The Il Capo market is one of my favorite places in Palermo; it’s a hive of activity, where traders shout to attract customers. Look out for stalls selling refreshing granita (crushed ice with Sicilian lemon) or cannoli, a local delicacy of sweet ricotta encased in a crisp pastry roll!
Graet tor and round trip. Impressed by multi-language skills of guide who filled us in with al lsorts of information.
This was a good way to get to Palermo and Cefalu in one day from Taormina. It and #39;s minimal time in Palermo but does give a flavor for the city. Cefalu was beautiful. The guide didn and #39;t seem to know or share a lot about Cefalu (may have been a language issue) but was pleasant and helpful.
A thoroughly enjoyable and informative day.I would encourage any visitor to Sicily to take this trip.
The road traffic accident delayed us but we did not feel that we missed anything at all.
This was a very fast way to see a little bit of both places. We were lucky enough to have an actual tour guide Rossana give us a quick tour around Palermo with a lot of information. It was nice to have a local guide. The sights were somewhat interesting but as I mentioned it is a very quick overview. We had lunch at Restaurant 59. It was very good, but as some others mentioned, it is expensive. I ordered lasagna with a side, and Coke Light as a beverage, and the Coke Light came in a very tiny bottle so I ordered two, not realizing that it cost 4 euros a bottle! Then there is also the cover charge of 2 euros just to eat inside, but that is very typical of most places, so I can't fault them for that. I will say the lasagna was worth what I paid for it, but if you eat lunch there you may want to order something else as a beverage. I also had the tempura style vegetables and those were good. After that, we were off to Cefalu, which I thought was much more scenic than Palermo, and even more scenic that Panarea and Stromboli which I had visited earlier in the week. It was a long day, but nice to get a taste of what these two places were like in case I want to come back for a future visit. The only somewhat negative point is that the tour was conducted in three languages, which makes the explanation times a bit long and cumbersome. We were a large enough group that we could have had an English-speaking guide and German-speaking guide. There were a couple of Spanish speakers who got by with Italian. Other than that, it was a nice tour.
the trip is well organized, good guide, we had very little time for Palermo cathedral
This is a MUST DO trip if you are staying at the eastern side of Sicily and do not have time to go to the Western part. Palermo is a beautiful city with a lot of history and in my opinion it would be a big loss if you come alI the way to Sicily and miss visiting Palermo. I would like to thank our tour guide Rosalia Tramuto for such an enjoyable and informative tour. Our only concerns about the tour was 1- We had to pay for the head phones which is not logical as I never had to pay for head phones in any guided tour I bought. 2- If I were a Siclian I would not want any tourist to see that market place anyway. It is a dirty and stinky place where they sell meat and fish in open air with flies all over them. 3- The tour drops you off and picks you up in front of a restaurant. It is a little expensive but I must admit that food is great. You may try some other place for a cheaper lunch. But no matter what, I strongly reccomend this tour to everyone. Worth it!
Palermo should improve as the tourist attraction. Cefalu is charming. The tour itself is good. But you better find your own place for lunch.
A long journey but the scenery crossing the central plain made it worth the effort.
This was a great trip. Marco the guide and Nino the driver were very good. However, the local guide in Palermo would not wait for us to run back into the cathedral to retrieve a hat (it took us 2 minutes!). By the time we came out, she and the group had disappeared! Although we could hear her on our "Whisper", she gave no clue as to her location. Our instruction was to meet ultimately at a restaurant, which we eventually found. She said she had gone searching for us but she couldn't possibly have had time. We felt she was unprofessional not to wait , for tourists in an unfamiliar city, for no more than 2 minutes.
This is a long tour which we were ready for. The disappointment is this. We had a 1hr 45 minute tour in Palermo which has a lot to see. We spent over an hour seeing two churches! One church was fine. You have to cater to all tourists on a tour so a mix is necessary. This is especially true when time is limited! Cefalu on the other hand was really good. We were allowed ample time to explore on your own. I would not recommend this tour if they plan on visiting more than one church in Palermo. It's too far to go only to have a limited experience.
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