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PALERMO WALKING TOUR

The Baroque and the Aristocracy | from h 14.00PM up to 3 hours 

Eur 38

from
Tuesday to Saturday
from Palermo
 
DESCRIPTION:

Palermo Regular Day Tour - Walking Tour

Meet us at h 1.4.00PM at the i Quattro CantiFrom the Baroque heart of the I 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.

Then on the way to the famous fountain Pretoria or “della Vergogna”, which will be the scene of popular stories. 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. A particularly interesting visit will follow, the Church of Santa Caterina recently returned to the city but for centuries reserved only for young cloistered nuns, girls of the highest aristocracy who foreclosed lived among altars made with lapis lazuli and precious stones in contrast with the Baroque and the Spanish society of Palermo. You will then walk the alleys of the Guilds of craftsmen and judges that accompanied the “Inquisiti” 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, to reach the square decorated by the splendid Gothic rose window of the church of San Francesco d’Assisi. From there you will discover the richest and darkest centuries of Spanish Sicily, 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. Here will end the walk between traditional ice cream and cannoli in the district of the old port La Cala.

SCHEDULE AND INFORMATION:

Multilanguage Tour: English/Spanish/Italian
Schedule: from Tuesday to Saturday

Departure: h 14.00PM from I Quattro Canti-Vigliena Square

Walking Tour: up to 3 hours 

CHILD POLICY:

-0-1 years old: free of charge 

-2-11 years old: 30% OFF

PRICE DOES INCLUDE:

-Multilingual staff

-Whisper 

 

PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

-Meals and beverages

-Admission fees payable on the spot at the ticket office

 

 

 

Meeting Point

ADDRESS

Via Stefano Turr, 38
Palermo - Sicily - Italy

OPENING HOURS

Monday - Friday 

9am - 6pm

ABOUT US

Palermo Excursions by Tour of Sicily - Day Tours T.O.
Travel Agency Licence Nr. 996/VII/Tur - Sicily
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