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Palermo: Historical Center Walking Tour with Rooftop Views

4.6 / 5

11 reviews

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.

Palermo: Historical Center Walking Tour with Rooftop Views

Activity provider: Portale Sardegna S.p.A.
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From US$ 223.95 per group up to 2

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Take in Palermo's key landmarks on a guided sightseeing tour of its historical center. Admire Palermo Cathedral and city views from the rooftops. Learn about Palermo's history, architecture, and food.

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Duration 3 hours
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Italian, English
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  • Experience a feast for the eyes with city, mountain, and sea views from the roof
  • Get an introduction to the Sicilian capital on a guided tour of the old town
  • Enjoy panoramic views of Palermo's skyline of spires, cupolas and rooftops
  • Take in various architectural styles, including Baroque, Renaissance, and Rococo
  • Buy sweets prepared according to the tradition of the nuns of Palermo’s convents
Full description

Discover Palermo from above on a guided walking tour. Take in the city's top attractions, including picturesque piazzas, grand churches, and Palermo Cathedral. Explore the rooftops to see the city from up high. Learn about Palermo's history and the Sicilian tradition of baking in convents.

Meet your guide at the entrance to Piazza San Domenico, before heading along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, where you can admire many architectural gems, including the impressive Palermo Cathedral with its mix of styles. Then, head to Piazza Bellini and the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Marvel at its Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo features. Discover this former convent's baking roots in the Dolceria, a project aimed at rediscovering the ancient Sicilian tradition of baking in convents.

Next, get a whole new perspective on Palermo by climbing up to the roof of the convent of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, where you can admire breathtaking city views. Take in the beauty of the dome of the Baroque Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore church and the Cathedral from up high. Finally, visit the enchanting Piazza Pretoria, also known as the square of shame, in the middle of the historical center of Palermo. Admire its majestic marble fountain featuring sixteen nude statues of nymphs, humans, mermaids, and satyrs. Then, finish your tour back at the meeting point.

  • Guided walking tour
  • Licensed guide
  • Entrance ticket
  • Cannolo Tasting at Saint Catherine Church
  • Anything not mentioned in "Includes"
Covid-19 precautions
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check
  • All participants over 12 years old must present one of the following: proof of full vaccination, proof of first vaccination administered at least 22 days ago, proof of a Covid-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative PCR test taken no more than 48 hours before the activity starts

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Meeting point

Meet your guide at Piazza San Domenico, 90133, Palermo

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  • This tour is free for children under 10 years old
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4.6 /5

based on 11 reviews

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Margherita was a fantastic guide, she has a very deep knowledge about history, culture and architecture as well. We were reaching many important sights of Palermo.

June 4, 2022

It was a crazy discovery. Palermo is a riot of peoples and traditions wisely explained by the very patient guide to all my questions

May 18, 2022

The guide was very good, but the assistance of the partner agency Empeeria was very bad, who made a mistake in communicating the meeting point to the guide, did not answer the 50 calls made to get directions before the guide contacted us. With a lot of convenience, they showed up at nine in the evening, too bad the tour was at 16 ... If it was up to them, we were still there waiting. Zero professionalism, you don't recommend it to anyone!

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April 26, 2022

Product ID: 405349