Palermo – An example of cohesion among cultures
In five days we will step into the heart of the capital city of Sicily: a city where the Byzantine, Arab, Jewish, Norman and Aragonese cultures have mixed for centuries, respecting and enhancing each other. The tours are designed with private guide and luxury car with driver, but we are always available to CUSTOMIZE EVERY DETAIL FOLLOWING CUSTOMER REQUIREMENTS.
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PALERMO, a hymn to hospitality, a wonderful city thanks to a cultural mix that over the centuries has enriched the corners of the city of precious unique monuments. The Jewish ghetto, the Norman gems, the culinary markets, the craft traditions, we will explore every aspect of Palermo’s beauty.
LOCATIONS INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
ELEMENTS OF INTEREST INCLUDED IN THE TOUR:
1) Jewish Heritage;
2) Art cities;
3) Special Exclusive accesses;
4) Culinary Experiences;
5) Wine Tastings;
6) Artisan World and Local Traditions.
Arrival of clients at Palermo airport, transfer by private car to hotel in Palermo. We will meet our guide to visit the main monuments of the city, starting with those of the ancient Jewish ghetto, where street signs are in Italian, Hebrew and Arabic to indicate the cohesion between the different cultures. Thanks to our contacts we will access the ancient underground Mikveh (tickets included), unexpectedly hidden in the courtyard of a historic building. We will then admire the main Arab and Norman gems of the city, such as the Palatine Chapel (tickets included), an unparalleled example of synthesis of different styles, San Cataldo, Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, San Giovanni degli Eremiti, the Pretoria Fountain, the Quattro Canti and the Cathedral with the exciting tombs of the Norman rulers. At the end of the walking tour, return to the hotel. Night in Palermo.
The day will begin with a picturesque guided walk through the city's main markets: Ballarò, Vucciria and Capo represent the heart of Palermo, a mix of colors, smells and sounds that perfectly embody the soul of Palermo. A memorable experience that will make us discover the delights of local street food, from arancine, to stigghiole, the sandwich "ca meusa" and bread and panelle (not included in the price). Next we will focus on the excellence of craftsmanship as the precious majolica: we will open for you a house museum completely covered with historical majolica dating back up to four centuries ago, a unique show. We will end the day, a day certainly intense and rich, with a show of the traditional “Pupi” puppets of Palermo, where we will also be able to let you peek into the backstage, getting to know personally the creators of this ancient and fascinating art not only for children, but also for adults. Return to the hotel and second night in Palermo.
On this day we will explore how the city's historical mixture of cultures has also influenced the local cuisine. In our cooking class (shared lessons) an expert chef will help us to deeply learn about the culinary world of Palermo and at the end of the lesson we will enjoy the tasty meal that we self- prepared. After lunch, our guide will accompany us to discover the Oratories of Wonders, monuments that aren’t still so popular in the city, but that will leave you speechless. A triumph of Baroque art, white stucco, playful “putti” and curious stories about how they were created; the guide's words will enlighten you on this peculiar world of Palermo. Return to the hotel and third night in Palermo.
With a private car with driver we will visit with our guide one of the most incredible monuments around Palermo: the cathedral of Monreale. A spectacular example of Norman art, covered in mosaics thousands of years old, it is a must-see in a trip to Palermo. Another masterpiece is the cloister, attached to the cathedral. We will say goodbye to our guide and we will drive to a local winery where we will taste fine wines of Palermo area, and then relax with a typical lunch in the winery, sheltered from the sun. Afterwards return to hotel in Palermo and free afternoon. Fourth night in Palermo.
Check out from the hotel in Palermo and departure.
Tariff per person, starting from:
|Departure||2 participants||4 participants||6 participants|
|From 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022||€ 1,800||€ 1,300||€ 1,150|
The tariff includes
The tariff does not include
Duration: 5 days / 4 nights
from € 1150
Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
from € 2300
Duration: 13 days / 12 nights
from € 2730
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