Boat trips in Sicily

Boat trips in Sicily

Alternative Tours In Sicily

Alternative Tours In Sicily

  • Catacombe di Palermo e Villagrazia di Carini: viaggio al centro della terra

    Visit to the early Christian catacombs of Porta d' Ossuna (Palermo) and Villagrazia di Carini

  • Escursione al tempio di Isravele l'eremita

     The temple of  Israele the hermit rises on the summit of Monte Gallo. It is a place surrounded by deep silence, caressed by the wind, secluded from noise and any trace of the (in)civility of Palermo.

  • Giro dei cimiteri di Palermo

    It looks bizarre to walk around cemeteries looking for artistic masterpieces...

  • Giro dei musei del mare di Palermo

    Enjoy a tour through a popular and fascinating ancient neighborhood of the coastal area of Palermo! Acquasanta (holy water) has also a lot of interesting places related to the industrial history of the city and the sea.

  • Kids welcome- Palermo per bambini

    Live Palermo with children's eyes, show them the many beauties that the city offers, bring young visitors to play, feel, taste, see it: this is "Kids Welcome, tour with a local".

  • Mondello con Luciana Zarini

    A tour exploring Mondello, the city-garden people dreamt of at the beginning of the past century. Luciana, who spent her life in Mondello and knows official and secret stories about the zone, will lead you around the villas, the streets and the secret corners of the city-garden making you discover that Mondello is not only beach and solar oil…


  • Montalbano sono...

    Traveling to the places used in Montalbano is the opportunity to discover the hidden corners of beautiful south-eastern Sicily. 

  • Palermo artigiana: il nuovo quartiere e le antiche botteghe

    Guided tour through the old and new generations of craftsmen of Palermo and the story of traditional crafts 

  • Palermo Street Art Tour

    Palermo’s walls are filling up with colours! Explore them with a street art tour in Palermo

  • Palermo Today: un tour della cittą

    A four hour trip showing the recent urban development of the city: a path through the social history of Palermo and the role of Mafia in its actual urban structure

  • SFERRACAVALLO walking tour

    Let’s discover Sferracavallo, the Northern fishing village of Palermo, led by Salvo, whose family live and work there since a long time. Salvo will show the secret corners and tell the unknown stories of the village. 

  • Tra pupi e marionette

     Know the history of the Sicilian theater in its various art forms from the Opera dei Pupi, declared Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity to the wonderful stucco decorations called "teatrini"and visit the puppet Museum

  • Viaggio nel tempo

    Palermo and Mondello by historic car.

    Plunging into Palermo’s traffic can be an experience that we would not wish upon anyone, but there are moments when the city does quieten down, leaving the old streets to take on the magic of times gone by. 

food experience in Sicily

food experience in Sicily

  • Allo stato brado

    Visit to the estate and livestock, participation in the production and tasting. 1km walk along the Salty river to its mouth on Lake Pozzillo

  • Chef a domicilio

    Private chef coming to cook for you, in your accommodation in Sicily!

  • Incontra i casari e la Vacca Nera di Sicilia

    Discover the charm of genuine local production and meet those who are passing down the age old skills of the traditional cheesemaker. Learn about the rich and particular qualities of the Cinisara cow, taste its fresh milk and delicious typical Sicilian cheeses.

  • Luxury Home restaurant a Palazzo Ajutamicristo

    Palazzo Ajutamicristo is one of the most inspiring and magnificent examples of Palermo's aristocracy. VisitPalermo invites you to relive the glories of the ancient Sicilian nobility, through an experience of taste: a lunch of traditional recipes from the island, inside the frescoed rooms of this beautiful mansion, as guests of the noble family who own it. 

  • Street food tour

    The Streaty Palermo tour is a walking tour through the main squares and street markets of the city center that allows travellers sample the best Palermitan street food. Along the walk participants enter places hung out only by real Sicilians, such as bakeries and old inns.

  • Visita al pastore

    Visit to a Ricotta cheese farm in the Madonie mountains

cooking classes in Sicily

cooking classes in Sicily

  • A Casa di Accursio lezioni di cucina

     Cooking class in the magic of the old town of Modica with the Chef Accursio Craparo

  • La mezzaluna dolce

    Cassatella-  The sweet crescent moon

    Cooking class at an agriturismo in inner Sicily: visit the kitchen laboratory, take part in the various phases of production and tasting session.

  • Laboratori di Cucina Casalinga a Palermo

    We cordially invite you to partake in traditional Sicilian cooking classes in Palermo. Francesco Scarpulla from the Restaurant Brunaccini, Giana Di Lorenzo and the Sicilian- Irish chef Michael Sampson are waiting for you!


