Private Best of Palermo Walking Tour
It's just you, your guide and Palermo's must-see sights during a 7 hour exploration of this magical city.
Visit Teatro Massimo, Italy's largest opera house; built in the late 1800's this facility is well-renowned for its superb acoustics.
Stroll through the myriad stalls in the open air marketplace of Capo and head to Palatine Chapel, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and the royal chapel of the Norman kings of Sicily. While here, take photos of the mix of Byzantine and Arabic architecture and admire the luminescent mosaics.
Stop at a nearby restaurant to enjoy an authentic Sicilian lunch of appetizers, pasta or main dish, salad, fruit and coffee then head to another well-known UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Cathedral of Palermo.
Built in 1185, this Roman Catholic church sports a variety of architectural styles thanks to centuries of additions and restorations.
At Quattro Canti you can stand in the middle of the square of what was one of the first major planned towns in Europe. Make your way over to Piazza Pretoria to take a photo of the Fountain of Shame, so named due to the 16 nude statues of humans, nymphs, satyrs and mermaids that encircle it. While here see the Praetorian Palace, a municipal building also known as the Palace of Eagles due to the numerous presence this bird in the decorations throughout the building.
Gaze upon the magnificent stucco work by famed sculptor Giacomo Serpotta at the Oratorio di San Lorenzo, then visit Piazza Marina to view the largest tree in Europe, the Moreton Bay Fig, while you learn fascinating facts about the Mafia.
Reserve this tour now for an up close and personal peek into the historic places of Palermo.
Please note: Guests must be able to walk for several hours and navigate steps. Comfortable but conservative clothing is recommended; shorts, skirts and sleeveless shirts are not allowed inside the churches. Wheelchair access not available. Your tour includes lunch. Wireless radio receivers are available to rent for USD $5 per person and are automatically included in tours for groups of 10 persons or more.