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Palermo Anti-Mafia Tour

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Chloé is passionate and very courageous. It was a great visit! We thought she was French... Bravo! Really great!
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Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the service starts

Discover the most emblematic locations surrounding civil resistance to mafia power and rebellion against racketeering with this Palermo Anti-Mafia Tour. 

Discover the most emblematic locations surrounding civil resistance to mafia power and rebellion against racketeering with this Palermo Anti-Mafia Tour. 

Palermo Anti-Mafia Tour

We'll meet at 10 am in front of the Teatro Massimo in Palermo, to start a tour dedicated to civil mobilisation against organised crime.

After observing the Teatro Massimo from the outside, we'll head towards Piazza Beati Paoli, a place that shares its name with the secret sect mentioned by Luigi Natoli in his novel. We'll analyse the alleged link between the sect and Cosa Nostra and continue to the Mercato del Capo, under which is said to have hidden paths used by the Beati Paoli.

Our next stop will be the Piazza della Memoria, where we'll see the memorial dedicated to the magistrates killed by the Mafia. We'll then head to Palermo Cathedral, where we'll address the thorny issue of the relationship between the Mafia and the Church. Do you know the story of Don Pino Puglisi?

Passing by the Town Hall, once a symbol of the union between Cosa Nostra and politics, we'll go to Piazza Magione, in the Arab quarter of Kalsa, where Falcone and Borsellino spent their childhood. Along the way, we'll notice the logo of the critical consumption campaign "Pago chi non paga" (I pay those who don't pay), displayed on the windows of the shops that have said NO to the racket, thanks to the support of the Addiopizzo Committee, the association that has made it possible to denounce the protection money in the city.

The tour will end at the Antica Focacceria San Francesco, a true symbol of the fight against the racket where, if you wish, you can enjoy authentic Palermo street food: bread, arancini and much more... And, of course, the famous cannolo!

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Adults Children between 10 and 17 years old Children under 10 years old
US$ 30.20
US$ 15.60
Free
  • Adults

    US$ 30.20
  • Children between 10 and 17 years old

    US$ 15.60
  • Children under 10 years old

    Free

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Covid-19 Measures

Please check local restrictions before traveling. All of our services comply with recommendations to avoid the spread of Covid-19. Show more

Tours or activities will not consist of more than 14 people per group.

Showing your voucher on your phone will be enough, and it is not necessary to print anything.

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Duration

3 hours.

Language The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English, although it may occasionally be done in two languages.

Included

English speaking guide.

Committee Addiopizzo solidarity fee.

Not included

Food and drinks.

When to book?

You can book up to the start time, as long as there are places remaining. Book now to guarantee your spot.

Type of voucher

Electronic. Show the voucher on your phone.

Accessibility

Not wheelchair accessible.

Sustainability

All services published on Civitatis are carried out in accordance with our Sustainability Code. Specifically, this activity applies the following practices: Show more

Printed material is avoided.

No single-use plastics are used.

The indigenous community participates in the management of the activity.

The activity helps vulnerable groups.

The activity helps to promote peace.

The activity promotes local production.

No printing of documentation required.

Promotes local employment.

Has a gender equality policy.

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Pets

Not permitted.

Frequently asked questions

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Free cancellation

Free! Free cancellation up to 24 hours before the activity starts. If you cancel under this time or do not show up, you will not be refunded.
US$ 30.20

Meeting point

Teatro Massimo di Palermo, Piazza Verdi.

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