Combo Best Of Palermo Walking Tour With Palazzo Dei Normanni & Cappella Palatina Access

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  • Duration: 5,5 hours
  • Priority access
  • Photos without flash
  • Guided tour
  • Accessible

Description

Duration

Duration of the combo tour is 5.5 hours which also includes free time. In our combo tour, we invite you to discover the enchanting city of Palermo and learn about its cultural wealth— a memorable fusion of history, art, and gastronomy awaits you. Let's start with our small group walking tour that takes you to the core of Palermo's UNESCO-listed sites and architectural wonders. Take pleasure in observing Baroque and Norman-Arab style architecture while exploring Palazzo dei Normanni and the splendid golden beauty of Cappella Palatina. A walking tour of UNESCO sites will lead you through the city center's most prominent locations (only from the exterior), where you will encounter a fusion of Baroque and Norman-Arab architectural styles. Among these is Piazza Pretoria (Praetorian Square), known locally as the Square of Shame. The large marble fountain at this square is awe-inspiring; its statues' nudity led to the square's intriguing name. Let us start this dual tour by delving into Palermo's religious essence at Martorana Church, acknowledged as "the most beautiful monument in the world" by an Arab traveler back in 1184. Our next stop reveals Palermo's rich historical tapestry at Cathedral— witness Sicily's cultural cannolo or granita along this journey, offering a taste bud oasis amidst local history intake. After this, we will show you the way to the Palazzo dei Normanni and more especially to the enchanting Cappella Palatina. Discover the oldest royal residence in Europe that was home to the King of Sicily in ancient times and is now used as the seat of the Sicilian Parliament. Be amazed by the splendid architecture before your eyes and get acquainted with the dynasties that once governed from these very walls— it's like stepping back in time. Step up to the second floor to find the most important gem of your visit, the Cappella Palatina, an outstanding example of Arab-Norman-Byzantine architecture. Feast your eyes on the Islamic designs that are intricate plus Byzantine mosaics and gold ornamentation that make up this breathtaking chapel. The chapel itself is a wonderful blend demonstrating how Western and Middle Eastern cultures came together in a fusion like no other: it truly is stunning. The palace and chapel of Palermo are a must-see for history enthusiasts— plus entrance tickets are included in this tour. Together with charming gardens, the exclusive access allows you to be fully immersed in Palermo's historical splendor. The 1.5-hour guided tour offers enough time to marvel at the architectural wonders before heading off to your own explorations in the vibrant historic center of Palermo. Additional information: -Licensed English Speaking Guide -Walking tour - View all the main monuments of the city - Entrance to Cathedral - Typical Sicilian Cannolo or Granita - Tickets and guided visit of PALAZZO DEI NORMANNI (Palace, Gardens and Cappella Palatina)
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Combo Best Of Palermo Walking Tour With Palazzo Dei Normanni & Cappella Palatina Access

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Combo Best Of Palermo Walking Tour With Palazzo Dei Normanni & Cappella Palatina Access


Cancellation Policy

Cancellation by the client at least 48 hours before the activity entitles him to a full refund or credit. Failure to show up for your activity results in a charge of the full price.

Meeting Point

Via Volturno 44, Palermo

Our staff will wait for you at Towns of Italy Hub!

Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

To remember

We cannot wait to welcome you!

Clients are required to be at the meeting point 15 minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

We kindly request that you factor this into your travel plans. Regrettably, we are unable to accommodate any delays, no matter how brief, and we regret to inform you that failing to attend the experience will not qualify for a refund, including partial refunds.

Children / teens under 18 y.o. must always be accompanied by at least one adult. If this requirement is not met, we reserve the right to exclude the under age partecipant and no refund will be due.

Please note that pets are not allowed on this tour.