Since the 18th century, Palermo has always had a botanical calling. The city's aristocracy and bourgeoisie rivaled to have the most exotic plants and trees in their own gardens, so they got them not only from the Mediterranean area, but also from the world's most extreme regions. Thanks to them, today Palermo can boast one of Europe's most extensive number of trees and floral species in its numerous parks and gardens
On this tour, you can visit the Botanical Gardens founded in 1789, making them one of the oldest ones in Italy. Then on to Villa Giulia founded in 1778 as one of the first public parks in the world. Villa Malfitano was the home of the British Whitakers and the Park surrounding it dates back to 1886. It has 250 species of plants and trees! The tour ends at the English Gardens founded in 1856 where Palermo's high society used to go to for their promenades.
Tour type: private tour from Palermo/Cefalù/ Trapani hotel
Chauffer- driven. On demand we can provide English speaking driver/ guide and/or licensed tour guide.
Time duration: 4 hours
Driving time: from Cefalù/ Trapani one hour
Meeting place: your selected hotel or accommodation
Tour cost: depends on the services requested(driver, English speaking driver, licensed tour guide, driver/guide). Please email us for a quote