"Baroque and the aristocracy" walking tour of Palermo
Activities

"Baroque and the aristocracy" walking tour of Palermo

Free cancellation
Language: English , Italian
Availability: Every day except Sunday
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 3 hours
Safety measures applied
Do this because
  • Enjoy a walking tour through Palermo's city center and retrace its Baroque past
  • Admire Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca, la "Martorana" and the Church of Santa Caterina
  • You will discover the richest and darkest centuries of Spanish domination in Sicily
What to expect

Walk along the ancient axis of the city from Quattro Canti to Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca, one of the richest residences of Palermo's aristocracy. Here, among its beautifully restored halls, you will get the chance to admire a Christ Crucified by Flemish Baroque artist Antoon Van Dyck.

Reach Piazza Bellini, where you'll see the 12th-century domes of San Cataldo and explore the Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, also known as "la Martorana", where Baroque and Middle Ages styles coexist among the most beautiful mosaics of the Norman period.
Walk through the alleys of the Guilds of Artisans and Judges and explore the Church of Santa Caterina, recently returned to the city. For centuries, the church has been a place reserved to young cloistered nuns, usually girls of the highest aristocracy.

Admire the terrace of Palazzo Gangi, where Visconti's "The Leopard" was filmed, and reach the small square decorated by the splendid rose window of the Gothic church of San Francesco D'Assisi. Admire the centuries-old ficus magnolioides at the Garibaldi Garden and conclude your walk among in the district of the old port la Cala.

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COVID-19 information
The following health and safety measures are in place, so you can relax and enjoy your experience.
  • Visitor numbers are limited to reduce crowds
  • The experience complies with government regulations
  • Social distancing is enforced
  • Areas frequented by visitors are regularly disinfected
  • Hand sanitizers are provided for staff and visitors
  • All gear/equipment is sanitized between use
  • Visitors are required to bring and wear masks
  • Guides and all other staff are required to wear masks
  • Temperature screening is compulsory for all visitors
  • Visitors over 18 must show their ID and proof of one of the following: a full vaccination or first vaccination (this requirement varies depending on the country) received at least 15 days prior, recovery from a COVID-19 infection in the past 6 months, or a negative result from a PCR or antigen test taken no more than 48 hours before the experience starts. This may also apply to those aged 12 and above
  • Proof of COVID-19 vaccination or a negative result from a recent antigen or molecular test may be required, please check the local requirements before your visit.
  • What's included
    • Walking tour
    • Professional guide
    What's not included
    • Entrance tickets
    • Pick up and drop-off service
    • Food and drinks
    Reduced price
    • Child (0-7 years old): free
    Where

    Via Vittorio Emanuele, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

    Meeting point:
    • At Quattro Canti. Your guide will be holding a sign with your name
    What to remember
    • It is suggested to wear comfortable clothes
    • Entrance tickets to the following sites aren't included. You will be required to pay them on site: Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca (€10,00), La Martorana (€1,00), Monastero di S. Caterina (€3,00, with terraces €7,00)
    • Palazzo Gangi's terrace will only be seen from the outside
    • Visits to the listed monuments may change on public holidays
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    When

    Every day except Sunday at 2.00pm

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    Provider
    JustSicily
    Booking fee
    Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
    Cancellation policy
    Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 15 days before the experience begins.

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