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The most beautiful sea spots
Please fully read the description. I want to show you not the usual spots like Mondello, but very beautiful places I love. 3 amazing spots: 2 seaside bays and 1 river spot. We'll move along the North coast close to the town of Terrasini, snorkeling, relaxing and discovering the Mediterranean environment. The spots are rather ROCKY with a very clean blue and turquoise water. To finish the day we'll go to explore some natural hot springs along a river, relaxing in the warm water. This tour will be the best way to discover and enjoy the Sicily's seaside. It's up to the host (and conditions) to start the tour visiting a nice sandy beach. Lunch is around 1.30 p.m. with the possibility to eat traditional pasta with fresh fish, street food or ice cream (lunch not included). The time schedule is very elastic, according to needs and expectations, but it's also a RESPONSABILITY of each guest to be able to visit all the spots planned. In each spot WE'LL WALK to reach the spot and to return back at the car. IF YOU ARE NOT CONFIDENT TO WALK ON ROCKY PATH, WITH SLIPPERY/EXPOSED/STEEP PASSAGES, DOING STAIRS, STEPS, UNDER THE SUN, OR IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC INJURIES (knee, etc) OR FEARS (dizziness) PLEASE, DON' T BOOK or check out the videos about the spot in the page at the following link
Tour in barca a vela a Palermo
Mondello o Capo Zafferano EXPERIENCE La nostra Esperienza inizia alle 10 del mattino con l'appuntamento al molo presso la Marina Galizzi in via Filippo Patti a Palermo, dopo un piccolo succo di benvenuto, cominceremo la navigazione in direzione del golfo di Mondello o verso Capo Zafferano. Usciti dal porto potremmo issare le vele ed il comandante vi darà le nozioni base della vela. Durante la navigazione quasi alle falde di Monte Pellegrino vicino il porto dell'Acquasanta o in alternativa andremo verso Capo Zafferano, gli ospiti potranno vivere un'esperienza unica ed ammirare le nostre meravigliose coste. Giunti in rada nel mare cristallino, vicino alla riserva di Capo Gallo, gli ospiti potranno fare il bagno e poi degustare le nostre pietanze culinarie locali. Dopo un pò di relax si salperà per il rientro al pontile dove arriveremo intorno le 18. Durante la nostra esperienza sarà possibile pescare a traina grazie all'attrezzatura di bordo. Nel caso in cui le condizioni meteo marine sono avverse l'escursione verrà se possibile rimandata a data da destinarsi o totalmente rimborsata.
Make Pasta With Ancient Grains
Our experience will be like a gastronomic journey in the fascinating world of pasta made with Sicilian "ancient grains"! I bet you don't know what the ancient grains are! These are worked with a natural stone, and left dry for hours and hours. In particular, our pasta is made out of two particular ancient grains: Perciasacchi e Tumminia. Firstly, we will go to the market and select the ingredients for our pasta. Then, we will start our experience understanding the main characteristics of the bran that makes these grains so special. At this point, ready to cook! We will prepare three variety of fresh pasta: tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli and we will cook the seasoning for pasta. That is not all! We will also have a typical sicilian dessert. We will have fun :) Other things to note A vegan, vegetarian and gluten free option will be available if you will communicate it beforehand!
Sicilian Cooking Lesson
On a typical lesson day we meet in the morning at one of Palermo’s oldest markets, shop around for any items we will need for the lesson and then stroll to the air-conditioned kitchen in The Sicilian Pantry cookery school where we prepare a 4 course Sicilian meal, learning the techniques and tricks needed to recreate it when you return home. Meals are made up of a starter, pasta course, main course and desert (changes can be made for individuals with specific dietary requirements where appropriate). After the lesson we can sit down together to enjoy the fruits of our labour along with a selection of Sicilian wines rounded off with some homemade liqueurs and coffee. We believe that the true expression of Sicilian cuisine comes from the quality of its fresh seasonal produce so we strive to always ensure that we have the best of what Sicily has to offer in order to share this with our guests. This is an entertaining and informative day out, recommended for cooks of all levels. Other things to note Please let us know as soon as possible if you (or any in your party) have any dietary requirements, intolerances etc.
