Tour Description

Learn about the Mafia and the civil anti-mafia movement whilst walking through the picturesque historic center of Palermo.

Discover a city that is finally rebelling against the Mafia’s protection racket.

The Teatro Massimo, the open-air market "Il Capo", Piazza della Memoria (Memorial dedicated to prosecutors and judges killed by the Mafia), Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the City Hall, Piazza Magione.
Every stop is a cause for reflection, a chance to mull over the realities of the Mafia and consider the civic movement against Mafioso power.

Along the tour you will meet shopkeepers who have said NO to paying the pizzo, who have subscribed to the ethical consumer campaign ‘Pago chi non paga’ (I pay who does not pay).

This campaign is promoted by Addiopizzo to support those that have decided to rebel against the Mafia.

The tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francesco, one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo, famous for its ‘cibo da strada palermitano’ (street food of Palermo).

Hear you will learn about how the owners had the courage to speak out against extortion.

Lunch is not included but if you decide to stay you can taste some specialties like:
- pane con la milza (sandwich stuffed with beef spleen and ricotta cheese),
- arancine (rice balls),
- panelle (chickpea fritters),
- anelletti al forno (baked ring-shaped pasta),
- involtini di melanzane (eggplant rolls),
- sarde a beccafico (sardine rolls),
- world famous Cannoli.

Things to Note

  • A small contribution to the Addiopizzo charitable organisation is included.
  • We suggest to be at the meeting point 10 minutes before the starting time;
  • we suggest to wear confortable shoes.

Payment Policy

  • Rest of payment before arrival.
  • Cancellation / no show policy: If cancelled or modified up to 2 days before the date of tour no fee will be charged.
  • If cancelled or modified later or in case of no show 100 % of reservation will be charged.

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