Guided tour

Palermo: Street Food and History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Cavallaro Fabrizio

Palermo: Street Food and History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Cavallaro Fabrizio

From US$ 44.33 per person

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.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste 5 typical street foods, arancine, panelle, crocché, sfincione and a cannolo
  • Enjoy a walk through Palermo and admire the Capo Market,
  • Learn about local culture, history, and food traditions from your guide
  • See Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti and Pretoria fountain
Full description

Embark on a walking tour through the center of Palermo and feel like you are visiting an open-air museum. Marvel at a range of different architectural styles and see the Capo street markets that are a true mix of culture, customs, and food traditions.

Taste five local food specialties and a drink to wash them down tastefully. Blend a historical and foodie walking tour into one. See and learn about historical landmarks, including Opera dei Pupi (traditional puppet theater), Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti, and the Pretoria fountain en route.

Walk through the bustling Capo Street Market, offering a wide selection of local meats, seafood, produce & Sicilian bites. Then, taste some local specialties from Palermo. Tuck into some 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).

Refresh yourself with a drink, to close off your tour in style.

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
  • Visit of the Quattro Canti
  • Pick-up at 10:00 AM for cruise passengers (on request)
  • Suggestions about more attractions to visit in Palermo or about more food to eat during your meal
  • Museum admission fees
  • Tips
  • Drop-off to the port for cruise passengers. The place where the tour ends is just 20 minutes walking far from the port. Where the tour ends there is a parking of taxi to return to the port.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Dietary restrictions can be accommodated. Please note any dietary restrictions in the checkout page when booking this tour
  • A minimum of 2 adults are required for each free child
  • For cruise passengers, there is a pickup at 10 AM inside the port, just outside the cruise terminal. Please send a message to the tour guide to require the pickup. If your cruise ship arrives later, an alternative pickup time can be organized
  • A dress code is required to visit the cathedral
  • Men cannot wear shorts, and tank tops
  • Bermudas and T-shirts are allowed
  • Women cannot wear shorts, miniskirts, and tops
  • Bermuda shorts and T-shirts are allowed
  • At the entrance of the cathedral, you can buy a light jacket (1€) to cover your shoulders and legs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 591 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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We got to discover the city in a very interesting way. Not only did Fabrizio guide us through the food market - he also introduced the city in a very non-classical way to us and told a lot about the city history and habits. The market is worth a visit but the experience is so much better when a knowledgeable person gives you the hints and tells with humour about the culture of the locals. It was one of the highlights of our stay in Palermo and is absolutely one of the top 5 things you should do in the city!

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November 14, 2022

Fabrizio was a great guide for our history and street food tour. We met by the Archeological Museum and went all around the city seeing great sites, hearing the stories and having several stops for food. It was so good, we went back to the same places and had lunch the next day! That’s a recommendation, I think. So many things we would never have known without his tour.

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October 18, 2022

Incredible. Our tour guide Fabrizio was knowledgeable, charismatic, and thoroughly explained the history of both the street food we tried and sites we explored afterwards. The tour even ended up going ~45 minutes over the 3 hours because he truly took his time and went with the flow of the experience, enjoying the moment. Would highly recommend

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October 8, 2022

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