GRAND TASTE PALERMO - Artisan Food & History Walking Tour

Palermo Trip Overview

A ‘Grand Taste’ of The City of Palermo.

Authentic Food and Wine with History Walking Tour of Palermo.

11 Must-See Sights and Attractions of Palermo.

3 (UNESCO) Arab-Norman Historical Monuments of Palermo.

20+ Tastes of Traditional Specialty Food & Wine.

Fascinating Tales & History Information by your Local Guide.

Genuine and Valuable Information about other Places to Visit, Must-See. Sights and Attractions – you can ask your Local Guide.

Small-group tour (maximum 14).

Additional Info

Duration: 4 hours
Starts: Palermo, Italy
Trip Category: Tours & Sightseeing >> Half-day Tours



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What to Expect When Visiting Palermo, Sicilia, Italy

A ‘Grand Taste’ of The City of Palermo.

Authentic Food and Wine with History Walking Tour of Palermo.

11 Must-See Sights and Attractions of Palermo.

3 (UNESCO) Arab-Norman Historical Monuments of Palermo.

20+ Tastes of Traditional Specialty Food & Wine.

Fascinating Tales & History Information by your Local Guide.

Genuine and Valuable Information about other Places to Visit, Must-See. Sights and Attractions – you can ask your Local Guide.

Small-group tour (maximum 14).

Itinerary
This is a typical itinerary for this product

Stop At: Teatro Massimo, Piazza Giuseppe Verdi, 90138, Palermo, Sicily Italy

Our accredited guide will meet you right outside the Massimo Theater for an introduction and outline of the tour you are about to experience.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mercato del Capo, Via Cappuccinelle, 90138, Palermo, Sicily Italy

We will stroll through the stalls and learn about the different varieties of seasonal and local specialties while tasting some street food and absorbing the energy of an ancient food market. The atmosphere is great, even if you choose not to buy anything.

Duration: 35 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Beati Paoli, 90134 Palermo PA, Italy

While stopping to taste another local specialty, here we will tell you the tale of how this square got its name from a secretive sect thought to have existed in medieval Sicily, allegedly formed to oppose both the church and the state, defending the commoners from infringements posed by the regime. How they came to be seen as a proto-manifestation of the Mafia, and why Cosa Nostra likes to trace its origin to the sect.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Cattedrale di Palermo, Corso Vittorio Emanuele, 90040, Palermo, Sicily Italy

Independent visit to the outstanding Palermo’s Cathedral (UNESCO), a prime example of Sicily’s unique Arab-Norman architectural style. Another chance to taste some local specialty, and a quick restroom stop.

Duration: 15 minutes

Stop At: Chiesa del Gesu, Piazza Casa Professa 1, 90134, Palermo, Sicily Italy

Tucked away in a side street in old Palermo, right from the moment you walk in, you will get a glimpse of one of the most intricate, magnificent, interesting, intense showcase of frescos and sculptures lavishly decorated in high baroque style.

Considered by many, an unforgettable over the top remarkable building for its extraordinary craftsmanship and tastefulness with a wow factor. Definitely a must-see while in Palermo, and definitely worth a second visit to see it again from different angles.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Mercato Ballaro, Vicolo Del Carmelo, 90134, Palermo, Sicily Italy

An authentic doorway into the past. You will instantly feel as if you’ve been transported into a noisy medieval market of the 9th-century ad. Ballarò Market is the biggest, the oldest, the funniest and most entertaining open-air market of all, amid with crazy jumble of stalls with lots of noisy spruiking by the vendors. This is the place to see Sicilian life at its best.

Duration: 1 hour

Stop At: Quattro Canti, Corso Vittorio Emanuelle Via Maqueda, 90100, Palermo, Sicily Italy

We will stop by to admire and contemplate the beautifully sculptured facades and artwork of Four Corners (Quattro Canti) with its 4 saints, 4 kings, 4 seasons, 4 fountains, 4 rivers, 4 districts. Its octagonal shapes, fashionable in the 17th Century, illuminated by the sun has consequently renamed it the “Theatre of the Sun”, creating an historic and compelling meeting point between the two main streets in the old city center, Via Maqueda, and the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. It’s impossible not to get to this spot.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Pretoria, Piazza, Palermo, Sicily Italy

We will walk across Piazza Pretoria and its famous ‘Fountain of Shame’. A spectacular grand fountain surrounded by gorgeously detailed nudes sculpted in Carrara marble, placed in an intimate and relatively small square, will definitely take you by surprise.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio (La Martorana), Piazza Bellini 3, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy

Here you will admire the exterior of two magnificent Churches in total contrast for style with each other, both part of the (UNESCO) Arab-Norman Heritage Sites. The Church of Saint Mary of the Admiral, or “La Martorana”, along with the small Church of San Cataldo. Both elevated above road level dominates Bellini Square and frequently used as monumental images of Palermo‘s architecture patrimony.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza Croce dei Vespri, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

We will pass by Palazzo Valguarnera Gangi, one of the most iconic private buildings of the 18th century in the city designed in the Baroque style. All the splendor of its original decor is still carefully preserved to every little detail, including the most memorable ballroom, setting for Luchino Visconti’s movie ‘The Leopard’ in 1963.

Duration: 10 minutes

Stop At: Piazza San Francesco D’Assisi, Piazza S. Francesco D’Assisi, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

To complete the experience, we will say goodbye with one last Grand Taste in a quaint little square tucked away from the crowd, right outside the beautiful Church of St. Francis of Assisi.

Duration: 15 minutes



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