This private tour will take you on a discovery of some of Sicily's most beautiful cities such as Palermo and Monreale, where you can admire the Norman art, the spectacular colors of the maritime landscape, and the different styles and influences that characterize this magnificent Italian island.
On this private full day day tour of the city of Palermo, visit majestic monuments, appreciate the beautiful landscape that surrounds the city, and enjoy its lively atmosphere.
The Arabic, Norman, and Byzantine empires all contribute to the fascinating history of Palermo. After your pick up by a private driver (at disposal a total of 8 hours) in the city center, you will be impressed by the symbol of the city, the famous catherdral of Palermo, which is one of the oldest churches in the world. You will have the opportunity to see the many architectural features of the Martorana Church, which is heavily influenced by both the Arabs and Normans. Next, you can visit the Palazzo dei Normanni which houses the beautiful Palatine Chapel with several Byzantine mosaics.
Walking along the Port of Palermo, you will delight in the dramatic scenery where the Mount Pellegrino overhands Mondello, one of the most beautiful beaches in Italy. From here you can visit the Catacombs buried under the Convent of Capuchins. These are of great historical importance and house more than 8000 mummified bodies. In contrast with this, you will then pass through the lively atmosphere of the Ballarò Markets, where the animated bargaining could not differ further from your previous stop.
An unmissable stop on this private day tour of Palermo is the small town of Monreale, with its world-class masterpiece of Norman art: the UNESCO World Heritage Cathedral. The interior, illuminated by the magnificient golden mosaics, creates the illusion of being in heavan itself. These mosaics tell the whole history of Christianity from the coming of Christ to the events that followed the Resurrection.
If you are interested in discovering the beauty of the island of Sicily, do not miss the 10 Days Self Drive Tour of Sicily from Palermo or the Guided Tour of Palermo's workshops and handicrafts.
All information on the meeting point and local telephone numbers of your destination will be included on the Confirmation Voucher.
We advise you to wear comfortable shoes and clothing for this tour. Ensure your clothing is suitable to grant you access to places of worship (legs up to the knees and shoulders must be covered).
Please, note that this tour DOES NOT include a professional guide. Contact us if you would like to book a guided tour.