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Guided city tours, excursions, wine tastings, cooking courses & workshops...

Discover Palermo (and the rest of Sicily)...

Many places worth visiting happen to be off the beaten tourist track. We can help you to explore Palermo in depth.

Our excursions are aimed at showing the more interesting tourist sites in the different areas of the city but also at giving you the chance to meet the people who represent them, who have lived and worked there forever; legends, ancient and actual history that contribute in describing the atmosphere and the identity.

From artistically acclaimed churches to more modest artisan work shops, Noble palaces and small cultural associations, from well known piazzas to hidden side streets we will help to grasp a bit more of Palermo and its surroundings

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Alternative Tours In Sicily

Alternative Tours In Sicily

food experience in Sicily

food experience in Sicily

  • Book a cook!

    Private chef coming to cook for you, in your accommodation in Sicily!


  • Traditional street food tour

    The StrEat Palermo tour is a walking tour through the main squares and street markets of the city center that allows travellers sample the best Palermitan street food. Along the walk participants enter places hung out only by real Sicilians, such as bakeries and old inns.


  • Visita al pastore- Visit to Ricotta cheese farm

    Visit to a Ricotta cheese farm in the Madonie mountains


Boat trips in Sicily

Boat trips in Sicily

  • A bordo di Maisha- On board of Maisha

    One day excursions and cabin charters on board of Maisha, a wonderful Lagoon 400!


  • Daily Sailing Trip from Palermo harbor

    Daily Sailing Trip from Palermo harbor

    Palermo is a fascinating and vibrant city but after a while you might need to escape for a day and relax away from the buzz of the town. It’s the right time to reach the marina “La Cala” in the historical center of Palermo, and spend a day sailing with us on our performing and comfortable sailing boat "So Beautiful" (Elan 410). Sailing with us, even for a single day, gives you the chance to explore magnificent waters and discover an original and fascinating town from the unusual viewpoint of the sea.

     

    Pleasant, cheerful and always helpful, in one day our skipper can build strong and long-lasting relationships with guests, and make your experience unique. With a friendly approach, enthusiasm and passion, he will show you the most enchanting seaside locations around Palermo, wonderful bays to swim in clear waters, and introduce you to the thrill of a sailing experience.

     

    Last but not least, the cuisine on board. Delicious dishes prepared by the skipper according to authentic Sicilian recipes. You don’t need particular experience to be part of the cruise, just love for the sea and adventure.

     

    Fare (fish lunch included with one bottle of wine): 2 pax: € 180,00 extra guest € 50,00 (max 6 persons)

    Schedule: every day from March to May and from October to March. Departure time: 10:00 a.m. - return time around 17:00 p.m.


  • Go sailing with us! Low cost Tours around the beautiful coast of Palermo!

    Every day, when the weather and the crew allow it, "Nautilus" boat sails in front of one of the most beautiful coastlines in the Mediterranean.


  • Pescaturismo/ Fishing Tourism

    Fishing Tourism in the beautiful coast of Scopello and the Zingaro Natural Reserve


  • Sailing

    Weekend sailing with highly skilled skipper from Trapani to discover the islands Egadi (Favigana, Levanzo and Marettimo).

     

cooking classes in Sicily

cooking classes in Sicily

wine tastings in Palermo and wine tours in Sicily

wine tastings in Palermo and wine tours in Sicily

Cultural guided tours

Cultural guided tours

  • Alla scoperta della Sicilia Centrale! Discover the inner Sicily!

    If you are passionate about archaeology and want to discover sites of historical importance but off the beaten paths, you must see the necropolis Realmese!


  • Inside Conca d’oro

     The Arab-Norman Palace of Favara, also known as Castle of Maredolce, is located south-east of Palermo just outside the city. 


  • Itinerari dell’arte e dell’architettura Liberty a Palermo

    These five tours - based on the finding of a book about  Art and Architecture liberty in Sicily -  will guide you through the fascinating "epic" of the Palermitan Liberty.


  • La settimana federiciana ad Enna

     Visit Enna during the Frederick's week! It will be like going back to the medieval time, with that magic atmosphere!


