Cultural Tours, Unconventional
Our tour will take you to the most fascinating noble palaces in Palermo, some of which are now museums and galleries of great cultural attraction where you can relive the splendour of the past. We will start from Piazza Marina with the Chiaramonte Fortress.
We will then visit Palazzo Butera, the 17th-century palace of the nobleman Branciforte, Prince of Butera. This splendid and majestic building overlooks the Foro Italico, a promenade that dominates the entire Gulf of Palermo. Today the palace, renovated thanks to the painstaking work of Sicilian craftsmen who have restored the splendour of the 17th century, is home to high-level artistic and cultural collections thanks to the great passion of Massimo and Francesca Valsecchi, a building site open to the city with splendid terraces from which to admire the sea.
Strolling through the alleyways we will stop at Palazzo Mirto. The Filangeri Lanza princes collected an immense artistic heritage from all over Europe: Murano chandeliers, Meinz porcelain, tapestries and much more.
Continuing our walk we will see from outside the terraces of Palazzo Gangi, the famous location chosen to film The Leopard. Crossing the most historic city squares, among splendid monuments, we will reach Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca. This is where the idea for the first bottled wine produced by the Duke of Salaparuta was born. The palace’s many precious rooms housed the most important art collections and we will be able to admire the famous Crucifixion by Van Dyck and the magnificent paintings by Matthias Stomer.
Duration: 4 hours
Start: 09.00am – 02.00pm.
Meeting point: Piazza Marina n.59, in front of the Chiaramonte Fortress – Palazzo Steri
Available: From Tuesday to Sunday
- English speaking professional guide.
- Entry tickets to monuments (approx. €25,00 per person).
The tour price is valid for a number of participants of 4 or more persons up to a maximum of 8.
In all other cases, the following rates per person will apply:
1 participant = €240.00
2 participants = €120.00
3 participants = 80,00€.
- Tour may be changed without prior notice due to the Covid-19 emergency.
- Tour order may be subject to change.
- Tour may be subject to change on public holidays.