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From Palermo: Corleone Private Day Tour

Product ID: 44643
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Take a tour of the Province of Palermo, stopping in the town of Corleone to learn its notorious history. Take souvenir pictures of picturesque Portella della Ginestra, visit the historic Ficuzza Castle, sample Sicilian wines, and more.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Host or greeter
English, Italian
Booklets
English, Italian
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Learn the Mafia and anti-Mafia history of Corleone
  • Visit Ficuzza Castle in the woods surrounding the Rocca Busambra mountain
  • Admire the fortress of Marineo in the Eleuterio valley
  • Enjoy a typical Sicilian lunch in a farm restaurant, and learn about the local food products in the area
Full description
Enjoy a full-day tour of the infamous Corleonese area of Sicily, notable as the birthplace of several Mafia bosses, with round-trip private transfers from Palermo. A local escort will take you on a walking tour of the historic center, telling the history of its links with the Mafia, and of its magnificent culture and art. See where laborers used to wait to be hired by the Mafia gabelloti (tenant farmers) in Piazza Nascè. Admire the statue of the trade unionist and anti-Mafia campaigner Placido Rizzotto in Piazza Garibaldi, one of Italy’s oldest squares.

Learn more Mafia history at the Laboratory of Legality, confiscated from the mob and now an art gallery of paintings by Sicilian artist Gaetano Porcasi that recreate the story of the Mafia and anti-Mafia movement. Walk down Via Bernardino Verro to Casa del Popolo, the agricultural co-operative set up by Corleone’s Socialist mayor, who was assassinated by the Mafia. Admire the natural cascades of the Cascata Delle Due Rocche, just a short walk from the town center.

Then, drive to the natural reserve of Ficuzza woods surrounding the mountain peak of Rocca Busambra. Visit the Baroque hunting lodge of the Kingdom of 2 Sicilies. End at a local winery, and learn the process of wine making in Sicily, before sampling some delicious wines from the surrounding vineyards. This tour also includes a typical Silician lunch in a farm restaurant.
Includes
  • English-speaking guide
  • Transportation by licensed car, van, or minibus
  • Booklet in Corleone (Italian and English)
  • Entrance fee to Ficuzza Castle and Marineo Castle
  • Typical Sicilian lunch in a farm restaurant
What’s Not Included
  • Food and drinks
  • Tips

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Meeting point

Piazza Verdi, 59, 90138 Palermo PA, Italia

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From £307.70 Per group up to 3

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Service
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Organization
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Value for money
3.8/5
Safety
5.0/5

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Product ID: 44643