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Palermo: UNESCO Arab-Norman Half-Day Walking Tour

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4 hours
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What You'll Do
  • Visit the most important monuments of Arab-Norman style
  • Discover the beautiful golden mosaics of the Palatine Chapel
  • Explore the typical streets and squares of historic center of Palermo
  • Enjoy traditional street food
Experience a walking tour in the historic center of Palermo with a licensed guide and discover the wonderful monuments of Arab-Norman style and typical local street food.
What to Expect
The tour, which starts in Piazza Verdi in the city center, includes a visit to some of the major monuments of the Norman age, evidence of one of the most important historical periods of beautiful Sicily.

Moving on foot to the city of Palermo, you will be able to visit cathedrals, churches and palaces now included in the list UNESCO (World Heritage List) as proof of the importance of the "political image" that the Norman kings, Ruggero II, William I and William II, pursued with great interest.

Through an accurate description you will find out more about the extraordinary encounter between different civilizations: the Fatimid (architecture) and the Byzantine (the mosaic decoration), a clear example of eclectic stylein Sicily between the twelfth and early thirteenth century.

You will finally have the opportunity to enjoy the "street food" in typical places and after lunch, you will be escorted to the Piazza Indipendenza to end the tour.
What's Included
  • Membership card and insurance
  • Guided tour of the monuments
What's Not Included
  • Street food tasting
  • Entrance ticket to monuments
Meeting Point

Piazza Verdi, in front of the stairs of Massimo Opera Theate

What to Remember
Licensed tourist guides are the only professionals permitted to conduct tours at the sites and museums within a city.

Please wear comfortable walking shoes and appropriate clothing to cover your body while visiting religious sites.

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