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Palermo Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

1. Palermo Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour: 24-Hour Ticket

Discover Palermo, the chief town of Sicily, on an open-top, hop-on hop-off bus tour! Start from the terminal outside the Politeama Theater, cruise past the Massimo Theatre, and continue towards Piazza Quattro Canti and the nearby Vucciria Market. The tour continues towards the botanical gardens, passing near Palazzo Steri. After a quick glance of the central station, you'll find yourself in the vicinity of the Royal Palace, the Flea Market, and the Cathedral. Then return to the terminal along the ancient via Roma. The second route takes you to the beautiful villas of Palermo. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, admire the gorgeous English Garden and then continue towards Villa Malfitano and the wonderful Zisa Castle. The tour passes near the Mercato del Capo and the Massimo Theatre, towards the port, and then returns to the terminal in Politeama Square.

Palermo: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour with a Private Guide

2. Palermo: 2-Hour Sightseeing Tour with a Private Guide

Discover the highlights of Palermo on a 2-hour sightseeing tour with a private guide, and marvel at the Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque monuments of the city center to get a better appreciation of its history. Stroll along the atmospheric streets to find attractive churches and beautiful palaces, and get a feel for the rich culture and gastronomy along the way. Admire the elegant façade of the cathedral of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio Martorana and the Baroque buildings of the Quattro Canti (Piazza Vigliena) at the intersection of Via Maqueda and the Corso Vittorio Emanuele. See the nude statues of nymphs, mermaids and satyrs on the elegant fountain in Piazza Pretoria, visit the historical market and fall in love with the Teatro Massimo opera house on Piazza Verdi.

Palermo, Monreale and Mondello Private Tour with Street Food

3. Palermo, Monreale and Mondello Private Tour with Street Food

On this full-day tour visit the magnificent sights in the city of Palermo before moving on to the town of Monreale, where you will visit the fabulous cathedral. Finish off the day with a visit to the beach resort of Mondello. Your private chauffeur will first take you into the center of Palermo to explore its magnificent sights. Here you will visit Ruggiero VII Square (Piazza Politeama), the Theater Massimo, Quattro Canti (Piazza Vigliena), the Royal Palace and the Palatine Chapel – a beautiful chapel representing the best example of Arab-Norman art. After seeing the interesting sights in Palermo, visit the town of Monreale. Here you can admire the magnificent cathedral and cloister, one of the most stunning Norman churches.  Also visit Mondello, a popular beach resort near Palermo which was originally a small fishing village. Here you can enjoy the sight of the small fishing boats before returning to Palermo port, train station, or city center in the late afternoon. This tour will introduce you to some of Palermo's renowned and diverse, local street food.

Palermo Private Walking Tour, Palatine Chapel & Lunch

4. Palermo Private Walking Tour, Palatine Chapel & Lunch

Palermo is especially suited for a walking tour, considering its Arabic-influenced urban structure and narrow streets and lanes. Get acquainted with this beautiful Sicilian city on this half-day walking tour. Start by crossing Politeama Square, the main square of Palermo, where the main city avenues meet. Continue along Ruggero VII Street, which is considered the “lounge of Palermo” and pass the Church of St. Lucia before arriving at Theater Massimo, the largest theater in Europe. Continue along Via Maqueda, an ancient commercial street full of churches and historic buildings, to Candelai, which is at the heart of Palermo's nightlife. See Quattro Canti, meaning "four corners," which divides the city exactly into four parts. See the beautiful church, St. Joseph of Theatine and tour the iconic Cathedral of Palermo. The Royal Palace awaits afterward, where you can visit a Jewel of Arab Norman art and also the most visited monument in Sicily: the Palatine Chapel. Throughout the tour, you will see old Arab quarters hidden among the narrow lanes of the inner city, including the community of St. Clare. Admire the nude statues in the Square of Shame and the red Arabic-style domes atop the Church of the Martorana. Shop around the historic market, Vucciria and Saint Dominic Square before lunch. Inside a 16th-century Spanish building, enjoy a rich Sicilian buffet, including panelle, sfincione, anelletti al forno, caponata and cassatelle, along with a traditional Sicilian wine and a dessert of almond biscuits and mocha espresso.

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What people are saying about Quattro Canti

Overall rating

5.0 / 5

based on 19 reviews

I recommend for participants entering Palermo for the first time. you can get to know the old town and multicultural coexistence. Finally, experience the culinary cuisine of Palermo live. we found very impressed. If you want to experience the country and the kitchen, you should invest the four hours

The booking went easy, we met our competent and friendly guide Noemi in front of Teatro Massimo. She gave us Palermo in a nutshell, with plenty of details concerning history, culture and local life. A great afternoon!

Nice tour. you can do 2 routes so see a lot of the city. Now and then get out and a bit of walking is necessary to view the sights well (are often located in a pedestrian zone).

All liked it )! The only thing that was unexpected is that they finish at 16h

Naomi was informative and friendly. We enjoyed every min