What To Expect
In the meeting point we'll learn to use the Segway PT and then begin our tour. We will pass the Teatro Politeama-Garibaldi and cover the Ruggero Settimo street. We reach the Verdi Square, dominated by the Teatro Massimo, the largest opera house of Italy.
Once we have crossed the Arab-influenced Capo market, we will go on to Beati Paoli Square and Settangeli Square before reaching the Cathedral. From there we continue to the nearby Piazza della Vittoria, which is overlooked by the Norman Palace and the Bishop's Palace and where, in the contiguous Villa Bonanno, traces of the Roman city are preserved.
Through via dei Biscottari we reach Bologni Square, where the Palaces Villafranca and Belmonte-Riso stand together with the monument of Charles V. G. D'Alessi street leads to Bellini Square with the churches S. Cataldo and St. Mary's of the Admiral (also called Martorana), both designed in Arab-norman style. Then passing by the alley S. Caterina, we arrive at the Town Hall Square with the Pretoria fountain and a view of the S. Giuseppe dei Teatini church and the Four Corners of the city.
As we travel along the Discesa dei Giudici and cross via Roma, we will reach S. Anna Square with the homonymous church and former convent. S. Anna now houses the Gallery of Modern Art. Continuing on the square Croce dei Vespri, we will head on to Aragona Square to reach the church S. Francesco d'Assisi. Nearby, we have the oratory of S. Lorenzo decorated by Giacomo Serpotta.
We go down Merlo street to get to Mirto Palace. From there we head to the nearby Marina Square with the Garibaldi Garden and the Steri-Chiaramonte Palace. On the Alloro street we can find the Regional Gallery of Abatellis Palace. Through the Salvezza alley, you end up at the Oratorio dei Bianchi and the nearby church S. Maria dello Spasimo, two stunning examples of medieval architecture.
From there we will head to the direction of Kalsa Square, with the church of S. Teresa alla Kalsa. We will pass through the Greeks' Gate to get to the Foro Italico, the city's seafront. Nearby is the garden Villa a Mare, from which you can see the Mura delle Cattive, the Butera Palace, the Felice Gate, the Loggiato di S. Bartolomeo and the church of S. Maria della Catena.
Along the ancient port of Palermo, we pass the S. Giorgio dei Genovesi church, XIII Vittime Square and the area of Castellammare. Continuing onto via Francesco Crispi, we pass the modern harbor. The tour ends at the meeting point, where we began.
3 hour Segway PT rental
30 minute orientation
Meals and drinks
Tips and gratuities
The Guided Open Tour and Exclusive VIP Tour will be conducted by a tour guide and includes a microphone and a headset. The Free Open Tour includes an escort in Italian only (no guide).
The Free Open Tour and the Guided Open Tour operate with a minimum of 4 persons and are subject to cancellation if this minimum is not met. Please call at least 24 hours prior to departure to confirm schedule.
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2 hours and 30 minutes