Departure City: PALERMO
Meeting Point: YOUR GUIDE WILL MEET YOU IN THE HOTEL LOBBY
Duration: APPROX 2 HRS
Private - Best of Palermo
Palermo, is truly a magical place and with this private walking tour, you are going to experience it all: culture, history, and local traditions. The Sicilian capital, called the “Kingdom of the sun” by invading Normans in the 12th century, has been a cultural melting pot since Phoenicians and Greeks fought over it in the 5th and 6th centuries BC. Accompanied by your local guide you will dive into the ancient origin of Palermo as you see the city’s main landmarks like the Royal Palace, The Massimo Theatre, The Palatine Chapel but also its lively and colorful markets Palermo is in fact proud of its Arabic origins, going back to the 8th century, and its three main markets like the famous Ballarò, are reminiscent of Arab souks. The abundance and variety of food, and their theatrical vendors, give Palermo’s markets a unique atmosphere. On this tour you will also visit an incredible work of art which alone is worth a visit to Palermo: the Palatine Chapel Hidden inside the 11th century Royal Palace , the Cappella Palatina is the highest artistic expression of Latin, Byzantine, and Arabic style, with gold, mosaics and marble covering every inch of its interior.