- 8 hours
- A comprehensive view into the history and culture of Palermo & Monreale for first-time or returning visitors
- Led by a PhD or MA-level historian or cultural expert
- La Martorana, Palermo Cathedral, Capo Market, Immacolata Concezione, Santa Caterina, Piazza Verdi, Piazza Pretoria, Piazza Bellini, Quattro Canti, and Cathedral of Monreale
- 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
A native Palermitan, Enrica is an art historian specialized in contemporary art with a specific interest in Art Brut. She studied at the University of Palermo, and is a Researcher at the Observatory Outsider Art of Palermo. Enrica has developed a great appreciation for spontaneous and naïf art. She has spent a lot of time between Spain, Italy and England working in both the culture and tourism industry. Enrica brings her knowledge and passion for contemporary art to bear when leading itineraries in Palermo and other sites of interests in Sicily.
Valentina is an art historian with a degree in art history from the University of Rome. She worked at the Contemporary Art Programme of The British School in Rome, and has been a regular contributor to the cultural pages of several Italian newspapers. In 2004, following a period of studies in London, Valentina moved to Palermo, where she began working towards the the opening of the RISO Museum, the island’s first contemporary art museum. She currently works as a journalist and art exhibition curator. Needless to say, her knowledge of and passion for the arts permeates the tours she leads in Palermo and beyond.
Rachele has a degree in History of Art from the University of Palermo. Her dissertation was on Gender and Racial Studies in the feminist movement. After University, she completed a Master degree on Museum Organization and Management at the Cattolica University in Milan. At the same time she completed a four- month stage at the Museum of Contemporary Art “ Villa Zito” in Palermo where she reorganized the main picture gallery.Rachele is a member of Associazione Osservatorio Outsider Art and she has delivered lectures on such topics as naif painters in Sicily and Puglia.Occasionally, she contributes to the organization of Art events at the local Gallery “Beatrice “, at Palazzo Sambuca, that specializes in late nineteenth- century Sicilian and Neapolitan painting.An area in which she has proved particularly successful is dealing with groups of children or elementary-school students. She has joined in an initiative taken by the local administration meant to show junior citizens the most outstanding landmarks of the area they live in.