Palermo walking tour, half day to discover Palermo, Capital of Culture 2018.
Accompanied by a professional guide you will have the opportunity to discover the wonders of Palermo in this sublime walk through history and amazement.
DEPARTURE: 09.00AM from Piazza Verdi – Main staircase of the Teatro Massimo of Palermo
AVAILABILITY: from Tuesday to Sunday
DURATION: 3 hours and 30 minutes
The Sovereign and the People
Meetup with the guide at the Teatro Massimo to admire the imposing structure of the largest Opera House in Italy. Within walking distance you will enter the heart of the historical “U Capu” Market where history, tradition and street food mingle with the voices and faces of the people of Palermo. There is hidden a baroque jewel just restored, the church of the Immaculate Conception.
Through alleys and ancient buildings you will reach the Norman cathedral where there are the remains of Frederick II of Swabia and the silver “Vara” of Santa Rosalia.
Between the gardens of the Villa Bonanno and the ancient Roman ruins of Paleopolis you will be at the Royal Palace or the Normans that preserves 3000 years of our history and the splendid mosaics of the Palatine Chapel in which Arabs, Byzantines and Normans shared knowledge, esoteric secrets, life and traditions in great state of tolerance.
Along the ancient fortifications you will photograph San Giovanni degli Eremiti, an evocative Arab-Norman architecture with its particular domes.
Discovering the Middle Ages, Spanish facades and courtyards of the historic residences you will walk along the “Cassaro” to conclude the tour to Quattro Canti or the Teatro del Sole, an elegant baroque building.
The rate of the Palermo Walking Tour is to be considered valid for a number of participants equal to or greater than 4 people up to a maximum of 8.
In the other cases the following rates will be applied:
1 participant = 132,00€
2 participants = 66,00€
3 participants = 44,00€
>> The Palermo Walking tour is available in Italian and English. Groups of 10 or more participants (booking on request) will be provided with radio guides, for a perfect listening to explanations even from a distance.
>> Entrance tickets to monuments: to be paid locally and subject to price changes.
- Cappella Palatina and art show €10,00 per person;
- Cappella Palatina, art show and royal apartments €12,00 per person;
- Cappella Palatina, art show, royal apartments, King Ruggero’s Room Pisana Tower €15,00 per person.
>> The guide will greet the participants at the meeting point, holding a sign with the name of the booking referent printed on it.
>> Note: Visits to the listed monuments may change on public holidays.