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Meet your guide in central Palermo in front of Teatro Massimo, one of Europe’s largest opera houses, for your walking tour.

Walk with your guide around Palermo’s historic center, passing Palermo Cathedral, Palazzo Riso, and Palermo Court.

At each stop, your guide tells you about the history of the Mafia and the civic movement against Mafioso power led by local hoteliers, restaurant owners, farmers, and businesspeople to resist protection rackets.

Your tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francescoone of the oldest restaurants in Palermofamous for street food characteristic of the region.

Locations visited
Cattedrale di Palermo
Teatro Massimo
Palazzo Belmonte Riso
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Overview

Palermo, with its mix of high culture, street drama, and time-worn elegance, is a charming city for a walking tour. This Palermo small group walking tour stands out by focusing on the history of the Sicilian Mafia and the anti-Mafia fight. Visit Palermo’s historic center with a guide and meet local business owners who resist the Mafia protection rackets.

Highlights
  • Ideal for travelers to Palermo who are interested in history and the Mafia
  • Meet locals who are part of a civic movement resisting the Mafia
  • See a side of Palermo most other tours don’t focus on
  • Finish the tour at one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile
Excellent and fascinating walking tour with a passionate tour guide

We joined the evening tour leaving Teatro Massimo at 18:30 and it was the perfect way to finish off a day in Palermo before heading out for food and drinks. The tour is intense and Stefano is obviously very passionate. The information about the history...More

Thank Martin C
Reviewed 3 June 2018
Bravo Addiopizzo!

I highly recommend this walking tour for its interesting and very important focus on the history of the Anti-Mafia movement in Palermo. Our tour guide was outstanding and I was happy to have the opportunity to support the good work of this organization. As far...More

Thank Ciaonina
Addiopizzo T, Isola delle Femmine at Addiopizzo Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

We’re really happy that you enjoyed the tour and always welcome the recognition of our wonderful tour guides. Your right that Saturday morning is the regular time for this tour. However it is also possible to book the tour privately for an alternative date. Additionally,...More

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile
Great tour...Perfect into to Palermo!

We really enjoyed the tour, the guide was competent and passionate. Strongly recommended! Wishing I’d have known about antipizzo before I booked my accommodation. Well I know what to do next time!

2  Thank Shaulina
Addiopizzo T, Isola delle Femmine at Addiopizzo Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 20 July 2018

Great that you enjoyed the tour. Please do come back, we would love to have you and we promise that there is plenty more beautiful things to do and interesting facts to learn here in Sicily!

Reviewed 11 April 2018 via mobile
A Fantastic insight to the Mafia and a tour of the City

Veronica was our excellent tour guide! She explained in detail the dark and fearful powers the Mafia had in Palermo whilst showing how resistant the local Sicilians currently stand. Amongst this interesting insight to the Mafia in Palermo, you get to see beautiful and typical...More

Thank dreamin317
Reviewed 2 January 2018
Excellent tour, informative and excellent value

This was one of the highlights of our visit to Palermo. Chiara was our guide and she was very obviously passionate about the anti-mafia movement and new laws, which have progressed despite many assassinations and great intimidation over the years and is still in its...More

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