Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour

Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour

From $46.30 per person

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 selection of street foods as you learn about local gastronomy.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste 5 typical Street Foods, arancine, panelle, crocché, sfincione and a cannolo
  • Enjoy a walk through Palermo and admire the Capo Market, the Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti and Pretoria fountain
  • Learn about local culture, history, and food traditions from your guide
Full description
A walk through the center of Palermo is like visiting an open-air museum, where you’ll experience a range of different architectural styles. During the 3-hour walk you’ll see the Capo street markets that is a true mix of culture, customs, and food traditions, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti and Piazza della Vergogna. The walk will also provide an opportunity to taste some specialties of Palermo. Some of the particular tastes of street food you might enjoy include sfincione (dough topped with onion, bread crumbs, tomato, and oregano), panelle (fried chickpea flour), crocché (potato croquettes), arancine (rice croquettes stuffed with meat or butter), and cannolo (crunchy shell with sweet-cheese). If you want you can ask to taste the bread with “meusa” (bread with spleen). You can ask also availability of tour in Italian language.
Includes
  • 5 street food tastings
  • Dessert tasting of cannoli
  • 1 drink (a beer, a glass of wine, water or cola)
  • Professional tour guide
  • Visit to Capo market
  • Visit to the Cathedral of Palermo
  • Pick-up at 10:00 AM for cruise passengers (on request)
  • Museum admission fees
  • Tips/gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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    Meeting point

    At 10:30 AM in Piazza Olivella, in front of the entrance of the Salinas Archeological Museum, 100 meters from the Massimo Theater. For cruise passengers, at 10:00 AM in front of the IBIS Hotel, 100 meters just outside the port (on request).

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    Important information

    What to bring

    • Comfortable shoes
    • Comfortable clothes

    Know before you go

    • Dietary restrictions can be accomodated. Please note any dietary restrictions in the checkout page when booking this tour
    • A minimum of 2 adults are required for each free child
    • For cruise passengers there is a pickup at 10:00 AM just outside the port. If your cruise ship arrives later, an alternative pickup time can be organized
    Customer reviews

    Overall rating

    4.8 /5

    based on 297 reviews

    Review summary

    • Guide
      4.9/5
    • Value for money
      4.6/5
    • Service
      4.9/5
    • Organization
      4.8/5
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    The tour is just great! A nice mix of history and (local) cuisine. I wouldn't but recommend it. Fabrizio is a very nice guy, with fun and interesting stories about the food you are just eating. Very cool way indeed to get to know some of the many fascinating facets of Palermo.

    March 14, 2021

    Highly recommend this tour! Fabrizio was amazing. He took us to some really cool historical places and, of course, to the best places for food in Palermo. He changed our opinion of the city for the better and we really appreciate it! It’s a great value for what you get as well.

    October 25, 2019

    I travel often with friends and one thing we always try to do is book a food walking tour. This was one of the best! We all really enjoyed Fabrizio's idea to combine his love of history with that of food. In this way we learned much more than we would have if only walking through markets and tasting, and the combination made us appreciate both the city and the food more than we would have without his knowledge, enthusiasm and humor. I can't recommend this experience highly enough.

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    October 23, 2019

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