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Overview
Palermo, with its mix of high culture, street drama, and time-worn elegance, is a charming city for a walking tour. This Palermo small-group walking tour stands out by focusing on the history of the Sicilian Mafia and the anti-Mafia fight. Visit Palermo’s historic center with a guide and meet local business owners who resist the Mafia protection rackets.
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You'll start at
Piazza Verdi, 455
Piazza Verdi, 455, 90133 Palermo PA, ItalyWe meet at the main entrance to the Teatro Massimo; our guides wear a blue packpack with the white words NO MAFIA.
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    Teatro Massimo
    Stop: 30 minutes -
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    Palazzo di Giustizia
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 3
    Cattedrale di Palermo
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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    Palazzo Pretorio, Municipio di Palermo
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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  • 5
    La Magione
    Stop: 15 minutes -
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You'll end at
Antica Focacceria San Francesco
Via Alessandro Paternostro, 58, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
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Highlights
  • Ideal for travelers to Palermo who are interested in history and the Mafia
  • Meet locals who are part of a civic movement resisting the Mafia
  • See a side of Palermo most other tours don’t focus on
  • Finish the tour at one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Palermo in front of Teatro Massimo, one of Europe’s largest opera houses, for your walking tour. Walk with your guide around Palermo’s historic center, passing Palermo Cathedral, Palazzo Pretorio, and Palermo Court. At each stop, your guide tells you about the history of the Mafia and the civic movement against Mafioso power led by local hoteliers, restaurant owners, farmers, and businesspeople to resist protection rackets. Your tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francesco—one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo—famous for street food characteristic of the region.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza Verdi, 455, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Antica Focacceria San Francesco, Via Alessandro Paternostro, 58, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Solidarity quote: a small contribution to Addiopizzo local NGO
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 15 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Bill W wrote a review 4 Mar
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Refusing to deal with the Mafia in Sicily has become more common and safer to do, thanks in large part to the No Mafia movement in Palermo. Nearly 200 years of Mafia control has been diminished due to the work of this organization which began in 2004, according to our tour guide
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Date of experience: February 2020
Mark Willcox wrote a review 3 Mar
3 contributions
Great tour around Palermo visiting sites related to mafia. Tour host was great. Very knowledgeable and passionate
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Aimée M wrote a review Dec 2019
2 contributions1 helpful vote
Very interesting tour. Great to get a local perspective on what has become such a famous topic! Also make sure to check out the no mafia museum!
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Date of experience: December 2019
Response from Addiopizzo T, Guest Relations Manager at Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily
Responded 22 Dec 2019
thank you very much, the comments of our customers are really very important for us, which allow us to make this tour even more interesting and appreciated by all. thank you very much we are very happy that you enjoyed it.
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miluch1959 wrote a review Dec 2019
Adelaide, Australia5 contributions2 helpful votes
The No Mafia Walking Tour was a wonderfully informative walking experience through the back streets of Palermo. Linda, a very passionate guide, informing our group about Sicilian history, the struggles of Sicilian’s with their fight against the Mafia protection rackets, the
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Response from Addiopizzo T, Guest Relations Manager at Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily
Responded 22 Dec 2019
Reading your comment, we think that it is thanks to people like you that our land takes on another meaning, thank you very much for the beautiful words about us, we are really very happy that you enjoyed our tour. We are waiting for you in Sicily, you are welcome.
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jock62 wrote a review Oct 2019
Australia30 contributions8 helpful votes
The No Mafia Walking Tour outlines a side of Palermo that is both historic and current. It Is a casual, enjoyable walk and learning experience.
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Date of experience: October 2019
Response from Addiopizzo T, Guest Relations Manager at Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily
Responded 2 Nov 2019
Thank you very much, your feedback is very important to us. We are very happy that you enjoyed the tour.
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About the operator
By: Addiopizzo Travel - Day Tours
Bill W
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No Mafia Walking Tour
Refusing to deal with the Mafia in Sicily has become more common and safer to do, thanks in large part to the No
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Mark Willcox
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No mafia tour
Great tour around Palermo visiting sites related to mafia. Tour host was great. Very knowledgeable and passionate
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Aimée M
21
No mafia tour
Very interesting tour. Great to get a local perspective on what has become such a famous topic! Also make sure to
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miluch1959
Adelaide, Australia
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Looking for a Tour - Book this One
The No Mafia Walking Tour was a wonderfully informative walking experience through the back streets of Palermo.
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jock62
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A. Great Walking Tour
The No Mafia Walking Tour outlines a side of Palermo that is both historic and current. It Is a casual, enjoyable
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Lorretta s
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Brilliant tour
We were a party of 9 , Linda was our tour guide and she was fantastic , very informative and passionate about her
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hilogirl2017
Hilo, Hawaii
21
Great experience
I highly recommend this excursion for anyone interested in Sicilian history and culture. Tour leader was very well
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markp229e2
Washington DC, District of Columbia
195
Excellent experience!
The tour guide explained the struggle of the people of Sicily and the government against the Sicilian Mafia. The
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AussieS5Richard
North Sydney, Australia
8952
very educational and really interesting
Great tour explaining about the mafia and the anti-mafia movement. Did not realise just how big the mafia still
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La & Lo
10
Eye-opening experience in learning about the Mafia over the past one and a half centuries.
This was a very worthwhile travel experience and guide Stafano did an excellent job taking us around various very
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