Palermo Walking Tour And Street Food

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Key Details

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  • Free Cancellation
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  • Duration: 3 Hrs
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    10:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    1: Piazza Olivella, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
    2: Hotel ibis Styles Palermo President, Via Francesco Crispi, 230, 90139 Palermo PA, Italy
  • Return Details :
    Quattro Canti, Via Maqueda, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
  • Cancellation Policy :
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. 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.

Highlights

  • Family friendly
  • Pickup from a centrally located meeting point

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Itinerary
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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

Pick-up at the port for cruise passengers

Entry/Admission - Mercato del Capo

Entry/Admission - Cattedrale di Palermo

Entry/Admission - Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria)

Entry/Admission - Quattro Canti

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

Passengers arriving by cruise ship must provide the following information: ship name, docking time, disembarkation time and re-boarding time

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).

On request also tour in Italian language

Wheelchair accessible

Stroller accessible

Transportation is wheelchair accessible

Most travelers can participate

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

Traveler Reviews

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  • 29-Jan-2020

    Great to mix history lesson with food markets and several amazing sites with local food tasting at selected food stores.

  • 14-Nov-2019

    This was an excellent way to see the markets and sample the food that Palermo had to offer. The guide was one the most excellent person to lead this. We took our time and sampled many of the food offerings in the market. Well worth the cost/time.

  • 31-Oct-2019

    Excellent walking tour - guide was very knowledgeable and passionate about both his city and its food -thoroughly enjoyable!

  • 09-Aug-2018

    This was great, we got to see a lot to Palermo by foot, highly recommend if you want to see the city.

  • 09-Jul-2018

    We were fortunate to be the only ones on the street food tour for the day so Manuela was able to give us a private tour of Palermo. She was very knowledgeable of the history of the area, the buildings, and the street food. A great tour for the first day In Palermo. I would recommend her and the tour to anyone.

  • 03-Jul-2018

    The only reason this tour didn't receive 5 stars is because the style of our guide left us wondering if she loved her city or if this was a job. We love to 'experience' a place walking and tasting and she delivered on this in a big way. The local market was certainly a highlight and the breakfast pizza was the perfect way to get started.

  • 06-Jun-2018

    Manuela was so nice and knowledgable about Palermo. I could tell she was so passionate about the history and culture. She also made great restaurant and museum recommendations. I really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see the city and eat great food!

  • 16-May-2018

    This was NOT what we expected. We did the Sunday morning tour and our guide, Valentina, was very good. As a cultural tour it was excellent but forget the street food thing and you will definitely need to have breakfast before you go. Although we were taken through the wonderful markets all we got to have was a very small sampling of panelli, a tiny square of pizza, one very good arancino and some flat bread - that was it apart from a very small cannolo at the end of our tour. No opportunity offered for the glass of wine, beer or water and our guide was non-plussed when we asked what happened to that option. The coffee stop was definitely not included either. This tour was not value for money and don't go there expecting a great food experience.

  • 13-Feb-2018

    Very, very good tour. Guide, Manuela, was exceptional with her knowledge.

  • 09-Jan-2018

    A really good tour and our guide Manulla was very knowledgable and explained all aspects very clearly. The food we tasted from the street market to the high end shops gave us a good insight to the culinary delights of this vibrant city. Also the history of the old city and some of the iconic buildings made this tour memorable.

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