The funky and bizarre Palermo Street food - Shore Excursion


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City, First Time Visitor, Food and Wine, Shore Excursion


Kid Friendly: Yes. Children should be at least 4 years old, strolls are not very comfortable in the narrow streets of the busy markets.

Friendly: No.
You must be able walk in old street with uneven ground for 1,5 miles in 3 hours. We just have 2 stops, 15 minutes each, where you can sit during the tour.

Maximum travelers: 3



English (fluent), Italian (fluent)

Art & Food walking tour

Have you ever heard about Palermo Street Food? It is one of the most of funky and bizarre food of the world.
Palermo is the 5th in the world for the importance of its local food, according to the magazine 'Forbes'.
This tour is a great way to experience Palermo's culture and get in touch with local people. It covers many of Palermo's street food specialties and highlights much of Palermo's artistic and architectural points of interest in the old town.
We explore the historical market, tasting at least 5 different kinds of street food, and walk through the art treasures of the old town.

Some of the typical street foods we try during our tours are, panelle & crocchè (chickpea and potato fritters), arancina (rice ball) the famous pani ca' meusa (spleen sandwich), and a dessert, cannoli or Sicilian granita or Gelato.
You will also learn a lot about the recipes, history, traditions and many secrets of this multicultural city.

*If you are not a cruise-passenger, please inquire me for a customized tour.


I will meet you with the driver at the cruise ship port or at your accommodation.
We will see:
Teatro Massimo
Capo historical Market
Corso Vittorio Emanuele
Piazza Pretoria
Piazza Bellini
Via Roma
Back to the starting point.

Meeting Location + Tour Duration

Meeting location: At the cruise-ship port or any other location you prefer.

End location: At the cruise ship port.

Duration: 4 hours


By private car with driver and walking into the city centre.

*If you are a larger group, please contact me for a customised tour.
*If you are not a cruise-passenger, we can do a walking tour at a lower cost.

What’s Included

My service as your private guide for all the tour
Private transportation from/to the cruise ship port.

Estimated Local Cash Needed

10 Euro - Food tasting and beverage.

What’s Extra

Personal expenses.


I will not be able to guide you inside of the historical monuments.
I don't use my own vehicle. I can accompany you in your vehicle or I can arrange for a separate car and driver.

A Recent Review of this tour

Giorgio was great! On time and communicated extremely well the few days and day prior to our tour. We were picked up on time. Very informative about the history, people and culture of palermo and great food!! We were a family of 4 , with two children 9 and 11 - and he found good and fun food for all of us to try. We were on a shore excursion from a cruise and it was great to be in a small tour walking the small streets and food market. Glad we were not with a cruise tour with many people.
Karina Peterson

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