  • Laboratori di Cucina Siciliana a Porticello

    Cooking Class: an Initiation to Sicilian Gastronomy

    You will take part in an interactive cooking class in a Villa ‘Liberty’ that is located right by the sea at Porticello, about 30 km from Palermo...

  • Laboratorio di frutta di Martorana

    Frutta di martorana is the italian / palermitan name for the traditional marzipan sweets, in the form of fruits, vegetables - and recently also small daily life obiects - from the province of Palermo, Sicily. They are also called "Pasta Reale".

  • Lezioni di cucina al ristorante O'Sciną di Siracusa

    A cooking class in the heart of Ortigia, for those who want to discover the different origins of  Sicilian cooking: the Arab, the Greek and the Spanish ones.

    Maximum participants 15/16

  • Lezioni di cucina Anna Tasca Lanza

    A farm’ to table cooking school located in the heart of Sicily that celebrates the connection
    between cooking and farming.

  • Tutti a bordo: la cucina dei marinai

    A real traditional seafood cooking class on board of a fishing boat 

wine tastings in Palermo and wine tours in Sicily

wine tastings in Palermo and wine tours in Sicily

  • Cantine Barbera: Alla scoperta del Vino

    Located in the wonderful coast of Porto Palo (Menfi) where the vineyards face the sea and grow in the sand, Cantine Barbera offer you to have different experiences: wine tasting, lunch and the chance to do a short lesson in wine (three hours).

  • Cantine Marilina: azienda vinicola femminile e naturale

    Cantina Marilina is an organic wine-making company in the South East of Sicily, Noto. Founded in 2001, it is now run by the female face of the Paternó family: the two sisters Marilina and Federica, whose philosophy is based on the reinterpretation of the traditional production methods: historic vineyards, concrete tanks, wilting in the sun. 

  • Degustazione di Marsala e visita alle cantine storiche Pellegrino

    Cantine Pellegrino is an historic Sicilian winery founded in 1880. Today it’s the biggest sicilian family-owned winery and it is the only one on the island to produce such a wide range of products: red and white wines, passito wines and marsala wines.

  • Degustazioni di vino a Palermo

    Try our Wine tastings in Palermo City Centre. Discover local wines accompanied by a selection of local products in some of the best enotecas in Palermo city centre.

  • Gorghi Tondi: tra vino e natura

    Gorghi Tondi is the most famous winery of ​​Mazara del Vallo, province of Trapani, and it is situated in a natural oasis of rare beauty.

  • Isole Eolie: Visita alla Tenuta di Castellaro

    Born in the uncorrupted Aeolian Islands archipelago, Tenuta di Castellaro winery is an oenological and landscaping project of excellence. 

  • Sommelier per un giorno

    Wine Tasting at Picone Enoteca. For real wine lovers: VisitSicily offers a professional wine tasting, in the oldest enoteca in town: Picone Enoteca, a real institution of the city, in business for 70 years.
    Picone is the biggest wine shop South of Rome with a broad and refined selection of Italian wines, also including German Riesling and Champagne, plus wines from around the world.

  • Viaggio di sapori al centro storico: Vino, formaggi e sashimi

     Arrè Gusto wine bar / enoteca is located in Piazza San Francesco, one of the most beautiful squares in the historical centre, surrounded by small artisanal workshops and noble palaces.

  • Visite guidate alle aziende vinicole Planeta

    We offer a visit to beautiful countryside wineries in Ulmo Winery - Sambuca di Sicilia (AG), Dorilli Winery-Vittoria (RG), Buonivini Winery- Noto (SR), Feudo di Mezzo Winery on Mt. Etna - Castiglione di Sicilia (CT),  and it takes up to 4 hours plus the trip to and from. 

  • Visite guidate con degustazione di vino alle Cantine Di Giovanna

    Wine tasting at Di Giovanna wineries, in the beautiful countryside between Sambuca di Sicilia and Contessa Entellina

  • Visite guidate con degustazione di vino alle storiche Cantine Donnafugata

    The famous Sicilian winery Donnafugata in Marsala, Contessa Entellina and Pantelleria offers guided tours, professional wine tastings and wine in combination with Sicilian dishes in a comfortable and relaxing atmosphere. 

Cultural guided tours

Cultural guided tours

  • Alla scoperta della Sicilia Centrale!

    If you are passionate about archaeology and want to discover sites of historical importance but off the beaten paths, you must see the necropolis Realmese!

  • Arte e Architettura


    The old harbour, the Arabic neighborhood la Kalsa, Piazza Marina, the Foro Italico…..the whole town in the past was related to the sea and to the life of lots of population that lived and traded in Palermo coming from the sea. A tour through the history of the city with a visit to the Ecomuseum mare Memoria Viva that show the degradation of the coast and its slow destruction.

