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Palermo: Walking Tour of Historic Markets and Monuments

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Discover Palermo through its markets and historical monuments on a guided tour. Visit the Palermo Cathedral, wander through the ancient Capo market, and sample some Sicilian street food.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in the sounds, colors, flavors of the ancient Capo market
  • Visit the ancient Cathedral of Palermo and learn about its unique architecture
  • Admire the Teatro Massimo, Italy's largest theater and a symbol of the city
  • Hear about local legends from your guide, like the mysterious Beati Paoli sect
  • Take the opportunity to sample tasty Sicilian street food fresh from the market

Description

Explore Palermo's historic center led by a seasoned guide. Hear about the history of the capital of Sicily while admiring notable monuments such as the Teatro Massimo, the Cathedral, and the Quattro Canti, before wandering through markets for local wares and traditional street food. Start the tour by entering the Palermo Cathedral, a UNESCO-listed site dating from the early 12th century. Admire its iconic bell towers and learn about its architectural evolution through time. Then, stop by the Massimo Theater and hear about the ghostly legends surrounding it. You'll visit other must-see landmarks like the baroque Quattro Canti plaza, and the imposing Fontana Pretoria in the Piazza of the same name. Along the way, discover the myths and legends of Siciliy like the mysterious Beati Paoli sect, and the city's patron saint Santa Rosalia, or La Santuzza. Finally, walk through the Capo street market and take the opportunity to try some of Palermo's delicacies like Sicilian street food and pastries.

Includes

Guided walking tour Professional tour guide

Important Information

  • This tour is in Italian only Visitors must be wearing modest clothing to enter the cathedral

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Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund

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