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 English speaking driver-guide waiting for you at the cruise terminal or he will meet you at your accommodation, with a private adapted vehicle. Together you are off to the first stop of your Palermo and Cefalú tour, Palermo.
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Palermo is one of the most diverse and exciting cities in Sicily. 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 Palermo, you visit several of the main highlights, such as the cozy markets and the Massimo Theatre. This theater is called Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele, an opera located on the Piazza Verdi in Palermo. It was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II, known for its perfect acoustics, and 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.
You also visit The Palatine Chapel inside the Norman Palace. This chapel, with its elegant decorations and mosaics, is listed on the UNESCO World Heritage list. The tour continues towards the Cathedral, followed by the church of Saint Giovanni of the Hermits. This church looks like a Greek temple from the inside because of its majestic columns. From the outside, it seems like a romanesque church.
Next up you explore 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 famous.
A little less than an hour drive from Palermo lies Cefalú. The place that you will visit next. Cefalu is famous for its medieval center and 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, there is some free time to roam around the ancient streets yourself.
When the day is finished, your driver guide brings you back to the cruise port or your accommodation.
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