Palermo Melting Pot Old Town Tour

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Our Palermo Melting Pot Old Town Tour will take you on a moving journey through the diverse city of Palermo. Experience the multicultural environment in the old center as you walk through the historic Albergheria quarter. Discover the influences many cultures had on this city while noting the juxtaposition of old and new. Allow your senses to come alive at the Ballarò Market, teeming with fresh produce, delicacies, and charming vendors. This is where dozens of languages are spoken and ethnic differences are celebrated. Learn all about Palermo’s diversity surge in the Middle Ages and how it positively contributed to the advancement of the area. Spanish, Arab, and Byzantine cultures have settled here, offering the foods, designs, and goods they brought with them. Look out for these signs in architecture, language, and art as you spend time taking in the beautiful sights of San Cataldo, Mesquita Alley, the Cathedral, and more.

Our Palermo Melting Pot Old Town Tour is perfect for history lovers who want to explore the rich, diverse side of the Sicilian capital. Visit many famous landmarks including the Cathedral, San Cataldo, and Ballarò Market to fully appreciate the cultural nuances of this city. Learn about the history of Palermo with an experienced tour guide and gain new insights along the way. This tour is available Mondays and Thursdays year-round. Book your reservation today!

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Palermo Melting Pot Old Town Tour Highlights

  1. Enjoy discovering the rich tapestry of Palermo while visiting notable sites like the Cathedral, San Cataldo, and Mesquita Alley
  2. Explore the Ballarò Market booming with rich cultural flavors, sights, and sounds
  3. Learn of the exciting history of Palermo, like the diversity influx during the Middle Ages
  4. Look out for the Spanish, Arab, and Byzantine influences in the buildings, art, and cuisine
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Palermo Melting Pot Old Town Tour Itinerary

10:30 - Pick up in Palermo
  • Meet your local guide at a centralized location in Palermo
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  • Visit Palermo’s landmarks including: the Cathedral, San Cataldo, Martorana Church, and Mesquita Alley
  • Tour the old center, Albergheria historic quarter, and the vibrant Ballarò Market
12:30 - Drop off in Palermo
  • The tour ends at Moltivolti
NB - all timings on Palermo Melting Pot Old Town Tour are approximate
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