Palermo Walking TourOctober 15, 2018
An authorized tourist guide, but especially a palermitan lover of art and of her own city, will introduce you to Palermo in its various facets (its history, legends and much more …), illustrating some of the masterpieces of art that it boasts and leading you through alleys and hidden corners that preserve extraordinary curiosities.
Giorni: tutti i giorni
Meeting point: Piazza Verdi davanti il Teatro Massimo
Lingua: Italiano, inglese, francese
Percorso: a piedi
Partecipanti: minimo 4
The appointment is in front of the Teatro Massimo, Italy’s largest opera house built in the nineteenth century. by the architect Giovan Battista Filippo Basile, in neoclassical style. Continue through the market IL CAPO, characterized by the scents and colors of seasonal products displayed on the counters at beautiful sight evoking the atmosphere of the Arab markets.
Inside the Capo market stands the church of the Immaculate Conception, an artistic masterpiece of the seventeenth century embellished with a profusion of polychrome marble.
Walking through the narrow streets that preserve ancient legends and that keep curious surprises we will arrive in 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.
Visit inside the church.
Along via Vittorio Emanuele we will head towards 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.
Following Pretoria Square with its fountain, an imposing water machine made by the Tuscan sculptor Francesco Camillians in the sixteenth century.
The itinerary ends at Piazza Bellini, characterized by the presence of the Church of the Martorana Arab-Norman jewel built during the reign of Roger II and modified over the centuries.
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