TO HOUSE OF CILLA
We will begin our early morning experience by meeting at "Porta Carini", the gateway to one of the most famous markets of the city, il Capo. We will go along the alleys of the market, full of merchandise, and here we will buy everything we need to make together the menu you have chosen. Among the stalls full of goods, between colors and voices you will have the impression of being in one of the souks of any Muslim city. Visiting a market in Palermo is a multicultural experience, they fully express the multifaceted and cosmopolitan culture of Palermo. After our purchases, we will move towards my house, which is just a few minutes from Piazza Politeama. Here our experience will continue with the preparation of the dishes. Under my supervision my kitchen will become the scenery of your culinary creations. Sicilian cuisine, considered one of the most creative and spectacular in the world, is closely linked to the historical, cultural and religious events of the island. From the appetizer to the dessert I will tell you the origin and the history of each dish, and this will be a reason for comparison and exchange between our cultures.

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The most beautiful sea spots
Please fully read the description. I want to show you not the usual spots like Mondello, but very beautiful places I love. 3 amazing spots: 2 seaside bays and 1 river spot. We'll move along the North coast close to the town of Terrasini, snorkeling, relaxing and discovering the Mediterranean environment. The spots are rather ROCKY with a very clean blue and turquoise water. To finish the day we'll go to explore some natural hot springs along a river, relaxing in the warm water. This tour will be the best way to discover and enjoy the Sicily's seaside. It's up to the host (and conditions) to start the tour visiting a nice sandy beach. Lunch is around 1.30 p.m. with the possibility to eat traditional pasta with fresh fish, street food or ice cream (lunch not included). The time schedule is very elastic, according to needs and expectations, but it's also a RESPONSABILITY of each guest to be able to visit all the spots planned. In each spot WE'LL WALK to reach the spot and to return back at the car. IF YOU ARE NOT CONFIDENT TO WALK ON ROCKY PATH, WITH SLIPPERY/EXPOSED/STEEP PASSAGES, DOING STAIRS, STEPS, UNDER THE SUN, OR IF YOU HAVE SPECIFIC INJURIES (knee, etc) OR FEARS (dizziness) PLEASE, DON' T BOOK or check out the videos about the spot in the page at the following link
All-inclusive Yacht Tour in beautiful Mondello Bay
Tour on a 16-meter yacht towards the Mondello Bay with a 40-minute navigation route. Crystal clear sea and shallow seabed with sand. All inclusive, aperitif with snacks and a choice of drinks including Prosecco, Sprtiz, Beer, Cola. Complete lunch with tasting of fish and local specialties, followed by an espresso first course with Pasta alla Marinara, coffee, assorted fruit in bellavista. Drinks, wine, mineral water, cola, included. Swimming in the sea with clear and calm waters, with double inflatable mattresses, fins and masks for snorkeling. Possibility of external shower and internal toilet. Large sunbathing areas or areas of shade. Music and fun. Return in the afternoon with 40 minutes of navigation with a view of the coast and the city.
Tour in barca a vela a Palermo
Mondello o Capo Zafferano EXPERIENCE La nostra Esperienza inizia alle 10 del mattino con l'appuntamento al molo presso la Marina Galizzi in via Filippo Patti a Palermo, dopo un piccolo succo di benvenuto, cominceremo la navigazione in direzione del golfo di Mondello o verso Capo Zafferano. Usciti dal porto potremmo issare le vele ed il comandante vi darà le nozioni base della vela. Durante la navigazione quasi alle falde di Monte Pellegrino vicino il porto dell'Acquasanta o in alternativa andremo verso Capo Zafferano, gli ospiti potranno vivere un'esperienza unica ed ammirare le nostre meravigliose coste. Giunti in rada nel mare cristallino, vicino alla riserva di Capo Gallo, gli ospiti potranno fare il bagno e poi degustare le nostre pietanze culinarie locali. Dopo un pò di relax si salperà per il rientro al pontile dove arriveremo intorno le 18. Durante la nostra esperienza sarà possibile pescare a traina grazie all'attrezzatura di bordo. Nel caso in cui le condizioni meteo marine sono avverse l'escursione verrà se possibile rimandata a data da destinarsi o totalmente rimborsata.
