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UNESCO Sites Walking Tour: Best of Palermo
UNESCO Sites Walking Tour: Best of Palermo

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$42.46

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The capital of Sicily is a city truly worth visiting. Often recognized as the cultural melting pot of Europe, Palermo has many stories to tell. Experience the city's beauty through the lens of its culture, history, and society on this UNESCO sites walking tour. Sights Waiting to be Discovered Admire the Norman-Arab and Baroque architectural styles as you stop at Piazza Pretoria. Francesco Camilliani designed it in 1554. By the end of 1581, the fountain was readapted with multiple nude statues of nymphs, mermaids, and satyrs, earning its local name. The plaza is also the home to the Pretorian Palace which hosts the impressive 14th-century Town Hall. The Royal Palace serves as the symbol of the height of power for the kings of Sicily. It currently hosts the Regional Parliament of Sicily and is a sight to behold with its unique golden mosaics. A visit to Palermo is incomplete without understanding its religious significance. The church of Martorana remains one of the most well-preserved locations displaying medieval architecture in Palermo. Built in 1143, the church is known for the intricate paintings of various events from the Bible. The Byzantine architecture adds to the charm of the church. The last stop is the Cathedral of Palermo which was turned into a Christian place of worship after some time under Islamic and Norman rule. Relish a Delicious Local Treat You would have surely worked up an appetite after all the walking and learning history. The final note of the tour brings you to a traditional local shop where you can reward your day with a tasty Sicilian cannolo.
Palermo Cathedral Guided Tour with Panoramic Terraces Access
Palermo Cathedral Guided Tour with Panoramic Terraces Access

$75.12

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Your experience Exploring the finery of Palermo Cathedral This 3-hour guided tour is the ideal way to explore the beautiful city of Palermo as it offers fascinating experiences of the Palermo Cathedral while also walking you through the mesmerizing art and architecture that surrounds it. Visit the cathedral to admire the intricate Norman architecture that adds to the tranquility and sacredness of this majestic marvel. Explore the interior and exterior and get in-depth knowledge of the artistic legacy of this masterpiece from your fully licensed English-speaking art & history guide. Strolling through the streets of Sicily After enjoying the architectural beauty of the grand cathedral, you will love visiting the vibrant Piazza Bellini to see the Martorana and San Cataldo churches. There are quaint chapels and gothic that are something you need to look out for, for their detailed work of art. Not to forget, the renowned “Shame Square” fountain known for its bold yet aesthetic statues also lies here. Before you go to the Church of Santa Caterina, you can try out the sweet shop for Sicily’s iconic dessert, the Canolo. Of Monasteries, terraces, and beyond Once you’ve rejuvenated, you will be guided to the Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina where you will find altars, sculptures, and artworks that are carved to perfection, with a lot of history. Like they say ‘save the best for the last’, your guide will now lead you to the monastery terraces where you can find breathtaking views of the city, capturing the essence of Palermo in its entirety.
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