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Palermo Walking Tour: The Baroque & The Aristocracy

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4 hrs
Guided tour

Bask in the aristocratic and Baroque beauty of Palermo on this historic guided tour!


  • This walking tour through Palermo's city center lets you retrace its aristocratic and Baroque past.

  • Explore the richest and darkest centuries of Sicily's Spanish domination.

  • Learn as you walk as your expert tour guide shares intriguing facts along the way.

  • Walk through one of the richest residences of Palermo's aristocracy, Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca.

  • Gaze at Antoon Van Dyck's remarkable art piece, Christ Crucified.

  • Notice the 12th-century domes of San Cataldo at Piazza Bellini.

  • Notice many admirable churches along the way, each steeped in history, culture, and tradition.


  • Walking tour

  • Expert tour guide


  • Admission tickets

cancellation policy

These tickets can't be cancelled or rescheduled.

This walking tour through Palermo brings you the city's arocrastic highlights and Baroque-style elements. You'll be guided by an expert, local tour guide who will point out interesting facts, note-worthy attractions, and answer all your questions. Walk towards Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca, one of the richest residences of Palermo's aristocracy. Pass by beautifully-restored halls and admire the artpiece "Christ Crucified" by Flemish-Baroque artist, Antoon Van Dyck. At Piazza Bellini, you'll be greeted by the 12th century domes of San Cataldo and discover the Church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, where Baroque and other middle age styles coexist peacefully among stunning mosaics of the Norman period.

As you walk through the Guilds of Artisans and Judges alleys, gaze out at the Church of Santa Caterina, a landmark only recently returned to the city. This church, for centuries, had been a place for young cloistered nuns. Notice the terrace of Palazzo Gangi, where "The Leopard" by Visconti was filmed. Admire the small square decorated by the rose window of the San Francesco D'Assisi church. Smell the ficus magnolioides at the Garibaldi Garden before concluding your walk in the old port la Cala.

Ticket Information

  • This tour takes places in English & Italian.

Important Information

Entrance tickets to monuments to be paid locally and subject to price changes:

  • Palazzo Alliata di Villafranca: €10,00 per person.

  • La Martorana: €1,00 per person.

  • S. Caterina’s Monastery: €3,00 per person.

  • S. Caterina’s Monastery and terraces: €7,00 per person.

  • Terraces S. Caterina’s Monastery: €5,00 per person.


Mon - Sat from 2 PM onwards.

Discounted Tickets

  • Ages 0-7yrs go free.
  • Your voucher will be emailed to you shortly.

  • Please display the voucher on your mobile phone with a valid photo ID to your guide.

  • Please arrive 10-15 minutes before the start time of your tour to avoid delays.

  • If you have purchased reduced-price tickets, please carry your valid photo ID proof for verification.

Meeting Point

  • Meet your guide at I Quattro Canti-Vigliena Square.

  • Address: Via Vittorio Emanuele, 80146 Palermo PA, Italy.

  • Your guide will be waiting for you, holding a signcard for easy recognition.

Get Directions to the Meeting Point.

Getting There

  • The closest bus stop is Roma - Vucciria, a 3-min walk to the meeting point.

  • Bus 101, 102, 103, 124 & N2 will bring you here.


This ticket is valid for the date and time selected during checkout.

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