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  2. Sicily
  3. Cefalù
  4. Day Trips

Cefalù: Palermo and Monreale Tour

Product ID: 330211
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Experience Monreale, visiting a cathedral whose interior is completely covered with marble and splendid mosaics. You'll then Continue onward to explore Palermo, before returning to Cefalù.
About this activity
Duration: 7 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
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Live tour guide
English
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Enjoy the impressive mosaics of Monreale’s Cathedral and its beautiful cloister
  • Enjoy Palermo, the Sicilian capital
  • Wander through the Bellini and the Pretoria squares
Full description
After departing from Cefalù, you will make your way to the village of Monreale. Once there you will begin by visiting its cathedral, whose interior is completely covered with marble and splendid mosaics. You will then visit the cloister of the Benedictines, which are located on the south side of the cathedral. Each side has 26 arches resting on columns, and include narrative cycles from both the Old and New Testaments.

Following that, you'll continue your excursion to Palermo, where you will visit the cathedral. It was formerly a mosque in Islamic times, before being converted into a cathedral church by Roberto the Guiscardo after the conquest of Palermo. You'll then wander through the old town along the typical "Capo" market and the Quattro Canti and Pretoria squares.

Free time for lunch and leisure will then follow in the famous Piazza Verdi, the square of the Massimo Theatre. In the afternoon, you'll enjoy a panoramic tour by bus for an optional visit to the Capuchin catacombs, before your tour concludes with your return to Cefalù.
Includes
  • Transportation
  • Guide
What’s Not Included
  • Lunch
  • Entrance fees
  • Personal expenses
Not suitable for
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

The World War I Monument to All Fallen, Via Giacomo Matteotti, 90015 Cefalù PA, Italy.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Camera
  • Passport or ID card for children
Know before you go
• The visit to the catacombs is optional, the ticket is paid on the spot and for those who do not want to visit can wait on the bus or in the area near the catacombs
• This tour is not suitable for people with walking difficulties
• It’s recommended to wear a sunhat and comfortable shoes, as well as appropriate clothing to enter the church