Explore the historic center of Palermo on a 3-hour walking tour led by a knowledgeable guide. Learn about the city’s history as you see landmarks including Teatro Massimo, the Palermo Cathedral and the Royal Palace of Palermo (Palazzo dei Normanni)— part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site. Stop to the Chiesa del Gesù (Casa Professa), an elaborate 16th-century church, and view the Palazzo Pretorio (Palace of the Eagles). Stroll around the Piazza Pretoria and Piazza Bellini, and browse tempting treats in renowned food markets that offer Sicilian cuisine.
During this 3-hour walking tour you will see the Massimo Vittorio Emanuele Theatre, the third largest opera house in Europe. It was built in 1875 and has more than 1,300 seats. Admire the beautiful Arab-Norman Palermo Cathedral and Palazzo Reale (King or Norman Palace), which became part of UNESCO's list of World Heritage Sites.
See also the Church of Casa Professa (or Church of Gesù), the most important Baroque church in Palermo, as well as the Eagles Palace, an outstanding palace of the 15th century. There, you can enter the red room of the mayor and the city council.
Continue to Pretoria Square, also known by locals as 'Square of Shame' for the nudity of the statues. Visit Bellini Square on which you'll see the Church of San Cataldo and Martorana Church. During the tour you will also see the famous old markets of Palermo - Ballarò, Capo, and Vucciria, where, if you want, you can buy and taste some of the city's famous street food: panelle, crocchè, and arancine.
The tour ends in the exact center of historic Palermo, the Quattro Canti square. It was built between 1608 and 1620 at the crossing of the two most important streets in Palermo, Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda.
If you want the tour can be customized with the visit of the monuments admired during the walk, or other places or museums, adding the tasting of street food or prolonging the tour for other hours or for the whole day. For information and costs contact via the form or by sending an email.