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Arab - Norman Itinerary: walking tour in the historic centre of Palermo


A wonderful walking tour in the historic centre of Palermo to discover some masterpieces of Arab-Norman style. They are monuments of extraordinary beauty, expressions of happy coexistence of different cultures. This coexistence generated an original architectural style in the twelfth century where Byzantine, Islamic and Normans elements are admirably combined. You will be amazed by the beautiful golden mosaics of the church of Martorana and of the Palatine Chapel, by the picturesque red domes of the church of San Cataldo and by the sumptuous decoration of the Cathedral with its spires, towers and domes.

During the tour you will visit the oldest street markets in Palermo, BallarĂ², characterized by a cheerful atmosphere and you will be amazed by the fragrances and the colors of fruits and vegetables displayed in the sunny vendors' stalls.


Duration: 4 hours
Distance: approx. 2,1 km
Departure time: 9.00 a.m.
Meeting Point: Bellini square (A)
Arrival point: Norman Palace (B)
Stops of the walking tour:
1)Church of Martorana and Church of St. Cataldo,
2)Street Market BallarĂ²,
4)Norman Palace and Palatine Chapel

Included in the tour: guided tour of the monuments specified in the itinerary.

Not included in the tour: transport, entrance tickets.

This tour will be operated daily.

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