Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

268 Reviews

Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

268 Reviews

Enjoy a delightful walk around the streets of Palermo’s old town, admiring its landmarks, and visiting a variety of markets. Stop to taste a selection of street foods as you learn about local gastronomy.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Small group
Limited to 8 participants
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Duration: 3 hours
Starting time 10:30 AM
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Live tour guide
English, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste 5 typical Street Foods, arancine, panelle, crocché, sfincione and a cannolo
  • Enjoy a walk through Palermo and admire the Capo Market, the Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti and Pretoria fountain
  • Learn about local culture, history, and food traditions from your guide
Full description
A walk through the center of Palermo is like visiting an open-air museum, where you’ll experience a range of different architectural styles. During the 3-hour walk you’ll see the Capo street markets that is a true mix of culture, customs, and food traditions, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti and Piazza della Vergogna. The walk will also provide an opportunity to taste some specialties of Palermo. Some of the particular tastes of street food you might enjoy include sfincione (dough topped with onion, bread crumbs, tomato, and oregano), panelle (fried chickpea flour), crocché (potato croquettes), arancine (rice croquettes stuffed with meat or butter), and cannolo (crunchy shell with sweet-cheese). If you want you can ask to taste the bread with “meusa” (bread with spleen). You can ask also availability of tour in Italian language.
Includes
  • 5 street food tastings
  • Dessert tasting of cannoli
  • 1 drink (a beer, a glass of wine, water or cola)
  • Professional tour guide
  • Visit to Capo market
  • Visit to the Cathedral of Palermo
  • Pick-up at 10:00 AM for cruise passengers (on request)
  • Museum admission fees
  • Tips/gratuities
COVID-19 Special information

You must book this activity online, as the ticket office is closed

  • To reduce crowds, the number of visitors is limited
  • Masks are required, please bring your own

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Meeting point

At 10:30 AM in Piazza Olivella, in front of the entrance of the Salinas Archeological Museum, 100 meters from the Massimo Theater. For cruise passengers, at 10:00 AM in front of the IBIS Hotel, 100 meters just outside the port (on request).

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What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Comfortable shoes are recommended
  • You should bring sunglasses, a hat, and a small bottle of water in the summertime
  • Please contact the supplier if you would like the tour to start at an alternate time, or for any other requests
  • A minimum of 2 adults are required for each free child
  • Tour in Italian language on request
  • For cruise passengers there is a pickup at 10:00 AM just outside the port. If your cruise ship arrives later, an alternative pickup time can be organized.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 268 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
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  • Organization
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  • Value for money
    4.7 / 5
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Highly recommend this tour! Fabrizio was amazing. He took us to some really cool historical places and, of course, to the best places for food in Palermo. He changed our opinion of the city for the better and we really appreciate it! It’s a great value for what you get as well.

October 25, 2019

I travel often with friends and one thing we always try to do is book a food walking tour. This was one of the best! We all really enjoyed Fabrizio's idea to combine his love of history with that of food. In this way we learned much more than we would have if only walking through markets and tasting, and the combination made us appreciate both the city and the food more than we would have without his knowledge, enthusiasm and humor. I can't recommend this experience highly enough.

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October 23, 2019

Great way to get immersed in Sicilian history and food

I love doing food and history walking tours when I travel - I find they are a wonderful way to learn more about the city you are visiting and the local cuisine (and helpful to orient yourself to the city). This tour was interesting - we mostly tried the street food from one place in the Capo market (arancina, panelle (a fried chickpea batter "cake", pane con la milza (oh my this is boiled and then sauteed spleen and lung from a cow served on a soft roll with very salty cheese - I would say this is for folks who like liver or kidney), sfincione (like pizza with no cheese), crocche (a potato croquette), and cannoli. Our guide was very knowledgable - I learned that there are actually tour guide schools and our guide spent 2 years studying his curriculum. I would recommend.

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September 28, 2019

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