Teatro Massimo
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  • Palermo: Markets and Monuments City Center Walking Tour

    1. Palermo: Markets and Monuments City Center Walking Tour

    Get a feel for the rich history, culture, and architecture of central Palermo on a 3-hour guided walking tour. Your guide will take you to Norman Sicily churches and beautiful palaces, through bustling city squares and famous old street markets. Head first to the Teatro Massimo and learn about Italy’s largest opera house, known for its perfect acoustics. Then visit the beautiful Palermo Cathedral, dating from the 12th century and part of UNESCO’s list of World Heritage sites. See the Church of the Gesù, one of the most important Baroque churches in Palermo, as well as the Praetorian Palace, an outstanding palace of the 15th century.   Continue to Pretoria Square, referred to by locals as the “square of shame” for the nudity of its fountain statues. You’ll also visit the nearby Bellini Square where you’ll see the Church of San Cataldo and Martorana Church, two more Norman Sicily–era ...

    Fabrizio was an excellent guide - knowledgeable, great English and very innovative when obstacles in his way e.g. churches changing mass time. 3 hours flashed by in now time and we really enjoyed it! Definitely recommend him as a walking tour guide:-) Mignon

  • Palermo: 3-Hour Street Food and Local Market Tour

    2. Palermo: 3-Hour Street Food and Local Market Tour

    Be part of the first ever street food tour in Sicily and explore the main markets and squares of Palermo city center with a licensed guide. Escape the usual tourist traps and discover venues loved by the locals for a fully immersive experience in small groups of no more than 12 people. Venture down secret alleyways to chat to street food vendors and colorful characters. Enter the oldest working class bar downtown and share a drink with Palermitans. Take the best tips from your local guide, and receive a unique food passport souvenir to take away.                      

    It was fun and awesome experience, not only for good food as local taste but also I learned a lot about histories, cultures and people too. The guide is so entertaining… well done

  • Palermo: Teatro Massimo Opera House Guided Tour

    3. Palermo: Teatro Massimo Opera House Guided Tour

    Get to know Palermo's famous opera house on this 30 minute guided tour. Explore the stunning auditorium and other rooms of the third largest opera house in Europe. Start your tour in the foyer. Admire the sculptures and bronze-decorated candelabra in this opulent place. Next, move to the auditorium and enjoy the golden stuccoes, wooden decorations, and features in velvet and glass. Visit the stage and see what happens to enable the staging of an opera. Admire the gorgeous royal box, as well as other areas like the Coat of Arms and Pompeian Rooms. Learn fascinating facts about the opera house, and enjoy breathtaking views of Palermo from the building's top.

  • Palermo: Small Group Night Street Food Tour

    4. Palermo: Small Group Night Street Food Tour

    Meet your local guide at the main opera house and get to know the other travelers. You'll then walk through the streets before having a welcome toast. Enjoy a glass of fresh Sicilian wine and some interesting bites that you won't normally find in touristy places. On this tour, you'll get to know the real Palermo, its food, its people, and its secrets. Learn about the Sicilian lifestyle as you stroll towards the old port of Palermo. Stop at street food stalls in the heart of Vucciria and sample the best bites selected by your guide. You will get to try the famous spleen sandwich and hear some interesting facts about its origins. The small group allows for easy interaction with your guide and the rest of the group. Your guide will then show you hidden spots and discuss several topics during the walk, from history to art to social issues. Feel free to ask your guide whatever you want. The...

  • Palermo: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour with a Private Guide

    5. Palermo: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour with a Private Guide

    Discover the highlights of Palermo on a 2-hour sightseeing tour with a private guide, and marvel at the Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque monuments of the city center to get a better appreciation of its history. Stroll along the atmospheric streets to find attractive churches and beautiful palaces, and get a feel for the rich culture and gastronomy along the way. Admire the elegant façade of the cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio Martorana and the Baroque buildings of the Quattro Canti (Piazza Vigliena) at the intersection of Via Maqueda and the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. See the nude statues of nymphs, mermaids and satyrs on the elegant fountain in Piazza Pretoria, visit the historical market and fall in love with the Teatro Massimo opera house on Piazza Verdi.

    Very good visit Our guide was fantastic She was very knowledgeable on history and very passionate A good experience

  • 3-Hour Palermo Segway PT Authorized Tour

    6. 3-Hour Palermo Segway PT Authorized Tour

    Palermo's metropolitan attractions and incredibly diverse history are yours to discover as we guide you through the streets on your personal Segway. Early in the tour we pass the Teatro Massimo, Italy's largest opera house. Then you step back to the time of the Saracens as we cross the Arab-flavored Capo Market toward the cathedral, built in the 1100s but renovated in various styles through the centuries since. Further on, the Norman Palace recalls the time after the Saracens. It and the Bishop's Palace overlook Piazza della Vittoria and Villa Bonano, where traces of the old Roman city are preserved. Little remains from the time of Greek dominance or from the Phoenicians who founded the city. Palaces and churches, Town Hall Square with the Pretoria Fountain, Garibaldi Gardens and the fascinating Castello a Mare, or "castle in the sea" -- you will be amazed at all that Palermo has to o...

  • Palermo: Private Walking Tour with Sicilian Lunch

    7. Palermo: Private Walking Tour with Sicilian Lunch

    With its quaint, narrow streets and Arabic-influenced urban structure, Palermo is a city made for walking. Begin your private tour in the main square of Piazza Verdi, where you will meet your experienced, local guide. At the center of the square is Teatro Massimo, one of the largest opera houses in Europe. It is possible to visit the theater upon request and according to the schedule of the theater. Next, see Ruggero VII Street, named the Lounge of Palermo, and cross Pepe Belmonte Street with its historic shops. Continue along the alleys and streets of the Arabic-influenced neighborhoods before arriving at the famous and lively Capo Market. Inside the market, marvel at the beautiful and ancient palazzos and the unique Church of the Immaculate Conception. Go inside to see its intricate Baroque monuments. Stop at the Cathedral and the many churches along Via Vittorio Emanuele. Next, arri...

    We did this tour on our first day in Palermo and it was a great way to get acquainted with the city. Plus our guide was great and so was the food and hospitality.

  • Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    8. Sicily: 7-Day Sicilian Culture and Art Tour

    Day 1 After getting picked up at Catania Airport, enjoy a welcome aperitif in the company of your local guide in Catania. Afterward, enjoy a walking tour of the city during which you will see iconic landmarks such as the Duomo Square, The cathedral fi Saint Agatha, Roman Amphitheatre, and Bellini Park. Day 2 Start your day with a light trek on Europe's most active volcano, Mount Etna. After your trek, re-energize with a traditional Italian lunch at a family-run restaurant. You will also be able to sample some local wines from the Etna region. After lunch, enjoy some free time to explore the town of Taormina at your own pace before heading up to Castelmola, where you can sample the region's famous almond wine served with delicious biscuits. Finish the day by watching the breathtaking sunset in the village of Savoca, one of Italy's prettiest villages and...

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Fabrizio was an excellent guide - knowledgeable, great English and very innovative when obstacles in his way e.g. churches changing mass time. 3 hours flashed by in now time and we really enjoyed it! Definitely recommend him as a walking tour guide:-) Mignon

It was fun and awesome experience, not only for good food as local taste but also I learned a lot about histories, cultures and people too. The guide is so entertaining… well done

A brilliant tour, not only to eat fantastic food but also to learn about the history and culture of this great city.

Our guide was great! We learned a lot about the history of Palermo while trying excellent local street food.

A must-see in PALERMO with the Palatine Chapel and the City catacombs undergoing renovation