What To Expect
Embark on an adventurous adventure in a walking tour around Palermo!
Pass through the old city gate of Porta Carini to officially kick off the tour! Complete with a cast of characters, walk through the market filled with all kinds of personalities. A story in itself, picture out the fish mongers shouting out, locals shopping and crowds sampling trays of Italian produce. Mingle with the crowd and learn some tips and techniques on how to score fresh products.
From there, meet the first character of the tour, Pupa ru Capo. A beautiful woman who lives in a mosaic on an old bakery wall behind a church that says Saint Rita sometimes appears here. Is it a ghost or a miracle?
Continue to Piazza Beati Paoli and learn the story of a medieval secret sect. Then, move on to the Cathedral Square where one of city's most notable characters is commemorated. Listen to the story of Santa Rosalia, the patron of saint of Palermo, as you sight-see the holy spot specially dedicated to her life.
A good story is best paired with a good drink. Take a break at an old taverna in Ballaro Street Market. Get to taste Zibibbo, a dry, sweet wine that originated in Sicily. Hear the story about Duke Cagliostro, an 18th-century Palermitan man who was renowned across Europe for tricking the most influential royal families with his alleged magical powers.
Finish the tour with a walk through the fairies' square, where men used to disappear at night and mysteriously re-appear at home a day later.
Local English-speaking guide
Glass of wine
Meals and drinks unless specified
Entrance tickets to monuments (except Immacolata Concezione)
Tips and gratuities
This tour operates as a Guaranteed Small Group Tour with
Please wear comfortable shoes for walking. Wearing a hat in summer months (June to August) is also recommended.
Take any precautions as you would anywhere else in the world. Don't walk around the alleys wearing flashy jewelry and keep your wallet in your front pocket.
Tour ends at Piazza Bologni.
All our card payments are protected by thawte to give you peace of mind.
3 hours 30 minutes
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