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Local Markets and Street Food Tour

Palermo, Italy

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Experience hosted by Emanuele

3 hours
Includes food, drinks
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

This is not a simple tour, but an unforgettable experience that combines the folklore of local markets with the authentic Sicilian street food. During this tour you will also be able to visit all the most important monuments of the city. We will cross suggestive alleys and squares full of stories and anecdotes. We will stop in several carefully selected places where you can enjoy the best of Sicilian street food. I advise you to book this tour on your first day in Palermo, because during the tour I will also give you lots of advice on the best restaurants, the best ice cream shop and everything you absolutely mustn't miss in the city.
The tour starts in front of the Cathedral. From here we will head towards the historic Capo Market, where we will admire the most authentic soul of the city. The origin of the market dates back to the Arab domination, and even today it maintains the appearance of a souk in which the sight and the hearing are overwhelmed by colors and sounds that will remain impressed. We will pass the splendid Teatro Massimo, symbol of the city, to continue along the historic Via Maqueda. Our tour will then continue through the Vucciria Market, Pretorian Square and the Four Corners.
Here is the list of places we will visit:
Cathedral (including interior)
Capo Market
Teatro Massimo
Via Maqueda
Piazza San Domenico
Vucciria Market
Piazza San Francesco
Palace Vanguarnera Gangi
Discesa dei Giudici
Bellini square
Convent of Santa Caterina
Fountain of the Shame
Four Corners

We'll have 3 food stops in:
- typical shop inside the Capo Market
- artistic fry shop
- pastry shop inside a former convent
Other things to note
Palermo street food is very varied, and suitible also for vegetarians. If you have specific intolerances or needs, write me and I will do my best to organize a personalized tasting.
This is not a simple tour, but an unforgettable experience that combines the folklore of local markets with the authentic Sicilian street food. During this tour you will also be able to visit all the most important monuments of the city. We will cross suggestive alleys and squares full of stories and anecdotes. We will stop in several carefully selected places where you can enjoy the best of Sicilian street food. I advise you to book this tour on…

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What's included

  • Food
    Sfincione, arancina, panelle, crocchè, pani ca meusa, cannolo.
  • Drinks
    Orange juice and non-alcoholic Sicilian drink
From $34
/ person

Meet your host, Emanuele

Host on Airbnb since 2014
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My name is Emanuele and I am a licensed tour guide. I am 100% Sicilian and I deeply love my city, of which I know every inch, even the most hidden. I am convinced that to catch the true Sicilian soul, you must taste our typical street food. My passion for food has now become a mission. No one should ever leave Palermo without having at least tasted the food I offer during my tour. I love my job and I love meeting people with whom to share unique and unforgettable experiences. I will welcome you as longtime friends to whom I will be happy to make known and try all the best that my city has to offer. Besides me, there could also be Valentina or Stefania to welcome you and accompany you, even their tour guides who are passionate about food.
My name is Emanuele and I am a licensed tour guide. I am 100% Sicilian and I deeply love my city, of which I know every inch, even the most hidden. I am convinced that to catch the true Sicilian soul, you must taste our typical street food. My passion for food has now become a mission. No one should ever leave Palermo without having at least tasted the food I offer during my tour. I love my job and I love meeting people with whom to share unique and unforgettable experiences. I will welcome you…
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Where you'll be

Local markets are special places where you can immerse yourself in the true spirit of the city and where you can taste authentic street food in Palermo.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 203 reviews.

Marianne
February 2020
You can’t actually visit Palermo without the streetfoodwalk with Emanuele. Than you know much more about how people in this beautiful island live, think and eat. Pleas try, taste, enjoy and you will have a great day. Thank you Emanuele!
Tanja
February 2020
It was an absolut pleasure walking around Palermo with Emanuele. He‘s such a kind, friendly and welcoming person. He not only introduced us to best local street food but also showed us all the important sights of the old town of palermo. It was a great experience and we would recommend it for anyone visiting Palermo.
It was an absolut pleasure walking around Palermo with Emanuele. He‘s such a kind, friendly and welcoming person. He not only introduced us to best local street food but also showe…
Tina
February 2020
Emanuele is a perfect host to show you his beautiful city! He has a passion for Palermo. He is informative, funny, and frequently reminds you of what you've seen, and how the culture connects. The value of the tour was more than I expected. Not only do you get a tour, but you get the tasty treats of Palermo. Emanuele went beyond to make sure his guests were pleased, including sending me a copy of his family's cannolo recipe.
Emanuele is a perfect host to show you his beautiful city! He has a passion for Palermo. He is informative, funny, and frequently reminds you of what you've seen, and how the cultu…
Yury
February 2020
One of the best food tours I have been to. Just the right amount of food, history, stories and walking to get to know Palermo.
Brian
February 2020
This is an absolutely fantastic tour, better than we expected, even though Emanuele had great reviews. You will get so much out of this tour. I would recommend doing it as soon as you come to Palermo, and I would also recommend not eating anything before you come! It's not just a food tour: you get to see important sites and learn about Palermo's history, art, and architecture, and you get oriented to the most important sites in the city. Emanuele is very knowledgeable and very well prepared. He took us to two of the three big markets in the city (he told us that Ballaro market is a lot like Capo market) and treated us to so much great street food. We also had a chance to do a little shopping with him. He ended at the Church and Monastery of Santa Caterina d'Alessandra, which is a spectacular site and also has some amazing looking pastries, and treated us to freshly made cannoli. He also went above and beyond: because a few of the people on the tour didn't care for cannoli, he took us all out for coffee at a famous café. Furthermore, when I first wanted to book the tour, it wasn't being offered on the only date we had available. So I contacted him, and he immediately changed his schedule so we could take the tour on the date we wanted.
This is an absolutely fantastic tour, better than we expected, even though Emanuele had great reviews. You will get so much out of this tour. I would recommend doing it as soon a…
Viviane
February 2020
Emanuele is extremely friendly, very knowledgeable, and makes the whole experience one of the king. I really enjoyed my tour and it was a pleasure meeting him. Ciao bell

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    Things to know

    Cancellation policy

    Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

    Guest requirements

    Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

    What to bring

    Appetite and comfortable shoes