1. Walking Tours
  2. Palermo
  3. The Sovereign and the People


Meet us at h 9AM at Piazza Verdi at the foot of Teatro Massimo staircase  to admire the imposing structure of the largest opera house in Italy.
A few steps you will enter the heart of the historical market U Capu where history, tradition and street food mix with the voices and faces of the people of Palermo. There is a newly restored baroque jewel, the church of the Immaculate Conception.
Through alleys and ancient buildings you are at the Norman cathedral where the remains of Frederick II of Swabia and the silver “Vara” of Santa Rosalia are located.
Between the gardens of Villa Bonanno and the ancient Roman ruins of the Paleopoli you will be at the Royal or Norman Palace which houses 3000 years of our history and the splendid mosaics of the Palatine Chapel where Arabs, Byzantines and Normans shared knowledge, esoteric secrets, life and customs in great tolerance.
Skirting the ancient fortifications you will photograph San Giovanni degli Eremiti, an evocative Arab-Norman architecture with its particular domes.

Discovering medieval quarters, Spanish facades and courtyards of historic houses, you will walk through the “Cassaro” to end your tour at the Quattro Canti or Teatro del Sole, an elegant baroque structure.

Schedule And Information

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Departure Time: 9:00am
Tour Languages: English, Italian, Spanish
Duration: Approx 4 Hours
Child Policy

Price Does Include

  • cannolo tasting

  • Multilingual licensed guide

Price Does Not Include

  • Admission fees payable on the spot at the ticket office

  • Meals and beverages

  • Transportation

Meeting Point

Piazza Giuseppe Verdi (in front of Massimo Theater)

Please be at the meeting point 20 minutes before the tour departure. No delay is allowed