Half Day Palermo Orientation Tour
You will meet your guide at ship dock or at tender mooring; he will wait for you handling the Onirikos arrival board.
The guide will introduce you to your driver. They will escort you in the Palermo downtown in order to enjoy a unique experience.
Hot, colorful Palermo - the capital of the island of Sicily. Palermo, derives its name from the Greek "panormus", meaning "all port". Through history the city has been conquered by the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Arabs, the civilizations of which have all left their mark, and contributed to its great architectural and cultural importance. In the heart of the historic center of Palermo, the Palace of the Normans dates back to 9th century; today it is the seat of Sicilian Parliament. The palazzo also holds the Cappella Palatina, a gorgeous example of some of the world's most beautiful Byzantine mosaics. Blocks from the Palazzo dei Normanni off the Corso Vittorio Emanuele, Palermo's main avenue, the Palermo Cathedral is a building of colossal proportions and varying architectural styles. Marvel at its Moorish, Gothic, and neoclassical exterior, then head inside to view Norman tombs, Greek and Roman sarcophagi, and the jewel-encrusted crown of Catherine of Aragon. One of the most famous settings for a scene in The Godfather, Teatro Massimo is one of Italy's top opera houses and one of the largest opera houses in Europe. The monumental stairs leading up to the theater is also a favorite meeting place of Palermitani. A symbol of the city of Palermo, this red-domed building near the Palazzo dei Normanni is reminiscent of the Hagia Sophia in Istanbul.
After the visit your driver will escort you back to the Port.