The guide will meet you at your hotel in Palermo.
A revealing tour of the monuments
that make Palermo the capital of western Sicily.
The tour starts in the morning with a visit
of Casa Professa, (church of Jesus) it is a Baroque
masterpiece located in Palermos Albergheria
quarter near the Quattro Canti. The jesuits built
the original church here, between 1574 and 1578.
Casa Professa was seriously damaged during World War
II but was superbly restored following that conflict.
Nearby is the Church of San Matteo
from 1647, which was founded by an order
of friars who prayed perpetually for the Holy Souls
Four statues in front of the altar dating 1700's are
by the famous local sculptor Giacomo Serpotta.
Not far from here is Palazzo Mirto, one of the few aristocratic
homes of Palermo open to the general public. Built upon
the foundations of 13th and 14th century structures
the palace was completed
in the last years of the 18th century.
Most of it salons, furnished with original items
owned by the family, Ferdinando of Naples just
a few years later.
The tour ends at the Oratorio del Rosario of the
Basilica of San Domenico. It is another fine
example of Sicilian Baroque and is also known
for the many prominent Sicilians laid to rest in it.
San Domenicos landmark is the obelisk-like
Colonna dell Immacolata
in the piazza in front of the Basilica.
The tour is for a party
of max 15 people;
it includes licensed English speaking guide.
Minivan or minibus available on request
*Meals not included in the
Please, contact us for questions
and price estimates.