Make Pasta With Ancient Grains
Our experience will be like a gastronomic journey in the fascinating world of pasta made with Sicilian "ancient grains"! I bet you don't know what the ancient grains are! These are worked with a natural stone, and left dry for hours and hours. In particular, our pasta is made out of two particular ancient grains: Perciasacchi e Tumminia. Firstly, we will go to the market and select the ingredients for our pasta. Then, we will start our experience understanding the main characteristics of the bran that makes these grains so special. At this point, ready to cook! We will prepare three variety of fresh pasta: tagliatelle, gnocchi and ravioli and we will cook the seasoning for pasta. That is not all! We will also have a typical sicilian dessert. We will have fun :) Other things to note A vegan, vegetarian and gluten free option will be available if you will communicate it beforehand!
Palermo first times
Il tour è disegnato per le persone che arrivano a Palermo per la prima volta. Una guida turistica abilitata vi accompagnerà alla scoperta di Palermo e dei suoi tesori architettonici. Il tour ha inizio a Piazza Vigliena, meglio conosciuta come "I Quattro Canti". Si procede percorrendo l'antica Via Maqueda dove si apre la monumentale Fontana Pretoria, una delle più belle fontane d'Italia Si percorre la Piazza Bellini dove s'incontra la chiesa di Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio adorna di Mosaici Bizantini. Si prosegue verso la Chiesa di Santa Caterina d'Alessandria, esempio di un preziosissimo barocco siciliano. Possibilità di degustare i dolci dell'antica Tradizione delle monache all'interno del Chiostro dell'attiguo convento. Percorrendo il Cassaro antico si giunge ala cattedrale di Palermo, esempio di Arte Arabo normanna e Patrimonio UNESCO. Il tour si conclude al mercato del Capo dove la più ricca gastronomia locale vi tenterà con le locali leccornie. Visite: Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, Chiesa di Santa Caterina e Cattedrale -passeggiata al Mercato del Capo. Durata del tour 3 ore Difficoltà media Bambini free
The Sea and my Experience Daily Cruises sailing Palermo waters
Daily tour on the board of motorsailor VIVI, steel ketch, with destination Mondello or Cape Zafferano or other destinations in the area to be agreed in advance Relaxing, enjoiable anchorages sailing the beautiful Palermo waters Aperitif and typical lunch Relaxation and fun Lgbt welcome Pets welcome
Pub Crawl Palermo
Every FRIDAY & SATURDAY. Pub Crawl Palermo. ‘’Follow me’’. Want to meet people from all over the world? Experience 6 local bars in the historic piazzas and alleys of the city center. 5 bars + 1 club. We guarantee you will make at least one new friend. The party starts at 21:45 at Finch Pub (Piazzetta Monteleone, 5). If you come late, no problem, call or text us. Thereafter, you will get a FREE shot in each bar and fantastic drinks deals (1-3€). Rated #1 Nightlife in Palermo by TripAdvisor and Airbnb. More info contact us In association with: · Free Walking Tours · Street Food Tours · Expats/Foreigners Palermo Follow us on Insta gram: @pubcrawl.palermo Have an incredible experience! A night to remember. Let's do this!
