Discover important places of resistance against the Mafia in Palermo’s historical city center. An “Addiopizzo” activist will lead you in this interesting discovery. You’ll also get to know some of the businesses who are actively resisting by not paying the extortion money.
- Meeting point: Piazza Verdi (in front of the main entrance of the Teatro Massimo Opera House)
- Duration: 3 hours (3 km)
- Available: Thursday and Saturday
- Starting time: 10:00 am
- NOT available on: national holidays (April 25, May 1, June 2 and 17, August 15, December 8, 25, and 26)
- Number of participants: from 1 to 15 people
- Languages: Italian or English (bilingual if group is formed by less of 8 participants).
- Comfortable shoes are recommended.
- Reservations must be made at least 1 business day in advance.
- Cancellation possible up to 7 days prior to the start of the tour (included).
- No refund is possible for cancellations made later and for no-shows.
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Antimafia Walking Tour Palermo | Weekend in Italy
Discover the Sicilian capital led by an activist from Addiopizzo - a grassroots movement established in Sicily to build a community of businesses and consumers who refuse to pay Mafia extortion money, "pizzo" - through an itinerary along highly symbolic places of the fight against the Mafia.
The itinerary starts at the Opera House Teatro Massimo. Passing through the Capo market area and the Piazza della Memoria at the courthouse, it continues towards the square Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the police headquarters, and City Hall. Along the way, your guide will share reflections on the Mafia and on civil mobilisation against Mafia power. You will also meet some of the businesses who said no to paying the extortion money by joining the Addiopizzo campaign "I pay who does not pay" ("Pago chi non paga" in Italian) in support of those who resist the Mafia.
The tour ends at the Antica Focacceria San Francesco, a historic eatery whose owners were among the first to have had the courage to denounce their extortionists. Here, you have the opportunity to enjoy lunch (not included in tour price).
Once a confirmation code has been assigned to your reservation, we can refund the cost minus a service fee (reservation fee and online booking fee) for cancellations up to 1 week before the event. Cancellations less than one week before your booked event and no-shows are not refundable.