Comfortable shoes are suggested
Price: Adults (18-99 years old) € 32 – Youth (age 10-17) € 20 – Child (age 0-9) Free.
What To Expect
It is impossible to describe the Sicilian capital without noting its contrasts: elegance and decadence, light and shadow, rich and poor, metropolitan and provincial, joy and sorrow, perfumes and stenches, Mafia and Anti-Mafia. A city which captivates, stupefies, and sometimes shocks visitors; it certainly isn’t an experience one forgets. Go on a tour and find out about brave owners of hotels, restaurants, farms, and transport agencies who have made the brave decision to stand against Mafia. Learn about the Mafia and the civil Anti-Mafia movement whilst walking through the picturesque historic centre. Discover a city that is finally rebelling against the protection rackets. Every stop is a cause for reflection, a chance to mull over the realities of the Mafia and consider the civic movement against Mafioso power. You will meet shopkeepers who have said no to the protection racket. On the tour, you will pass in front of the Palermo cathedral, the Palazzo Riso, the Palermo Court, the Massimo theater. The tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francesco, one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo, famous for the characteristic Palermo’s street food.