Private tour - Discover another side of the town
Start at a fixed meeting place, usually Opera House Sq. , and proceed to Piazza Marina. Visit the Steri Palace (closed on Monday). seat of the Inquisition and visit the cells. It is necessary to confirm the tour in advance so as to get the official authorization by the Rectorate. Proceed to the Jewish quarter through picturesque streets and pass along the Garden of the Righteous. Walk in the area of the disappeared synagogue, now transformed partly into archives, partly into a church. See the "cappella del Sabato" given back to the local Jewish community. Since it must be restored and reconsacrated as a Synagogue , we ''ll see it from the outside. Continue to Piazza Bellini and the monumental Renaissance Pretoria Fountain, Quattro Canti Sq. and proceed to the Cathedral considered as the synthesis of the local history. This church looks out onto a wide square used by Spaniards, in the past, to celebrate auto-da-fé . Proceed to the open air foof market Il Capo and Opera Square.
Steri Palace, seat of the Spanish Inquisition (closed on Monday ).
Garden of the Righteous.
Bellini Sq. and Pretoria Fountain.
Quattro Canti Sq.
Capo open- air food market
Opera House Sq.
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: specified by guide
End location: specified by guide
Duration: 4 hours
Guide service of about 4hrs according to the program.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
5 Euros cash - entrance fee to Steri palace : 5 Euros pp
pocket money for drinkings : approx. 1 Euro for a small bottle of water, 1Euro for an expresso coffee
Ticket to Steri Palace (Spanish Inquisition) : 5 € pp
transportation is extra, for I have an ordinary driver's license and a special one is needed to transport visitors.
A Recent Review of this tour
Read More Reviews For This Tour
Bianca was an amazing tour guide. If I could give her more stars I would. She designed a special tour for us as we wanted to go to some additional places that were not included in some of the tours. She was right on time, very knowledgable, took us everywhere we wanted to go and even found a shoe store for my husband when his shoelace broke on his shoes. I have used Toursbylocals in the past and always been very satisfied, this time was no different. Five stars for Bianca.