Private tour - Highlights of Palermo by foot
Strolling through the old town we get to know the historical centre of Palermo - with the baroque square 'Quattro Canti', the Piazza Pretoria with its marble Pretoria fountain and the city hall, as well as the delightful medieval churches La Martorana and San Cataldo. We will visit the Martorana church, where we study its wonderful Byzantine mosaics. This is followed by the impressive baroque church of Il Gesù. After this, we stroll through the picturesque and colourful Ballarò market to the Royal Palace and the Norman cathedral, where we visit the tombs of important medieval kings like Roger II. of Hauteville and Frederick II. of Swabia.
Visit of the church 'La Martorana'
Visit of the church 'Il Gesù'
Visit of the Palatine Chapel in the Royal Palace
Visit of the Cathedral
Meeting Point + Tour Duration
Meeting Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
End Point Options: Rail or Bus Station, Cruise Ship Port, Airport, Hotel, Address or Intersection, Monument/Building
Duration: 4 hours
Wear good shoes.
On Sundays it is difficult to visit the churches as there are masses. On Sundays the royal tombs in the Cathedral are closed.
I am a tour guide only. I have only an ordinary driver's licence. To transport tourists a special licence is needed!
ALL TRANSPORTATION IS EXTRA.
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Anita was by far the best guide we have ever had. She is extremely knowledgeable about Palermo's history, art, architecture and culture. She put together a very well organized 4 hour walking tour of Palermo's historic center and it's most significant sights. She shared information in a clear and interesting way. She also gave us great advice on eating like the locals and how to spend our subsequent days in Palermo. We highly recommend Anita.