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Cultural guided tour Palermo and Monreale

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What to Expect
MEETING LOCATION: the pier of your cruse  liner ( I'll hold a sign with your name ) or your hotel in Palermo

The tour can be customized according to your needs

END LOCATION : same as meeting place

DURATION: 4 or 7 hours

TRANSPORTATION: the excursion is walking tour or by taxi to reach Monreale ( approximately 60 euros return cost )

WHAT IS INCLUDED: my service as a tour guide, entrance  fees are not included  Meals is not included

ESTIMATED LOCAL CASH NEEDED:  entrance fees Royal Palace € 8.50 p.p. Cloister Monreale € 6.00 all restaurants accepts credit card. Street food in a local market about 5 up to 10 euros drinks included

ITINERARY: guided walking tour in Palermo hidden sights in the old part of town. Visit the highlights of the Arab Norman Period, the Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria, the Cathedral and the Royal Palace  now the seat of the Sicilian Parliament . The Royal chapel designed by Roger II in 1130 representing the fusion of Byzantine , Arab, Norman and Sicilian civilization, this tour includes  a typical market.

  The 7 hours tour includes  Monreale Cathedral and the Benedectine cloister

Monreale a hill town just outside Palermo with the splendid position high above the Conca D'Oro. There you can find charming cafè and souvenirs shops.  The Cathedral is certainly  the apogee of Arab Norman art inspired by a vision. . The mosaics depict the whole stories of the Bible. The colour are not as bright as those of the contemporary mosaics in the Palatine Chapel, but the figures seem more expressive. They were completed between the late-1100s and early-1200s century by craftsmen from Venice and Sicily. The composition and their features and the symbols  are often the same as those used in the Palatine Chapel. Their arrangement follow a precise program, the  art used as an instrument of religion and serve to educate the faithful in the teachings of the Christian Church.
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Departure Point
central Palermo
Duration
7h
Exclusions
  • Transportation to/from attractions
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

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Key Details
  • Roberta Teresi
  • Duration: 7h
  • Mobile Ticket Accepted
  • Languages Offered: English
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