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Palermo: Historical Center Walking Tour with Rooftop Views

1. Palermo: Historical Center Walking Tour with Rooftop Views

Discover Palermo from above on a guided walking tour. Take in the city's top attractions, including picturesque piazzas, grand churches, and Palermo Cathedral. Explore the rooftops to see the city from up high. Learn about Palermo's history and the Sicilian tradition of baking in convents. Meet your guide at the entrance to Piazza San Domenico, before heading along Corso Vittorio Emanuele, where you can admire many architectural gems, including the impressive Palermo Cathedral with its mix of styles. Then, head to Piazza Bellini and the Roman Catholic Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria. Marvel at its Renaissance, Baroque, and Rococo features. Discover this former convent's baking roots in the Dolceria, a project aimed at rediscovering the ancient Sicilian tradition of baking in convents. Next, get a whole new perspective on Palermo by climbing up to the roof of the convent of Saint Catherine of Alexandria, where you can admire breathtaking city views. Take in the beauty of the dome of the Baroque Chiesa del Santissimo Salvatore church and the Cathedral from up high. Finally, visit the enchanting Piazza Pretoria, also known as the square of shame, in the middle of the historical center of Palermo. Admire its majestic marble fountain featuring sixteen nude statues of nymphs, humans, mermaids, and satyrs. Then, finish your tour back at the meeting point.

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What people are saying about Church of Saint Catherine of Alexandria

Overall rating

4.6 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Margherita was a fantastic guide, she has a very deep knowledge about history, culture and architecture as well. We were reaching many important sights of Palermo.

Excellent walk to discover all that I was unable to do alone. Beauty is at home in this city and if accompanied by a good guide, it becomes even more beautiful

nice tour taking you across the main sites in Palermo, complete with rooftop views , a good way to take in the sights of this beautiful city

It was a crazy discovery. Palermo is a riot of peoples and traditions wisely explained by the very patient guide to all my questions

Very prepared and helpful guide, he made us appreciate the art, culture and curiosities of Palermo.