Every effort is made to provide the tour as described below, however the itinerary may change due to situation beyond our control.
Today you are greeted at Palermo port and drive to Monreale to see where the Arab-Norman art and architecture reached the pinnacle of its glory with the Dome (Admission fee: not included), launched in 1174 by William II and represent the scene from the Old and New Testaments all in golden mosaics. Then a short drive takes us back to Palermo to explore the fascinating Capuchin Catacombs (Admission fee: not included). The Catacombs outgrew their original cemetery in the 16th century and monks began to excavate the crypts below it. The bodies were dehydrated on the racks of ceramic pipes in the catacombs and sometimes later washed with vinegar. Monks were preserved with their everyday clothing and sometimes with ropes they had worn as a penance. The catacombs contain about 8000 mummies that line the walls. The halls are divided into categories: Men, Women, Virgins, Children, Priests, Monks, and Professionals. We then continue to explore the lively Capo Market, a large open air street market that captures the flavor of Palermo's Saracen Arab past. Capo is a blend of general confusion and a jumble of vendors' stalls, winding toward the old gate (Porta Carini) of what used to be the city wall. This afternoon we continue by seeing Piazza Pretoria and Via Maqueda, whose “four corners” converge Palermo at a quartet of baroque palaces left over from the heyday of Spanish rule dating from 1560. Later return to the port.
Monreale: Gold Mosaic’s Scene from the Old and New Testaments
Palermo: Sicily’s Vibrant Capital
- Group of 2 People: Euro 190,00 Per Person
- Group of 3 People: Euro 145,00 Per Person
- Group of 4 People: Euro 125,00 Per Person
- Group of 5 People: Euro 98,00 Per Person
- Group of 6 People: Euro 80,00 Per Person
- Group of 7 People: Euro 70,00 Per Person
- Group of 8 People: Euro 60,00 Per Person
From 9 to 25 People the tour will be provided with coach
- Group of 9-11 People: Euro 125,00 Per Person
- Group of 12-15 People: Euro 95,00 Per Person
- Group of 16-20 People: Euro 70,00 Per Person
- Group of 21-25 People: Euro 55,00 Per Person
We will adapt this excursion based on your Cruise Schedule.
For your acknowledge:
-Pick-up will be arranged 0,30 hour later estimated cruise dock;
-Drop-off to the port will be set 1 hour before cruise departure.
Our staff will be pleased to meet & greet you at the Docking Pier.
TOUR CODE: PMOMON