Highlights of this tour
- Massimo Theatre
- The Palatine Chapel
- Church of Saint Giovanni of the Hermits
- The four angels
- Piazza Pretoria
- Catacombs of the Cappuccini
- Ancient wash-tub
You find your driver who is waiting for you with an adapted vehicle at the cruise terminal. Once you see him, he helps you to get into the car employing a ramp. When everyone is seated, you are off to the first stop of your Palermo and Cefalú tour, Palermo.
Palermo is one of the most diverse and exciting cities in Italy. Its rich history is characterized by different cultures that have all left their mark on the city. The Sicilian capital is also bursting with attractions, some of which you get to see during this tour.
In this city, you visit several highlights, such as the cozy markets and the Massimo Theatre. This theater is called Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele and is an opera located on the Piazza Verdi in Palermo. It was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II. It is the largest in Italy and one of the largest in Europe (the third after the Opéra National de Paris and the K.K. Hof-Opernhaus in Vienna), known for its perfect acoustics.
You also visit The Palatine Chapel inside the Norman Palace. This chapel is with its elegant decorations and mosaics inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The tour is continuous to the Cathedral, followed by the church of Saint Giovanni of the Hermits. That looks like a Greek temple from the inside because of its majestic columns. And from the outside, it seems like a romanesque church.
Next up is exploring the historical part of Palermo. You see the artwork of the four angels, Piazza Pretoria, with its fountain. The large central fountain is the center of sixteen naked images of nymphs, people, mermaids, and satyrs. Moreover, you see the Aquile palace and the catacombs of the Cappuccini. In the tombs are thousands of people mummified some of them one’s famous.
A little less than an hour’s drive from Palermo is Cefalú. The place that you will visit next. Famous for its medieval center, you find many touristic hotspots around. Visit the Cathedral and see the ancient wash-tub that ladies used back in the days to wash their clothes. When you have seen the historic center together with your guide, there is some free time to roam around the ancient streets yourself.
When the day is finished, your guide brings you back to the cruise port.
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