  • Mercati storici e chiese barocche / historic food markets and baroque churches

    A Cultural walk through the Markets of Palermo and their Baroque Church

     All senses out! Guided through the old quarters of Palermo, you will explore some of the city’s most somptuous churches, built in the wake of the Counter Reformation, to attract believers through emotions and theatricality. You’ll see how their exuberant decorations are also reflected in the colorful and sensual historic food markets of the Capo and Ballarò.


  • Palazzo Asmundo - Cathedral vis à vis

     The construction of Palazzo Asmundo dates back to 1615: it is a noble Palace and a treasure trove of Sicilian baroque splendor. 


  • Palermo Seen from Above

     The market of Ballarò is the heart of Albergheria district. There, you will find some hidden jewels: the monumental complex of Santa Chiara, the Tower of San Nicolò, with the most beautiful panorama of the old city from above, and the church of Carmine Maggiore, which dome is the most beautiful of Palermo, visible from every part of the ancient city. 


  • Palermo’s Arabo-Norman Heritage (a Passage to Sicily Tour)

    Palermo’s Arabo-Norman Heritage

    The Arab and the Norman periods are two significant highlights in the history of Palermo. Under Arab domination, Palermo was considered one of the most beautiful cities of the Arab world, rivaling with Bagdad...


  • Palermo's old town centre walking tours - Tour a piedi nel centro storico di Palermo

    We like to walk in Palermo. We also like to share our experience about the best palermo walking tours. Our Palermo walking tours are 2,5 hours easy going and informative city tour to explore the main attractions of central Palermo. Traditional markets, baroque churches and squares and the magnificent Arab-Norman heritage monuments... 


  • Religion and Sensuality / religione e sensualità

    Religion and Sensuality in the Work of Giacomo Serpotta (1656-1732)

    Giacomo Serpotta was the leading Sicilian sculptor of the late Baroque art in Palermo. This incrediby talented artist contributed significantly to the development of the European artistic tradition


  • Visita personalizzata con minibus/bus - Tailored Day Tours with minibus/bus

     Would you like to visit Palermo or any other Sicilian Destination in one day? Try our tailored day tours with driver at your disposal for the entire day. Contact us for more information and bookings. Do not hesitate to ask for a tailored guided trip with our professional guides.


  • Walking tour in Enna

    Enjoy a walking tour of the medieval Enna, a breeze of fresh air during the hot Sicilian summers! 


  • WATERFRONT – DALLA CALA ALL’ECOMUSEO

    The old harbour, the Arabic neighborhood la Kalsa, Piazza Marina, the Foro Italico…..the whole town in the past was related to the sea and to the life of lots of population that lived and traded in Palermo coming from the sea. A tour through the history of the city with a visit to the Ecomuseum mare Memoria Viva that show the degradation of the coast and its slow destruction.


Tour by bike in Sicily

Tour by bike in Sicily

  • bike rental in Palermo

    Palermo is a perfect city to explore by bicycle.

    With VisitSicily you can rent a bike to explore Palermo.

     


  • Electric bikes tour and rental

    Electric bikes- rental and guided tours of Palermo


  • Giri di Palermo in bicicletta / Palermo by Bike Tours

    Palermo by bike tour – Enjoy Palemo on two wheels!

    For an unforgettable experience, and to have some fun getting to know the city, don't miss out our bicycle tour of Palermo. Exploring Palermo by bike is one of the top things t

     
     

     


  • Palermo and the Sea bike tour
    Enjoy an exciting city-tour in Palermo by bike! We will lead you along the seaside-walk e tell you the story about a problematic relationship of love and hatred, respect and abuse: the relationship between Palermo (since its foundation) and the sea. 

  • Street Art Bike Tour in Palermo!

    We invite you to discover Palermo’s street art in an alternative and different way – by experiencing it on bike!


Palermo in a vintage car

Palermo in a vintage car

Anti Mafia Tour

Anti Mafia Tour

  • Antimafia day

    An Addiopizzo activist will take you around the historical city centre of Palermo, along a route of sites that are symbolic in the fight against the Mafia and to discover how the city is now rebelling against the pizzo, the protection money the mafia demands.


