Palermo and Monreale
This full-day tour will start in Palermo, where you will learn about the city’s fascinating history and the many cultures that called it their home throughout the centuries. You’ll pass through streets filled with bustling outdoor markets and see artistic delights and historic gems at every corner, including Norman palaces, Baroque churches and exquisite buildings, like the 12th-century Palatine Chapel featuring stunning mosaics and ceilings covered in spectacular wooden panels carved and painted by Arab craftsmen. Then your driver will take you to the hilltop village of Monreale to visit the stunning cathedral built by the Normans in the 12th century. Inside, walls and columns shimmer with stunning mosaics, covering a surface of over 6,000 square meters. You will have also some free time to stroll around the center of Monreale before the drive back to Palermo.
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Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Entrance fee to Cappella Palatina and Monreale Dome
- Expert Local Guide in Palermo
- Free time in Monreale
- Private transportation
- Entry/Admission - Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina
- Entry/Admission - Duomo di Monreale
What's excluded :
- Local Guide in Monreale
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Chiesa Inferiore della Cappella Palatina, Piazza del Parlamento, 90131, Palermo, Sicily Italy
The Palatine Chapel is the royal chapel of the Norman palace in Palermo. This building is a mixture of Byzantine, Norman and Fatimid architectural styles, showing the tricultural state of Sicily during the 12th century after Roger II's father and uncle conquered the island.
Duration: 1 hour
Pass By: Piazza Castelnuovo, 90100, Palermo, Sicily Italy
Piazza Castelnuovo is a square of Palermo. Along with the contiguous Piazza Ruggero Settimo, it forms a single urban space, commonly called Piazza Politeama, by virtue of the presence of Teatro Politeama, the second most important theatre of the city after Teatro Massimo. The square is located between Via Ruggero Settimo, Viale della Libertà and Via Dante, near the historic centre of Palermo, and represents one of the most popular city square.
Pass By: Piazza Giuseppe Verdi (Piazza Massimo), 90138, Palermo, Sicily Italy
Piazza Verdi, commonly known as Piazza Massimo, is a square of Palermo. At its centre is the sumptuous Teatro Massimo, the biggest opera house of Italy, and the third of Europe after the Opéra National de Paris and the K. K. Hof-Opernhaus in Vienna. The square is located in the heart of the city, near the central Via Maqueda, in the quarter of the Seralcadio, within the historic centre of Palermo.
Pass By: Piazza Marina, 90133, Palermo, Sicily Italy
Piazza Marina is a square of Palermo. It is located down the Cassaro street, in the quarter of the Kalsa, within the historic centre of Palermo. The square is dominated by the great Garibaldi Garden. This garden is famous because the biggest Ficus macrophylla of Europe is situated in it.
Stop At: Monreale, Monreale, Province of Palermo, Sicily
It is located on the slope of Monte Caputo, overlooking the very fertile valley called "La Conca d'oro" (the Golden Shell), a production area of orange, olive and almond trees, the produce of which is exported in large quantities. Monreale is home to a historical Norman-Byzantine cathedral. This has been designated as one of several buildings named in a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Duration: 3 hours
Stop At: Duomo di Monreale, Piazza Guglielmo II 1, 90046, Monreale, Sicily Italy
One of the greatest existent examples of Norman architecture, it was begun in 1174 by William II of Sicily. In 1182 the church, dedicated to the Nativity of the Virgin Mary, was, by a bull of Pope Lucius III, elevated to the rank of a metropolitan cathedral. Since 2015 it is part of the Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale UNESCO Heritage site.
Duration: 1 hour
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Meet your driver at your hotel.
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Infants must sit on laps
- Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.