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Mercato del Capo, Palermo

Mercato del Capo, Palermo: Our most recommended tours and activities

Palermo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-hour Ticket

1. Palermo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-hour Ticket

Discover Palermo, the chief town of Sicily, on an open-top, hop-on hop-off bus tour! Start from the terminal outside the Politeama Theater, cruise past the Massimo Theatre, and continue towards Piazza Quattro Canti and the nearby Vucciria Market. The tour continues towards the botanical gardens, passing near Palazzo Steri. After a quick glance of the central station, you'll find yourself in the vicinity of the Royal Palace, the Flea Market, and the Cathedral. Then return to the terminal along the ancient via Roma. The second route takes you to the beautiful villas of Palermo. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, admire the gorgeous English Garden and then continue towards Villa Malfitano and the wonderful Zisa Castle. The tour passes near the Mercato del Capo and the Massimo Theatre, towards the port, and then returns to the terminal in Politeama Square.

From Palermo: Prestige Tour in CruiserCar

2. From Palermo: Prestige Tour in CruiserCar

Welcome to CruiserCar, the Premier Tour Company in Palermo. We offer a unique and personalized experience that combines the best of both worlds - a luxurious and exclusive Cabriolet Tour with an expertly guided exploration of Palermo's most famous landmarks and hidden gems. Our world-first 9-seater cabriolet ensures a panoramic view of the city and the sea as we take you on a journey that you will never forget. ich history, culture, and cuisine. Our knowledgeable local guides are passionate about their city and are committed to providing you with an unforgettable tour experience. We are dedicated to ensuring that you get the most out of your time in Palermo and are happy to answer any questions that you may have. During the tour, we'll take you to the Quattro Canti, one of Palermo's most famous landmarks, a Baroque square located at the intersection of two main streets in the historic center of Palermo. Each of the four corners of the square is adorned with a statue representing one of the four seasons, the four Spanish kings of Sicily, and the patron saints of Palermo. We'll also take you to the Cattedrale, a magnificent cathedral that is located in the heart of Palermo. The cathedral was built in the 12th century and features a mix of architectural styles, including Norman, Gothic, and Baroque. Inside the cathedral, you can admire the stunning mosaics and frescoes that depict scenes from the Bible and the lives of the saints. Our tour also includes a visit to Mondello, a charming seaside town just outside Palermo. Mondello is famous for its beautiful beach, which is one of the most popular destinations in Sicily. During the tour, you'll have the opportunity to relax on the beach and enjoy the stunning views of the sea and the mountains. We'll also take you to the famous markets of Capo, Vucciria, and Ballarò, where you can immerse yourself in the sights, sounds, and smells of Palermo's vibrant street life. The markets are a feast for the senses, with stalls selling everything from fresh produce to local handicrafts. If you're interested in exploring the surrounding areas, we also offer transportation to other towns and cities outside of Palermo, such as Cefalù and Monreale. Our personalized service means that we can customize the tour to your preferences, ensuring that you get the most out of your time in Sicily. One of the unique features of CruiserCar is the complimentary selection of food and beverages that we offer during the tour. This allows you to sample some of Palermo's finest local cuisine while taking in the sights and sounds of the city. Our knowledgeable local guides will provide you with valuable information about the history and culture of Palermo, allowing you to fully appreciate the beauty of the city. Our drivers are licensed, experienced, and passionate about sharing their love of Palermo with visitors from around the world. Book now and discover the beauty of Palermo with CruiserCar!

Palermo: Market Tour and Sicilian Cooking Class with Lunch

3. Palermo: Market Tour and Sicilian Cooking Class with Lunch

One of our best sellers arrives in Palermo! Thanks to this cooking lesson in a small group, you will have the opportunity to learn some of the recipes of the traditional Sicilian cuisine with a professional chef, visiting a picturesque market of Palermo, one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily. During the cooking class you will be assisted by a local trained professional chef, and you will learn to cook some of the most famous recipes of the island's culinary tradition. You will have the opportunity to personally buy local products, chosen according to the season, which will allow you to make some of the dishes of the tradition of Palermo. Together with your personal chef, you will feel Sicilian food expert for a moment! You will start your eXPerience with a visit to a famous market of Palermo, “mercato del capo” where you can discover the culinary delights that this city offers. You will be introduced to the flavors of Sicily, learning how to choose and distinguish fresh ingredients, that you will use during your cooking class. After the market stop, it will be time to put your apron on and start your cooking class! Your professional chef will make you learn to create some of the typical dishes of the culinary culture of Sicily, in the highly entertaining way which is typical of our cooking classes! During you cooking class in Palermo, you will prepare a 3 course meal: just to mention some of the Sicilian specialties that you might prepare during this experience (the menu may vary according to seasonal ingredients available), you may discover the secrets of "arancini”, fried rice meatballs filled with meat sauce and peas, home made Pasta alla norma, to end with the most famous Sicilian dessert: cannoli! You will end this amazing eXPerience by savoring the dishes that you have prepared with your own hands. Get your recipe booklet and be ready to surprise your friends with Sicilian recipes back home!

8-days Tour of Sicily: Highlights (Small Group)

4. 8-days Tour of Sicily: Highlights (Small Group)

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.

