Flavors and colours of traditional Sicilian markets and typical street food- a three hour tour

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Activity Level



Food and Wine, Local Experience, Youth and Family


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: Yes.

Maximum travelers: 4



Spanish (fluent), Portuguese (advanced), Italian (fluent), French (fluent), English (fluent)

Experience typical street food , flavors and colours of Palermitan markets

I will meet you on Piazza Verdi and from there we will walk through one of the famous open air markets of Palermo, Porta Carini also called Capo. As all markets in Palermo, it really looks like an Arabic "suk". I will buy for you a typical "panella" and "sfincione", that means fried cick pea flour and Sicilian pizza with a wonderful onions and tomato topping . From there we will continue on to the famous Cathedral of the city, an amazing conglomerate of architecture. You will take beautiful pictures of it and of Saint Rosalia, the Patron Saint of Palermo. A few minutes later, after strolling through some very narrow Medieval alleys , we will end up in Ballarò Market, filled with other stands of fresh food: olives, cheese, herbs, capers . . . I will buy for you excellent olives From Ballarò I will take you back to the main street, Via Maqueda near the famous Four Corners square and the monumental Pretoria Fountain , whose nickname is "of the shame". End of our tour


Teatro Massimo
Porta Carini(Capo) market
the Cathedral of Palermo
Ballarò market

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: Our meeting point is Piazza Verdi, just in front of Teatro Massimo( the Opera House )

End location: We will finish in Via Maqueda, by the Four Corners square

Duration: 3 hours

This tour cannot be done on Monday and on Wednesday afternoon.
It is a nice tour also for children, eventhough we need to walk for about three hours. Certainly we will make several breaks ..


This is a walking tour through the markets.It is not possible to go by car.Markets are semi pedestrian

What’s Included

My guiding service, a tasting of the typical panella ( fried chick pea flour) and sfincione(typical Sicilian pizza), some olives

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euros - If you want to sample a cannolo, an arancina or a drink...

What’s Extra

any drink , any other food except panella ,sfincione and some olives

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