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Palatine Chapel: Private Walking Tour & Sicilian Lunch
184 USD
Embark on an unforgettable half-day adventure through the vibrant streets of Palermo, where ancient architecture, Arabic flair, and Sicilian charm converge. This guided walking tour takes you on a fascinating journey through historic avenues, picturesque neighborhoods, and iconic landmarks, including majestic cathedrals and the grandiose Theater Massimo. The pièce de résistance is a visit to the breathtaking Palatine Chapel, culminating in a delicious traditional Sicilian lunch that will leave your taste buds dancing.
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Discover the charms of Palermo on a leisurely walking tour, effortlessly navigating the city's narrow streets and alleys, which owe their unique layout to Arabic influences. This half-day adventure promises to introduce you to the authentic essence of Sicily's vibrant capital. Your journey begins at the bustling Politeama Square, the hub of Palermo's main avenues. From here, meander along the elegant Ruggero VII Street, affectionately known as the "lounge of Palermo," which will lead you to the beautiful Church of St. Lucia and the majestic Theater Massimo, Europe's largest theatrical wonder. As you continue along the ancient Via Maqueda, a treasure trove of historic landmarks and churches, you'll find yourself at the heart of Palermo's bustling nightlife in the Candelai neighborhood. Be sure to admire the stunning Quattro Canti, a magnificent square that divides the city into precise quarters. Marvel at the stunning Church of St. Joseph of Theatine and the iconic Cathedral of Palermo, before making your way to the Royal Palace, a masterpiece of Arab Norman architecture. The breathtaking Palatine Chapel, Sicily's most-visited monument, awaits you within the palace grounds. As you wander through the historic center, uncover hidden gems, including the ancient Arab quarters, the charming community of St. Clare, and the magnificent Church of the Martorana, with its striking red domes. Take a peek at the intriguing Square of Shame, adorned with nude statues. Before lunch, browse the vibrant stalls of the historic Vucciria market and visit Saint Dominic Square. To replenish your energy, indulge in a sumptuous Sicilian buffet within a 16th-century Spanish building, featuring local delicacies like panelle, sfincione, and anelletti al forno, accompanied by a taste of traditional Sicilian wine and a sweet treat of almond biscuits and mocha espresso.