Palermo Catacombs and Monreale Half-day Tour

Cultural & Theme Tours in Palermo

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from$85.63
4.9 out of 5

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Through our exclusive Tour + Transfer, we will take you directly from your accommodation to visit the Catacombs of the Capuchin friars and the Cathedral of Monreale on the slopes of Mount Caputo. The Cloister, with its colorful mosaics, is considered the most sought after monument that can be built in its kind. This only after discovering the underground cemetery of Capuchin monks on a journey through time and space to an absolutely fascinating, mysterious and fascinating world. A coffee break of typical Sicilian products, and the return transfer is included in the ticket.
Through our exclusive Tour + Transfer, we will take you directly from your accommodation to discover the underground cemetery of the Capuchin monks and go on a journey through time and space to a mysterious and absolutely fascinating world. Alongside its incredible collection of skeletons and mummified bodies, the Catacombs of the Capuchin Friars host a mass of documents and information that have enabled us to reconstruct and understand the traditions and customs of a society of the past. After visiting the Catacombs with a guide, you will head for the Cathedral of Monreale, once part of a self-sufficient fortified complex that included a royal palace, an episcopate and an abbey. Located on the slopes of Mount Caputo, the complex of Monreale was surrounded by crenellated walls interspersed with defensive towers and embellished with geometric inlays that could be admired from the Conca d'Oro below. The Cloister, with its colorful mosaics is considered to be built in its kind. The Cathedral of Monreale has maintained its original configuration and its origins of "ecclesia munita", emphasized by the two mighty square towers that stand on both sides of the facade. A coffee break with typical Sicilian products and transfer to your accommodation is included in the tour price.

What’s included

  • Local guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off only in Palermo city
  • Insurance
  • Tour escort/host
  • Entry/Admission - Catacombe dei Cappuccini
  • Entry/Admission - Duomo di Monreale

What’s not included

  • Food and drinks

Highlights

  • All entrance fees included
  • Led by a local guide
  • Excellent value for money
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