Great Overview And Orientation Tour of Palermo
It’s impossible not to visit the heritage of Palermo. Once a regal capital where peoples very different from one another mingled their cultures. Creating a particularly original fusion like the Arab-Norman-Byzantine style of its finest buildings. From Palermos’ narrow streets and twisting alleys in the oldest part of the city, to the grandeur of the Teatro Massimo Opera House.
The city vibrates in the clash between ancient, classic and a most contemporary life
Nature too, has been generous with the city, its protection assured by the greyish, pink surrounding heights that form the Conca d’oro. Rich in citrus groves, that tempers the climate and act as a backdrop to the splendid bay dominated by mount Pellegrino. Goethe called it “the most beautiful promontory in the world”. Palermo with its singular Arab Norman aura, with its church-mosques, mosaics, cloisters, gardens, fountains, and bright red cupolas has survived through the centuries. It passed through the reigns of Anjou and Aragon in which the powerful feudal families built their royal strongholds. It survived the Spanish and Bourbon viceroyalties and arrived almost intact into the 19th century.
Starting from the port of Trapani. PALERMO is a many faceted city, with as much an unmistakable as enigmatic identity. A combination of aristocratic magnificence and the colourful ways of the common people. The culture of the city, the beautiful sights, architecture and the typical street markets, are hidden in the old part of town. Soak up the atmosphere trough the old city center. Visit the Highlights of this World heritage Site. Opera House, Pretoria Square, Palatine Chapel, Quattro Canti, Cathedral and a typical market and more.
duration 7 h • from € 135
- English speaking Guide Driver.
- Private transportation according to itinerary.
- Parking/Highway fees.
- Pick up/ Drop off at the port.
- Admission fees in general.
- Meals & Beverages.
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