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Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily

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Experience the gorgeous Italian scenery on your way through Palermo city, seeing historic sights at every turn whilst discovering about the organizations who stand against Mafia. Learn about "Cosa Nostra" and the civil antimafia movement whilst walking through picturesque streets and squares. Discover a city that is finally rebelling against the Mafia’s protection racket. The tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francesco, one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo, famous for the characteristic street food.
Highlights
  • Ideal for travelers to Palermo who are interested in history and the Mafia
  • Meet locals who are part of a civic movement resisting the Mafia
  • See a side of Palermo most other tours don’t focus on
  • Finish the tour at one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Palermo in front of Teatro Massimo, one of Europe’s largest opera houses, for your walking tour.
Walk with your guide around Palermo’s historic center, passing Palermo Cathedral, Palazzo Pretorio, and Palermo Court.
At each stop, your guide tells you about the history of the Mafia and the civic movement against Mafioso power led by local hoteliers, restaurant owners, farmers, and businesspeople to resist protection rackets.
Your tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francesco—one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo—famous for street food characteristic of the region.
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Our guide Linda was passionate about the anti mafia campaign and this made the tour extremely interesting and informative.

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank geraint d
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A must do! Our tour guide was full of knowledge & information, and more importantly full of passion for the subject! She explained the business, judicial, religious & political history, adding in her own personal memories & experiences. The tour took us around Palermo &...More

Date of experience: August 2019
1  Thank 851kerrif
Reviewed 16 July 2019

This was a 3 hour walking tour of the some tourist sites of Palermo and some a bit off the beaten track but all with a background story about the Mafia and their 'operation'. Valerie was our guide and was excellent - good knowledge and...More

Date of experience: July 2019
3  Thank dragonphoe18
Addiopizzo T, Guest Relations Manager at Addiopizzo Travel - Day Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 17 July 2019

Thank you very much, your feedback is very important to us. We are very pleased that you enjoyed the tour and that you enjoyed the experience. Thank you Addiopizzo Travel Staff

Reviewed 20 June 2019 via mobile

We did the English-language tour with the super friendly, knowledgeable and passionate activist Linda, today. It was absolutely fascinating and offered new insights into the history of the Mafia in Palermo, as well as the resistance movements and actions which are working to raise awareness...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank haleyemf
Reviewed 15 June 2019 via mobile

We were a group of 3 who joined this tour after the fantastic reviews. We unfortunately didn’t have a great time, leaving after 45 minutes. The main reason was our guide who I’ve not seen mentioned so maybe was a cover. I’ve gone for 2...More

Date of experience: May 2019
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swissmrs73
14 August 2019|
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Response from heatonspair | Reviewed this property |
Please see the answer from Dragonphoe18. It's a great tour that I highly recommend.8
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vanessa031
13 July 2019|
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Response from dragonphoe18 | Reviewed this property |
Hi Vanessa, I don't think it should be a problem since it's a walking tour and all outdoors. You might just check with Addiopizzo though who run the tour. We found them very good at answering enquiries. Good luck and I hope... More
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