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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour
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Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

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Skip the tourist traps and explore the streets of Palermo like a local foodie with this walking tour. In a small group, visit markets and food stalls to sample local local delicacies such as ‘arancine’ (stuffed rice balls) and ‘panelle’ (chickpea fritters) while your guide fills you in on local history and culture.
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Rosario_it wrote a review Aug 2019
Belgium1 823 contributions540 helpful votes
This popular area of Palermo become more and more frequented by tourists and there are some good attractions and one of the best markets of Palermo (and Sicily)
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Date of experience: September 2018
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Pauline K wrote a review Sep 2018
San Francisco, California18 contributions3 helpful votes
In a vibrant, multi-cultural area, not far from the transport hub. Beautiful churches and buildings to visit, a lovely park, art and crafts shops, with their own tour. And a huge market not far away, been there since Roman times!. Kalsa is the place to stay!
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Date of experience: October 2017
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paolo70_11 wrote a review Dec 2017
Geneva, Switzerland63 contributions44 helpful votes
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La Kalsa is one of the most beautiful neighborhood in Palermo. It s a car free Area full of stunning Churches, Medieval building hided by beautiful facade of XVI-XVII Century that shows like an open book Palermo's rich History. Definitely recommend to discover this city of Art
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Date of experience: December 2017
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marcopolo111 wrote a review Nov 2016
Cleveland, Oh2 829 contributions750 helpful votes
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This is a centrally located part of town, near to the harbor which was built and was the main arab quarter. It underwent continuous rebuilding over the centuries and has small alleys, lovely little and large squares, monumental palaces and square. Among them many houses destroyed by the allies bombing in 1944, and many others collapsing on their own. 10-20 years ago it was considered unsafe but now it has becoming fashionable, has attracted small hotel, restaurants, bars and it is as save as anywhere in Palermo. It is the most genuine and picturesque part of town, with beautiful churches and square intermixed with decaying and collapsing buildings, graffiti and great murals.
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Date of experience: October 2016
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Chris A wrote a review Aug 2016
Manchester, United Kingdom177 contributions77 helpful votes
We stayed in a superb B & B on via Lungarini and spent a lot of time in La Kalsa, especially in the evening, when it really comes alive. This is a great area to be based in, there are lots of places to stay, eat and drink. There is also a free tourist shuttle bus that comes down via Alloro, which we used to get the 389 bus to Monreale from Piazza Independza, on the other side of town. We found the city walkable from here to see sites further afield like the Cathedral and the Norman Palace, and other districts. Within La Kalsa you also have severall great churches to visit, plus various palazzos, the excellent Regional Art Gallery and the Marionette Museum. Piazza Marina and the Giardino Garibaldi are also good spots and has a lot of restaurants and pizzerias of varying quality on it and in the streets nearby (via Bottai). This area really comes in to its own in the evening, though, like most areas I imagine. One particular place that is good for eating and drinking is the zone around via Alloro. On via Paternostro there are some cool bars (look for the crowds) and an excellent restaurant where the street opens on to a square - the Focacceria San Francesco. On the junction of Paternostro with via Alloro there are some small bars and if you go down via Aragona there are drinking/eating places on the squares towards via Divisi - a minute's walk. If you go to the left down Alloro and take a right down via Castrofilippo you come to a massive open space, which looks a bit forlorn during the day but which really comes alive at night with eating and drinking places on both sides, and stalls selling drinks and food at barbecues in the centre. It is busy, busy, busy, and on the far side of the square a bar on the left that has a great soundtrack (Smiths, Hendrix) and monster Tanqueray gin and tonics for 4 euros each. The square has a great buzz. I'd read warnings about the area before I came and was a bit concerned about petty crime, but saw nothing and felt totally at ease. Just take the usual city precautions. The only thing I felt on leaving was regret that we had to go and wishing we could be here longer. A must visit area and a great place to stay.
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Date of experience: July 2016
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