Palermo: Walking Tour with Sicilian Cannolo Tasting

5. Palermo: Walking Tour with Sicilian Cannolo Tasting

Discover Palermo on a guided walking tour of this charming city, including a cannolo tasting. See iconic sights including the U Capu historical market, the Norman Cathedral, and the ancient fortifications of the city. Marvel at the varied architectural styles around you: baroque, Spanish facades and courtyards, and more. Meet us at h 9AM at Piazza Verdi at the foot of Teatro Massimo staircase to admire the imposing structure of the largest opera house in Italy. A few steps you will enter the heart of the historical market "U Capu" where history, tradition and street food mix with the voices and faces of the people of Palermo. There is a newly restored baroque jewel, the church of the Immaculate Conception. Through alleys and ancient buildings you are at the Norman cathedral where the remains of Frederick II of Swabia and the silver "Vara" of Santa Rosalia are located. Between the gardens of Villa Bonanno and the ancient Roman ruins of the Paleopoli you will be at the Royal or Norman Palace which houses 3000 years of our history and the splendid mosaics of the Palatine chapel where Arabs, Byzantines and Normans shared knowledge, esoteric secrets, life and customs in great tolerance. Skirting the ancient fortifications you will photograph San Giovanni degli Eremiti, an evocative Arab-Norman architecture with its particular domes. Discovering medieval quarters, Spanish facades and courtyards of historic houses, you will walk through the "Cassaro" to end your tour at the Quattro Canti or Teatro del Sole, an elegant baroque structure.

Private Multi-Day Sicily Food & Wine Lovers Tour: 8 Days

6. Private Multi-Day Sicily Food & Wine Lovers Tour: 8 Days

Day 1: (Taormina) Meet your driver at your arrival airport and transfer to your hotel to check in. Start with a private Taormina lifestyle and gourmet walking tour. Stroll in Taormina city center with your guide to discover the lifestyle and best places for traditional pastries, ice cream, coffee,  food and handicrafts. Pass important monuments and highlights with two foodie stops. Enjoy an evening in sparkling Taormina at your own leisure. Day 2: (Taormina) After breakfast, start your foodie experience with a local chef. Visit Taormina's food market, pass the stalls of farmers, fishermen and butchers to select your ingredients. Learn culinary secrets for homemade pasta and bread plus several fish and vegetables dishes in a traditional Sicilian style. Savor your food with wine, before taking an afternoon of leisure time in Taormina. Day 3: (Taormina, Savoca, Forza d'Agro) After breakfast in your hotel, head to small antique villages on the mountains. Stop at Forza d’Agro and then Savoca, site of the famous scenes of The Godfather. Learn the secrets of The Godfather movie and the traditions and culture of the locals. Stop for an aperitif in the famous Sicilian Bar Vitelli, and enjoy wine tasting and a light lunch in typical family taverna.  Day 4: (Etna, Syracuse) Move on to Syracuse past Mount Etna, famous for its unique volcanic wines and organic food. Visit a well–known winery for a wine tasting with typical organic appetizers. Explore the authentic farmhouse for lunch with seasonal antipasti, homemade pasta and Sicilian grilled meat. Finish your tour in a local pastry bar and taste Sicilian dolce and liquors. Head to your hotel in Syracuse and discover the town in the afternoon. Day 5: (Syracuse) Meet your crew in Ortigia port and enjoy a 1.5–hour boat tour. See Ortigia island, Castello Maniace, Aretusa Fountain, and the Spanish Walls from your traditional gozzo boat. Explore colorful sea caves and stop for a cool swim. Have a light lunch and drink a glass of Sicilian wine. Next, take a food and wine walking tour. Taste fresh Sicilian food and fragrant Syracuse wine in three different venues.  Day 6: (Palermo) Move on to Palermo after breakfast. Stop in an ancient winery for a guided visit, appreciate the wines produced here and compare them with Etna wines. Savor your lunch served outside. Check in to your Palermo hotel and explore the town in the evening. Day 7: (Palermo) Sample the best of Sicilian street food on a 3–hour walking tour of Palermo. Explore the fascinating culinary world of Sicily's capital and visit the famous Vucciria and Mercato del Capo outdoor markets. Taste five different Sicilian treats along the way. Pass through Palermo old town and see the highlights. Finish your tour in a characteristic  bar for a wine tasting with fresh appetizers. After your tour, enjoy free time in Palermo. Day 8: (Palermo) If required, your eighth day consists of departure from Palermo and transfers.

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What people are saying about Mercato del Capo, Palermo

Overall rating

3.9 / 5

based on 416 reviews

We really enjoyed the Hop on bus trip. The red line is more interesting than the blue line. The staff are very helpful and friendly and the drivers are fantastic in the traffic!! Palermo is a lovely city full of history. Easy to exchange the voucher for the ticket on board the bus.

Super practical, allows a simplified visit to Palermo with a view of beautiful monuments and clear explanations. Possibility to stop at several places, take the bus again …….. it's great.

Easy to find starting point. Guides were very helpful. Audio was informative & accurate.

Super informative and fun as we stopped at multiple spots to explore further

Many sites to see. Interesting audio commentary. Sitting on the upper deck.