Palermo and its Sea - Bike tour

Tours & Sightseeing in Mondello

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Go for a bike tour of 4 hours and almost 10 kilometers along the Palermo coastline to discover places, landscapes, and buildings which characterize the city's history and its several transformations.
The tour tells the story of the love-hate relationship between the city and the sea. Travel through time from the tonnare (tuna traps) of the 13th and 14th centuries through the old fishing villages and large bathing facilities of the early 20th century.The tour will start from Piazza Marina, whose stories tell of the origin and the name of the city - 'panormos,' 'all port' - and its transformations over the centuries.Porta Felice and the Cattive Walls will illustrate the history of the promenade. Going up to St. Erasmus, home of the new Urban Ecomuseum 'Mare Memoria Viva,' the stories will focus on the violent transformation of this part of the coast.The journey back to the south-east will tell the story of the Florio family through the places of their entrepreneurial and cultural adventure in Palermo, as we ride past the Bourbon Arsenal, the Shipyards, and the seaside villages. In these places the productive role of the villages and their heritage, suspended between the epic liberty splendor and the production of tuna, will be recalled.The tour will end in Mondello, where villas and the white beach will tell us the dream of the '20s: founding a city-garden for leisure and bathing.

What’s included

  • Bike rental
  • Tasting of local products

What’s not included

  • Transportation to/from attractions

Highlights

  • Cycle the city streets to absorb the local atmosphere
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