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Best Free Tours in Palermo

Get rid of all your preconceived ideas about Italy and come to the capital of Sicily to discover a wonderful melting pot of Mediterranean cultures. The Free Walking Tours in Palermo are led by local guides who want to share the best highlights of their city and culture with a small group of international travelers. Most first-time visitors to Sicily choose the Essential Palermo City Tour for a good introduction to the old town and its 2,700-year history. Throughout this tour, you will discover how the strategic location of this island transformed Palermo into a crossroads of Phoenician, Greek, Roman, Vandal, Byzantine, Spanish and many more civilizations. Sicily also boasts one of the hippest food scenes in the world, so joining a cooking class or booking a Free Food Tour in Palermo are excellent ways to discover how Arabian influences added a spicy twist to Sicilian cuisine.

Highlights of a Free Tour in Palermo

There are so many must-see attractions in Palermo that it might be difficult to design a route by yourself. So, travel smart and book Free Tours in Palermo with a guide to make the most of your trip! The most visited landmarks in the city are the Cathedral and the Massimo Theater. The former is a massive structure that dates back to the 12th century and houses impressive royal tombs. In Piazza Verdi, tourists will find the Massimo Theater, one of the most famous, beautiful and perfectly designed opera houses in the whole world. Have your camera ready when you arrive at Quattro Canti, as you will want to take pictures of the stunning symmetrical fountains in this majestic square. From here, guests on Palermo Free Walking Tours can visit Piazza Bellini, the Martorana Church, the Cassaro, and more. Finally, in the old Capo Market, travelers can begin to get acquainted with the mouth-watering street food of Palermo.

Things to Do in Palermo

After visiting highlights like the Palazzo dei Normanni or the UNESCO World Heritage mosaics of the Cappella Palatina, tourists with a penchant for the macabre head to the Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo. This ancient burial site contains more than a thousand mummified and partially-skeletonized bodies, many of them members of the Sicilian aristocracy, lawyers, doctors, or artists. If visiting a mausoleum is not for you, then enjoy the bustling Pretoria Fountain and learn how it was transported to Palermo from Florence! For an authentic Sicilian experience, head to the bazaar/market of Vucciria. You will find a huge plaza filled with restaurants and delicious street food: arancine (savoury rice balls), panino con le panelle (fried chickpea fritter on buns) or frittola (lamb entrails). Vucciria is great during the day, but young tourists prefer the area by night, when the piazza becomes an open-air club with live music.

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