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Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily

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  • 3 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English

Overview

Explore Palermo’s key sights on foot on this walking tour of the Sicilian capital. Meet your guide in a convenient location in central Palermo, and set off. Visit popular landmarks ranging from the Palermo Cathedral and Palazzo Pretorio to the Massimo Theater. Learn about the city’s long entanglement with the mafia, and meet the shopkeepers and other individuals who have pioneered a local anti-mafia movement.
  • Get up close and personal with the sights on a walking tour of the city
  • Learn about Palermo’s mafia-related history from your guide
  • See many of the city’s major landmarks, including the Palermo Cathedral
  • Visit the Antica Focacceria San Francesco, a beloved local eatery

What's Included

  • Local guide
  • Solidarity quote: a small contribution to Addiopizzo local NGO
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • P.za Giuseppe Verdi, 3
    P.za Giuseppe Verdi, 3, 90138 Palermo PA, Italy

    We will meet in front of the main entrance of Teatro Massimo. Our guides wear a blue backpack with the white words 'NO MAFIA'.

End point

  • Fontana Pretoria
    Piazza Pretoria, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy

    The tour ends in the heart of Palermo old town center, where we will give you our tips to continue your visit and to taste the best Sicilian specialties.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested
  • In case of rainy weather, an umberella and a dry jacket would be necessary
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • No health restrictions
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.

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Three hours - all seconds well spend.
Elisabet_s, Nov 2022
Super well structured tour. Good stories and with a relevant personal perspective. Thanks to Hermez 🙏 you made the tour most valuable.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thansk a lot!
Youth in action!
Frances_G, Nov 2022
This was a fascinating tour. Our guide, Valeria, was knowledgeable, friendly, and patient with the many questions from the group. You get to know and appreciate the brave work of the people of Palermo, especially its youth, while walking leasurely along the beautiful city. A morning well spent.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much!
Brilliant - so worth it!
Lynsey_W, Nov 2022
Totally mesmerised by the story and storytelling. I had read good reviews online before but genuinely enjoyed every single section of this tour! So interesting and emotive from the ‘horses mouth’ as they say. Would recommend to anyone and can’t wait to tell people the information I’ve learnt!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you so much!
No mafia- well your your time!
Denise_P, Oct 2022
Our guide, Stefano, was so knowledgeable and passionate . I learned so much about the mafia, the history, and also about the great work, no mafia is doing. It was fascinating and highly recommended!!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Denise!
A waste of time
Anne_S, Oct 2022
Nothing, the guide could have made this a very interesting experience if he condensed his talk and stopped continually repeating himself like we were some nitwits. He made us stand for more then half an hour while he continued to constantly repeat himself. It’s really a great way to quickly lose the interests of the tourists who paid quite a bit of money for excellent information about the fight against the Mafia that could have been delivered in less than half the time.
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thanks for your opinion Anne, we will try to improve this aspect.
No Fear
Robin_P, Oct 2022
What an outstanding experience! The history of Palermo, the no Mafia movement and the chance to see it in action!
Response from Host, Nov 2022
Thank you Robin!
Fantastic tour
Nona_P, Aug 2022
Linda was amazing Her knowledge and passion brought every story alive for us. Fantastic work you are all doing and will recommend this tour to my friends Thanks ! Nona
Fun and interesting tour
Majbritt_S, Jul 2022
We learned so much on this tour. Our guide Hermes was both fun and very passionated. I highly recommend
Fabulous and Unique Tour of Palermo
Sandra_S, Jun 2022
What a memorable experience! Valeria was one of the best guides I have have had, and I travel quite a bit. She was knowledgeable, passionate about her city, and a simply a delightful human. By the tour’s end she accomplished her mission- we all got a glimpse of the vibe of Palermo and it’s current struggles and triumphs.
Our tour guide was very...
Kate_L, May 2022
Our tour guide was very knowledgable and informative and open to answering all questions. Saw parts of Palermo that wouldn’t have passed / known the history of on our own. But beware the tour TOOK FOUR HOURS. Plan accordingly because I was not aware. Would benefit from having a more structured plan as it felt like a lot of rambling at points.
Response from Host, Jun 2022
Hello, We are really sorry that the tour lasted so long: although we know there could be so many thing to share, time is very important for a good experience, and travellers have their own plans that we need to respect. Thank you for sharing!
Boring
Terre_L, May 2022
The guide was very informative. But too much standing and her talking. Repeating the same stuff over and over again. Not moving fast enough from place to place. 3 hours is way to long . Should be 2 hours. For the most part boring. Sorry!
1 traveler found this review helpful
A very enjoyable...
Michael_B, Apr 2022
A very enjoyable experience and the presentation skills were excellent. I would certainly recommend this to anyone on holiday in Palermo.
Glimpse of the legacy of la Casa Nostra.
Lewis_K, Mar 2022
Tour guide was informed, passionate, and spoke excellent English. Group of 6 people a good size! Palace of Justice was powerful historical experience.
Wonderful tour
PAUL_B, Mar 2022
Stefan gave us an interesting journey into the history of the Sicilian Mafia and how citizens are uniting to stand up to them.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Experienced guide, good compact tour through Palermo’s history of the mafia and the fight against it.
Swetlana_H, Oct 2021
Linda is a friendly and experienced guide. The tour was educative and compact to get a good overview about the topic (mafia’s influence on the city and the society and the fight of the citizens’ against it). We enjoyed the information, the pace of the tour and Linda as guide. We would recommend the tour to visitors who are the first time in Palermo.
Do it!
Heinz_K, Aug 2021
Really enjoyed the tour and got a lot of great insights into this field I didn’t know much about. Very knowledgeable and friendly guide.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Great experience
Lamont_T, Jul 2021
Love the deep history and all the sites. The guide (Linda) was very knowledge and really showed the group a lot of things.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Informative and Thorough
Lauren_L, Jul 2021
Very informative tour and we learned a lot, however a little slow paced (aka 30 mins talking per stop).
Glacial paced walking tour
Paul_S, Feb 2020
Probably because it was out of peak season but the tour was painfully slow paced as the guide had to do the Italian tour and English tour in one.After sticking with it for an hour and 40 minutes and only just getting to the 2nd stop I eventually gave up and left and got on with my day!Guide was ok if a little dry.
1 traveler found this review helpful
Fun tour and very interesting!
Safari51869258043, Oct 2019
We had a great time on this tour. Our guide was very passionate about the topic and made it very interesting!
Response from Host, Oct 2019
thanks, your feedback is very important to us. We're glad you enjoyed the tour.

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