Soundless Scream: Earliest Example of Graffiti in Palermo (1487 to 1782)

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Tour Number

Activity Level

301842


Categories

City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

Details

Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

Spanish (advanced), Italian (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

Highlights Palermo and the Graffiti in the Prisons of the Holy Inquisition


I will take you through the history of the Spanish Holy Inquisition in Sicily. Starting from the beautiful Norman Cathedral of Palermo we'll walk along the narrow streets of the Corporations of artisans where the Judges followed the men and women condemned to death by the Holy Inquisition Court, in a procession. Following the route of this macabre parade we'll go through "Cassaro", the oldest street of Palermo and we'll reach the old port district of La Cala, discovering the medieval quarters, Spanish facades and courtyards of the historic mansions. We will visit Palazzo Steri, seat of the Spanish Inquisition, and its prisons. The Tour ends in Piazza Marina, in the shade of the huge Ficus magnoloides then, if you want, you can try the Sicilian pastry, cannoli. We will end with my recommendation for lunch in Palermo's downtown. Please note the Dress Code recommended to enter any church. This Tour can be customized to meet your needs. On Monday this tour is not available!

Itinerary

Norman Cathedral
Quattro Canti
Piazza Bellini
Piazza Pretoria
Steri Palace
Marina Square/Cala

#Please inquire for COOKING CLASS
#Please inquire for a fresh and spontaneous PHOTO SESSION

Meeting Point + Tour Duration

Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building

Duration: 3 hours

Please notice that most of the bistrot are closed between 15.00/18.00. If you request a tour in the afternoon is going to be better to start at 15.00 or after.
-Prisons of the Spanish Inquisition: Tuesday to Sunday 10.00 to 19.00, 18.00 last entrance
On Monday this tour is not available!

Transportation

This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Other: Guided Walking Tour in Palermo according to the itinerary

Estimated Local Cash Needed

15 euros - If you want to have a taste of Local pastry before the wine tasting.
Taxi prices depends on the distance.

What’s Extra

Other: 5€ ticket fee for Palazzo Steri and Prisons
Local food testing: pastry, cannoli, granita, brioche with ice-cream
Wine tasting, starting from 10€
Inquire for a Sicilian Cooking lesson class!

A Recent Review of this tour

Valentina was a great guide and gave us a lot of local knowledge about Palermo. The information on the Inquisition history was great. Thank you Valentina fir the tour, just a pity that the weather was so hot.
Barbara McKenzie

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    Tour Price

    280 USD(for up to 10 people) (duration: 3 hours) deposit ?

  • Tour Number

    Activity Level

    301842


    Categories

    City, First Time Visitor, Museums / Culture, Youth and Family

    Details

    Kid Friendly: Yes.

    Friendly: No.

    Maximum travelers: 10

    Language(s)

    explanation

    Spanish (advanced), Italian (fluent), German (fluent), English (fluent)

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