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Palermo Small Group Walking Tour: Discover Sicily's Capital City and its Anti-Mafia Culture

Highlights
  • Ideal for travelers to Palermo who are interested in history and the Mafia
  • Meet locals who are part of a civic movement resisting the Mafia
  • See a side of Palermo most other tours don’t focus on
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Palermo Small Group Walking Tour: Discover Sicily's Capital City and its Anti-Mafia Culture
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Saturday tourMost Popular
3 hours guided tour
US$37,42
Wednesday afternoon tour
afternoon departure
US$37,42
Wednesday morning tour
Wednesday morning
US$37,42
Overview

Palermo, with its mix of high culture, street drama, and time-worn elegance, is a charming city for a walking tour. This Palermo small group walking tour stands out by focusing on the history of the Sicilian Mafia and the anti-Mafia fight. Visit Palermo’s historic center with a guide and meet local business owners who resist the Mafia protection rackets.

What to Expect

Meet your guide in central Palermo in front of Teatro Massimo, one of Europe’s largest opera houses, for your walking tour.

Walk with your guide around Palermo’s historic center, passing Palermo Cathedral, Palazzo Riso, and Palermo Court.

At each stop, your guide tells you about the history of the Mafia and the civic movement against Mafioso power led by local hoteliers, restaurant owners, farmers, and businesspeople to resist protection rackets.

Your tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francescoone of the oldest restaurants in Palermofamous for street food characteristic of the region.

Reviews (39)
1 - 5 of 35 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago
Walking tour Anti Mafia

The tour is a must when visiting Palermo. Our guide presented a informative narration on the history of the mafia and of the anti mafia movement, whilst we visited some of the historical sites in the city.

Thank Anna H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile
Bravo! History and Social Action

Spent the late morning and early afternoon with Ermes on the Anti-Mafia walking tour. Informative, enlightening, and, dare I say given the subject, enjoyable. The guide is a committed, well informed, and involved man with a strong sense of dignity and ethics! PS, he will...More

Thank Thomas B
Reviewed 29 August 2018 via mobile
Excellent and fascinating walking tour with a passionate tour guide

We joined the evening tour leaving Teatro Massimo at 18:30 and it was the perfect way to finish off a day in Palermo before heading out for food and drinks. The tour is intense and Stefano is obviously very passionate. The information about the history...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Bravo Addiopizzo!

I highly recommend this walking tour for its interesting and very important focus on the history of the Anti-Mafia movement in Palermo. Our tour guide was outstanding and I was happy to have the opportunity to support the good work of this organization. As far...More

Thank Ciaonina
Addiopizzo T, Isola delle Femmine at Addiopizzo Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

We’re really happy that you enjoyed the tour and always welcome the recognition of our wonderful tour guides. Your right that Saturday morning is the regular time for this tour. However it is also possible to book the tour privately for an alternative date. Additionally,...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile
Great tour...Perfect into to Palermo!

We really enjoyed the tour, the guide was competent and passionate. Strongly recommended! Wishing I’d have known about antipizzo before I booked my accommodation. Well I know what to do next time!

2  Thank Shaulina
Addiopizzo T, Isola delle Femmine at Addiopizzo Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Great that you enjoyed the tour. Please do come back, we would love to have you and we promise that there is plenty more beautiful things to do and interesting facts to learn here in Sicily!

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