Private Churches of Palermo Walking Tour
See the magnificent cathedrals of Palermo on your own terms; no need to wait until the crowds clear to see the sites up close and get that perfect shot.
Your journey begins with a visit to the Church of Saint Mary of the Chain of Palermo, so named as it guards the chains (locks) of the port. Step inside the cathedral doors to see the gorgeous mix of Gothic and Renaissance styles.
At the Oratory of San Lorenzo you can gaze upon the magnificent stuccowork by famed sculptor Giacomo Serpotta. Head to La Martorana, founded in 1143 and a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Be greeted by the original bell tower and, once inside, look up to view the stunning Norman-Byzantine mosaics.
At Casa Professa you can see a marvelous example of Sicilian Baroque style and admire the intricate stone inlays.
Take a break in the largest open air marketplace in Sicily to enjoy a drink and delicious street eats such as panelle (chickpea flour fritters), crocchè (mashed potato fritters) and arancine (deep fried filled riceballs).
Continue on to the Cathedral of Palermo. Built in 1185, this Roman Catholic church sports a blend of architectural styles and is also a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
If you love history and architecture, this is the tour for you. Don't miss out! Reserve your spot today.
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 4 hour private tour includes street food tastings. 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.