- Duration: 4h
- Days: every day
- Meeting point: Piazza Politeama
- Language: Italian, English, French
- Route: by bike
- Participants: minimum 2
- Cost per person: starting from € 35
- Not included: bike rental and audio guide
Short description bike tour
Excursion by bike, cycling through the streets of the historic center and lingering in front of some of the most significant artistic masterpieces of Palermo.
An authorized guide will lead you to the discovery of the city with its historical squares, the famous architectures, the basalt streets providing historical-artistic information on the places you will travel and show you and telling you anecdotes and curiosities between a ride and the other.
What we will do along the route
Rediscover the pleasure of riding in peace and in the meantime enjoy the sight of the artistic beauties that the city guards.
The tour is 4-hour course takes place all by bike with stops in some city squares. There are not planned visits to monuments.
At the meeting point for each participant who requested it, an audio device will be delivered connected to the microphone of the guide, so as to be able to listen even during the movement what the guide tell.
Palermo Bike tour description
Meeting at Piazza Politeama where the Garibaldi theater stands, imposing a neo-Pompeian style building designed by architect Giuseppe Damiani Almeyd. We will pass the Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest opera house built in the nineteenth century. by the architect Giovan Battista Filippo Basile, in neoclassical style. Continue to the Quattro Canti octagonal square designed in 1608 by the Florentine architect Giuseppe Lasso to frame and embellish the most important urban planning project carried out in Palermo in the modern age.
We will reach the Cathedral, an expression of religious sentiment and the result of the multi-stratification of styles due to the different foreign dominations that have taken place on the island over the centuries.
A few meters from the Cathedral stands the Palazzo dei Normanni, a royal residence and symbol of the political power of the city, since 1947 the building is the seat of the Sicilian regional assembly.
Pedaling along one of the main streets and entering the narrow streets of the old town we will reach Piazza Bellini with its beautiful Norman churches, the Martorana Arab-Norman jewel built during the reign of Roger II and the church of San Cataldo.
It follows Piazza Pretoria with its Fountain, an impressive water machine built by the Tuscan sculptor Francesco Camilliani in the 16th century.
The itinerary ends in Piazza Marina, in the district of Kalsa, in the middle of the square stands the beautiful garden where you can admire some of the largest Ficus in Europe.
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