This tour is the perfect introduction tour for first-time visitors. Get a great overview of Palermo on a leisurely stroll. Our local guide is a native Palermitana and will also happily answer ALL your question about the capital of Sicily and what to do in the next days of your stay. The walk and talk are done at your pace and full of fun facts. Explore the city with its squares, palaces, and main churches. Visit one of the famous historical food markets of the city, the realm of street food, and the beating heart of local daily life.
The Palermo Street Food Tour starts in Piazza Verdi where the third-largest theater in Europe is located, the famous Teatro Massimo. We will proceed to Via Maqueda, a seventeenth-century street totally pedestrianized, to reach Piazza Villena, also known as “Quattro Canti” or “Teatro del Sole”. This is the meeting place of the two main arteries of the historic center of Palermo and the baroque heart of the city. Hear about the symbolic meaning of the square and the beautiful twelve statues that decorate it.
Then, we will continue to Piazza Pretoria to admire the magnificent Tuscan white marble fountain decorated with more than forty statues, and also the facade of the Palazzo delle Aquile, the City Hall. We will walk along the Cassaro, the longest artery of the city, to get to the Cathedral. A brief visit to this imposing building that represents the synthesis of the history of sacred architecture in Palermo.
Through the narrow streets behind the Cathedral, we will reach the Capo market, an ancient food market characterized by a unique atmosphere typical of North African souks. You will be struck by the voices of the vendors, the variety of products on display, the flavors and smells. A true sensory experience. During this walk, you can taste the typical Palermo street food: the panelle, the potato croquettes, the famous arancine, and much more according to your tastes and preferences.
At the end of the Palermo Street Food Tour, you will have satisfied both your intellectual curiosity and your palate.
The tour starts in Piazza Verdi, in front of Teatro Massimo.
Then proceed to via Maqueda, Quattro canti, Piazza Pretoria, Corso Vittorio Emanuele.
Finally the Cathedral and Capo Market