- 8 hours
- Explore the history and culture of Palermo & Monreale, visting the most famous sites
- Led by a local expert or scholar
- Piazza Verdi, Piazza Pretoria, Piazza Bellini, Quattro Canti, Cathedral of Monreale, Santa Caterina, La Martorana, Immacolata Concezione, Capo Market, and Palermo Cathedral
- Piazzas (Verdi, Pretoria, Bellini)
- Santa Caterina
- La Martorana
- Quatro Canti
- Immacolata Concezione
- Capo Market
- Palermo's Cathedral
- Monreale's Cathedral & Cloister
- 8 hours with a PhD or MA level guide
- All entrance costs and taxi transfer from Palermo to Monreale
At the conclusion of this Sicilian city tour, you will be enraptured with the ornate and opulent architecture. You will have gained an understanding of how this style was possible through the confluence of cultures influencing this region over the centuries. To continue your explorations of Palermo with Context, we recommend our Palermo Street Food walk.
Trude holds a PhD in Early Modern History from the University of Catania. Her doctorate thesis focuses on the history of Palermo. Trude also studied in Palermo and Berlin, and worked on a variety of projects in Madrid and London. She has been a lecturer in History at the University of Palermo for more than ten years. Trude is fluent in English and German, and published several essays about Sicily. Her passion for history and culture extends beyond her intimate knowledge of the island, and this is one of the reasons why she makes a great tour leader, allowing her to contextualize the information she shares with our guests. She loves any opportunity to share her knowledge and passion with others.
Cetty holds a degree in architecture from the University of Palermo. After her graduation, she moved to the United States where she attended a course in interior design at the New York School of Visual Arts. After many years in Boston and New York, where she worked for several architectural firms, Cetty has returned to Sicily, her native land, and now leads cultural tours in Palermo and beyond. Her walks are infused with her interests in architecture and the history of arts.
Anna holds a Master's degree in art history from the University of Florence, where she specialized in modern art. She then worked at the Sorbonne University in Paris, where she took great interest in Renaissance and Baroque art. She moved on to the École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts in Paris, and worked with the section heritage and collections, doing research on 17th century French sketches and engravings. Upon her return to Ragusa, her native town in Sicily, she enrolled in a Master’s program at the University of Catania. There, her research concentrated on the 18th century baroque art and architecture in south-east Sicily.
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