HUNTING FOR PALERMITAN STREET FOOD
Gourmet Tours, 1
Fed up of hearing the same things about Palermo? Switch to a new guide: we'll set you up with an expert Sicilian chef. Because Palermo is the capital of street food and should be visited as such: wandering from one market to the next. Find out the difference between a Schietto and Maritato spleen sandwich, taste some arancine and end on a sweet note with a real cannolo.
- Kalsa: Arab quarter, with food tasting
- Ballarò market, with food tasting
- Capo Market
- Massimo Theater
- Accompanied by an expert Sicilian chef, your street food tour will begin in the Arab Kalsa district, with a first taste of panelle, arancine and croquettes. Remember it's “arancina” here, not arancino. It's important for Palermitans!
- Then, in the famous Ballarò market, try the sarde a beccafico, delicious anchovies with pine nuts, sultanas and breadcrumbs. Ready to take a break away from food now? A bit of art never hurts, especially when you're in front of the splendid Cathedral, a concentration of Arab, Norman, Roman and Byzantine styles.
- Next stop is the Capo market, one of the biggest in the city, with strings of colorful stalls of all kinds and the cries of the market sellers, known as “vuci” in the local dialect.
- We'll then head for the Massimo Theater: Italy's oldest opera house. At the city's most famous café, you'll enjoy a classic Sicilian cannolo.
- As a souvenir gift of the excursion, you'll receive a beautiful book of Sicilian recipes.
Good to know
- Slight changes may be made to itineraries and the length of excursions to protect your health and to comply with regulations and the safety protocol.
- 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.
- Menus may vary according to the season to ensure the constant high quality of the dishes served