  • Corleone soprendente- Corleone guided tour

    Guided tour of Corleone, including the visit to the Antimafia Museum Laboratorio della legalità


  • Turismo responsabile antimafia

    Responsible Tourism & Anti-mafia tour

    Are you interested in routes of responsible tourism and learning about real Sicilian society? Would you like to deepen your knowledge of the mafia phenomenon and the Anti-Mafia movement? Contact us and together with you we will design a personalised itinerary in and around Palermo.


Italian language and culture for foreigners

Italian language and culture for foreigners

  • Italiano per stranieri

    Our classes and individual lessons are offered in cooperation with International House. There are eight Italian levels, from Real Beginners to Advanced. The courses are for students of eighteen years of age and above.


Outdoor activities in Sicily

Outdoor activities in Sicily

Underground Palermo

Underground Palermo

Live like a local in Sicily

Live like a local in Sicily

Volcano Mount Etna tour

Volcano Mount Etna tour

  • Etna Tour

    Guided walking tour on Etna, the most famous active volcano in Europe.

    An official tour guide will pick you up from Catania and take you to the volcano where you can go trekking and sample some of the local delicacies.


Transfer services in Sicily

Transfer services in Sicily

  • Day Trip with a driver (Agrigento, Selinunte, Erice, Syracuse etc)

    A great day trip to Agrigento, Selinunte, Erice, Syracuse or other destinations in Sicily


  • Taxi Transfer Airport - Palermo Sicily

    Book now your taxi transfer service from Palermo Airport (Falcone - Borsellino) to Palermo city. It's simple. No hidden costs. We book taxi transfer services from and to the Palermo Airport to hundreds of guests every year. 100% are happy with the service. You can decide to pay in advance when you book it or when the taxi driver drops you at your final destination.


Archaeological sites in Sicily: Visits & Tours

Archaeological sites in Sicily: Visits & Tours

  • Cava d’Ispica nord e Baravitalla

    Ispica Cave combines the natural beauty of a cave typical to the Iblean mountains with archaeological remains from different periods.


  • Discovering Archaeology "off the beaten tracks": Himera and Solunto

     If you are really passionate about Archaeology and want to discover secret and unusual archaeological sites of Sicily, feeling the course of History inside you and  enjoying a stunning view on the landscape around you…Himera, the Greek colony and Solunto, the Punic city are your destinations!


  • Discovering Archaeology "off the beaten tracks": Monte Jato and Partanna

     If you are really passionate about Archaeology, and want to discover secret and unusual archaeological sites of Sicily, where the mysteries of the History meet an amazing and unspoiled landscape…The ancient site of Monte Jato is the tour for you! 


  • Greek Temples and Theaters: Agrigento and Eraclea Minoa

    Agrigento was one of the most important and powerful Greek colonies of ancient Sicily. Eraclea Minoa  is built up of a white soft stone and offers to visitors a spectacular location overhanging the sea.


  • Greek Temples and Theaters: Selinunte and Segesta

    Selinunte is the biggest Archaeological Park of Europe and offers to visitors the unique possibility of traveling back to the past across the Greek history of ancient Sicily.

     


  • La Necropoli di Pantalica

    The necropolis of Pantalica is located in a panoramic plateau between the towns of Ferla and Sortino, overlooking the Anape river valley.


  • Megara Iblea

    In Megara Iblea you can still wander through the streets of an ancient Greek city: no grand monuments remain but there are shops, houses and small sanctuaries.


  • Noto Antica

    Discover ancient Noto, located on a hard to reach rocky outcrop not far from the modern city. Explore the remains of the fortifications, churches and palaces and discover ancient graffiti on the prison walls.


  • Sicily between Greeks and Romans: Morgantina and Piazza Armerina

     In the middle of beautiful corn fields, the ancient city of Morgantina, which received a monumental lay out during the Hellenistic and Roman times, and the famous Roman "Villa del Casale" in Piazza Armerina, where visitors can admire the magnificent and technically perfect mosaics.


  • The Phoenicians in Sicily: Mothya and Marsala

     Phoenician people coming from the Eastern Mediterranean sea founded three main cities in Sicily: Mothya, Panormos and Solunto. Among them, the island of Mothya definitively is the most fascinating site for its amazing location inside the natural lagoon named Stagnone.