"Baroque and the aristocracy" walking tour of Palermo
Walking tours

"Baroque and the aristocracy" walking tour of Palermo

Availability: Every day except Sunday
Duration: up to 3 hours
Language: English , Italian
Mobile voucher accepted
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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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 activity begins.

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