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 GROUP WALKING TOUR in Palermo starts at 9.30 am

Duration: 3 hours and 15 minutes

Distance: 5-6 km (about 3.5 miles) 

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 join us

Price for the Group Tour: 30 euro per person – Street food tastings (it’s like a lunch! 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. 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 also for an evening private tour or for a breakfast in the most beautiful panoramic rooftop of Palermo). 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


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!) 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. 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 per un tour serale o per fare la colazione nella più bella terrazza panoramica della città). 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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Discover Palermo with Domenico, a local Professional Photographer and licensed Tour Guide

I have a deep knowledge about history, art and Palermo’s cultural events. I’m a professional photographer and licensed Tour Guide. My photos have been exposed in Italy and abroad (Cairo, Budapest, Berlin, Copenhagen, Warsaw). I run Walking Tours in Palermo focused on history, architecture and street food. During your stay in Palermo, I can also show you some of my fine art photos. My photos, limited edition, are available in large size for interior design.

Sono un attento conoscitore della storia, dell’arte e delle dinamiche culturali 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 grande formato per arredamento di interni.


You will do an unforgettable Walking Tour discovering Palermo’s real heart, walking togheter with Domenico Aronica, professional photographer and licensed Tour Guide from Palermo.

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).

Religious festivals: Palermo is one of the most famous city in Europe for religious festivals and processions (Private tour only).

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

-Photo shooting in Palermo: Take some professional photos of you around the city (Private Tour only).

-Tour esclusivo: Una giornata intera (8 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 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