- Discover Palermo is to take many journeys through the history of peoples who have always chosen it as the capital of their kingdoms
Palermo is a city of many souls, colours, faces and scents. It is the result of a series of stratifications whose layers are still visible in its monuments, alleys, streets, squares, food, traditions and language.
We will stroll through the heart of the historical centre to admire the influences left by the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans and the Spanish still visible everywhere.
We start at the Quattro Canti, the city's main crossroads to discover why we call it 'the theatre of the sun'. We cross the so-called Fountain of Shame to arrive at Piazza Bellini. We climb to the roofs of the church of Santa Caterina to enjoy a 360° view of the old Conca d'Oro and taste the convent's sweets.
From the mixed Baroque marbles we move on to the pure gold mosaics of the Martorana church. We finish at the Cathedral, a mirror of the many dominations that have taken place in Sicily, inviting us to reflect that respect and tolerance between different cultures is still possible.
Who Is This Experience Good For
Anyone interested in history and heritage
Meet Our Local Host
Alternative Tours Palermo is a cultural association that started its activity in 2015.
Its purpose is to show the travelers the real soul of the town from another perspective out of the most beaten paths.
Their staff is made up of a group of licensed tour guides. They are all art historians that love guiding tours inside the city, which explore its edifices and its people up close and more personally.
What's Not Included
7 euro S. Caterina
2 euro Martorana
Know Before You Go
- Minimum Needed: 6 people
- Maximum Capacity: 15 people
- Booking Deadline: 10 days before the event
- Weather Dependent: No
- Difficulty Level: Easy
- Special Clothing Required: No