Enjoy a relaxing walk with a local guide and explore the oldest food markets of Palermo and sample the best selection of street food and drinks. Weave in and out of the squares, back streets, and alleys, all the while learning about Palermo’s history, culture, and insights that only a local guide can truly offer.
This morning Palermo street food tour begins at the Teatro Massimo situated in the heart of the city centre at 11am. At the meeting point you will receive your personal food passport to check off all the local delicacies you have tasted. Led by a local licensed guide, you’ll explore the Capo and the Vucciria food markets, jumping in and out from the alleys to the main streets and squares. You will sample some of the more traditional and tasty local seasonal dishes, as well as some of your guides favourite dishes, preferred artisans and local shops en route.
So you have an idea of the taste sensations available, here is a selection from a typical tour menu; panelle (chickpea fritters) and sfincione (tomato focaccia) and some typical foods of the local region, such as the one and only ”pani ca’ meusa” veal lung and spleen sandwich (which is much more delicious than it sounds !!).
But it isn’t all about the food! During the walk, your guide will share with you anecdotes, history and cultural highlights of their home town and an insight into their daily lives; shopping habits and sense of humour. They may even share Sicillian social and controversial issues such as the Mafia ! You will gain and experience an all-encompassing overview of the local culture.
After typically five or six delicious savoury street food samples, accompanied by a light aperitif, you wash them down with a glass of local dessert wine in the oldest area of downtown, sharing a cheerful toast with the locals. This amazing experience finally ends with a show stopping seasonal dessert (cannoli in winter, ice cream in summertime).
We always offer what is seasonal and traditional in that specific season. Your guide will showcase the best seasonal local produce and food samples, although your exact route may vary to include unique delicacies available on that specific day.
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