Visiting Palermo with a licensed local guide is a great opportunity to learn as much as possible of the history of the place.
Feel free to decide your itinerary in accordance with your local guide as soon as you meet her/him at your hotel (or other meeting point location confirmed at time of booking).
The Guide will be at Your disposal for maximum 8 hours.
Medieval Palermo and Monreale: The legacy of Sicily’s Norman kings comes alive. See Palermo Cathedral, the Norman Palace, Saint John of the Hermits Monastery and, hilltop Monreale Abbey. (This itinerary needs to hire a taxi to Monreale, not included).
Aristocratic Palermo: Visit the Norman Palace of Sicily’s first kings, with its Phoenician foundations and palatine chapel. Then we’ll see Palazzo Mirto, a Baroque residence of a noble family, and the Steri, a medieval castle.
Judaic Palermo: Highlights of Palermo’s Jewish heritage, built by a community which flourished in the city until the end of the fifteenth century. Because Jackie’s itineraries are based partly on original research, they’re especially insightful. This is far more than an “ordinary” day tour of Palermo.
Culinary Curiosities: A visit to one of Palermo’s colorful street markets, established as Arab souks in the ninth century, followed by lunch and a wine tasting.
Discovering Palermo: Sites and monuments that give you a lasting impression of this colorful city: a medieval street market, the imposing Cathedral, the Martorana and its mosaics, Piazza Pretoria Fountain, Palazzo Mirto and more.
The Leopard’s Palermo: Discover the places that inspired Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa’s classic novel, The Leopard (Il Gattopardo), in a personalised walking tour of the city as he saw it. This itinerary can easily be customized to include a lunch based on Sicilian baroque cuisine typical of the 19th century.
Theme Tours: As you can see from these descriptions, it’s easy to plan a personal walking tour dedicated to a specific theme – for example, Baroque or Byzantine architecture, the Kalsa, the local gardens, Palermo’s Castles.
Private transportation is not included in this service. In case you do need to move using cab (taxi) feel free to ask to the Local Guide to help you to orchestrate this service. You can pay the amount cash on the spot.
MAXIMUM GROUP SIZE: 50 people
Italian, English, French, Spanish, German.
Subject to availability at time of booking.
The price of this walking does not include the Admission Fees (around eur 10,00 per person per entrance). If you are under 18 years old the admission fees are free of charge for you showing your document (or copy of your document) on the spot.
Disabled Travel are not recommended for a walking tour.
TOUR CODE: PMOWALKFD