Tours & Activities in Palermo
Hi there, nice to meet you! We are a group of young Palermitan guides who simply love meeting travelers and give them a warm welcome to our magic city!
If you are searching for a tour that gives you the chance to understand Palermo beyond the stereotypes and the touristy information printed on guidebooks, this is your tour! If you are searching for a tour where to meet locals and new travel mates, this is your tour.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
We'll take you on a free walk around the old city of Palermo that combines history and art with daily life, traditions, and cuisine. A bouquet full of nuances and aromas of Palermo. Our itinerary is purely a "Welcome Tour to Palermo".
The tour starts from the exact address of VIA MAQUEDA 453 (opposite Teatro Massimo) and ends at the Cathedral. The soul of Palermo resides in its backstreets. A big part of the tour will be in the shade of it. But we will also unveil the bright and elegant architecture of the main historical squares: Quattro Canti, piazza Vergogna, piazza Bellini.
WHY JOIN THIS TOUR?
- You will get an overview of Palermo city center and get lots of tips to help you find your way around (eg. where to eat, what to do, what to visit)
- You will walk around with a local guide introducing his life and culture without filters of any kind. We will not only show you and talk about the good side of the city but also about its dark shadows.
- We have a laid-back guiding style. We enjoy telling stories (rather than listing dates and names!), revealing curiosities, and bringing attention to details that travelers would never notice on their own.
- On this tour, We will also provide lots of tips to help travelers enjoy the rest of their stay and make the best of it!
- Many solo travelers join this tour. This is a great chance to make new friends and meet new travel mates!
If we had to sum up this tour in three words, we would say: MEET, SHARE, ENJOY
IMPORTANT: TOUR IS RUN WITH MINIMUM 6 PARTICIPANTS.
We welcome you to the city with The Best Free Walking Tour of Palermo. You will see that each monument, each name and even each souvenir has a meaning and a background story that deserves to be told. It is a must to know about street food and how much of it is true when it comes to the mafia. It's time to discover where to get the essence of the city 🤩
Some of the stops are:
👉 Teatro Massimo
👉 Via Maqueda
👉 Quattro Canti
👉 Piazza Pretoria
👉 Piazza Bellini
👉 Chiesa della Martorana
👉 Chiesa di San Cataldo
👉 Corso Vittorio Emanuele
👉 La Cattedrale di Palermo.
The tours are conducted by certified guides 😎 .
It will be our pleasure to take you along Palermo's streets and discover their secrets. Be a local
Palermo is a wonderful city and we will discover it together. In the morning visit we will find ourselves in front of the Massimo Theater and then enter the Capo market, one of the oldest markets in the city, where we can get to know a little of the street food of Palermo. We will walk along the Maqueda road until we reach the Quattro Canti and from there to the so-called Piazza della Vergogna - we will discover the reason for this curious name - and to the neighboring Piazza Bellini, where the Martorana Church is located, which will leave you with the open mouth. We will finish touring the Cassaro, the oldest street in the city until we reach the Cathedral. While in the afternoon visit, being the market closed, we will reach the Piazza Marina, very close to the city port. Being an official guide, if you wish we can visit the interior of the Cathedral, so keep in mind that as in the rest of Italy, it is necessary to enter the churches in a decent way: it is not possible to access with bare shoulders and with very short pants or dresses (just take a cloth to cover yourself) During our tour we will talk about the history of the city, but also about gastronomy, curiosities and surely you have any questions about the mafia. It is a very pleasant visit, you will surely like it!
keep in mind that you will not only enjoy a visit with an authorized guide (I dedicate myself professionally to it), a personalized itinerary in small groups, but that In addition we will also have radio microphones so you can comfortably follow the explanations and take pictures without being attached to me. Reservation is essential