  • Il patrimonio arabo-normanno di Palermo (un passaggio per la Sicilia)

    Palermo’s Arabo-Norman Heritage

    The Arab and the Norman periods are two significant highlights in the history of Palermo. Under Arab domination, Palermo was considered one of the most beautiful cities of the Arab world, rivaling with Bagdad...

  • Itinerari di arte e architettura Liberty a Palermo

    These five tours - based on the finding of a book about  Art and Architecture liberty in Sicily -  will guide you through the fascinating "epic" of the Palermitan Liberty.

  • Mercati storici e chiese barocche

    A Cultural walk through the Markets of Palermo and their Baroque Church.


  • Palazzo Asmundo - Cathedral vis ą vis

     The construction of Palazzo Asmundo dates back to 1615: it is a noble Palace and a treasure trove of Sicilian baroque splendor. 

  • Palermo dall'alto

     The market of Ballarò is the heart of Albergheria district. There, you will find some hidden jewels: the monumental complex of Santa Chiara, the Tower of San Nicolò, with the most beautiful panorama of the old city from above, and the church of Carmine Maggiore, which dome is the most beautiful of Palermo, visible from every part of the ancient city. 

  • Religione e sensualitą

    Religion and Sensuality in the Work of Giacomo Serpotta (1656-1732)

    Giacomo Serpotta was the leading Sicilian sculptor of the late Baroque art in Palermo. This incrediby talented artist contributed significantly to the development of the European artistic tradition

  • Tour a piedi nel centro storico di Palermo

    We like to walk in Palermo. We also like to share our experience about the best palermo walking tours. Our Palermo walking tours are 2,5 hours easy going and informative city tour to explore the main attractions of central Palermo. 

  • Visita personalizzata con minibus/bus

     Would you like to visit Palermo or any other Sicilian destination in one day? Try our tailored day tours with driver at your disposal for the entire day. Contact us for more information and bookings. Do not hesitate to ask for a tailored guided trip with our professional guides.

Tour by bike in Sicily

Tour by bike in Sicily

Palermo in a vintage car

Palermo in a vintage car

Anti Mafia Tour

Anti Mafia Tour

  • Corleone soprendente

    Guided tour of Corleone, including the visit to the Antimafia Museum Laboratorio della legalità

  • Tour Antimafia

    An Addiopizzo activist will take you around the historical city centre of Palermo, along a route of sites that are symbolic in the fight against the Mafia and to discover how the city is now rebelling against the pizzo, the protection money the mafia demands.

  • Turismo responsabile antimafia

    Responsible Tourism & Anti-mafia tour

    Are you interested in routes of responsible tourism and learning about real Sicilian society? Would you like to deepen your knowledge of the mafia phenomenon and the Anti-Mafia movement? Contact us and together with you we will design a personalised itinerary in and around Palermo.

Italian language and culture for foreigners

Italian language and culture for foreigners

  • Italiano per stranieri

    Our classes and individual lessons are offered in cooperation with International House. There are eight Italian levels, from Real Beginners to Advanced. The courses are for students of eighteen years of age and above.

Outdoor activities in Sicily

Outdoor activities in Sicily

  • 1 day tour: Camminando alle Isole Eolie

    The Aeolian Islands, 7 daughters of Mother Earth born one million years ago that still preserve the fire of their volcanic nature. 

  • Alla scoperta della Sicilia

     Would you like to enjoy a trip by 4X4? The Madonie Park is really close to Palermo...

  • Enna a cavallo!

    Our partners SicilyErei and their professional guides organize a unique experience: a visit to the province of Enna on horseback, an opportunity to enjoy the landscape and some rather unusual, and surprising perspectives. 

  • Escursioni naturalistiche

    Wonderful hiking and walking trips in Sicily with professional guides members of association AIGAE, "environmental hiking Guides". he excursions are also different depending on the prevailing character: cultural, natural mountain natural marine snow, for adults with children.



  • Gioca a golf con un locale

    Play golf on the best Sicilian golf courses surrounded by the scents of nature and the colors of sea. We will book for you the tee time on the golf course near your holiday destination and that will better fit with your request. A real Sicilian will play with you!

  • Gioca a golf con un Pro

    Play golf on the best Sicilian golf courses surrounded by the scents of nature and the colors of sea.

    We will book you the tee time on the golf course near your holiday destination and what will be better fit to your request. A Pro of the place will be ready to play with you on 9 or 18 holes (2 or 4 hours).


  • kayak

    Kayak excursions in partnership with the Federal school of sea kayak (FICK) and National Training Center

  • L'Entroterra in parapendio!

    are you looking for an alternative to the classic tour of Sicily? Why not discover central Sicily while admiring it from above? That's right, paraglide and see the beauty of our land from the skies!

  • Percorsi a cavallo

    Horse riding with experienced and competent staff, experts on the area of the Natural Reserve Valle del Sosio ( Sicani Mountains). 