Sicilian Cooking Lesson
On a typical lesson day we meet in the morning at one of Palermo’s oldest markets, shop around for any items we will need for the lesson and then stroll to the air-conditioned kitchen in The Sicilian Pantry cookery school where we prepare a 4 course Sicilian meal, learning the techniques and tricks needed to recreate it when you return home. Meals are made up of a starter, pasta course, main course and desert (changes can be made for individuals with specific dietary requirements where appropriate). After the lesson we can sit down together to enjoy the fruits of our labour along with a selection of Sicilian wines rounded off with some homemade liqueurs and coffee. We believe that the true expression of Sicilian cuisine comes from the quality of its fresh seasonal produce so we strive to always ensure that we have the best of what Sicily has to offer in order to share this with our guests. This is an entertaining and informative day out, recommended for cooks of all levels. Other things to note Please let us know as soon as possible if you (or any in your party) have any dietary requirements, intolerances etc.
TO HOUSE OF CILLA
We will begin our early morning experience by meeting at "Porta Carini", the gateway to one of the most famous markets of the city, il Capo. We will go along the alleys of the market, full of merchandise, and here we will buy everything we need to make together the menu you have chosen. Among the stalls full of goods, between colors and voices you will have the impression of being in one of the souks of any Muslim city. Visiting a market in Palermo is a multicultural experience, they fully express the multifaceted and cosmopolitan culture of Palermo. After our purchases, we will move towards my house, which is just a few minutes from Piazza Politeama. Here our experience will continue with the preparation of the dishes. Under my supervision my kitchen will become the scenery of your culinary creations. Sicilian cuisine, considered one of the most creative and spectacular in the world, is closely linked to the historical, cultural and religious events of the island. From the appetizer to the dessert I will tell you the origin and the history of each dish, and this will be a reason for comparison and exchange between our cultures.
Palermo Unfiltered Street Food Tour and Market Exploration
If you want to taste authentic Sicilian street food and catch the real soul of Palermo, this is the right choice! We will walk you around the Capo and Vucciria markets to enjoy the best local street food. You will try the original arancini recipe at the only place in town that still makes it! We will take you to family-run bakeries, delis and old inns to sample traditional street food and sip some regional wine ;) We will unveil the secrets of Sicilian cuisine, and discuss the history of foods and recipes. You'll meet market vendors and funny street characters. Try this out if you want to experience real Palermo and leave your comfort zone. Not only food! During the walk, we will also discuss other topics like history, traditions and social issues (eg. mafia). We will also share with you the best tips to enjoy the rest of your stay like a real local. MUST KNOW: traditional street food is super tasty and regulated by the "3 F" rule: Fried, Fat, Full of carbs. MORNING TOUR: explore the local markets of Capo and Vucciria. Choose the morning option to experience the colorful and lively markets. EVENING TOUR: let us take you around the intricate alleys of the modern port of La Cala and the busy nightlife area of La Vucciria. Choose the night tour to skip summer heat and try some unique night-time bites. Vegetarian/pescatarian options are NOT available in the evening.
Treasures of Monte Pellegrino
HIGH QUALITY EXPERIENCE INTO THE LAND'S LIFE The experience consists of a hike which crosses all the main spots of M.Pellegrino, "the most beautiful hill in the world" (according to J.W. Von Goethe). The route takes place within its natural reserve (A area), and crosses various ecosystems of vegetation like Mediterranean scrub, woods, a canyon, a natural pond and rocky areas. We'll visit the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia, the Saint Patron of Palermo, with a church inside a cave. We can also have some snacks there around. It's very nice to watch the landscape, the city and the sea from above. IMPORTANT INFO: The hike is 11 km long and the ascent around 450m. The path is rather rocky so it could be challenging. This route is not easy but very beautiful, particular, some part are really into the wild, and even the majority of the locals don't know this way. I'll share my knowledge about the local fauna and flora, the geology, the information about the surrounding us nature and the history of the places we cross. A real treasure you can't miss if you visit Palermo and if you love to walk inside nature. Perfect to get a complete view and understanding of the city. Good walking skills are required, especially if you walk with normal trainers. I prefer if you wear a pair of treKking shoes. The experience last the time it needs according to the group needs and choices.
