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Palermo: Guided Night Walking Tour & Botteghe Colletti Pub

1. Palermo: Guided Night Walking Tour & Botteghe Colletti Pub

Meet us at 7.00PM at the majestic gates of Porta Felice and join us in an intriguing walking tour of Palermo by night! Have you ever enjoyed a drink near what used to be the bed of an ancient river? Let us take you through the streets of the historical town centre and enjoy the lively atmosphere of movida made in Palermo, in which history and modern times combine. Walk through the ancient Arab district of the Kalsa and we’ll take a look at amazing examples of street art, with plenty of murals along the way. We’ll then enter into Piazza Magione and Piazza Rivoluzione and we will take a look at the main local nightlife spots! Finally, go to the famous pub Colletti, where you’ll enjoy a nice Sicilian aperitif Then go back to the initial meeting point, passing by the gorgeous Basilica of S. Francesco.

Palermo: 2-Hour Sicilian Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

2. Palermo: 2-Hour Sicilian Cheese and Wine Tasting Tour

Don’t miss out on this wonderful tasting tour of the best typical Sicilian wines and cheeses inside a charming 16th century private home, just a few steps from the famous Arab market Vucciria. This 2-hour tour is ideal for those who do not have enough time to travel to one of the wineries, many of them far from the city of Palermo. Inside a peaceful and relaxing home environment you can enjoy tasting original Sicilian wines, including Frappato, Nero d'Avola, Catarratto, Grillo, Anzonica (Insolia), and Grecanico. All wines will be happily combined with the best Sicilian cheeses, including Primo Sale, Caciocavallo fresco, Ricotta infornata, Canestrato, Vastedda del Belice, and Tuma persa. Enjoy sampling the wines and cheese, served with good black bread from Castelvetrano or Monreale and a rich mixed salad. To finish off the cheese and wine tastings, you will be served original cassatelle (fried sweets) of San Vito lo Capo and the classical sweet wine Zibibbo.

Palermo: Walking Street Food Tour

3. Palermo: Walking Street Food Tour

This classic Palermo street-food and city tour is a great way to experience Palermo's culture and get in touch with the local people. The tour lasts about 3 hours, covering many of Palermo's street food specialties and highlighting much of Palermo's artistic and architectural points of interest. Depending at the time of the day that you book your tour for, you will encounter different elements of Palermo's gastronomic scene. The morning tour encompasses the historical markets and street food, whereas the evening tour is dedicated to Palermo's urban life and street food. Your gastronomic tour guide will accompany you to discover the street specialties of Palermo such as focaccerie, friggitorie, and much more. Discover the historical and culinary characteristics of all the street food of Palermo as you meet the oldest and most important family street food vendors. At the conclusion of your experience, you will wholeheartedly agree with Anthony Bourdain's statement of "In Palermo, street food is deadly serious".

Palermo Lunch or Dinner at Home & Private Chef

4. Palermo Lunch or Dinner at Home & Private Chef

Far from the concept of a cold restaurant, lunch or dinner at home means having an authentic experience around food, in a very fascinating home, eating with a view of Piazza San Domenico Church. You will taste 4 courses, from appetizer to dessert, all with seasonal and fresh ingredients, made with passion by a professional chef.  You will be welcomed with a glass of Sicilian cold white wine, and while you appreciate the view from the balcony the chef will prepare the meal in a open space kitchen. The menu is based on Sicilian dishes: appetizer, primo or secondo dish with fish, seafood vegetables (all according to the seasonal availability) and a dessert to finish.  During the lunch or dinner, a selection of very good Sicilian wines will be provided, with sweet wine for the end. This tour will always be in small groups and in an intimate atmosphere. It is possible to request a menu based on fish or beef or vegetarian and gluten free.

Palermo: Pasta and Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

5. Palermo: Pasta and Tiramisu Class at a Local's Home

Immerse yourself in a private pasta and tiramisu-making class in a welcoming home, learn the secrets of the region's most famous pasta dishes and tiramisu and savor the fruits of your labor for lunch or dinner accompanied by local wines. During this private lesson, you will learn how to prepare 2 pasta recipes and the famous Italian tiramisu dessert from scratch. Discover the tricks of the trade of these iconic recipes from your chef/guide. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test and amaze your friends and family when you get home with an authentic Italian meal. This experience is suitable for families with children of all ages.

