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Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour

Palermo 3-Hour Street Food and History Walking Tour

From US$ 45.25 per person

Enjoy a delightful walk around the streets of Palermo’s old town, admiring its landmarks, and visiting a variety of markets. Stop to taste a selection of street foods as you learn about local gastronomy.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

The experience
  • Taste 5 typical Street Foods, arancine, panelle, crocché, sfincione and a cannolo
  • Enjoy a walk through Palermo and admire the Capo Market, the Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti and Pretoria fountain
  • Learn about local culture, history, and food traditions from your guide
Full description
A walk through the center of Palermo is like visiting an open-air museum, where you’ll experience a range of different architectural styles. During the 3-hour walk you’ll see the Capo street markets that is a true mix of culture, customs, and food traditions, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti and Piazza della Vergogna. The walk will also provide an opportunity to taste some specialties of Palermo. Some of the particular tastes of street food you might enjoy include sfincione (dough topped with onion, bread crumbs, tomato, and oregano), panelle (fried chickpea flour), crocché (potato croquettes), arancine (rice croquettes stuffed with meat or butter), and cannolo (crunchy shell with sweet-cheese). If you want you can ask to taste the bread with “meusa” (bread with spleen). You can ask also availability of tour in Italian language.
Includes
  • 5 street food tastings
  • Dessert tasting of cannoli
  • 1 drink (a beer, a glass of wine, water or cola)
  • Professional tour guide
  • Visit to Capo market
  • Visit to the Cathedral of Palermo
  • Pick-up at 10:00 AM for cruise passengers (on request)
  • Museum admission fees
  • Tips/gratuities
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Date

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Meeting point

At 10:30 AM in Piazza Olivella, in front of the entrance of the Salinas Archeological Museum, 100 meters from the Massimo Theater. For cruise passengers, at 10:00 AM in front of the IBIS Hotel, 100 meters just outside the port (on request).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Comfortable clothes

Know before you go

  • Dietary restrictions can be accomodated. Please note any dietary restrictions in the checkout page when booking this tour
  • A minimum of 2 adults are required for each free child
  • For cruise passengers there is a pickup at 10:00 AM just outside the port. If your cruise ship arrives later, an alternative pickup time can be organized
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 355 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.7/5
  • Service
    4.9/5
  • Organization
    4.8/5

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There were 7 of us, and the tour lasted a little over 2 hours. It was GREAT!! I highly recommend it for the delicious food, stories, & history. The price was well worth it. My 30 year old daughter wasn’t too thrilled that I’d booked it, but afterwards said it was fantastic! Try to get Fabrizio as your guide - he’s the best!

September 16, 2021

The tour was amazing! We highly recommend doing this tour! It's definetly a huge difference whether you just walk around without a guide or if you get all the interesting information about the city. Fabrizio was the best guide you could hope for, he knows so much and he is passionate about history l, art and food. We really enjoyed our time and felt like we were getting to know Palermo a lot better. Fabrizio was also helpful to get informations about local beaches or where to buy Limonello. Thanks for an amazing experience and lots of delicious food to try!

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September 2, 2021

Excellent experience - could not recommend any more highly to someone visiting Palermo for the first time. The history, culture and food of Palermo are inseperable - and this tour is a great and educational way to experience the city. And the food is absolutely amazing - seriously, if you eat, you'll enjoy this tour

July 27, 2021

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