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Palazzo Pretorio, Palermo, Italy

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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.

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What people are saying about Palazzo Pretorio, Palermo, Italy

Overall rating

4.7 / 5

based on 81 reviews

If you want to know more about the mafia, its mode of operation, its influence and especially how Palermitans fight together against it, we can only recommend this walk/conference brilliantly and passionately orchestrated by Chloé. Certainly there was not much to see but so much to listen to. Chloé masters her subject and above all gives good reason to think that when people unite and organize themselves, they can keep the mafia in check. Well done for that! Herve (Brussels)

It was a great experience Chloé our guide was precise and passionate, he introduced us to Palermo from a different point of view made up of courage and hope. I highly recommend this tour it has never been boring and not even tiring it has fascinated us from start to finish. Thanks we were honored to make our small contribution to this association.

Good experience! Our guide Valeria was very good in describing in detail the historical facts and monuments in the 3 hours of tour, accompanying us in the streets of the center of Palermo and indulging our breaks. Very patient and competent in answering our constant questions.

An approach to Palermo that allows you to understand the contemporary history of the city and to better understand present-day Sicily. Far from the clichés, the visit is very interesting and pragmatic

The tour shared an interesting past of Palermo and how it was ran by the mafia.