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History and Food in the heart of Palermo

Sicilian Food Culture in collaboration with Mare & Co. offers you a walk through the wonders of Palermo's old town and the delights of its street food while observing places, products, colors and characters from another time. During the 3 hours walking along the old Cassaro (Corso Vittorio Emanuele), you will appreciate the authentic art treasures and beautiful monuments of Palermo. You will also visit the famous street markets in a true mix of culture, customs, and food tradition: for example the Capo, the most popular, and the Vucciria, the oldest market in Palermo, full of flavors and colors.

Walking in the centre of Palermo means visiting an open-air museum, where you can find different ages of architectural styles, but also churches buildings from the Norman, Byzantine and liberty period that tell stories of kings and queens, of ancient kingdoms and dominions.

The richness of the artistic treasures of Palermo joins the gastronomy and street food. The walk will be an opportunity to taste some specialties of Palermo: the decisive flavors of the street food of Palermo, the "sfincione" (dough topped with onion, cheese, bread crumbs, tomato and oregano), the "panelle" (fried chickpea flour), the "crocché" (potatos crochettes), the "arancine" stuffed with meat or butter (rice croquettes stuffed), the "caponata" (sweet-and-sour dish made of fried aubergines, capers, olives, onions and celery) and the "cannoli" (crunchy shell with swetcheese). You can add the “meusa" (bovine spleen - only for a walk with big tasting) paying €5,00 more.

You can easily book your tickets (minimum order 2 tickets) clicking here or clicking on the banner at the top right of the page, via our partner getyourguide.com where you'll be able to get the best price, and select the date that will suit you best!

Feel free to contact us at info@sicilianfoodculture.com if you need any additional information!

 


Highlights

  • Sample a selection of street food products in Palermo’s markets
  • Enjoy a walk through central Palermo and admire the historic markets, Capo and Vucciria
  • Learn about local culture, history, and food traditions from your guide

 

Includes

  • 5 street food tastings
  • Dessert tasting of cannoli
  • 1 drink (a beer, a glass of wine, water or cola)
  • Professional tour guide
  • Visit to Capo market
  • Visit to the Cathedral of Palermo

 

Not Included

  • Museum admission fees
  • Tips/gratuities