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Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

From US$ 37.23 per person

Learn about the Mafia and the civil anti-mafia movement whilst walking through the picturesque historic center of Palermo. Discover a city that is finally rebelling against the Mafia’s protection racket.

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Duration 3 hours
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Italian, English, French

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the streets of Palermo, the City of light and shade
  • Discover the past, present and future of the anti-mafia movement
  • Deepen your knowledge of the Mafia phenomenon beyond clichés and myths
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Explore Teatro Massimo, the open-air market "Il Capo", Piazza Della Memoria (Memorial dedicated to prosecutors and judges killed by the Mafia), Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the City Hall, and Piazza Magione. Every stop will be a pause for reflection, a chance to mull over the realities of the Mafia and consider the civic movement against Mafioso power. Along the tour, you will meet shopkeepers who have said NO to paying the Pizzo, who have subscribed to the ethical consumer campaign ‘Pago chi non Paga’ (I pay who does not pay). This campaign is promoted by Addiopizzo to support those that have decided to rebel against the Mafia. End the tour at Antica Focacceria San Francesco, one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo, famous for its ‘Cibo da Strada Palermitano’ (street food of Palermo). Learn about how the owners had the courage to speak out against extortion. Lunch is not included but if you decide to stay you can taste some specialties like, "pane con la Milza" (sandwich stuffed with beef spleen and ricotta cheese), "Arancine" (rice balls), "Panelle" (chickpea fritters), "Anelletti al Forno" (baked ring-shaped pasta), "Involtini di Melanzane" (eggplant rolls), "Sarde a Beccafico" (sardine rolls) and the famous Cannoli.

Includes
  • Guide
  • A small contribution to the Addiopizzo charitable organization
  • Entrance to museums and monuments that are not part of the tour

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The tour is a must for all Palermo visitors and upright people. What a handful of students began is today one of the best anti-mafia organizations Italy has to offer. If you can do the tour in Italian, you might be lucky enough to meet guide Cloe, who provides many private details about the history of AddioPizzo.

September 24, 2021

A tour that becomes a real lesson on the history of the mafia, on Sicily, on Palermo. Absolutely to be experienced if you pass by this city. The guide is very good at keeping attention high, at making many dynamics understood, at answering questions. Because the mafia affects everyone and for this reason it is our duty to become aware of it.

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September 18, 2021

Seriously one of the best walking tours I’ve ever taken. Probably the best. Our guide Linda was exceptional - she told the story of the Addio Pizzo movement with such passion! I loved hearing her personal stories too. I will recommend this tour to EVERYONE I know!

September 24, 2021

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