PALERMO, MONREALE AND STREET FOOD
Green-pass required, Culture, Meal included
Palermo, a mix of art and food. From Monreale Cathedral to the Ancient Focacceria San Francesco From Byzantine, Arab and Norman art to the classic focaccia with spleen, ricotta and caciocavallo cheese. Or perhaps an arancina. GREEN PASS IS REQUIRED FOR THIS EXCURSION, PLEASE CARRY IT WITH YOU. IN CASE YOU DO NOT HAVE IT, YOU CAN OBTAIN IT ONBOARD.
- Palermo: Via Libertà, Teatro Politeama, Teatro Massimo, Foro Italico, Porta Felice.
- Monreale: Cathedral
- Antica Focacceria San Francesca, with food tasting
- Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Quattro Canti, Piazza Pretoria, Cathedral
- After a sightseeing tour of downtown Palermo, to admire the Teatro Politeama and Teatro Massimo, amongst others, we'll head for Monreale, above the city.
- Monreale's Cathedral is famous for its mosaics. The most distinctive is that of Christ Pantocrator, with an artistic and architectural structure that combines Arab, Norman and Byzantine infuences. The nearby Cloister, with its 216 decorated columns, is another masterpiece of Norman-Arab art.
- We'll return to downtown Palermo for a typical Sicilian lunch, naturally with stuffed focaccia, arancine, panelle and cannoli, at the Antica Focacceria San Francesco. You'll tell us which focaccia you preferred; the one with spleen, ricotta or caciocavallo. By the way, how long did it take you to decide which little arancina to try?
- You'll need a walk to digest the meal so we'll go for a stroll along Corso Vittorio Emanuele to the Cathedral. We're real Palermitans now!
Good to know
- Wear suitable clothing for the places of worship you will be visiting.
- From the parking lot there are 90 steps up to the village.
- Before booking the excursion or once on board, contact the excursion office to check the availability of vegetarian or gluten-free dishes and to report any food intolerances.