Welcome to Palermo Region

Beyond Palermo is a string of worthy day-trip destinations. Among these is the mosaicked magnificence of Monreale Cathedral, beach-loving Mondello, the pristine marine reserve of Ustica island, and the inland town of Corleone, home to a defiant anti-mafia museum.

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Palermo Region activities

$47.95 Day Trips & Excursions

Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyMeet your guide and the other travellersDuration: 10 minutesStop At: Capo Street Market, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicilywalk among the benches of the food market guided by a local expert. Take bites and learn about local cultureDuration: 1 hourStop At: La Vucciria, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyHave a toast with locals in an old bar, try some challenging food and learn about modern history factsDuration: 1 hourPass By: Chiesa di San Domenico, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyOrientation point: tips and directionsPass By: Via Maqueda, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyCross the touristy area and keep backstreeting with your local guideStop At: Ex Real Fonderia alla Cala, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicilysummer tour ends with ice cream in the best gelateria downtownDuration: 30 minutes

$142.72 Day Trips & Excursions

Erice, Segesta Day Tour from Palermo with Sicilian Lunch

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: Tour of Sicily - Day Tours, Palermo, Province of Palermo, Sicilymeeting point in Palermo: Piazza Ruggero Settimo 15Stop At: Borgo Storico Erice, Erice, Province of Trapani, Sicilya lovely medieval hilltop village Duration: 1 hour 30 minutesStop At: Tempio di Segesta, Calatafimi-Segesta, Province of Trapani, SicilySegesta Archaeological ParkDuration: 1 hour

$34.25 Day Trips & Excursions

Palermo Walking Tour and Street Food

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Teatro Massimo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyIt is the largest Opera House in Italy, the third one in Europe. It was built in 1875 and its history is full of legends. Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Mercato del Capo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyThe Capo Market is the best and traditional old market in Palermo. Here you find only local fruit, vegetables, meat and fish. Here we stop to taste the street food of Palermo.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Quattro Canti, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyQuattro Canti, or Vigliena square, is the name of the octagonal square in the intersection between the two most important streets in Palermo: via Maqueda and Cassaro (corso Vittorio Emanuele). Ancients sources refers about it as “Octagon” or “Sun’s Theatre”, because during the daylight almost one of the façades is lighten by the sun. The “Four Corners” were realized from 1609 until 1620. The shape of the square is an octagon and it’s placed in the middle of the ancient city as a perfect point of connection between the four most important districts of that period which are: Kalsa, La Loggia, Capo e Albergheria. The four façades of the buildings have four different levels. In the lowest one it is possible to see the fountains as the symbols of the four old Palermo’s main rivers: Oreto, Kemonia, Pannaria, Papireto; in the next level are shown the allegories of the four seasons represented by Eolo, Venus, Cerere and Bacchus; the middle part is decorated by the statues of Carlo V, Filippo II, Filippo III, Filippo IV; and in the last order there are the illustration of the four saints of Palermo before the arrival of Saint Rosalia (1624): Agata, Ninfa, Oliva e Cristina.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Cattedrale di Palermo, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyThe Cathedral of Palermo is the most important monument of the “Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedrals of Cefalù and Monreale” site inscribed on the World Heritage List of UNESCO on 2015.The Cathedral of Palermo was founded by Gualtiero Offamilio, archbishop of the town from 1169 to 1190. It was a mosque in Islamic times and converted into a cathedral church by Roberto the Guiscardo after the conquest of Palermo. Its exclusive elements are the inlays and the architectural and sculptural plastic that reflects the penetration of Romanic art and the first Gothic decorative taste in Sicily.Duration: 15 minutesStop At: Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria), Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyIt is a monumental fountain of Palermo. It is located in the heart of the historic centre and represents the most important landmark of Piazza Pretoria. The fountain was built in Palermo in 1574.Duration: 10 minutesStop At: Quattro Canti, Palermo, Province of Palermo, SicilyOfficially known as Piazza Vigliena, is a Baroque square. It was built during the XVII century at the crossing of the two principal streets in Palermo, the Via Maqueda and the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.Duration: 10 minutes

$140.33 Cultural & Theme Tours

Agrigento Day Trip from Palermo

Meet your tour leader in central Palermo and depart by air-conditioned vehicle. Relax on the journey towards Agrigento, a city on Sicily’s south coast. Listen as your tour leader explains the history of Agrigento and the ancient Greek city of Akragas. During its heyday, Akragas was the most prosperous and important settlement on the island of Sicily and beautiful remnants of its past glory are still visible today. On arrival, head to the Archaeological Museum* of Agrigento, which showcases valuable and revealing artifacts from ancient times. Pay the admission fee to gain entry and discover more about the life of Greek settlers. Your time here is spent independently, leaving you free to examine the exhibits that interest you the most. Make your way around the statues, pottery and ancient remains before meeting back up with your tour leader at the prearranged time. After getting to grips with the history of this once powerful city, break for lunch (own expense). Then, marvel at the beauty of the UNESCO-listed Valley of the Temples, a vast archaeological zone that contains well-preserved monuments from the ancient city. Pay the admission fee, then head inside to explore independently, viewing numerous temples including the famous Temple of Concord (Tempio della Concordia), an immaculately preserved 5th-century structure. Come late afternoon, hop on the vehicle for the drive back to Palermo, where your tour concludes with a drop-off back at the start point.

$23.34 Transfers & Ground Transport

Private Arrival Transfer: Palermo Airport to Hotel

When you land at Falcone–Borsellino Airport (formally, Palermo Falcone Borsellino International Airport), your private driver will meet you at the arrivals hall — simply look for the sign with your name. Then relax on the drive straight to your Palermo hotel in the comfort of a private sedan or minivan, depending on the size of your group.When making a booking for this private arrival transfer from Falcone-Borsellino Airport to your Palermo accommodation, you will need to advise your flight details and your Palermo hotel details. Your transfer will be confirmed within 24 hours of booking, and you will be provided with a travel voucher to present to the driver. It's that easy!Price is per person, based on 6 adults per vehicle.

$171.26 Food, Wine & Nightlife

Sicilian Cooking Class in Palermo

If you have a passion for food, and you would like to learn how to prepare Sicilian dishes using traditional methods, then this is the perfect cooking class for you.The taste of Sicilian typical dishes has been strongly influenced by many different cultures such as Spanish, Greek and Arabian. The results is a beautiful blend of the different styles and flavors found nowhere else in Italy.Learn how to cook true Sicilian food with this cooking class from your personal local cook and food lovers who introduce you to the best of Palermo's local food and wines. All dishes you learn to make are based on the most renowned Sicilian recipes, with a focus on pasta, fresh fish/meat, vegetable dishes and delectable deserts, always using the freshest seasonal ingredients.The cooking classes is limited to a maximum of 15 participants to ensure you receive a unique personal experience from the Chef. Courses are held in a typical 18th century home very near the old fresh food market, Vucciria, so be prepared for a fascinating journey through Sicilian culture and food set in a beautiful location.It is possible to do the class also for big groups of Maximum 35 people.