Walking Tour Palermo

My name is Domenico Aronica and I was born (1979) and raised in Palermo|Sicily. I’m a professional Photographer and a Licensed Tour Guide. I love my city and I know it very well. I invite you to join my Walking Tour, exploring Palermo’s real heart, monuments, hidden gems, Unesco sites, alleys, food market. My Walking Tour is not just a food tour, but it’s a mix of history, monuments and street food. In the first part of the Walking Tour we will visit monuments and churches and in the second part we will explore the food market and we will eat the popular street food of Palermo. My walking tour is recommended on Rick Steves Sicily guide book, written by Sarah Murdoch.

-THE MORNING GROUP WALKING TOUR in Palermo starts every day at 9.30 am

Duration: 3 hours

Distance: 5 km walking (about 3 miles) 

When i’m on vacation or sick the tour will be lead by a very good licensed tour guide part of my team.

Meeting point: Contact me to know the starting point. The meeting point is in the heart of city center. The group tour is in English and italian.

Price for the Group Tour: 30 euro per person – Street food tastings and entrances fees included (it’s like a lunch! We will try arancini, cannoli, ice cream, fresh juice. Water, coffee, fish are not included). The Group Walking Tour is for 12 people maximum.

You can book my tour through my Email or whatsapp. Write or call me to know my availability for a Group Walking Tour or for a Private Walking Tour in Palermo (I also run Private Tours for couples, families or group of friends who want to have a more exclusive experience. Usually the private tour starts at 3pm. The Private Tour is an all inclusive tour and we can meet at the arranged meeting time and I can pick up you from your hotel or from the port where your cruiseship docks. Contact me to know the price and my availability. I can also arrange a cooking class of sicilian food just for you or a private dinner with live music! We can also do an e-scooter panoramic tour of Palermo). Enjoy Palermo!

My Tel-WhatsApp:(0039) 3471336788
My Email:  domenico@domenicoaronica.com
My Fine Art Photos for sale: www.domenicoaronica.com
My suggestions: You can download my tips and info, what to do, where to go, where to eat in Palermo and Sicily (6 pages, 12 euros): https://gumroad.com/l/tipsofpalermo
-Buy my new photo book ‘The market of Palermo‘ (90 pages colour, 50 euros, shipping included), or you can buy one of my fine art photos.


Il mio nome è Domenico Aronica, sono nato (1979) e cresciuto a Palermo e sono un Fotografo professionista e Guida Turistica autorizzata. Amo la mia città e ne conosco ogni angolo. Ti invito al mio Walking Tour alla scoperta del centro storico di Palermo, con la visita di monumenti, vicoli, palazzi, siti Unesco, mercato storico e assaggi di street food. Il mio Tour non è solo un food Tour, ma cerco sempre di combinare storia, cultura, monumenti e cibo. Nella prima del tour visiteremo monumenti e chiese e nella seconda parte si visitera’ il grande mercato storico all’aperto dove si assaggeranno le tipicita’ dello street food palermitano.

-Il Walking Tour di gruppo inizia tutti I giorni alle 9.30

Durata: 3 ore, distanza: 5 km 

Punto d’incontro: Si trova nel cuore del centro storico. Questo tour di gruppo e’ in italiano e inglese.

Prezzo per il Tour di gruppo: 30 euro a persona, assaggi di street food e ingressi sono inclusi (è come un pranzo!arancina, cannolo o gelato, spremuta fresca sono inclusi. L’acqua, il caffe’ e il pesce non sono inclusi). Questo Tour di gruppo e’ per 12 persone massimo. Quando non sono disponibile il tour verra’ condotto da una guida del mio team.

Scrivimi su whatsapp o chiamami per conoscere la mia disponibilità per un  Walking Tour di Gruppo o un Walking Tour Privato (Organizzo anche tour privati per famiglie o gruppi di amici. Il Tour Privato è un tour esclusivo e tutto incluso e possiamo stabilire a che ora iniziare. Di solito il tour privato inizia alle 15. Posso venirvi a prendere presso il vostro Hotel o al porto dove arriva la vostra nave. Contattami per conoscere i prezzi e la mia disponibilità. Si puo anche organizzare un tour panoramico della citta in monopattino elettrico). Buon divertimento a Palermo!

