The Half-Day Heart of PalermoPrivate Tour

Discover the very best of Palermo with a 4 hour walking tour through markets, squares and alleyways.
Adults: 2 Children: 0

Things to know


4 hrs

Suitable for:

Adventurous, Family, History Buffs

Private Tour:

You and our own professional guide. 100% exclusive

Transport Mode:

Walking tour: no transportation is included


  • Palermo Cathedral

Other inclusions:

Gratuities not included 
Meeting points: In front of the entrance to the Teatro Politeama Garibaldi.

What makes this tour special

Often referred to as ‘the most conquered city in the world’, Palermo is a melting-pot of culture, people, food and architecture.  The Normans, Byzantines, Arabs and many other great civilizations have left their mark on the city, all of whose influence you will witness on this 4 hour walking tour.

Squares, Markets and Cobblestones

Your tour will start in one of Palermo’s most lively squares, Piazza Politeama, where many locals while away their free time playing games, gossiping, people-watching and hoping to be seen.  Your guide will take you through piazza culture in the city and explain how any socially responsible Sicilian neglects the piazza at his/her cost.

You’ll walk south through the city’s maze of alleys and small walkways through Piazza Verdi, past one of the most prestigious and largest opera houses in Italy, the Teatro Massimo, and dive into Capo Market.  The hustle-bustle of the market, especially in the morning, is unparalleled in the centre of the city and there’ll be ample opportunity for you to buy a snack, drink or talk to a few local vendors along the way.

Cathedral and Crossroads

After refreshments in the market you’ll be the perfect frame of mind to appreciate the spectacular Cathedral of Palermo which dates back to the 12th century.  This historic building epitomises the multitude of architectural styles that have shaped modern-day Palermo.

Moving up Via Vittorio Emmanuele, you’ll walk through the historical centre of the city: Quattro Canti, an almost perfectly symmetrical square that exists as the meeting point of two of Palermo’s main thoroughfares.  Finally, moving back towards the Piazza Verdi, the tour will end with one of the city’s highlights - the Martorana - whose architectural styles and spectacular interior tell the story of Palermo over the ages.

What you'll see

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QWill there be other people on the tour or is it just us?
AAll of our tours are 100% private and exclusive, which means that it will just be you, your group and your guide on the tour.

Your tour will be completely tailored to your needs and we will make sure to find a guide that best suits your group.
QAre entrance tickets and transport included in the cost of the tour?
AIn the ‘Things to Know’ section at the top of this page you will find details of whatever entrance tickets and transport are included in the tour. If you have any questions about this, then you can either use the chat button in the bottom right hand corner, send an email to <> or call 1-212-710-1322 (US) or +44 20 3009 2392 (UK).
QWhat is your cancellation policy?
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For tours cancelled less than 48 hours before the scheduled departure time, we are unfortunately unable to offer refunds. If you would like to reschedule a tour, this is usually possible if we are given enough notice, but we cannot guarantee the same guide.

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QAm I able to book more than one tour?
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