Piazza della Memoria, Palermo, Italy

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Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

1. Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

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.

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What people are saying about Piazza della Memoria, Palermo, Italy

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 29 reviews

Great experience it’s always good to be better informed about the place your visiting and a bonus when your guide has a wealth of knowledge that is informative, balanced and engaging. For me something I will not forget in a hurry and it was a pleasure to be well informed by someone who has been living through recent changes and was willing to share her experiences about a topic that is still a very real problem in her home town In her own words there is a long way to go but there is hope through education, changing the population mind set to help eradicate extortion in the future.

I always try to travel ethically and was delighted to find this tour. I learned a lot about local history and culture that is extremely important in Palermo and I’m not sure how else I would have been to encounter it otherwise. I really appreciated being able to see Palermo through new eyes and encourage everyone to get to know the city with AddioPizzo.

We very much enjoyed our walking tour around central Palermo about how the anti Mafia movement started and why . Our guide was extremely knowledgable and passionate.

The tour with Veronica was very interesting. We heard for the first time another aspects concerning the mafia. We can recommend this tour warmly.

Interesting, informative and a little bit different from the standard tour.