A half day tour of Palermo
With a few exceptions, most Renaissance Art arrived at Palermo through Spanish and Northern Italian artists. Nonetheless it is the home of some of the most elegant monuments and art works from that époque
We will start the tour at the beautiful Pretoria Square with its marble post-Renaissance fountain, which was brought over from Tuscany in 644 pieces. Then we will visit the 15th century Palazzo Abatellis which houses the Regional Art Gallery, famous for Antonello da Messina's painting of the "Annunciation". Here you will also see paintings and sculptures that go from the 10th century Arab period to the pre-Baroque period, including many Spanish and Flemish Renaissance paintings. Nearby is the 15th century Church of Santa Maria delle Catene considered a true jewel of the Gothic-Catalan style still common during the Renaissance in Palermo. We will end the tour at the Church of San Giorgio built in the austere post-Renaissance style by the Genovese merchants living here during the 15th and 16th centuries.
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: 7 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