Middle Ages and Renaissance in the charming "Kalsa"quarter of Palermo

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Tour Number

Activity Level

12133


Categories

City, Museums / Culture

Details

Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10

Language(s)

explanation

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

Italian and Sicilian painting, sculpture, architecture from the 14th to the 18th Century-half day tour


We will start our tour from the very beautiful Gothic Catalan"Palazzo Abatetellis", a private mansion from the 15th Century. It displays several artworks, paintings and sculptures from Middle Ages, Renaissance, Mannerism and Baroque period. You will be surprised by the beauty of the famous fresco named'Triumph of Death', the bust of Eleonora d'Aragona, one of the most spectacular portrait busts from the Renaissance, sculpted by Francesco Laurana, the amazing"Annunziata"by Antonello da Messina. Afterwards, we will visit the "Steri Palace", the former Inquisition Palace on the beautiful Piazza Marina. This splendid mansion built by the Chiaramonte family in the 14th Century, became the seat of the Spanish Inquisition. Still today several graffitis left by the prisoners can be seen. On the ground floor is on display a renowned painting called"Vucciria market", due to the Sicilian Renato Guttuso. We cannot leave the Palace without seeing the Hall of Barons with its monumental medieval woooden painted ceiling.

Itinerary

Palazzo Abatellis
Palazzo Steri or Chiaramonte

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: The pier of your cruise liner (I will hold a sign with your name) or your hotel.
The tour will be customized according to your cruise schedule.

The tour is not possible on Mondays and afternoons,because Palazzo Abatellis and Steri are not open.

End location: Same as meeting place.

Duration: 4 hours

Transportation

This is a walking tour.However if you prefer to take a taxi to get to the Palazzo Steri or Abatellis,it is doable.

What’s Included

Guiding service of 4 hours according to our program

Estimated Local Cash Needed

16 Euro - Admission fee at Palazzo Abatellis: EUR 8 per person.

Admission fee at Steri Palace: EUR 5 per person.

Moreover,instead of walking from the port to Palazzo Abatellis(about 25 min on foot)you can take a taxi. It would charge approximately € 15( a taxi usually carries from 4 up to 6 people,it depends on the size of the vehicle).

For a drink or a coffee in a bar, the cost is about € 3 per person.

What’s Extra

Admission fee at Palazzo Abatellis: EUR 8 per person.
Admission fee at Steri Palace: EUR 5 per person.

A Recent Review of this tour

Josie was excellent 5/5. Interested, enthusiastic, knowledgeable, responsive, intelligent and highly recommended.
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