Discover the Italian city full of charm and a mix of cultures with this Palermo Free Tour. Explore the most symbolic locations and hidden corners around the Sicilian capital's historic centre.
Palermo Free Tour
We'll meet at the Sant'Ignazio all'Olivella Church entrance, in the district of Champagneria and head towards Piazza Verdi, where the Teatro Massimo is located. We'll admire the facade of this imposing architectural complex surmounted by a hemispherical dome. Did you know that it is one of the largest theatres in Europe?
Our next stop will be the Galleria delle Vittorie, an ancient commercial area inaugurated in 1935, which hides many secrets. Nearby, we'll reach Quattro Canti, the octagonal square located at the intersection of Via Maqueda and Via Vittorio Emanuele, one of the most photographed locations in Palermo.
The route will continue towards Piazza Bellini, to see the church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, better known as La Martorana, whose current appearance is the result of the mixture of various styles covering the original Norman building. Its façade is a reflection of Palermo's eclecticism!
Following on, the guide will lead us to Corso Vittorio Emanuele, where we'll find the Cathedral of Palermo, built in 1184 on the area of a basilica transformed into a mosque by the Arabs, and then returned to Christianity by the Normans. We'll admire the magnificent Arab-Norman style temple of worship, declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site, while our guide reveals interesting information about this important monument in the Sicilian capital.
After two hours the tour will end.
- Groups can be no more than 5 people. If you're a large group, please contact us.
- We won't enter the monuments along the route.
All of our providers comply with local legislation and applicable health recommendations regarding protective material and safety to help avoid the spread of Covid-19.
Free tours do not have a fixed price, rather each person offers the guide the amount they consider appropriate, depending on their level of satisfaction.
The activity takes place with a guide that speaks in English.
English speaking guide.
Food and drink.
Access inside monuments visited during the tour.
When to book?
Book as soon as possible to guarantee availability, especially during public holidays and festivities.
Bookings are permitted up until 10 hours before the activity as long as there are still places.
We will send you a voucher that you can show on your phone to take part in the activity.
Frequently asked questions
Q - How to book?
A - To reserve the activity, choose the date and complete the form on this page. You will receive your confirmation immediately.
Q - Is a minimum number of participants required?
A - This activity requires a minimum of 5 participants. Should this number not be reached, we'll get in touch with you to offer alternatives.
If you are not able to attend the tour, please cancel your reservation in the control panel, otherwise the guide will be waiting for you.
Sant'Ignazio all'Olivella Church