  • Rossomanno, il profumo della storia nel polmone verde degli Erei

    Trekking by donkey or on foot in the Rossomanno Grottascura and Bellia natural reserve, between ancient ruins and woods hundreds of years old.

  • Trekking con asini al parco Minerario di Floristella e Grottacalda

    Take a tour through the park, the woods, the structural remnants of the sulfur mine and the Pennisi Palace Museum

  • Trekking nel castello di Pietratagliata

    Hiking (by foot or by donkey) to the ancient forgotten fortresses.

  • Walking tour - Picnic in Riserva

    a walking tour in one of the most stunning natural reserves in Sicily. 

Underground Palermo

Underground Palermo

Live like a local in Sicily

Live like a local in Sicily

  • Fai shopping con un Palermitano

    4 tours of Palermo's shops and boutiques for different styles


  • Food tour con un esperto

    Food and wine: tour of Palermo's typical markets and food and wine shops

  • Giro in vespa a Palermo

     A wonderful tour around Palermo in Vespa with a local...

  • Palermo by night

    For our friends who enjoy a drink... a pub crawl of Palermo's night spots in our company!


  • Tutti allo stadio !

     The Stadium Experience allows tourists to watch Palermo FC matches at the local stadium Renzo Barbera. Participants will be accompained by Marco, a faithful Palermitan supporter.

  • Vivi Palermo con un locale

    Wal with a local in Palermo!  Palermo Orienteering Tour is a wonderful walking tour through the streets of the old city, together with one of us, VisitPalermo staff.



Volcano Mount Etna tour

Volcano Mount Etna tour

  • Etna Tour

    Guided walking tour on Etna, the most famous active volcano in Europe.

    An official tour guide will pick you up from Catania and take you to the volcano where you can go trekking and sample some of the local delicacies.

Transfer services in Sicily

Transfer services in Sicily

  • Escursione con taxi privato (Agrigento, Selinunte, Erice, Syracuse etc)

    A great day trip to Agrigento, Selinunte, Erice, Syracuse or  San Vito Lo Capo and the natural reserve of Zingaro or other destinations in Sicily

  • Servizi Transfer in Sicilia e aeroporto

    Book now your taxi transfer service from Palermo Airport (Falcone - Borsellino) to Palermo city. It's simple. No hidden costs. We book taxi transfer services from and to the Palermo Airport to hundreds of guests every year. 100% are happy with the service. You can decide to pay in advance when you book it or when the taxi driver drops you at your final destination.

Archaeological sites in Sicily: Visits & Tours

Archaeological sites in Sicily: Visits & Tours

  • Cava d'Ispica nord e Baravitalla

    Ispica Cave combines the natural beauty of a cave typical to the Iblean mountains with archaeological remains from different periods.

  • Escursione sul Monte Jato

     If you are really passionate about Archaeology, and want to discover secret and unusual archaeological sites of Sicily, where the mysteries of the History meet an amazing and unspoiled landscape…The ancient site of Monte Jato is the tour for you! 

  • Fenici in Sicilia: Marsala e Mothya

     Phoenician people coming from the Eastern Mediterranean sea founded three main cities in Sicily: Mothya, Panormos and Solunto. Among them, the island of Mothya definitively is the most fascinating site for its amazing location inside the natural lagoon named Stagnone. 

  • La Necropoli di Pantalica

    The necropolis of Pantalica is located in a panoramic plateau between the towns of Ferla and Sortino, overlooking the Anape river valley.

  • La Sicilia tra Greci e Romani

    In the middle of beautiful corn fields, the ancient city of Morgantina, which received a monumental lay out during the Hellenistic and Roman times, and the famous Roman "Villa del Casale" in Piazza Armerina, where visitors can admire the magnificent and technically perfect mosaics.

  • Megara Iblea

    In Megara Iblea you can still wander through the streets of an ancient Greek city: no grand monuments remain but there are shops, houses and small sanctuaries.

  • Scoperta dell'archeologia "fuori dalle piste battute": Himera e Solunto

     If you are really passionate about Archaeology and want to discover secret and unusual archaeological sites of Sicily, feeling the course of History inside you and  enjoying a stunning view on the landscape around you…Himera, the Greek colony and Solunto, the Punic city are your destinations!

  • Tempi e treatri greci : Selinunte e Segesta

    Selinunte is the biggest Archaeological Park of Europe and offers to visitors the unique possibility of traveling back to the past across the Greek history of ancient Sicily.


  • Templi e teatri greci: Agrigento e Eraclea Minoa

    Agrigento was one of the most important and powerful Greek colonies of ancient Sicily. Eraclea Minoa  is built up of a white soft stone and offers to visitors a spectacular location overhanging the sea.



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