Angels and Demons, the Dark Historical side of Palermo


Tour Number

Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, First Time Visitor, City


Kid Friendly: Yes.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 7



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

Freemasons Tour. The path of Illumination.

Follow me to uncover the scenographic effects and the intriguing decorations of Sicilian Architecture from the 18th century. After a visit of the Norman Cathedral and a brief introduction to the city, we will decode the secret messages hidden in the architecture of the Jesuit church called 'Casa Professa'. Than we will reach the beautiful Angels in San Giovanni dei Teatini Church. We'll pass by the seat of the Grand Lodge of Sicily and the area set up to bury the dead of the Arabian quarter Kalsa to admire the beautiful Magione Square and the church called "Spasimo". We will end our visit at Palazzo Zingone Trabia, an aristocratic residences, one of the most inspiring and magnificent examples of Baroque. We will discover the secrets of Freemasonry visiting the beautiful secret chamber, covered in Arab symbols and writings, open only for you. To this day the all Palace is still subject of my studies, in collaboration with the University of Rome La Sapienza. The chamber had been painted in the 18th century.


Norman Cathedral
Piazza Bellini
Jesuit church (Casa Professa)
Piazza Magione
Chiesa dello Spasimo
Palazzo Zingone Trabia including the Secret Chamber

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: I will meet you at your Hotel or at the Pier

End location: I will walk you at your Hotel or at the Pier

Duration: 4 hours

-Spasimo Church is open:Tuesday to Saturday 09.00 to 13.00 and 14.30 alle 18.30 - Sunday 10.00 to 14.00
-Jesuit church every day 9.30/17.30 January to March 9.30/13.30


This is a walking tour.

What’s Included

Guided Walking Tour in Palermo according to the itinerary

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 euros - If you wanna stop for coffee or drink in a bar you should calculate approximately EUR 10 per person.
Taxi prices depends on the distance.

What’s Extra

Ticket entrance to the Palazzo Zingone Trabia 10€
Entrance fee to Casa Professa 2€

A Recent Review of this tour

My wife and I were delighted to have had Valentina as our tour guide. She is friendly and fun and made our walking tour of Palermo a truly enjoyable experience. She is an expert in the art history of Palermo and taught us much about how the unique art treasures found there were shaped by the cultural cross currents brought about by the various invasions of Sicily over the millennia. She showed us secret corners of Palermo that are not included in most tours. Highly recommended!
Paul Norris

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