Private tour

Palermo: Art and Architecture Walking Tour

4.8 / 5

88 reviews

Activity provider: MySicilyGuide
Private tour

Palermo: Art and Architecture Walking Tour

Activity provider: MySicilyGuide

From US$ 271.69 per group up to 10

See the sights of Palermo on a 4-hour guided tour especially designed for small groups. Escape the long lines of large group tours as you see iconic monuments such as the magnificent Palermo Cathedral and Teatro Massimo opera house.

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Duration 3 hours
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Skip the line through a separate entrance
Live tour guide
English, French, Italian, Russian, Spanish, German
Wheelchair accessible
Private group


  • Explore the Capella Palatina and Palermo Cathedral
  • Walk the medieval streets in Palermo's historic city center
  • See the monumental Fontana Pretoria
  • Learn the legend of St. Rosalie, patron saint of Palermo
Full description
Discover the historical monuments of Palermo on a small group half-day tour, and learn the fascinating history of the city, from its birth under the Phoenicians through the Roman Republic and the Byzantine Empire to the modern day. Wander the winding streets of the Politeama sestiere (district) to see iconic buildings such as the Teatro Politeama and Teatro Massimo, one of the largest opera houses in Europe. Learn about the Arab-Norman era and religious rites at sites such as the 12th-century Cappella Palatina (Palatine Chapel) in the Palazzo Reale. Look in wonder at the splendid façade of Palermo Cathedral, characterized by different architectural styles, from the Gothic through the early Renaissance and Baroque. Learn more about the hidden treasures of the historical center and hear amazing stories that take you on a journey through time.
  • Licensed guide
  • Headsets to hear your guide clearly
  • Pickup and drop-off
  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance tickets to monuments

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Meeting point

Meet at Villa Bonanno.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • Shorts
  • Oversize luggage
  • Backpacks

Know before you go

  • Those entitled to free entrance must pay a €3 per person reservation fee
  • Entrance fees should be paid directly to your guide prior to departure
  • Entrance to monuments is free of charge on the 1st Sunday of each month. A €3 per person fee must be paid for booking and headsets
  • This tour is wheelchair accessible
  • Large bags and backpacks are not permitted inside the monuments
  • This service can be canceled up to 48 hours in advance. Cancellations of less than 48 hours notice and no shows are charged in full
  • You can book this tour up to 2 days in advance
  • The tour can accommodate all ages and your guide will involve both parents and children for the best experience
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 88 reviews

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Ambra was a remarkable guide on our walking tour of the art and architecture of Palermo. This tour was helpful for our family which had family members ranging from 9 years old to 78 years old. It provided an overarching understanding of the history, architecture and culture of Sicily. Ambra is learned, extremely intelligent and energetic, and deeply passionate about the architecture and history of her city of origin. It was a hot day and her enthusiasm kept us all going. We cannot recommend this tour and Ambra highly enough.

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April 2, 2023

Glad to have the opportunity to leave a review. We were lucky enough to get Francesca on a Sunday. She is knowledgeable as well as flexible ( given we are both over 65) Francesca was able to impart a wealth of knowledge we would never have known otherwise. She also showed us many locations of historical significance and explained their background. As well as this we visited the local markets and streets and , Francesca explained some of the Palmero culture which were just as much fun. Not to mention a couple of little shop detours on the way. Our trip to Palermo was greatly enriched by Francesca’s tour. Grazie Mille Francesca !

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April 2, 2023

il 21 gennaio abbiamo usufruito del tour a Palermo. La ns. guida Stefania ha saputi farci innamorare di questa bella città, ci ha fatto scoprire bellezze nascoste e sconosciute ai più, e con la sua passione ha saputo trasmetterci i colori, i sapori ed il calore della Sicilia, anche se tirava un vento polare. La consigliamo e quando torneremo la ricontatteremo per altri tour.

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April 2, 2023

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