Capo Market

Capo Market: Our most recommended tours and activities

Palermo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-hour Ticket

1. Palermo: Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour 24-hour Ticket

Discover Palermo, the chief town of Sicily, on an open-top, hop-on hop-off bus tour! Start from the terminal outside the Politeama Theater, cruise past the Massimo Theatre, and continue towards Piazza Quattro Canti and the nearby Vucciria Market. The tour continues towards the botanical gardens, passing near Palazzo Steri. After a quick glance of the central station, you'll find yourself in the vicinity of the Royal Palace, the Flea Market, and the Cathedral. Then return to the terminal along the ancient via Roma. The second route takes you to the beautiful villas of Palermo. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, admire the gorgeous English Garden and then continue towards Villa Malfitano and the wonderful Zisa Castle. The tour passes near the Mercato del Capo and the Massimo Theatre, towards the port, and then returns to the terminal in Politeama Square.

Palermo: Uncover the History of the Mafia on a Guided Walk

2. Palermo: Uncover the History of the Mafia on a Guided Walk

Discover the top sights in Palermo's historic center on a guided walking tour. Learn about the history and everyday realities of the influence of the Mafia, as well as the civic movement against Mafioso power as you explore the city. Meet your guide and begin your mafia-themed adventure through the streets of Palermo. See notable sites like Teatro Massimo, the open-air market Il Capo, and Piazza Della Memoria, which serves as a memorial dedicated to prosecutors and judges killed by the mafia. Along the Cassaro, see shops and businesses with orange stickers on their windows, representing owners that have said no to paying the extortion racket and have subscribed to the ethical consumer campaign titled pago chi non paga (I pay who does not pay).  After strolling by sights like Piazza Beati Paoli, Palermo Cathedral, and the city hall, finish the tour in the heart of Palermo's old town center. Get tips from your guide on how to continue your visit and where to taste the best Sicilian specialties.

Palermo: Experience Local History & Flavor on a Foodie Tour

3. Palermo: Experience Local History & Flavor on a Foodie Tour

Embark on a walking tour through the center of Palermo and feel like you are visiting an open-air museum. Marvel at a range of different architectural styles and see the Capo street markets that are a true mix of culture, customs, and food traditions. Taste five local food specialties and a drink to wash them down tastefully. Blend a historical and foodie walking tour into one. See and learn about historical landmarks, including Opera dei Pupi (traditional puppet theater), Piazza Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the Quattro Canti, and the Pretoria fountain en route. Walk through the bustling Capo Street Market, offering a wide selection of local meats, seafood, produce & Sicilian bites. Then, taste some local specialties from Palermo. Tuck into some sfincione (dough topped with onion, bread crumbs, tomato, and oregano), panelle (fried chickpea flour), crocché (potato croquettes), arancine (rice croquettes stuffed with meat or butter), and cannolo (crunchy shell with sweet-cheese). Refresh yourself with a drink, to close off your tour in style.

Palermo: Walking Tour of Historic Markets and Monuments

4. Palermo: Walking Tour of Historic Markets and Monuments

Explore Palermo's historic center led by a seasoned guide. Hear about the history of the capital of Sicily while admiring notable monuments such as the Teatro Massimo, the Cathedral, and the Quattro Canti, before wandering through markets for local wares and traditional street food. Start the tour by entering the Palermo Cathedral, a UNESCO-listed site dating from the early 12th century. Admire its iconic bell towers and learn about its architectural evolution through time. Then, stop by the Massimo Theater and hear about the ghostly legends surrounding it. You'll visit other must-see landmarks like the baroque Quattro Canti plaza, and the imposing Fontana Pretoria in the Piazza of the same name. Along the way, discover the myths and legends of Siciliy like the mysterious Beati Paoli sect, and the city's patron saint Santa Rosalia, or La Santuzza. Finally, walk through the Capo street market and take the opportunity to try some of Palermo's delicacies like Sicilian street food and pastries.

Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

5. Palermo: Street Food and Local Market Tasting Tour

Explore the main markets and backstreets of Palermo city center with a local food expert. Escape the usual tourist traps and discover venues loved by the locals for a fully immersive foodie experience. You will easily find arancini around the streets but there is only one place in town that still makes the thousand-year-old recipe, you will find it on this tour. Your guides will have selected various bouquets of traditional street food for you. Enjoy veggie fritters, soft ravazzata with spinach, and a challenging offal sandwich. All tours end with a seasonal dessert. The amount of food will substitute for your lunch. Venture down secret alleyways to chat with street food vendors and colorful characters. Enter the oldest working-class bar downtown and share a drink with Palermitans. The small group tour will allow you to interact with your local guide and collect the best tips to enjoy the city like a local. This is a truly authentic street experience. Local guides discuss many topics besides cuisine in order to make you feel the real street spirit of Palermo.

Palermo: Market Tour and Sicilian Cooking Class with Lunch

6. Palermo: Market Tour and Sicilian Cooking Class with Lunch

One of our best sellers arrives in Palermo! Thanks to this cooking lesson in a small group, you will have the opportunity to learn some of the recipes of the traditional Sicilian cuisine with a professional chef, visiting a picturesque market of Palermo, one of the most beautiful cities in Sicily. During the cooking class you will be assisted by a local trained professional chef, and you will learn to cook some of the most famous recipes of the island's culinary tradition. You will have the opportunity to personally buy local products, chosen according to the season, which will allow you to make some of the dishes of the tradition of Palermo. Together with your personal chef, you will feel Sicilian food expert for a moment! You will start your eXPerience with a visit to a famous market of Palermo, “mercato del capo” where you can discover the culinary delights that this city offers. You will be introduced to the flavors of Sicily, learning how to choose and distinguish fresh ingredients, that you will use during your cooking class. After the market stop, it will be time to put your apron on and start your cooking class! Your professional chef will make you learn to create some of the typical dishes of the culinary culture of Sicily, in the highly entertaining way which is typical of our cooking classes! During you cooking class in Palermo, you will prepare a 3 course meal: just to mention some of the Sicilian specialties that you might prepare during this experience (the menu may vary according to seasonal ingredients available), you may discover the secrets of "arancini”, fried rice meatballs filled with meat sauce and peas, home made Pasta alla norma, to end with the most famous Sicilian dessert: cannoli! You will end this amazing eXPerience by savoring the dishes that you have prepared with your own hands. Get your recipe booklet and be ready to surprise your friends with Sicilian recipes back home!

Palermo: Grand Tour in CruiserCar

7. Palermo: Grand Tour in CruiserCar

Embark on a journey tailored to your personal tastes and schedule with our CruiserCar. Experience the freedom to delve into Palermo's secretive alleys, iconic landmarks, and vibrant atmospheres at your own pace. Indulge in a handpicked selection of chilled Prosecco, fine beverages, and snacks designed to complement each sight and sensation. Begin your adventure at the majestic Palermo Cathedral, a stunning fusion of Norman, Gothic, and Baroque architectural styles. Marvel at the exquisite craftsmanship and the peaceful ambiance that render this historical gem a pivotal stop on your journey. Whether you're a devotee of history, a lover of architectural grandeur, or a seeker of natural wonders, our tour caters to every passion. Elevate your experience as you ascend the slopes of Monte Pellegrino, affectionately known as the mountain of "Santa Rosalia." Reach its summit to witness breathtaking panoramic views of Palermo, framed by the deep blues of the Mediterranean Sea. The tranquility and untouched beauty of this peak offer a serene retreat that will etch itself in your memory. Conclude your exploration on a celebratory note at Mondello, a cherished local gem known for its pristine white beaches and crystal-clear waters. You’re not just exploring; you’re immersing yourself in Palermo, crafting memories that last a lifetime. Join us on this exclusive voyage through the heart of Palermo and discover the city like never before. PLEASE NOTE: This tour regularly sells out and spot are limited each day. We highly recommend booking as soon as possible to avoid missing out!

