Walking tour through the historical centre of Palermo


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Activity Level



Shore Excursion, Museums / Culture, City


Kid Friendly: No.

Friendly: No.

Maximum travelers: 10



English (fluent), German (fluent), Italian (fluent)

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.


Quattro Canti
Piazza Pretoria
Visit of the church 'La Martorana'
Visit of the church 'Il Gesù'
Ballarò market
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.


Walking tour

What’s Included


Guide service of 4 hours according to the program.

What’s Extra

Other: Donation at the Martorana church: Approximately EUR 2 per person.

Admission fee Royal Tombs Cathedral: EUR 2,50 per person.

Admission fee Royal Palace/Palatine Chapel: EUR 8,50 per person.

For a taxi from the port to the city centre you should calculate approximately EUR 15. (We can walk, but it is a bit distant...).


I am a tour guide only. I have only an ordinary driver's licence. To transport tourists a special licence is needed!

A Recent Review of this tour

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.
Sylvia Kochler

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