Guided tour

Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

Activity provider: Addiopizzo Travel

Palermo: NO Mafia Walking Tour

Activity provider: Addiopizzo Travel
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Learn about the Mafia and the civil anti-mafia movement on a guided walking tour through the picturesque historic center of Palermo. Discover how the city is rebelling against the Mafia’s.

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, French, Italian

Experience

Highlights
  • Walk through the streets of Palermo, the City of light and shade
  • Discover the past, present and future of the anti-mafia movement
  • Deepen your knowledge of the Mafia phenomenon beyond clichés and myths
Full description

Discover the top sights in Palermo from a unique angle on a guided walking tour. Every stop is a chance to pause for reflection on the realities of the Mafia and consider the civic movement against Mafioso power.

Meet your guide and begin your mafia-themed adventure through the streets of Palermo. Explore Teatro Massimo, the open-air market Il Capo, and Piazza Della Memoria (a memorial dedicated to prosecutors and judges killed by the mafia).

Along the Cassaro, come across places with orange stickers on their windows, representing owners that have said no to paying the extortion racket and have subscribed to the ethical consumer campaign pago chi non paga (I pay who does not pay). 

After strolling by sights like Piazza Beati Paoli, Palermo Cathedral, and the city hall, finish the tour in the heart of Palermo's old town center. Get tips from your guide on how to continue your visit and where to taste the best Sicilian specialties.

Includes
  • Guide
  • A small contribution to the Addiopizzo charitable organization
  • Entrance to museums and monuments that are not part of the tour

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Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 217 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Service
    4.7/5

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Attilio gave us a real education on the history of the judges, prosecutors and business people standing up the Mafia. He exposed how the mafia uses fear to extort the pizzo, a small share of an enterprise ‘s profit. He answered all our questions and shared some of his own experiences growing up in Palermo. You’ll hear about some amazingly brave and heroic individuals like Falcone, Borsellino, and the brave priest who will soon be sainted. It was nice how he tied in the Mafia with each location, such as the church, the government and everyday life.

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December 18, 2022

The guide was engaging and informative. I was initially skeptical of taking a 'mafia' tour because I didn't know if it was going to in some way glorify it as the media often does but it was a candid and interesting explanation of the past and present of the influence of the mafia in Sicily and elsewhere. Recommended.

November 22, 2022

Our guide Valerie was excellent. Very informed and would totally recommend her. Our tour was at the end of the day and I found the timing excellent as there were fewer people around & we were able to hear her well. We went the next day and explored places she suggested in the day time. We visited the Teatre Massini on her recommendation and booked tickets for the opera that evening. What a wonderful experience

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November 9, 2022

Product ID: 402826