Highligts of Palermo -half day tour
We will start our nice walk from the heart of the Spanish Palermo, the so called "Four Corners Square". Nearby we will enjoy the spectacular Pretoria marble Fountain on the "Piazza"just in front of the City Hall. We will see the Martorana Church decorated with splendid Byzantine mosaics from the 12th Century and also San Cataldo Church topped with its three Moorish domes. Afterwards you will be impressed not only by the incredible marble inlays in the Jesuits Church or Casa Professa but also by the lively atmosphere of"Ballarò", the most typical open-air food market. Our tour ends up in Corso Vittorio Emanuele and the Cathedral of Palermo, an amazing conglomerate of art and history that contains the silver urn of Saint Rosalia, the Patron Saint of Palermo and the most important Royal tombs in Sicily.
Four Corners Square, Pretoria Fountain, City Hall, Martorana Church, San Cataldo Church, The Jesuits Church, Ballarò Market, Cathedral of Palermo
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: Port of call pier: I will hold a sign with clients' name.
Meeting place for travellers: your selected hotel in the city.
Cruise Schedule:I will customize this excursion based on your Cruise Schedule
End location: In the same area or hotel where I picked customers up.
Duration: 4 hours
This is a walking tour.However it it possible to take a taxi to reach the first sites
My Guide Service and visits of monuments,according to the program
Estimated Local Cash Needed
4 Euro - Euro 2,00 p/p Entrance fee at Martorana Church- Euro 2,00 p/p Cathedral Royal tombs
Admission fees at Martorana Church and Royal tombs
From the port to the first monument, we walk about 20 min, unless you prefer to take a taxi (about € 15,00 extra one way).
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There are tour guides and then there are historians and experts. Josie is the latter. She was tremendous, speaking in great detail about Palermo's buildings, and history. She was also patient and fun to spend time with. High recommend.