Palermo Street Stories Walking Tour

Palermo Street Stories Walking Tour

See Palermo - from the busy market streets to the elegant baroque of the Immaculate Conception Church, led by a local guide.

“Beauty and Decadence, Death and Resurrection”

Enjoy an easy walking tour through the Capo and Ballarò neighborhoods of Palermo and discover some of the street stories and popular legends that animate the streets and squares of the Sicilian capital - ghosts, fairies, saints, and crooks.


Number of participants: minimum 2, maximum 12

Available languages: Italian, English, Spanish, French, and Arabic

Duration: 2.5 hours

Route: Capo market, Immaculate Conception Church, Cathedral, market of Ballarò, Piazza Bologni

Meeting place and time: 10:00 am at Porta Carini (Via Volturno), at the entrance of the Capo market. The maximum delay tolerated is 10 minutes, after which the guide will begin the tour with those present. The walk ends at 12.30 pm at Piazza Bologni.


Other information:

  • The length of the route is just 1.5 km (just over 2 miles), and there are also several opportunities for sitting down along the way.
  • During the summer, participants are advised to bring water and wear a brimmed hat or cap.
  • Comfortable shoes are recommended.


Tour price includes:

  • guided tour led by a young, licensed tour guide
  • visit to the Immaculate Conception Church
  • visit to the Cathedral
  • glass of Zibibbo wine


Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellations up to 15 business days before departure: 10% penalty
  • Further cancellations and no-shows are not refundable.

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With this walk through the Capo and Ballarò neighborhoods, you’ll discover some of the street stories and popular legends that animate the streets and squares of the Sicilian capital. An unusual way to make friends with Palermo, with its beauty and decadence that reflect death and resurrection, at every step.

From dusty artisan workshops to the colorful altars of Santa Rosalia, from populated market streets to the elegant Baroque of the Immaculate Conception Church - you will get to know the soul of Palermo through the hidden corners of the old town and its stories. The easy walk tells you about the Beati Paoli and Count Cagliostro, about Santa Rosalia and the carritteri, and so much more. A break with a delicious glass of Zibibbo wine is included - and your tour is led by our young and passionate guides.

This guided tour “Beauty and Decadence, Death and Resurrection” is offered by Streat Palermo in collaboration with Urban Adventures, organizations dedicated to sustainable tourism.

Prices for private tour, rates per group:

  • 1 person: € 95
  • 2 people: € 130
  • 3 people: € 180
  • 4 people: € 225
  • 5 people: € 270
  • 6 people: € 315
  • 7 people: € 360

From 8 to 12 persons: € 45 per person

Children 0-5 years: FREE


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