Sicily: 8-Day Small Group Highlights Tour

6. Sicily: 8-Day Small Group Highlights Tour

To begin, take a walk with your native local guide who will reveal Taormina’s culture, architecture, natural and political history, and tell stories about the Sicilian people and their traditions. Conquered by the Romans, Greeks, Arabs, Byzantines, and Normans, Taormina boasts a rich and fascinating history and a robust mix of styles. Discover little streets and hidden corners that give Taormina a special charm. The next day involves a half-day trip to the small antique villages of Savoca and Forza d’Agro located on the mountains. See the places where the most famous scenes of the Godfather movies were made. Next, get a real taste of Taormina. Savor its delicious food, soak in its vibrant culture, and meet the people who keep so many wonderful food and wine traditions alive. Just follow your expert guide through the town and eat and drink like the locals. The next day involves an adventure to visit Mt. Etna. You will have free time to walk on the old lava flows before continuing your tour to a famous winery located on the slopes of Etna, famous for it’s unique vulcanic wines and organic food. You will then head to magnificent Noto. While walking around, taste a famous Modica chocolate and Sicilian ice-cream with extraordinary flavor. The next day will feature a 2-hour walking tour of Ortigia, Syracuse’s old town. Admire the majesty of the Apollo Temple before heading down Via Cavour, one of the most colorful streets in Ortigia, where local artists and aristocrats like to spend their evenings. It’s then time to say goodbye to Syracuse and move towards Palermo passing the ancient Temple Valley. The following day, sample the best Sicilian streetfood during a 3-hour walking tour of Palermo. This food tour, led by a local expert guide, explores the fascinating culinary world of Sicily’s capital and includes a visit of the famous and bustling Vucciria and Mercato del Capo outdoor markets.

Market Tour and Hands On Cooking Class in Palermo

7. Market Tour and Hands On Cooking Class in Palermo

Meet your local chef and follow them through a beautiful old market in Palermo. Learn how to shop for local produce based on the season. Select seasonal ingredients to use in your cooking class, where you will prepare a meal like a local. Enter the home of your friendly chef and learn all about Sicilian cuisine. You will prepare different local recipes and you will feel like a local chef for a day. The menu will change according to the season but will always include an antipasto, primo (first course), secondo (second course), dessert, and fine Sicilian wine. Once the work is completed, sit down to enjoy the fruits of your labor with fine Sicilian wine.

From Palermo: Corleone Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

8. From Palermo: Corleone Day Trip with Lunch and Wine

Visit the quaint village of Corleone on this day trip from Palermo. Explore this medieval town which hosted many of the famous mafia clans in the 1960s, see the stunning Royal Palace in Ficuzza, and enjoy a delicious lunch in a local farmhouse. After leaving Palermo with your driver, arrive in the small, typically Sicilian town of Corleone. Stroll through the village on your own, wandering through cobblestone streets. Discover the history of Saint Leoluca and Saint Bernardo, both born in Corleone. Return to your driver and head to Ficuzza for a view of the Royal Palace, once used as a hunting lodge by Ferdinand I of Bourbon. Relax in a nearby farmhouse and winery with a light lunch and accompanying wine.

Palermo Private Home Cooking Class

9. Palermo Private Home Cooking Class

Uncover the secrets of Italian family recipes on your travels, Your guide, or Cesarina will share their wisdom, which has been passed down in their families for generations. Immerse yourself in a private cooking class at your guide's home. Learn the secrets of the most famous dishes of regional cuisine and taste the fruit of your labor accompanied by local wines.  During the lesson, the Cesarina will reveal the tricks of the trade of 3 authentic local recipes. Have fun putting your cooking skills to the test. Participants will have a workstation equipped with utensils and all the ingredients to make the dishes. Then, taste everything you have prepared accompanied by a selection of red and white local wines. Instead of loading your suitcase with souvenirs, take home Italian cooking skills that'll stay with you for life.

From Palermo: Segesta, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm Bus Tour

10. From Palermo: Segesta, Erice, & Olive Oil Farm Bus Tour

Discover Sicily through its production of wine, salt, and olive oil on this bus tour from Palermo. Taste some local products at a winery, visit the ruins of Segesta, and explore an olive oil farm. Departing from a central location in Palermo, you will drive up Mount Eryx to Erice, a spectacular hill town with a web of atmospheric streets. An important religious site, it soon became associated with the goddess Venus. Wander through its tangle of ancient streets and visit some of the cake shops, world-famous for their marzipan candies and delicacies such as almond and pistachio pastry. You will want to sample some of the goods and buy a few to eat as you journey. See the unique landscape up close as you drive along the Salt Way Road on your way to visit an olive oil farm. In the afternoon, you'll continue your exploration of the Elymians with a visit to Segesta, one of their most important cities until Vandals destroyed it hundreds of years ago. The ruins that remain include a well-preserved Doric temple and a lovely amphitheater. The setting, in rolling countryside and with views stretching down to the sea, is spectacular.   Finally, you'll return to Palermo.

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What people are saying about Palermo

Overall rating

4.9 / 5

based on 15 reviews

We really loved this tour with Fulvio! He was very knowledgeable and informative. We got to see a lot of hidden sights and have some great laughs while on this tour! I would highly recommend this tour that shows you the great sights and great food of Palermo!

We did this tour August 16th 2021. It was wonderful. Fulvio is a very charming host/chef who knows a lot of Palermo's history and food. We tasted local dishes and drinks while walking through the streets of Palermo. See you next time in Palermo Fulvio. Ciao.

Well Worth it!, Patriza Was a wonderful host and knew everything we needed to know about Sicilian winess. The setting was in a beautiful Home in palermo, the food was delicious especially the desert. Would highly recommend it

This was such an amazing tour, went with my friend and the host was lovely, super friendly and very knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this tour. When I visit again I’d definitely do this again

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