Enjoy a delightful walk around the streets of Palermo’s old town, admiring its landmarks, and visiting a variety of markets. Stop to taste a…
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I love doing food and history walking tours when I travel - I find they are a wonderful way to learn more about the city you are visiting and the local cuisine (and helpful to orient yourself to the city). This tour was interesting - we mostly tried the street food from one place in the Capo market (arancina, panelle (a fried chickpea batter "cake", pane con la milza (oh my this is boiled and then sauteed spleen and lung from a cow served on a soft roll with very salty cheese - I would say this is for folks who like liver or kidney), sfincione (like pizza with no cheese), crocche (a potato croquette), and cannoli. Our guide was very knowledgable - I learned that there are actually tour guide schools and our guide spent 2 years studying his curriculum. I would recommend.
Claudio, our guide, was fun, knowledgeable and very personable. The meeting point was easy to find. The tour was a great way for us to get oriented to the city and to introduce us to the tasty offerings of the local cuisine. Claudio's explanations of the history and architecture of Palermo were interesting and insightful. We enjoyed meeting some of the food vendors and sampling their products. In addition to the actual tour information, Claudio offered suggestions for things to do, see and eat on our own. We highly recommend this tour for anyone visiting Palermo.
Fabrizio is super likable and knows a lot about his home city. During the tour we tried the typical food of Palermo and learned the origin of the names of the food that partly differ to the Italian names. It was also possible to ask him about the Sicilian lifestyle and he showed us his home town from a personal point of view which was very interesting. Of course the history of this stunning city is remarkable and we highly regret that we could not spend more time there. We promissed to come back and we can really recommend the tour with Fabrizio.
We were honoured to have Fabrizio as our guide. The information, of all sorts, gives us a great perspective of his country, Sicily. Wandering among the market stalls, seeing new vegetables and learning their uses, and also visiting a genuine old world knife sharpener! We even followed his advice to take care on step 27 of Opera house, for fear of having the "Nun's ghost" make us fall over. Oh yes...."We do believe!" His English is quite unbelievable..the best tour we have ever done, with a quietly courteous gentleman. Thanks, Fabrizio.
I wouldn't say this is the most comprehensive street food tour (so if you are looking for a lot of street food, this is probably middle ground). But it was very interesting walking tour also with history and nice out of the way stories about various things, with a fair amount of street food as part of it, so I would say it was a good mix of both street food and walking history tour (if that is what you are interested in, which for us was a good mix). Guide was very interesting and informed also