Embark on a private art and food tour in the center of Palermo, and immerse yourself in the rich cultural and gastronomic traditions of this vibrant city. Your expert local guide will take you on a journey through the narrow streets and picturesque alleys of Palermo, where you will discover the hidden gems of its art scene and culinary delights.
About this tour:
- Explore the best of Palermo art and food traditions with a private guide
- Enjoy a stroll around the Palermo city centre attractions
- Indulge into Palermo culinary delights in 5 tasting stops
- Live a special and entertaining experience in Sicily
- Explore the vibrant and picturesque Palermo food market
With this private tour in Palermo, you will gain a deeper understanding of Palermo's rich history and cultural heritage, while indulging in its culinary delights. It's a perfect tour for foodies, art lovers, and culture enthusiasts alike!
Discovering Palermo's Art Scene
A private tour of the centre of Palermo with a guide is an excellent way to explore the city's highlights and get a deeper understanding of its culture and history. You'll admire attractions such as the Baroque masterpieces of the Quattro Canti or Palazzo dei Normanni, a building served as the royal palace of the Norman kings of Sicily and is now the seat of the Sicilian Regional Assembly. You may pass through Palermo Cathedral, an impressive structure that dates back to the 12th century and has been modified and expanded over the centuries. The guide will provide a brief history of the cathedral and point out the various architectural styles that can be seen in its design. Throughout the tour, the guide will certainly provide insights into Palermo's rich cultural heritage, its people, and its traditions.
Visiting Palermo Food Market
No visit to Palermo would be complete without a visit to the city's bustling food market. Here you will discover a colorful array of fresh produce, seafood, meats, cheeses, and spices that are the foundation of the city's renowned cuisine. Your guide will introduce you to local vendors, who will share their expertise and offer you a taste of their wares. This is the perfect opportunity to learn about the ingredients and flavors that define Sicilian cooking, and to discover the stories behind some of the city's most beloved dishes. The Mercato del Capo is a sensory feast that will delight your taste buds, stimulate your sense of smell, and immerse you in the vibrant local culture. It's a must-see attraction if you're visiting Palermo.
Sampling Local Delicacies
As you explore Palermo's art scene and food market, you will have the opportunity to sample some of the city's most delicious and distinctive foods. Your guide will take you to five different stops, where you will taste a range of local delicacies, from arancini (fried rice balls) and panelle (chickpea fritters) to cannoli (crispy pastry filled with sweet ricotta cheese) and granita (a refreshing slush-like dessert), though the variety of the tastings may change according to the availability and season. Along the way, you will also have the chance to try some of the region's famous wines and soft drinks for children. This is a unique opportunity to experience the flavors of Palermo like a local and to gain a deeper understanding of the city's rich cultural and culinary traditions.
Whether you're an art lover, a foodie, or simply curious to experience the best of Palermo, this private tour is the perfect way to explore the heart of this captivating city.
Please inform us of any food intolerance or allergy in advance. Please let us know in advance any special need or impaired mobility of the clients and we will do our best to accomodate them.
This tour runs on rain or shine.
Meet our tour leader at Teatro Massimo in Palermo, in front of the gate under the stairway.
price per person
based on a group of 4