Palermo Monreale shore excursionUnknown Palermo shore excursion

Private cruise excursion from Palermo port of call. 

 

Visit some of the most unusual momuments in the world

 

 


We will start at Piazza Pretoria with its beautiful Renaissance fountain originally built for a villa near Florence: a piece of 16th century Tuscany in the center of an Arab-Norman city. Nearby is the Church of La Martorana where 12th century severe Norman architecture clashes with the frivolities of the Baroque style. Then on to the Capuchin Catacombs where you will be shocked by a macabre sight: 8,000 mummified bodies dressed in their best Sunday clothes and propped up against the walls! Next, we'll move on to the Zisa Castle commissioned by the Norman King William I, but built by his Muslim architects who used all their Middle-Eastern know-how. In the afternoon, we'll drive to the town of Bagheria known for its Baroque villas. We will visit the most unusual one built by the Prince of Palagonia who was fascinated with monsters and mirrors.

 

Tour type: private shore trip from Palermo port of call.

Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide.

Time duration: almost 7  hours

Driving time:  from Trapani one and half hours

Departure time: on demand

Meeting place for cruisers: Port of call pier: The guide/ driver will hold a sign with clients' name.

Tour cost: depends on the services requested (driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please ask for a quote