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Palermo Walking Tour - Baroque and Aristocracy

In this sublime walk between history and amazement, you will have the opportunity to discover the wonders of the center of Palermo.

Please note:
- Visits to the listed monuments are subject to change without notice due to the Covid-19 emergency.
- Visits to the indicated monuments may undergo changes on holidays.

per adult from




3 hours


Mobile ticket

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No tour options available.

  • What's included :
    • Professional guide
    What's excluded :
    • Entrance tickets to the monuments
    • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca
    • Entry/Admission - Piazza Bellini
    • Entry/Admission - Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria
    • Entry/Admission - Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi
    • Entry/Admission - Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi
  • This is a typical itinerary for this product

    Stop At: Quattro Canti, Corso Vittorio Emanuelle Via Maqueda, 90100, Palermo, Sicily Italy

    Meeting at the Quattro Canti or Teatro del Sole, an elegant Baroque building.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca, Piazza Bologni 18, 90134, Palermo, Sicily Italy

    From the Quattro Canti you will travel the ancient axis of the city to reach and visit the Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca, one of the richest residences of the Palermitan aristocracy which among its admirably restored halls preserves a beautiful Crucified Christ by Van Dick.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Pretoria, Piazza, Palermo, Sicily Italy

    The famous Pretoria or "della Vergogna" fountain will be the backdrop for popular stories.

    Duration: 20 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Bellini, Palermo, Sicily Italy

    In Piazza Bellini you will admire the domes of San Cataldo from the XII century. from the Order of the Knights of the Holy Sepulcher, and here is a surprise visit to the Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio known as "la Martorana" where Baroque and the Middle Ages coexist among the most beautiful mosaics of the Norman era.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, Piazza Bellini 2, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy

    A particularly interesting visit will follow, the Church of Santa Caterina recently returned to the city but for centuries reserved only to the young cloistered nuns, girls of the highest foreclosed aristocracy who lived among lapis lazuli altars and precious stones in contrast with the Baroque and Spanish society of Palermo.

    Duration: 30 minutes

    Stop At: Palazzo Valguarnera-Gangi, Piazza Croce Dei Vespri 6, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy

    You will walk the alleys of the guilds of the craftsmen and the judges who accompanied the Inquisites to Death.
    You will be introduced to the stories of the Leopard admiring from the outside the terrace of the Gangi palace, location of the famous Visconti film

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Church of San Francesco of Assisi -Chiesa di San Francesco d'Assisi, Piazza di San Francesco d'Assisi, off Via Paternostro, Palermo, Sicily Italy

    Step to the small square decorated by the splendid Gothic rose window of the church of San Francesco d'Assisi.

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: Piazza Marina, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy

    You will discover the richest and darkest centuries of Spanish Sicily by reaching Piazza Marina to admire a centuries-old ficus magnolioides of the Garibaldi Garden, once a place reserved for the Condemnations and Tortures of the Holy Inquisition

    Duration: 15 minutes

    Stop At: La Cala, Via della Cala, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy

    The walk will end between traditional ice cream and cannoli in the neighborhood of the old port La Cala.

    Duration: 10 minutes

  • Departure Point :
    Quattro Canti, Via Vittorio Emanuele, 80146 Palermo PA, Italy
    Departure Time :
    2:00 PM
    Return Detail :
    Via Cala, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
    • Face masks required for guides in public areas
    • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
    • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
    • Compliance with the health and hygiene regulations associated with the Covid 19 emergency is guaranteed. Travelers in turn must comply with the rules of safety and social distancing and bring with them a mask and disinfectant gel.
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.


English - Guide

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Organised by JustSicily

Activity ID: V-113851P2

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