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Palermo: Small Group Night Street Food Tour

1. Palermo: Small Group Night Street Food Tour

Meet your local guide at the main opera house and get to know the other travelers. You'll then walk through the streets before having a welcome toast. Enjoy a glass of fresh Sicilian wine and some interesting bites that you won't normally find in touristy places. On this tour, you'll get to know the real Palermo, its food, its people, and its secrets. Learn about the Sicilian lifestyle as you stroll towards the old port of Palermo. Stop at street food stalls in the heart of Vucciria and sample the best bites selected by your guide. You will get to try the famous spleen sandwich and hear some interesting facts about its origins. The small group allows for easy interaction with your guide and the rest of the group. Your guide will then show you hidden spots and discuss several topics during the walk, from history to art to social issues. Feel free to ask your guide whatever you want. The walk ends at the old port of Palermo for one last sweet treat, a Brioche with ice cream. This will be the memorable end to the tour and your last chance to get some tips to help you enjoy the rest of your stay as much as possible. MUST KNOW: local traditional street food is deliciously Fried, Fat and Full of carbs. We only offer what locals eat in the streets. Do not expect seafood and fine fresh produce. On this tour you will eat fritters, delis, pizzas, offal, local wine and beer. This tour is not recommended to picky eaters.

Palermo: Capo Gallo Private Boat Tour with Snacks

2. Palermo: Capo Gallo Private Boat Tour with Snacks

Make the most of your holiday in Palmero with a 4-hour private boat cruise. Relax on the sundeck, listen to music with the stereo system, or take a shower aboard your boat. Enjoy a fruit-based aperitif as you sail to the Gulf of Mondello and stop for a swim. Check out the Capo Gallo Nature Reserve. Come to the meeting point at the port and board your boat to start the adventure. Set sail from Marina Arenella on a boat equipped with an underwater camera. Then, visit the Gulf of Mondello, a famous sandy bay, and go swimming. Afterward, enter the Capo Gallo Nature Reserve. Make two stops here and go snorkeling among the fish. Next, sail to the uninhabited island of Isola delle Femmine, which faces the beautiful coast of Palmero. Finally, pass by the fishing town of Barcarello and swim at the coast of Addaura. Return to the port to finish your tour.

Vela Boheme ~ Vintage Sicilian Boat Tour

3. Vela Boheme ~ Vintage Sicilian Boat Tour

We organize some Sea Tours every day in the morning, afternoon and sunset, from Mondello to Mongerbino so if you want to get some fresh air and go to swim at sea let’s ask us !

Palermo: Sapore di Strada Cooking Class

4. Palermo: Sapore di Strada Cooking Class

Indulge in the authentic flavors of Palermo's street food scene through a hands-on cooking class that will awaken your taste buds. Learn the art of preparing iconic Sicilian street food dishes from a skilled chef and experience the thrill of savoring your creations. Experience the excitement of a hands-on cooking class where you'll learn to prepare classic street food dishes like arancine, panelle, and sfincione. Discover the secrets of traditional Sicilian recipes and cooking techniques as your expert chef guides you through each step. Enjoy the satisfaction of tasting your delicious creations, savoring the authentic flavors of Palermo's street food scene. Take home the recipes for the dishes you learned, allowing you to recreate these culinary delights and impress your friends and family. At the end of this mouthwatering experience, you'll leave with new culinary skills and the satisfaction of having explored the world of Palermo's street food. Whether you choose to continue your food adventure in Palermo or explore the city at your leisure, this cooking class will leave you with lasting memories and a deeper appreciation for Sicilian cuisine.

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

5. 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: Authentic Italian Cooking Class at Home

6. Palermo: Authentic Italian Cooking Class at Home

Immerse yourself in the vibrant culinary scene of Palermo with our unforgettable in-home cooking classes. Join us for a unique opportunity to learn the art of Sicilian cuisine from passionate local chefs who will guide you through every step of the cooking process. During our personalized cooking classes, you'll have the chance to explore the rich flavors and traditions that make Palermo's cuisine truly special. From preparing the freshest ingredients sourced from local markets to mastering traditional recipes, you'll gain invaluable insights into Sicilian cooking techniques that have been passed down through generations. Whether you're a seasoned cook or a complete beginner, our classes are designed to suit all skill levels. You'll receive hands-on instruction tailored to your needs, ensuring a rewarding and immersive experience. Our goal is to empower you to recreate authentic Sicilian dishes in your own kitchen and impress your friends and family with your newfound culinary skills. By choosing our in-home cooking classes, you'll not only learn the art of Sicilian cooking but also get a glimpse into the local way of life. As you cook, our chefs will share stories and anecdotes about Palermo's food culture, making your experience even more enriching and memorable. Join us for a cooking adventure that will tantalize your taste buds and leave you with lifelong culinary memories. Book your private cooking class in Palermo today and embark on a gastronomic journey through the flavors of Sicily.

