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Alessandra was great! The tour included more than just food- she also pointed out sights around town. Alessandra also advised us to go to Cefalu the next day and arranged for a driver to take us to Erice and Segesta the day after that.
A fantastic experience - Marco was an amazing guide, had great insights into the history of both Palermo and Siciliy and showed us some amazing sights and some even better foods to try!
This tour was excellent! Our tour guide Marco was amazing. I highly recommend this tour.
The street food walking tour was, literally, a passport to a tasting extravaganza. At the start of the tour, Marco hands out a cardboard passport, which shows all of the places and foods you are going to try. Then he takes you on a great tour of the Capo market and surrounding area, where you get to interact with all of the local street vendors. Marco makes it fun and entertaining by telling great stories along the way. The food you will sample is amazing! Typical Sicilian fare at its simplest and tastiest form. Hint: Don't have a huge meal before you take this tour. You will want to save room in your stomach to thoroughly enjoy all it has to offer.
Everyone was very friendly, and there was lots of inter conversations. Nothing loosens up a group like good food a lively host and interesting surroundings!
We took the Palermo food tour and our guide was Francesca, whom we loved. She was enthusiastic, and managed not only to pronounce everyone's name but also remember them till the end of the trip. We had street food, like spleen sandwiches, a drink at the tavern, and Sicilian pizza among other things.She also told us about the buildings we passed, which was a bonus. I would recommend it for sure.
Very good intro to different districts of Palermo. Francesca is extremely knowledgeable about the history and background of her city. The foods we tasted were not what I would have selected off a menu but we we all delicious, even the most exotic, so it was a good learning experience for me. I would highly recommend this tour.
awesome tour, amazing guide, Marco!! had a great time, met great people, learned so much about the history of Palermo and markets and food, while laughing so hard to the fun loving sense of humour of our guide. Would definitely recommend this. Tried so many unique and classic dishes!!
Timbers United Kingdom
Informative and entertaining tour. Marco was a great guide. We ate some very tasty food and also some nearly inedible food, but it was all a great experience.
Excellent way to see the town and taste the local food. Our guide was great company and full of local information.
Marco, your charming guide, will take you on an entertaining and delicious tour of the back streets of Palermo.
You will be treated to a variety of street food from authentic vendors, ending with a delicious gelato.
You will leave feeling full, charmed, and delighted with this glimpse of the real Palermo as seen through the eyes of Marco.
A wonderful experience which I recommend 100%.
Marco is a wonderful enthusiastic guide. Perfect way to begin your visit to Palermo and get yourself oriented. He will give you tips and walk you through the street markets for tastings along the way. Save your appetite at breakfast and pace yourself for a little taste of everything. Molte bene!
our tour guide was very pleasant and knowledgeable . we enjoyed our tour very much. thank you
This is an absolute must-do. While not all of the markets of Palermo are the busy hubs that they once were, there is so much rich history surrounding them.
Saying that Capo market is still full of fresh, beautiful produce. The smells and sounds give you a real sense of Palermo as a city. Nadia, our guide, was able to adapt the tastings easily to the vegetarians and non-drinkers on the tour I'm guilty of being both of those without making us feel left out.
As we wandered the streets Nadia would also point out places of historical interest. The quality of the tour was one of the best I've had anywhere and is definitely the best value for money considering how much food you also get to try.
Probably one of the highlights of our Mediterranean cruise. It was nice to do something different besides churches and other things we did along the way. And boy did we eat well topped off by cannoli at the end. Highly recommended this to anyone.
Great tour, our guide was energetic and knowledgeable. The tastings were generous and we were all bursting at the seams by tour's end! Enjoyed each of the stops, most surprisingly good was the spleen sandwich! Thank you. Mom and 2 teens from the US..
Marco was great ! Although we got there a little late as Palermo has two opera houses please remember to go to the one where the G-D Father was filmed ! This was a very interesting fun way to see the Palermo Market, learn a lot of history, and really try things and see the best of the market you simply could not figure out on your own! It was the perfect amount of time and so much food to try. Our guide Marco was a lot of fun, made the experience fun and memorable thank you so much !
We loved this tour. Our guide was wonderful in pointing out different types of street foods, interacting with participants on the tour, and explaining Sicilian culture. I would highly recommend this tour in the future to anyone travelling to Sicily.
Marco was an outstanding tour guide and we got to taste even more local specialties than we were expecting. May have been better to know what they were after we had eaten them! Arrancina the best.
Highly recommended if street food what you are looking for with excellent historical tales.
This tour completely changed our impression of Palermo and set the tone for the rest of the trip. Palermo is a vibrant exciting city filled with friendly people, but if you are only there a couple of days, it might be difficult to tap into the true experience. The city can be noisy, chaotic, and off putting. Before Marcos food tour, we were ready to move on after our first day. After the tour, we wanted to stay in Palermo much longer. It was truly one of the highlights of our trip and a great way to start our three weeks in Sicily. We love food tours and this was one of the best weve done.
Marco is a top notch guide with a good sense of humor, great rapport with merchants and vendors, and the ability to connect personally with his clients. As a native son of Palermo, he also provides great local knowledge and history, as well as personal insights. The tour was fun and interesting from the first moments. You get lots of food and drink, and a good mix of the more exotic foods such as spleen sandwiches and snails, along with much more standard fare of pizza, arancine, etc. Even if you are not an adventurous eater, you will have plenty to enjoy. This tour should be done as soon as possible upon your arrival in Palermo. It is a great education to make the most of your time in Palermo, and the rest of Sicily. He even provided us with a restaurant recommendation that turned out to be one or our best meals of our whole trip. Buona Vacanza!
Marco, our tour guide was excellent! He provided some insight into the daily lives of those living in Palermo as well as some excellent food! We were a family of 6 adults and 1 child and his tour kept us all happy! The food was great and we definitely did not need lunch! Would absolutely recommend this tour to anyone new to Sicily! Thank you!
Marco is truly fantastic on this tour. Nothing was too much trouble, and his humor and knowledge are boundless.
We bumped into him later in the week, and he remembered us.
Great tour led by Marco. Interesting and different things to eat from a spleen sandwich ( an acquired taste) to gelato by way of traditional rice balls. Lots of informative stops on the way so you pick up some of the local history as well.
We really enjoyed it.
Maria Tollefson United States of ...
Marco was wonderful. He really gave us a great understanding of Palermo, the food, the culture, the history. Walking around with him was insightful and a lot of fun. I would definitely recommend this tour!
My family is from Palermo and still I never knew half the things I learned in an afternoon with Marco. It was truly great!
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