City Tour with Palazzo Abatellis Shore Excursion
A Blend of the Best in Palermo
DURATION: UP TO 8-HOURS
Come see Palermo, renowned for its history, culture, architecture, and gastronomy
Its melting pot of Byzantine, Arab, Norman, Renaissance, and baroque architecture is a feast for the eyes. Its museums are varied and include Palazzo Mirto and Palazzo Abatellis. Palazzo Mirto is located just off Piazza Marina and is one of the several noble palazzi offered by the city, but only a few are open to the public.
It offers unique collections of furniture, paintings, ceramics, watches, weapons but most of all it offers the unique opportunity to see how really was the life of a noble and rich Palermitani family. Its walls are covered in acres of silk and velvet wall paper and vast embroidered wall hangings, while its floors are paved in coloured marbles and mosaics. The real extravagance, however, is the tiny Salottino Cinese (Chinese salon) full of blackjacquer, silken wallpaper, and a rather conceited ceiling painting of European aristos viewing the room from above.
Proceed to the amazing Palazzo Abatellis, the Regional Art Gallery. The Palace is one of the most significant Gothic-Catalan architectonic samples in Western Sicily. Its gallery features sculptures and paintings from the 12th to the 18th century. The Annunciata by Antonello da Messina is the highlight. An orientation tour of the city is included.
Pick-Up/Drop-Off: Your driver will pick you up from the Palermo Pier. At the conclusion of the tour, you will be dropped back at the pier to re-board your ship.
Includes: Private vehicle and driver for up to 8-hours, knowledgeable English-speaking guide, Entrance fees to Palazzo Mirto & Palazzo Abatellis.
Excludes: Gratuity, Extra Hours, Extra Kilometres.