Palermo: Sunset Sailboat Trip with Aperitif

7. Palermo: Sunset Sailboat Trip with Aperitif

Meet and greet at the Tourist Port for a briefing, then a short walk takes us to the Sailing Boat where the skipper is waiting for us to begin a lovely 4 hours experience at the Sunset with Aperitif on board. Wind and Sea help us to leave the Cala Tourist Port to begin our adventure to the Capo Gallo Nature Reserve, an amazing promontory of karst origin, with its dramatic cliffs, placed between the brightly fish villages of Addaura and Mondello. Enjoy a romantic aperitif with prosecco at sunset, followed by delicious snacks. Through this tour, we will enjoy relaxing moments among the wonders of this coastline stretch, undoubtedly the most beautiful of the western Sicily at Sunset time.

Palermo: Vintage Fiat 500 Sightseeing Tour

8. Palermo: Vintage Fiat 500 Sightseeing Tour

Explore the sights of Palermo in style on this guided tour in a vintage Fiat 500. Learn more about the vehicle, then set out to see historic sights, local markets, beaches, and characteristic neighborhoods. Drive along the coast and make stops to explore on foot. After meeting your guide for the day, work together to plan a customized tour. Before starting, learn all the technical specifications of the car you'll be riding in. After you've gotten to know the Fiat 500, hop in and start your adventure around Palermo. Drive around the historical museum of the city. See Quattro Canti, the cathedral, and Teatro Massimo. Take a walk inside the three historical markets (Ballarò, Vucciria, and Capo). Continue the tour around the coast by the old port of La Cala to the beach of Mondello. Alternatively, you can choose to visit the Norman Cathedral of Monreale (entry tickets not included). During the tour, choose to stop to taste some of Palermo's famous street food or buy a souvenir handmade in Palermo (costs not included). Immerse yourself in all the sounds, colors, and different neighborhoods of the city, giving you an authentic adventure with locals. Enrich your day around Palermo by adding on extra experiences. Choose to add a sunset boat aperitivo experience or see the city from the sky on an old piper flight.

Palermo : Sailing boat day tour in the Gulf of Palermo

9. Palermo : Sailing boat day tour in the Gulf of Palermo

Depart from the ancient and picturesque Port of La Cala with the boats docked in that small "U" shape. Be delighted by the captain's tales of the history of the most characteristic places you will see. Stunning places, crystal clear sea and breathtaking scenery. Dive in for a refreshing swim during the various stops, before reaching the designated spot for lunch break, which will take place on board. During the day our crew will serve guests ice cream/granita with brioche, seafood appetizer and first course, seasonal fruits accompanied by wine from our Sicily. We will end the day with delicious extracts and juices of fresh fruits and vegetables. (On request special cocktails and wines from our land, at an extra cost).

Palermo: Natural Local Wine Tasting & Sicilian Tapas

10. Palermo: Natural Local Wine Tasting & Sicilian Tapas

This wine tasting in the historical center of Palermo is a new way of welcoming the visitor, creating experiences involving the sensory sphere. Take part in an experimental laboratory that leads to unexpected paths. At the center is the experience of consumption. The experience of drinking wine takes on different traits and contours: the extraordinary quantity and quality of fine wines, from small producers and organic, will allow you to embark on an innovative, surprising and full of nuances tasting path. The raw material is rigorously Sicilian, faithful to the philosophy of respect and support of the territory, promoting excellence that is the result of a reinterpretation of international hints. Thanks to the experience of the sommelier in the room, you will live a unique experience to discover the world of viticulture by tasting three glasses of wine accompanied by compositions of local tapas.

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What people are saying about Palermo

This tour was such a great way to discover the markets with a local! Antonio was a fantastic guide. He made us try incredible street food whilst giving us an insight of history and traditions. Yes, you can visit the markets and buy food on your own, but you wouldn't get the story behind it, meet the people cooking the food, take a sneak peek of the kitchens. I would recommend to his tour to anyone visiting Palermo for the first time!

Frederica was our tour guide and she was engaging, knowledgeable and patient with our numerous questions on this fantastic tour. Go, you won’t regret it! Fabulous way to explore the culture, food and different areas of this warm, welcoming city!

If you’re like me, then you probably don’t feel confident walking into a local market and ordering food that you have no idea what it is you’re actually ordering. This tour was educational, culturally enlightening, and delicious !

This was a fun and informative street food tour. Lots of walking but also stops along our way. The guide had good stories and solid relationships with the vendors. Plenty of good, interesting food!

Good opportunity to taste the delicacies of Sicily!