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Quattro Canti Tours

Some Italian piazzas are picturesque squares where locals stroll in the evenings, or watch their children play, or gossip with the neighbors. And sometimes, as is the case with Palermo’s Quattro Canti, they’re busy intersections.

Despite the fact that the Quattro Canti - also known as the Piazza Vigilena - is an intersection that’s often full of cars, it’s still one of the attractions visitors seek out in the city. This is largely because of the four buildings that sit at the four corners of the intersection - “quattro canti” means “four corners” - which are Baroque buildings dating from the early 17th century. The four buildings are almost identical, save for a few details.

Each of the four buildings is slightly curved, giving the piazza a rounded footprint, and there are statues in niches that represent the four seasons, the four Spanish kings of Sicily, and the four patron saints of Palermo. Each building is connected to a different Palermo neighborhood, and the patron saint on that building is the patron of that neighborhood.

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Unfortunately, since the Quattro Canti is more traffic-clogged crossroads than piazza these days, the buildings themselves are not as beautiful as they once were - and admiring the facades under the grime can be tough with cars whizzing by. Still, the Quattro Canti is at the heart of old Palermo, so you’ll pass through it often - just try to imagine what it used to be like, before the automobile.

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Palermo Food and Wine Walking Tour, Palermo, null
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 1 ADMISSION : 5

Palermo Food and Wine Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 4 Reviews

Stroll through one of the most elegant and historical areas of Palermo. Small Group is guaranteed. Discover the old, traditional and authentic trattorias, ...  Read more

Location: Palermo, Italy
Duration: 2 hours 30 minutes (approx.)

From USD $82.60
Palermo Street Food Walking Tour, Palermo, Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Palermo Street Food Walking Tour

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 136 Reviews

Bite into delicious Sicilian snacks on a 3- or 4-hour small-group food tour around Palermo. Accompanied by a local guide, take a journey through the city’s ...  Read more

Location: Palermo, Italy
Duration: 4 hours (approx.)

From USD $41.90
Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour, Palermo, Street Food Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Palermo City Hop-on Hop-off Tour

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 41 Reviews

With a Hop-on Hop-off tour of Palermo, you will enjoy an exciting visit to the city. Starting from the terminal outside the Politeama Theatre, overlooking the ...  Read more

Location: Palermo, Italy
Duration: 1 day (approx.)

From USD $23.94
Markets and Monuments: Walking Tour in the Center of Palermo, Palermo, Hop-on Hop-off Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Markets and Monuments: Walking Tour in the Center of Palermo

4 star rating: Recommended 3 Reviews

Walking through the wonders of the historic center of Palermo to take in the scents and colors of the old markets is a fantastic experience. Observe places and ...  Read more

Location: Palermo, Italy
Duration: 3 hours (approx.)

From USD $33.52
Sicily - from Messina or Palermo Private Shore Excursion from the ship, Rome, Walking Tours
TVRM_SORTED : true ESSENTIAL : 2 ADMISSION : 5

Sicily - from Messina or Palermo Private Shore Excursion from the ship

We shall see Taormina and its unique views and visit the old Greek theater and Roman ruins with the sea as background. Then up we go on the side of the ...  Read more

Location: Catania, Italy
Duration: 9 hours (approx.)

From USD $210.00

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