Walking Tour Palermo

Ciao! My name is Domenico Aronica and I was born in Palermo|Sicily in 1979. I’m a professional Photographer and licensed Tour Guide. I love my city, Palermo, and I know it very well. I invite you to join my original Walking Tour, exploring Palermo’s real heart, monuments, hidden gems, Unesco sites, alleys, street market and street food tastings. My tour is not just a food tour, but I always try to combine history, culture, monuments and food. 

-THE GROUP WALKING TOUR in Palermo, 12 people maximum, starts at 9.15 am (5 minutes waiting-policy)

-Duration: 3 hours and 20 minutes

-Distance: 5-6 km (about 3.5 miles) 

-Price for the Group Tour: 30 euro per person, street food tastings & entrances fees are included.

Email me or call me to know my availability for a Group Walking Tour or 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. The Private Tour is an all inclusive tour and we can meet at the arranged meeting time. I can pick up you from your hotel. Contact me to know the price and my availability. No credit cards accepted). Have fun in Palermo!

My Tel-WhatsApp: +39 3471336788
My Email:  domenico@domenicoaronica.com
My Fine Art Photos for sale: www.domenicoaronica.com


Ciao! Il mio nome è Domenico Aronica, sono nato a Palermo nel 1979 e sono un Fotografo professionista e Guida Turistica autorizzata. Amo la mia città e ne conosco ogni angolo. Ti invito a prendere parte al mio originale 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 un food Tour, ma cerco sempre di combinare storia, cultura, monumenti e cibo.

-Il Walking Tour di gruppo (12 persone massimo) inizia alle 9.15 di mattina (5 minuti di attesa massimo) 

-Durata: 3 ore e 20 minuti.

-Distanza: 5-6 km

-Prezzo per il Tour di gruppo: 30 euro a persona, assaggi di street food e ingressi sono inclusi.

Scrivimi 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. Posso venirvi a prendere presso il vostro Hotel. Contattami per conoscere i prezzi e la mia disponibilità. Non si accettano carte di credito). Buon divertimento a Palermo!

My Tel-WhatsApp:  +39 3471336788
My Email:  domenico@domenicoaronica.com
My Fine Art Photos for sale:  www.domenicoaronica.com
My Facebook:  www.facebook.com/palermowalkingtour
My TripAdvisor:  https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g187890-d6653054-Reviews-Walking_Tour_Palermo-Palermo_Province_of_Palermo_Sicily.html
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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. Hiring an illegal tour guide isn’t just morally unfair but, in case of officers check, you might risk to ruin your day in Palermo.

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 expanded and added to many existing buildings, using Arabs craftsmen for the work. 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. Cefalù is a very pretty medieval town near 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


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