My Tel-WhatsApp:(0039) 3471336788
My Email:  domenico@domenicoaronica.com
My Fine Art Photos for sale:  www.domenicoaronica.com
My Facebook:  www.facebook.com/palermowalkingtour
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Palermo Walking Tour
My suggestions: You can download my tips and info about palermo, what to do, where to go, where to eat in Palermo and Sicily (6 pages, 12 euros) https://gumroad.com/l/tipsofpalermo
-Compra il mio nuovo libro fotografico “I mercati di Palermo”, 90 pagine, 50 euro inclusa spedizione.
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Discover Palermo with Domenico Aronica, a local Professional Photographer and licensed Tour Guide

My name is Domenico Aronica and I have a deep knowledge of Palermo’s history. I’m a professional photographer and a licensed Tour Guide. My fine art photos have been exposed in Italy and abroad (Cairo, Budapest, Berlin, Copenhagen, Warsaw). I run Walking Tours in Palermo which are a good mix of history and food. During your stay in Palermo, I can also show you some of my fine art photos. My photos, limited edition, are available in medium or large size for interior design (prices from 50 euros).

Il mio nome e’ Domenico Aronica, sono un attento conoscitore della storia, dell’arte di Palermo e organizzo dei Walking Tour incentrati sulla storia, architettura e sul cibo di strada a Palermo. Sono un fotografo professionista e una Guida Turistica autorizzata. Le mie fotografie sono state esposte in Italia e all’estero (Cairo, Budapest, Berlino, Copenaghen, Varsavia). Durante il vostro soggiorno palermitano è possibile mostrarvi alcune delle mie fotografie artistiche. Le mie fotografie, a tiratura limitata, sono disponibili in medio o grande formato per arredamento di interni (prezzi a partire da 50 euro).


Book now your Walking Tour in Palermo, Group or Private Tour. Contact me to know my availability and prices:

My Email: domenico@domenicoaronica.com

My Tel-WhatsApp: (0039) 3471336788

My Fine Art Photos for sale:  www.domenicoaronica.com

My Facebook:  www.facebook.com/palermowalkingtour

My sister’s apartment for rent: https://www.airbnb.it/rooms/30526272?guests=1&adults=1

P.s.: Please make sure to hire a Licensed Tour guide. According to the Italian law, licensed tour guides must carry a visible RED badge. The RED badge license is mandatory to lead any type of tour.

Other tours:

-Authentic side of Palermo: If you like photography we can also walk around the city, discovering the authentic side of Palermo, giving you a lots of chances to take pics and taking you deep into the local scene (Private tour only).

-Jewish District: We will visit the area of the jewish district before the spanish domination in Palermo (Private Tour only).

-Tour esclusivo: Una giornata (7 ore) alla scoperta di luoghi insoliti, musei e dimore storiche (solo in italiano e solo come tour privato).

-Tour del mistero: Vi mostrerò luoghi a Palermo dove il rapporto tra vita e morte è molto particolare (solo in italiano e solo come tour privato).


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Arab Norman Unesco sites and Art Nouveau in Palermo

The Normans ousted the Arabs from Sicily in 1090, they were impressed by what they found, and rather than destroying Arabic culture, they embraced it. The Normans used Arabs craftsmen to build monuments and churches. The Palatina Chapel, an amazing chapel with byzantine mosaics, built under Roger II. The Cathedral and cloister in Monreale are great examples of this style. The churches of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Martorana, San Cataldo, are crowned with a series of red domes mounted on cubic towers. Zisa and Cuba, built by William II, were clearly inspired by Fatimid period buildings in Cairo. While these are all in Palermo, there are many other splendid examples in Sicily, including the Cathedral of Cefalù. Arab-Norman sites in Palermo, Cefalù and Monreale, proclaimed World Heritage sites by Unesco in 2015.

Palermo is also an Art Nouveau style city. At the beginning of the XX century, many theatres and villas were buildt in Art Nouveau, thanks to the work of the architect and designer Ernesto Basile, committed by the famous Florio family.

Tel-Whatsapp:(0039) 3471336788

Email: domenico@domenicoaronica.com


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Cefalù & Madonie Mountains

In Sicily there are many beautiful towns settled in such amazing landscapes. The countryside, like Madonie Mountains, is an area where people live and work, not just a natural reserve, meaning that you can combine hiking with visits to historic towns and meals in some of Sicily’s best places (visit Castelbuono). Cefalù is a fantastic medieval town by the sea, 90 km far from Palermo, with a great Arab-Norman Cathedral (Unesco site with Palermo and Monreale).

Tel-Whatsapp:(0039) 3471336788

Email: domenico@domenicoaronica.com