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Capo Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

1. Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

Discover the top sights in Palermo from a unique angle on this guided walking tour. Every stop is a chance to pause for reflection on the realities of the Mafia and consider the civic movement against Mafioso power. Meet your guide and begin your mafia-themed adventure thorugh the streets of Palermo. Explore Teatro Massimo, the open-air market "Il Capo", Piazza Della Memoria (Memorial dedicated to prosecutors and judges killed by the Mafia). Stroll by sights like Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the City Hall, and Piazza Magione. Meet shopkeepers who avoided paying the Pizzo and who have subscribed to the ethical consumer campaign ‘Pago chi non Paga’ (I pay who does not pay).  Learn about how 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 tasty street food. Find out 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). Have the option to purchase some "Panelle" (chickpea fritters), "Anelletti al Forno" (baked ring-shaped pasta), "Involtini di Melanzane" (eggplant rolls), "Sarde a Beccafico" (sardine rolls) and or some famous Cannoli.

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

2. Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

Explore the main markets and backstreets of Palermo city center with a local food expert. Escape the usual tourist traps and discover venues loved by the locals for a fully immersive foodie experience. You will easily find arancini around the streets but there is only one place in town that still makes the thousand-year-old recipe, you will find it on this tour. Your guides will have selected various bouquets of traditional street food for you. Enjoy veggie fritters, soft ravazzata with spinach, and a challenging offal sandwich. All tours end with a seasonal dessert. The amount of food will substitute for your lunch. Venture down secret alleyways to chat with street food vendors and colorful characters. Enter the oldest working-class bar downtown and share a drink with Palermitans. The small group tour will allow you to interact with your local guide and collect the best tips to enjoy the city like a local. This is a truly authentic street experience. Local guides discuss many topics besides cuisine in order to make you feel the real street spirit of Palermo.

Palermo: Private Walking Tour with Sicilian Lunch

3. Palermo: Private Walking Tour with Sicilian Lunch

With its quaint, narrow streets and Arabic-influenced urban structure, Palermo is a city made for walking. Begin your private tour in the main square of Piazza Verdi, where you will meet your experienced, local guide. At the center of the square is Teatro Massimo, one of the largest opera houses in Europe. It is possible to visit the theater upon request and according to the schedule of the theater. Next, see Ruggero VII Street, named the Lounge of Palermo, and cross Pepe Belmonte Street with its historic shops. Continue along the alleys and streets of the Arabic-influenced neighborhoods before arriving at the famous and lively Capo Market. Inside the market, marvel at the beautiful and ancient palazzos and the unique Church of the Immaculate Conception. Go inside to see its intricate Baroque monuments. Stop at the Cathedral and the many churches along Via Vittorio Emanuele. Next, arrive at Piazza San Domenico to tour the Church of Saint Dominic. Your guide will also take you on a tour of the Vucciria Market, a historic, open-air market.  Following the walking tour, your guide will lead you to a charming location to enjoy a freshly prepared, homemade lunch with a selection of Sicilian wines. Afterward, you will be escorted back to Piazza San Domenico to end the tour.

Palermo: 2-Hour Small Group Private Walking and Tasting Tour

4. Palermo: 2-Hour Small Group Private Walking and Tasting Tour

On this 3-hour walking tour, you’ll have the chance to savor a wide variety of local delicacies, typical street foods, sweets and wines. Explore the historic streets of Palermo, while indulging in traditional Sicilian cuisine. The local guide will lead you on a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. Also visit the bustling Capo Market to taste the arancine, calzoni, spiedini, and frittola. Try the pane ca meusa at Vucciria Market, as well. This small group tour, led by a local English-speaking guide, is limited to 12 people to ensure a more personalized experience.

Palermo Tour: Magnificent Mixture Of Architectural Styles

5. Palermo Tour: Magnificent Mixture Of Architectural Styles

The walking tour starts from Piazza Politeama Square, where the main streets of the city meet. You will pass by Via Ruggero VII, also called "the living room of Palermo", via Principe di Belmonte, with its historic shops, until you arrive in front of the largest lyric theater in Italy and the third largest in Europe: the Teatro Massimo. The tour continues along the alleys and streets of the Arabic origins neighborhood until you reach the Capo Market, the most famous market in Palermo. The tour continues towards the cathedral where the remains of Frederick II of Swabia and his family are kept. Afterwards you will visit the historic open market of Vucciria and then return to Piazza San Domenico Square.

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What people are saying about Capo Market

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 310 reviews

It was great to try so many traditional sicilian dishes at the local Market with our amazing guide Angelo. He made everything about the tour amazing even left us his contact details so we could ask where to get the best takeaway pizza and gave us a fantastic recommendation. I would absolutely recommend this tour!

Linda was an absolute delight and a veritable font of information and passion about her cause. The history of the mafia and the attempts to deflate their power is an amazing story and one that could only be told in Sicily. And thank you so much Linda and I want to know more about Adipezzo.

Fantastic 3 hour tour of the local markets. Our guide, Salvatore was full of local knowledge about the culture and history of Palermo as well as the food. Passionate about his city and a fun guide. Even my husband, who doesn’t like organised tours really enjoyed it.

Guide was very friendly. I met interested/friendly people. Food was really the best of Palermo and places also.

Very informative tour presented with real passion. Provided a solid understanding of the background and issues