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Great way to get immersed in Sicilian history and food

I love doing food and history walking tours when I travel - I find they are a wonderful way to learn more about the city you are visiting and the local cuisine (and helpful to orient yourself to the city). This tour was interesting - we mostly tried the street food from one place in the Capo market (arancina, panelle (a fried chickpea batter "cake", pane con la milza (oh my this is boiled and then sauteed spleen and lung from a cow served on a soft roll with very salty cheese - I would say this is for folks who like liver or kidney), sfincione (like pizza with no cheese), crocche (a potato croquette), and cannoli. Our guide was very knowledgable - I learned that there are actually tour guide schools and our guide spent 2 years studying his curriculum. I would recommend.

Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour Reviewed by Sharron, 09/28/2019

Well worth the visit to the Valle dei Templi and Villa Romana del Casa

Used Sicily Grand Tours for this trip. Alessio, our guide, was friendly, knowledgeable and his English is very good. He gives you a bit of the history of Sicily on the journey to Agrigento and the first stop at the Valle dei Templi where you get an hour and a half to explore on your own. We found this sufficient time including grabbing an arancino for lunch. Then it's off to the Villa Romana del Casa near Piazza Armerina where you again have sufficient time to view the well preserved mosiacs. Then back to Catania. Expect a long day as it is not a short journey from Catania but both sites are well worth visiting.

Nice guide. Fluent in English. Knowledgeable of the subject matter.

Guide arrived to pick us up about 20 minutes late, but I learned that was GetYourGuides fault. Guide was friendly and engaging. Fluent in English. Was knowledgeable regarding a variety of topics relevant to the trip that day. Allowed the group of three couples independence to determine what each would like to do. Only recommendation would be to make stops at the homes destroyed by Etna and a view of Etna on the drive up. Otherwise, great trip.

Lovely locations, interesting history, great scenery

Driver was right on time and took us to the places giving us some historical feedback on the places we would be visiting. He was very patient and waited for us even if we were a little late because i was accompanied by my 92 year old mother who obviously walked slowly. The places visited were incredibly beautiful and the scenery was magnifient. The tour was nearly 8 hours and they were well timed.

One of the best tours undertaken. Guide contributed to this statement

Well balanced time at all locations allowing you time to explore. Information was excellent from the English speaking guide, which added to this extremely pleasurable tour. Small group also made the difference.