Palermo Walking Tour And Street Food

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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Piazza Olivella, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
    2: Port of Palermo, Molo Santa Lucia, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Quattro Canti, Via Maqueda, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Enjoy and taste the street food in the old markets of Palermo observing people, products, colors and characters from another time.The smells and the flavors will accompany you during three unforgettable hours during which you will see also the Cathedral of Palermo

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Teatro massimo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily

It is the largest Opera House in Italy, the third one in Europe. It was built in 1875 and its history is full of legends.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Mercato del Capo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily

The Capo Market is the best and traditional old market in Palermo. Here you find only local fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Here we stop to taste the street food of Palermo.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Quattro canti, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily

Quattro canti, or Vigliena square, is the name of the octagonal square in the intersection between the two most important streets in Palermo: via Maqueda and Cassaro (corso Vittorio Emanuele). Ancients sources refers about it as Octagon or Suns Theatre, because during the daylight almost one of the faades is lighten by the sun. The Four Corners were realized from 1609 until 1620. The shape of the square is an octagon and its placed in the middle of the ancient city as a perfect point of connection between the four most important districts of that period which are: Kalsa, La Loggia, Capo e Albergheria. The four faades of the buildings have four different levels. In the lowest one it is possible to see the fountains as the symbols of the four old Palermos main rivers: Oreto, Kemonia, Pannaria, Papireto; in the next level are shown the allegories of the four seasons represented by Eolo, Venus, Cerere and Bacchus; the middle part is decorated by the statues of Carlo V, Filippo II, Filippo III, Filippo IV; and in the last order there are the illustration of the four saints of Palermo before the arrival of Saint Rosalia (1624): Agata, Ninfa, Oliva e Cristina.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cattedrale di Palermo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily

The Cathedral of Palermo is the most important monument of the Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedrals of Cefal and Monreale site inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO on 2015.
The Cathedral of Palermo was founded by Gualtiero Offamilio, archbishop of the town from 1169 to 1190. It was a mosque in Islamic times and converted into a cathedral church by Roberto the Guiscardo after the conquest of Palermo. Its exclusive elements are the inlays and the architectural and sculptural plastic that reflects the penetration of Romanic art and the first Gothic decorative taste in Sicily.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana pretoria), Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily

It is a monumental fountain of Palermo. It is located in the heart of the historic centre and represents the most important landmark of Piazza Pretoria. The fountain was built in Palermo in 1574.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Quattro canti, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicily

Officially known as Piazza Vigliena, is a Baroque square. It was built during the XVII century at the crossing of the two principal streets in Palermo, the Via Maqueda and the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

Duration: 10 minutes

Inclusions

Food tasting

Drink (water or glass of wine or beer or coca cola)

Local guide

Suggestions about more attractions to visit in Palermo or about more food to eat.

Pick up at 10:00 am to the port for cruise passengers. (Please send a message to the tour guide).

Visit of the Palermo Cathedral

Entry/Admission - Teatro dell'Opera dei Pupi

Entry/Admission - Capo Street Market

Entry/Admission - Dainotti's Cibo di Strada

Entry/Admission - Cattedrale di Palermo

Exclusions

Souvenir photos (available to purchase)

Drop off to the port

Entry/Admission - Teatro Massimo

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Wheelchair accessible: please, when you book the tour communicate there is a partecipant with wheelchair

Children must be accompanied by an adult

Free Child applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults (2 adults with 2 free child maximum).

If you are solo traveller contact us to know if there is a tour already organized.

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

If you want gluten free food, please ask us 24 hour before.

If you want vegetarian Street food, please us us when you reserve the tour

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers

Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms

COVID-19 vaccination required for guides

Traveler Reviews

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  • 13-Jan-2023

    We just completed our tour of Palermo, led by Fabrizio and it was the highlight of our two weeks in Sicily. Three hours of walking, history, insight and tasting local treats was rated very highly by our two adult children (19) and (23). We would not have been able to truly appreciate Palermo if we tried to do it ourselves. It was the perfect way to appreciate this incredible city and trust me there was enough food to call it lunch!

  • 11-Jan-2023

    Our guide Fabrizio was so knowledgeable and passionate about Palermo which made our experience even better than we hoped for. He explained all the dishes we got to try whilst on our tour and the history behind them and his knowledge of Palermo’s buildings and it’s history was second to none. It was like taking a history lesson whilst on the move rather than from behind a desk , but a much more enjoyable experience than my old schooldays. If you are thinking of taking this tour then definitely take the plunge as you will learn a lot of very interesting facts that no guide book can explain as well as Fabrizio does

  • 09-Jan-2023

    This was even better than expected. I got a view of great pieces of Palermo history and culture, in addition to the wonderful food experience. I love Palermo and this tour is a big reason why.

  • 17-Dec-2022

    We signed up for the street food walking tour as we are foodies and enjoy trying new local foods. In addition to that, we got a wonderful walking tour of the historic part of the city with a guide who gave us lots of history and other insights to Palermo and Sicily. The food was also interesting and great to try. Fabrizio is an excellent guide and speaks very good English.

  • 10-Dec-2022

    Wonderful experience; a little history, great food and a few jokes…..loved it! A great way to see the city and try the food!

  • 07-Dec-2022

    Had a wonderful morning with Fabrizio walking through Palermo and tasting many of the different local dishes! It was very informative about the history of the city along with the origins of foods. It was a perfect introduction to our trip to Italy and I would highly recommend for anyone looking to see Palermo

  • 05-Dec-2022

    Fabrizio is excellent guide. He made every effort to accommodate people in our small group with different food allergies. He skillfully combined food, culture, and history of Sicily together in this tour. We got much more than just taste the street food. I highly recommend Fabrizio and this tour

  • 05-Dec-2022

    Fabrizio was a great guide for this good value tour. Very knowledgable and a proud Sicilian - we were guided through some of the best sights and simple traditional foods of Palermo. A great way to orientate yourself with the city

  • 27-Nov-2022

    A really pleasant few hours walking and eating with Fabrizio. Enjoyed every minute and every bite. A nic way to enjoy your time in Palermo.

  • 24-Nov-2022

    Fabrizio expertly guided our group of five though some of the best known sites of the historical center of Palermo. He was interesting, fun and knowledgeable, and also made good choices for where to stop for street food, providing great explanations all along. He also quickly responded to a question I sent him that I had about the city that only occurred to me a day or so after the tour was over. Highly recommended!

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