short Palermo sightseeing
Start at Opera Square : Teatro Massimo. Proceed to the historical center. Visit Martorana church with byzantine mosaics inside (entrance fee is 1 Euro pp), see from outside the nice San Cataldo church with 3 arabic style coupolas. Walk in old town and see Pretoria monumental fountain, Quattro Canti baroque square, visit the Cathedral and proceed to Opera House Square.
from Bellini Sq. to Quattro Canti, to Cathedral and Opera House Sq. or vice versa. Along the walk : pass through the open air food market Il Capo, visit the Cathedral, walk to The Quattro Canti Sq. and see the nonumental fountain Pretoria, Stop at Bellini Sq. and admire Martorana, Holy Cataldo and Saint Catherine churches from outside
Meeting Location + Tour Duration
Meeting location: specified by guide
End location: specified by guide
Duration: 2 hours
since it is a short walking tour the meeting place should be the closest to the centre of town. If your hotel is far or if you arrive by ship, you should take a taxi to the meeting point.
my service as a guide. Any extras, entrance fees, souvenirs, transportation by taxi or by bus, personal shopping is not included.
Estimated Local Cash Needed
1 Euros cash (pp) - entrance fee to Martorana church : 1 Euro pp to pay cash
Some drinks such as a small bottle of water : 1 Euro
drinkings such as a small bottle of water : 1 Euro ; an expresso coffee : 1 Euro
Entranc efee to the church : 1 Euro pp
transportation is extra, for I have an ordinary driver's license and a special one is needed to transport visitors.
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Bianca exceeded expectations. In 30 years of sightseeing in Europe I have never encountered such a thoroughly knowledgeable guide. Her mastery of Sicilian history, art, architecture, botany, and cuisine was extraordinary. As a classical scholar, I can attest to her ability to translate the Greek and Latin inscriptions in the cathedrals. She also explained the Christian and Islamic iconography in the churches we visited. She is also a very pleasant person who is willing to customize your tour as you wish.