“The bicycle is a tool of resistance to the chaos of the city’s traffic, a way to promote more sustainable lifestyles, a carefree gaze to enjoy and get to know the city.” - Luisa Tuttolomondo
The guides will lead you down the bike paths, alleys, tunnels and lanes of Palermo, recounting the history of the squares, buildings and characters that liven up the city in an interactive way. The bike rides will reveal the thousands of souls in Palermo in an exaltation of stories, faces, buildings, courtyards, unusual experiences, myths full of fascination, smells and tastes. The journey is personalised according to your needs, and a short stop to try the local street food will be worked into the itinerary.
There are various possible itineraries:
- Tour of the historic center and the city center
The guide will take you through the small alleys and main streets of Palermo downtown and old city while telling you interactively about the squares, buildings, characters that animate the city. The itineraries will unveil a thousand souls of Palermo in a blaze of stories, faces, facades, courtyards, unusual experiences, myths full of charm, smells and flavors. The tour will follow this route: Via Libertà, Via Ruggero Settimo, Capo market, Ballarò market, Jewish ghetto, Vucciria, Rione degli Spersi, Kalsa, Foro Italico, Cala.
- Tour dedicated to ancient professions
You will discover the old and new artisan professions in the historic centre. In this itinerary, you will enter in the workshops and old stores that still keep the artisan tradition alive, regenerating it and forcing it to adapt to the times. You will find the artisans hard at work.
- Tour by the sea (Mondello)
You will discover the town of Mondello, where the white sand and clean water accompany the tale of the town’s stories, traditions and the transformations that have influenced the relationship between the sea and Palermo’s inhabitants.
Perfect for: Those who wish to join a cultural visit with their passion for two wheels.
What youll need: Comfortable clothing.
Who youll meet: The guides of Palermo by Bike, experts in the urbanisation and sociology of the city, and the many people in Palermos districts.