Enjoy a guided walking tour of the historical center of Palermo in Sicily, Italy, seeing the Teatro Massimo and more. Explore Palermo's winding streets and sprawling piazzas before enjoying a traditional lunch in a beautiful 16th-century building.
What to Expect
With its quaint narrow streets and alleys and Arabic-influenced urban structure, Palermo is a city for made for walking. Begin the day in the main square, Piazza Politeama, where the main city streets meet. Next, see Roger VII street, named The Lounge of Palermo. Cross Pepe Belmonte street with its historic shops, and finally arrive at one of the largest theaters in Europe, Teatro Massimo.
Continue along the alleys and streets of the Arabic-influenced neighborhoods before arriving at famous Capo Market, the most alive market today where local people go for food shopping. Inside the market you'll see some beautiful and ancient palazzos and the unique monumental Church of Immacolata Concezione. Go inside to see its intricate Baroque monuments.
Next up, stop at the Cathedral and at the many churches along Via Vittorio Emanule. Next, arrive at Piazza San Domenico (Saint Dominic Square) to tour the Church of Saint Dominic. There will also be a guided tour of the Vucciria, the open-air historic market.
Enjoy lunch inside a 16th-century Spanish building, dining on Sicilian delicacies such as panelle, sfincione, anelletti al forno, caponata, and cassatelle. Conclude the traditional meal with zibibbo wine, Sicilian almond biscuits, and coffee mocha espresso. Buon appetito!
After lunch, you will be escorted to the Piazza San Domenico (Saint Dominic Square) to end the tour.
- Guided walking tour of Palermo
- Traditional Sicilian lunch in a private home
What's Not Included
- Entry tickets to Theatre Massimo and Church of Immacolata Concezione at Capo Market
Meeting time is 10:00 at Piazza Ruggero VII, also known as Piazza Politeama. Your guide will be waiting for you in front of King Roger’s Statue, beside the main entrance to the theater.
For those arriving from the port, continue along Emerico Amari Street for about 550 meters.
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Know Before You Go
For religious sites, it is recommended that guests wear clothing that adequately covers the body.
The Teatro Massimo (Massimo Theatre) and the churches visited along the tour are usually open. If not, we are not responsible.