Walking tours in Palermo

57 excursions and activities in Palermo are offered at reasonable prices and may be booked online.

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Can Palermo really be seen in a single day?

If you’re planning a trip to Palermo, then you want to make sure that you visit all of the city’s top attractions. The best way to do this is by creating a proper itinerary.

One of the most intriguing places to visit in Palermo is the Palatine Chapel. It’s an extraordinary building that reflects the Norman conquest of Palermo.

1. Capuchin Catacombs

Palermo’s Capuchin Catacombs (Catacombe dei Cappuccini) are burial catacombs that offer a somewhat macabre tourist attraction as well as an extraordinary historical record. They are home to about eight thousand mummified bodies, buried underground between the 16th century and the mid 19th century.

The cemetery at the Capuchin monastery outgrew its capacity in the 16th century, and monks began to excavate crypts beneath it. In 1599 they mummified one of their own, Brother Silvestro of Gubbio, and he became the first internment in these crypts.

In later years, non-clergymen were also allowed to be entombed in these crypts. These include lawyers, doctors and high-ranking soldiers, among others.

Visiting the Capuchin Catacombs is an incredible experience that you must not miss! Your LivTours tour starts in the Capuchin Crypt and Museum where your guide will be waiting for you.

Palatine Chapel

2. Palatine Chapel

The Palatine Chapel in Palermo is one of the city’s most beautiful churches. Built during the Norman era, it features an impressive interior and is a must-visit on any trip to Sicily.

This church is a must for those who love history and ancient architecture, especially because it’s the final resting place of Saint Agnes, a Christian martyr who was executed by Roman authorities. The building is also known for its intricate mosaics.

It’s one of the most fascinating places in all of Italy and is an absolute must-visit for every traveler. This basilica is also home to some of the most amazing art pieces in the entire country.

This catacomb was created in the sixteenth century when space in the cemetery ran out for deceased monks. It was then turned into an underground burial site that included both clergy and non-clergymen.

Teatro Massimo

3. Teatro Massimo

The largest opera house in Italy and third-largest in Europe, the Teatro Massimo is a must-visit during your time in Palermo. It’s famed for its perfect acoustics, so it’s a great place to catch a show.

The exterior of the theater was designed in a high neoclassical style that incorporates elements from Greek temples at Selinunte and Agrigento. The interior was conceived in a late-Renaissance style.

Inside, the lobby is resplendent with marble columns and glass chandeliers. A collection of elaborate vintage costumes from previous operas are also on display.

The theater was inaugurated in 1897, and it has an impressive reputation for musical innovation. It’s a great place to experience a classic and see the newest productions from some of the best artists in the world.

Palatine Chapel

4. Modern Art Gallery Sant’Anna

If you’re an art lover, then the Modern Art Gallery Sant’Anna is a must-see. The museum is tucked into a picturesque alleyway, just a few steps from the bustling city center.

This gallery has a large selection of paintings and sculptures by world-renowned artists. It hosts masterpieces from the 18th century all the way to the 1960s.

Its collection includes works by some of the finest Sicilian painters such as Antonino Leto and Guttuso. It also contains contemporary artworks by famous Italian painters like Ettore De Maria Bergler and Giovanni Boldini.

The gallery has a beautiful interior courtyard that is surrounded by three levels of arcades, which makes it an ideal destination for a day out in Palermo. It’s a great place to see some of the best artwork in the city, as well as relax and enjoy a delicious coffee or drink.

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