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 the new Rick Steves Sicily guide book, written by Sarah Murdoch.

-THE MORNING GROUP WALKING TOUR in Palermo starts 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: Usually the group tour is available every day. Contact me to know my availability and the starting point. The meeting point it’s in the heart of city center.

Price for the Group Tour: 35 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 it’s for 12 people maximum and it’s not suggested for children under 12 years old

You can book my tour through my Email or whatsapp or on Viator and Airbnb. 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!). 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
-You can buy my new photo book ‘The market of Palermo‘ (90 pages colour, 55 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 visitere monumenti e chiese e nella seconda parte si visitera’ il grande mercato del cibo all’aperto dove si assaggeranno le tipicita’ dello street food palermitano.

-Il Walking Tour di gruppo inizia alle 9.30

Durata: 3 ore, distanza: 5 km 

Punto d’incontro: Si trova nel cuore del centro storico. 

Prezzo per il Tour di gruppo: 35 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’ di solito in inglese, per 12 persone massimo e non è adatto a bambini al di sotto dei 12 anni

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). 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
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
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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