Street Stories of Palermo Small Group Walking Tour

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Sicilian wine barrels
Sicilian wine barrels
Fruit vendors at Capo market
Fruit vendors at Capo market
Walking through the alleys of Ballarò
Walking through the alleys of Ballarò
Walking through the Arab Quarter
Walking through the Arab Quarter
View from San Nicolò Tower
View from San Nicolò Tower
Street Stories of Palermo Small Group Walking Tour - Picture 6
Meeting locals in the back alleys of Palermo
Meeting locals in the back alleys of Palermo
Visit to the tailor of Capo district
Visit to the tailor of Capo district
Cold Zibibbo wine
Cold Zibibbo wine
Taverna da Totò
Taverna da Totò

What To Expect

Take a peek inside the walls of Palermo! Hear astonishing tales of ghosts, fairies, saints and crooks as you take a walk into the city's alleys leading you to corners where stories abound and facts are blurred.


  • Hear stories behind Palermo's famous characters as you take a walk through its back alleys

  • Visit one of the local markets and learn the interesting secrets of the market

  • Marvel at the glorious Immacolata Concenzione Church

  • Sample a traditional Sicilian Zibibbo wine

  • A Guaranteed Small Group Tour with a maximum of 12 guests


Walking tours in Palermo
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Meeting Point:
Porta Carini (Entrance of Capo Market in Via Volturno)
2 hours and 30 minutes
daily at 10:00 AM
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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

  • Entrance ticket to Immacolata Concezione Church


  • Meals and drinks unless specified

  • Entrance tickets to monuments (except Immacolata Concezione)

  • Personal expenses

  • Tips and gratuities

  • Optional activity costs

Please Note

  • 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.

  • Children below 6 years old are free of charge.

Cancellation Policy

  • Free cancellation: 4 days or more prior to start date of activity.
  • 100% Cancellation Fee (no reimbursement): 3 days or less prior to date of activity.

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