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, Palermo, and I know it very well. I’m the founder of Walking Tour Palermo, and me and my team of Tour guides, invite you to join my original Walking Tour, exploring Palermo’s real heart, monuments, hidden gems, Unesco sites, alleys, food market and street food tastings. My tour is not just a food tour, but I always try to combine history, culture, monuments and Street food.  My walking tour is recommended on the new Rick Steves guide book of Sicily, written by Sarah Murdoch.

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

Duration: 3 hours and 15 minutes, 5-6 km (about 3.5 miles) 

The morning Group Walking Tour is led by me, Domenico Aronica, except on sunday or in some days when i’m on vacation so the tour will be lead by a very good licensed tour guide, friend of mine.

Meeting point: Contact me to know my availability and the starting point. The meeting point it’s in the heart of city center and it’s only 15 minutes far from the port, so if your cruiseship docks at 9am, you have the time to come and join us

Price for the Group Tour: 30 euro per person – Street food tastings (it’s like a lunch! We will try arancini, cannoli, no fish) and entrances fees are included. The Group Walking Tour it’s for 15 people maximum and it’s not suggested for children under 12 years old

Email me, call me or send me a message, 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 2.30pm. 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. If you arrive by cruiseship, me or a guide of my team, can start the tour at 10am or at 10.30am as private tour. Contact me to know the price and my availability). 

Have fun in 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
I can also arrange and plan your journey in Sicily giving you a lot of suggestions on what to do and visit and where to stay, you can email me (this service costs 40 euros)


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. Sono il fondatore di Walking Tour Palermo e io e il mio Team di guide turistiche ti invitiamo 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 inizia alle 9.30

Durata: 3 ore e 15 minuti

Distanza: 5-6 km

Punto d’incontro: Si trova nel cuore del centro storico. E’ 15 minuti a piedi se venite dal porto, quindi se la vostra nave da crociera arriva alle 9, avete il tempo di raggiungerci

Prezzo per il Tour di gruppo: 30 euro a persona, assaggi di street food (è come un pranzo!arancina e cannolo inclusi, no pesce) e ingressi sono inclusi. Questo Tour di gruppo, per 15 persone massimo, non è adatto a bambini al di sotto dei 12 anni

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. Di solito il tour privato inizia alle 14.30. Posso venirvi a prendere presso il vostro Hotel o al porto dove arriva la vostra nave. Se arrivi con la crociera, io o una guida del mio team, possiamo iniziare il tour alle 10 o alle 10.30. 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
Se volete posso pianificare il vostro viaggio in Sicilia dandovi molti consigli su cosa vedere e fare e sui migliori alloggi, potete scrivermi una email(questo servizio ha un costo di 40 euro)
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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 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