Guided tour

Palermo: Street Food and History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Cavallaro Fabrizio

Palermo: Street Food and History Walking Tour

Activity provider: Cavallaro Fabrizio
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From US$ 42.67 per person

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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

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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
Italian, English
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Taste 5 typical street foods, arancine, panelle, crocché, sfincione and a cannolo
  • Enjoy a walk through Palermo and admire the Capo Market,
  • Learn about local culture, history, and food traditions from your guide
  • See Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti and Pretoria fountain
Full description

Embark on a walking tour through the center of Palermo and feel like you are visiting an open-air museum. Marvel at a range of different architectural styles and see the Capo street markets that are a true mix of culture, customs, and food traditions.

Taste five local food specialties and a drink to wash them down tastefully. Blend a historical and foodie walking tour into one. See and learn about historical landmarks, including Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti, and the Pretoria fountain en route.

Walk through the bustling Capo Street Market, offering a wide selection of local meats, seafood, produce & Sicilian bites. Then, taste some local specialties from Palermo. Tuck into some 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).

Refresh yourself with a drink, to close off your tour in style.

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
  • Visit of the Quattro Canti
  • Pick-up at 10:00 AM for cruise passengers (on request)
  • Suggestions about more attractions to visit in Palermo or about more food to eat during your meal
  • Museum admission fees
  • Tips
  • Drop-off to the port for cruise passengers. The place where the tour ends is just 20 minutes walking far from the port. Where the tour ends there is a parking of taxi to return to the port.
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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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet your guide at Piazza Olivella, in front of the entrance of the Salinas Archeological Museum, 100 meters from the Massimo Theater. For cruise passengers, meet your guide 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 accommodated. 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. Please send a message to the tour guide to require the pickup. If your cruise ship arrives later, an alternative pickup time can be organized
  • A dress code is required to visit the cathedral. Men cannot wear shorts, and tank tops. Bermudas and T-shirts are allowed
  • Women cannot wear shorts, miniskirts, and tops. Bermuda shorts and T-shirts are allowed
  • At the entrance of the cathedral, you can buy a light jacket (1€) to cover your shoulders and legs
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 513 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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Fabrizio was very friendly and knowledgeable. The tour is a must do attraction. There was many types of food and drinks for us to have while we walked the streets of Palermo. He was very engaging and willing to help us out with any issues after our tour , which I believe is over and beyond his responsibility.

July 23, 2022

Well organised, all on time , met with history of Palermo in funny way , food offered during the tour was really tasty and with options, I wish all cities have this kind of way of mixing history and present day in the lovely tour with excellent guide , highly recommended activity.

July 22, 2022

I recommend this tour very highly. Our guide Fabrizio was fantastic. We got three hours of fascinating stories on the history of Palermo coupled with food tasting from the Capo market. There were 11 of us on the tour (from 5 different countries but all speaking English) and Fabrizio made a point of remembering each of our names and always engaging us with interesting facts and points of interest. The 3 hours flew by. A perfect mix of wonderful history and cultural references from a guide who clearly loves his city. Cannot recommend highly enough.

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July 11, 2022

Product ID: 56006