Palermo: Markets and Monuments City Center Walking Tour

8. Palermo: Markets and Monuments City Center Walking Tour

Get a feel for the rich history, culture, and architecture of central Palermo on a 3-hour guided walking tour. Your guide will take you to Norman Sicily churches and beautiful palaces, through bustling city squares and famous old street markets. Head first to the Teatro Massimo and learn about Italy’s largest opera house, known for its perfect acoustics. Then visit the beautiful Palermo Cathedral, dating from the 12th century and part of Unesco ’s list of World Heritage sites. See the Church of the Gesù, one of the most important Baroque churches in Palermo, as well as the Praetorian Palace, an outstanding palace of the 15th century.   Continue to Pretoria Square, referred to by locals as the “square of shame” for the nudity of its fountain statues. You’ll also visit the nearby Bellini Square where you’ll see the Church of San Cataldo and Martorana Church, two more Norman Sicily–era churches and Unesco World Heritage sites.   Along the way, your guide will lead you through the famous Capo street markets. Observe the lively scenes and multitude of smells, textiles, and colorful foods as you weave among the stalls. You can also buy and taste some of the city’s popular street food, including: panelle, crocché, sfincione and arancina The tour ends in the exact center of historic Palermo, the Baroque Villena Square, also known as Quattro Canti (Four Corners). It was built in the early 1600s at the crossing of the two most prominent streets in Palermo: Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda.

Palermo storie e segreti: tour tra arte misteri e leggende

9. Palermo storie e segreti: tour tra arte misteri e leggende

You’ll get to see and admire in a few hours with a local tour guide the beauty of the Historic Center of Palermo with its impressive baroque churches, its aristocratic palaces between alleys, squares and arabic fairs. Dive in the unique atmosphere of this city with a real local, professional tour guide with lots of experience. We’ll go together and I’ll tell you amazing legends and myths about this extraordinary city, such as the ghost of Massimo theatre or the mysterious secret sect of Beati Paoli, the tragic love story of the baroness of Carini and the miraculous events of “santuzza” (Saint Rosalia, Palermo’s protectress). We’ll talk about cinema, “mafia”, literature and art, war and rebirth, everything in a Palermitan way. We will get trough the antique arabic Capo Market and you will, if you want to, taste the delicacies of palermitan street food (Let’s not forget that Palermo is one of the capitals across the world of street food). There will also be the sweets of “Pasticceria Siciliana” and its secret receipts kept for centuries by cloistered nuns. Come with us to see Palermo: Stories and secrets that no other guide will ever tell you!

Palermo: 2-Hour Small Group Private Walking and Tasting Tour

10. Palermo: 2-Hour Small Group Private Walking and Tasting Tour

On this 2-hour walking tour, you’ll have the chance to savor a wide variety of local delicacies, typical street foods, sweets and wines. Explore the historic streets of Palermo, while indulging in traditional Sicilian cuisine. The local guide will lead you on a food stroll and introduce you to small, hidden specialty food shops. Also visit the bustling Capo Market to taste the arancine, calzoni, spiedini, and frittola. Try the pane ca meusa at Vucciria Market, as well. This small group tour, led by a local English-speaking guide, is limited to 12 people to ensure a more personalized experience.

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Joining Fabrizio's tour in Palermo was an absolute delight! His warmth and friendliness set the tone for a fantastic experience, and the easy-to-find meeting point and small group size added to the intimate charm. The highlight was undoubtedly the street food tastings, offering a culinary adventure from classic pizza and arancini to exotic cow meats, freshly squeezed juices, and potato croquettes. Fabrizio's knowledge enriched the tour, making it both enjoyable and educational. Exploring Palermo with Fabrizio was a blast! His contagious enthusiasm and visits to iconic landmarks like the Capo market, Cathedral of Palermo, and Quattro Canti made the experience unforgettable. Thoughtful touches like the complimentary drink and option for cruise passengers made logistics seamless. As someone who typically avoids tourist activities, I highly recommend Fabrizio's tour for a fun and enriching way to experience Palermo – whether you're a foodie, history buff, or seeking an authentic adventure

An absolute must-do activity for everyone visiting Palermo. The tour was great and Attilio a fantastic guide. We learned a lot during these 3 hours - highly recommended!

our guide was very knowledgeable and friendly. gave good history of palermo. good background on food and the city.

We enjoyed the bus tour. We were able to sit on top and see everything from there.

Very informative tour and a good introduction to Palermo street food.