Walking Tour & street food tour Palermo
The MORNING GROUP WALKING TOUR of Palermo lasts 3 hours. My group tour is not simply a food tour, but it's a mix of history, culture, monuments and street food. The MORNING GROUP WALKING TOUR starts at 9.30 am, with me or with my team of official Tour Guides and we will walk for about 4 km. In the first part of the Walking Tour we will visit monuments and churches and in the second part of the Walking Tour we will explore the big outdoor food market and we will eat the famous street food of Palermo (food included, no fish). At the end of the tour I will give you many suggestions of what you can do on your own in Palermo. You will understand Palermo and its old history! This group tour is for 12 people maximum. Other things to note: Street food tastings like arancini, focaccia, fresh juice, spleen sandwich, cannoli, etc (it’s like a lunch! food included, no fish) and entrances fees in the churches that we will visit are included. Before book a private tour please send me a message to check my availability.
Discovering the anti-mafia rebellion
You will walk with me or one of my fellow team members through the main roads and the back streets of the picturesque old town. You will learn about the Mafia, its brutal violence and its business, as well as about the people who stood up against the power of the organised crime. We will stop in front of monuments, memorials and shops, each is connected with a particular aspect of our story. Sometimes a small detail, that seems unsignificant at first glance, has a story behind it that is worth to be told. An example: Addiopizzo stickers on the shops windows we will see along the walking tour. They belongs to shopkeepers who have said NO to the protection money! You will also have the chance to support them, just buying a gelato, some local products or a souvenir of Palermo. Other things to note: You can recognize me because at the meeting point I will have a "No Mafia" backpack on my shoulder. IMPORTANT! The tour is offered in English, Italian or French, depending from the dates. Please scroll down this page and choose the correct date/language in the section "SEE MORE DATES".
PALERMO PUB CRAWL = Pubs & Bar tour !!
Get ready to have fun in our incredible nightlife ? This tour is a combination of pubs -bars tour, but also you have also the chance to disdover the city like a local ;) We' ll walk through the 4 famous neighborhoods of Palermo ( Capo , Vucciria , Kalsa and Ballarò ) and I 'll show you also the famous squares full of people at any time of the day or the night . Our meeting point is in front of the famous Massimo' s Theater , where there is a big square called " Champagneria " full of pubs and people , than we move as a group from venue to venue on a route that has been carefuly crafted in advance, every unique spot we visit , you have an exclusive free shot and free entry as my special guest , I'll show you also the oldest pub of Palermo called " Taverna azzurra " where you can taste the famous Sicilian' s wine Zibibbo or Sangue Siciliano ( Sicilian' s blood ) that is the typical sweet wine of Palermo. With this experience you'll meet new people ,explore a new nightlife and see the best of Palermo! This kind of experience is also perfect for “ Solo travel” enjoy your time! Do you want to spend the night as a real local ? JOIN US ! Other things to note You have only 5 shot free (1 for each pub) but probably we’ll do more than 5 pubs and on request it is possible to go to the disco to dancing at end of the tour
Photoshoot per Instagram nel cuore di Palermo
This is a photo tour adapted to anyone! Solo travelers, Couples, Families, Friends, Models, Influencers, or people just tired of selfies! Great for groups! Photo memories in the authentic Historic Center: We will hit the old streets of Palermo, seeking out its landmarks and secret squares, I will share with you my favorite spots and of course we will walk through the most iconic locations of the city, while capturing the moment for you with my camera. First time having a photoshoot? There is no need to worry. Even if this is the first time you take a photoshoot it's going to be easy since I will tell you everything of how to pose. And whether you want a photo shoot with your partner, family or friends, this will be a very fun experience. It will be a good walk so you should be prepared to have fun on the way. If you care about fashion and stylish stuff, I recommend you to bring some clothes more, in this way you will have photos with different outfits. Sounds good? If you want know more about me and my photo style check my 2 instagram pages @chiarafantauzza and @instawalkpalermo *I will send all your best photos (100 or more photos for 10 spots) in 2 days max* ** From MAY, I will have a collaborator trained by me, that, of course, will respect my style of photos. Mainly I will always be there with you, but it could happen that sometimes he will do the tour on my behalf**