Indulge all your senses with a 3-hour walking tour of Palermo's rich street food traditions. Join a knowledgeable guide for a walk through the historic part of the city and its vibrant outdoor markets. Sample some of Palermo's unique street foods, such as 'panelle' and 'meusa.' Watch the lively scenes all around you, observing what seems like another time.
3-hourwalking tour of Palermo street food
Followexpert guide through Palermo's old town
Explorethe busy outdoor markets of Ballaròand Vucciria
SamplePalermo's famous street foods, like fried chickpea dough (panelle),deep-fried rice balls (arancine) and cow spleen sandwiches (meusa)
The only reason this tour didn't receive 5 stars is because the style of our guide left us wondering if she loved her city or if this was a job. We love to 'experience' a place walking and tasting and she delivered on this in a big way. The local market was certainly a highlight and the breakfast pizza was the perfect way to get started.
We were fortunate to be the only ones on the street food tour for the day so Manuela was able to give us a private tour of Palermo. She was very knowledgeable of the history of the area, the buildings, and the street food. A great tour for the first day In Palermo. I would recommend her and the tour to anyone.
Manuela was so nice and knowledgable about Palermo. I could tell she was so passionate about the history and culture. She also made great restaurant and museum recommendations. I really enjoyed this tour and would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to see the city and eat great food!
This was NOT what we expected. We did the Sunday morning tour and our guide, Valentina, was very good. As a cultural tour it was excellent but forget the street food thing and you will definitely need to have breakfast before you go. Although we were taken through the wonderful markets all we got to have was a very small sampling of panelli, a tiny square of pizza, one very good arancino and some flat bread - that was it apart from a very small cannolo at the end of our tour. No opportunity offered for the glass of wine, beer or water and our guide was non-plussed when we asked what happened to that option. The coffee stop was definitely not included either. This tour was not value for money and don't go there expecting a great food experience.
A really good tour and our guide Manulla was very knowledgable and explained all aspects very clearly. The food we tasted from the street market to the high end shops gave us a good insight to the culinary delights of this vibrant city. Also the history of the old city and some of the iconic buildings made this tour memorable.
We had 2 guides and at times I felt like they were more interested in talking to each other than us. I also wish we were able to try more of the fruits and vegetables in the market. Sicilian food is great and of course nothing on the tour was bad! I also liked that we took a walk around town a bit and got a little history with our food.
Our guides were Stafani and Fabrizio and they were absolutely wonderful. They took an interest in everyone in the group. We walked the streets and learned of Palermo history and culture as we strolled. Our first stop was the street market where the sights, sounds and smell where amazing! We tasting many amazing types of Sicilian food that made your mouth water with explanations of how is is prepared and how the food is specific to the region. During our walk we went into many histoic landmarks with very descriptive explanations on how they were built based on the varying cultures that occupied Sicily in previous times.
We only visited the Capo Market, but got to taste and learn about a lot of the traditional foods and the Arabic influences. If you take a morning tour you may want to skip breakfast as we ate 1/2 hour into our tour. Not only did we learn about food but we continued walking around Palermo leaning about the neighborhoods, cultures and toured a few churches including the Cathedral. This was way more than a food walking tour, we were so happy to have a guide as we saw many of the important sites. Highly recommend!