Guided tour

Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

Activity provider: Addiopizzo Travel

Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

Activity provider: Addiopizzo Travel
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Learn about the Mafia and the civil anti-mafia movement on a guided walking tour through the picturesque historic center of Palermo. Discover how the city is rebelling against the Mafia’s.

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Duration 3 hours
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English, French, Italian


  • Walk through the streets of Palermo, the City of light and shade
  • Discover the past, present and future of the anti-mafia movement
  • Deepen your knowledge of the Mafia phenomenon beyond clichés and myths
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Discover the top sights in Palermo from a unique angle on this guided walking tour. Every stop is a chance to pause for reflection on the realities of the Mafia and consider the civic movement against Mafioso power.

Meet your guide and begin your mafia-themed adventure thorugh the streets of Palermo. Explore Teatro Massimo, the open-air market "Il Capo", Piazza Della Memoria (Memorial dedicated to prosecutors and judges killed by the Mafia).

Stroll by sights like Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the City Hall, and Piazza Magione. Meet shopkeepers who avoided paying the Pizzo and who have subscribed to the ethical consumer campaign ‘Pago chi non Paga’ (I pay who does not pay). 

Learn about how this campaign is promoted by Addiopizzo to support those that have decided to rebel against the Mafia. End the tour at Antica Focacceria San Francesco, one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo, famous for its tasty street food.

Find out how the owners had the courage to speak out against extortion. Lunch is not included but if you decide to stay you can taste some specialties like, "pane con la Milza" (sandwich stuffed with beef spleen and ricotta cheese), "Arancine" (rice balls).

Have the option to purchase some "Panelle" (chickpea fritters), "Anelletti al Forno" (baked ring-shaped pasta), "Involtini di Melanzane" (eggplant rolls), "Sarde a Beccafico" (sardine rolls) and or some famous Cannoli.

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  • A small contribution to the Addiopizzo charitable organization
  • Entrance to museums and monuments that are not part of the tour

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It was great to try so many traditional sicilian dishes at the local Market with our amazing guide Angelo. He made everything about the tour amazing even left us his contact details so we could ask where to get the best takeaway pizza and gave us a fantastic recommendation. I would absolutely recommend this tour!

September 30, 2022

Linda was an absolute delight and a veritable font of information and passion about her cause. The history of the mafia and the attempts to deflate their power is an amazing story and one that could only be told in Sicily. And thank you so much Linda and I want to know more about Adipezzo.

September 20, 2022

If you want to know more about the mafia, its mode of operation, its influence and especially how Palermitans fight together against it, we can only recommend this walk/conference brilliantly and passionately orchestrated by Chloé. Certainly there was not much to see but so much to listen to. Chloé masters her subject and above all gives good reason to think that when people unite and organize themselves, they can keep the mafia in check. Well done for that! Herve (Brussels)

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September 7, 2022

Product ID: 402826