Walking Tour of Palermo
This walk will take you past Palermo’s most beautiful sights. We recommend first visiting the Norman Palace with the famous court chapel, the Cappella Palatina, in the morning before the big rush of visitors begins.
Then you cross the beautiful Villa Bonanno Park, a small oasis with palm trees, which forms a beautiful connection between the Norman Palace with the Baroque Fountain and the square in front of the cathedral.
The Cathedral of Palermo of St. Mary’s Assunta dates back to 1184. A rooftop walk overlooking Palermo is particularly nice.
You may have time to visit one of the most typical puppet shows, such as Teatro Pupi Argento, opposite the cathedral.
Walk over the pedestrian mile Via Vittorio Emanuele to the “Quattro Canti.” At the intersection of Quattro Canti, four old town districts of Palermos meet with three aristocratic palaces and a church.
The four corner buildings have been redesigned in such a way that an octagonal square with fountain with sculptures was built instead of the building corners.
The best way to discover a city is by hiring a private guide that speaks your language. Please see our Palermo Guided City Walk for details.