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Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily provided by Addiopizzo Travel - Day Tours

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Overview
Palermo, with its mix of high culture, street drama, and time-worn elegance, is a charming city for a walking tour. This Palermo small-group walking tour stands out by focusing on the history of the Sicilian Mafia and the anti-Mafia fight. Visit Palermo’s historic center with a guide and meet local business owners who resist the Mafia protection rackets.
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Piazza Verdi, 455
    Piazza Verdi, 455, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
    We will meet in front of the main entrance of Teatro Massimo. Our guides wear a blue backpack with the white words 'NO MAFIA'.
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    Teatro Massimo
    Stop: 30 minutes
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  • 2
    Palazzo di Giustizia
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 3
    Cattedrale di Palermo
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 4
    Palazzo Pretorio, Municipio di Palermo
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • 5
    La Magione
    Stop: 15 minutes
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  • You'll end at
    Antica Focacceria San Francesco
    Via Alessandro Paternostro, 58, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
    The tour ends in front of one of the most appreciated mafia-free restaurant of Palermo, where you may decide to stop for your meal.
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Highlights
  • Ideal for travelers to Palermo who are interested in history and the Mafia
  • Meet locals who are part of a civic movement resisting the Mafia
  • See a side of Palermo most other tours don’t focus on
  • Finish the tour at one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo
What to Expect
Meet your guide in central Palermo in front of Teatro Massimo, one of Europe’s largest opera houses, for your walking tour. Walk with your guide around Palermo’s historic center, passing Palermo Cathedral, Palazzo Pretorio, and Palermo Court. At each stop, your guide tells you about the history of the Mafia and the civic movement against Mafioso power led by local hoteliers, restaurant owners, farmers, and businesspeople to resist protection rackets. Your tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francesco—one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo—famous for street food characteristic of the region.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Piazza Verdi, 455, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Duration
3h
Return Details
Antica Focacceria San Francesco, Via Alessandro Paternostro, 58, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy
Inclusions
  • Local guide
  • Solidarity quote: a small contribution to Addiopizzo local NGO
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Lunch
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • May be operated by a multi-lingual guide
  • Comfortable shoes are suggested
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • No health restrictions
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travellers
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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Josh C wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions1 helpful vote
This trip was the highlight of our trip to Palermo. Our guide Stefano was so passionate and knowledgeable, and I learnt so much about both the Mafia, and the anti-Mafia resistance, in Sicily. I have so much respect and admiration for this organisation, and it gives me hope that
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Bec C wrote a review Oct 2020
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Really interesting and insightful tour. Only downside was for some reason (maybe because the group was small) but the guide did half the tour in italian and the other half in english, so we only got a 1.5 hour long understanding in a 3 hour tour. The guide was really great
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Addiopizzo T, Guest Relations Manager at Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily
Responded 16 Oct 2020
Thanks for reviewing. I'm sorry for that inconvenient, usually it doesn't happen. I'm going to refer it to the booking department. Hope to see you again. Bye
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Victoria wrote a review Oct 2020
2 contributions
Stefano was so knowledgable and his story telling keeps you engaged throughout. His work is extremely admirable and I hope they succeed in their efforts.
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Addiopizzo T, Guest Relations Manager at Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily
Responded 16 Oct 2020
Thanks for reviewing. I'll refer to Stefano your satisfaction about the tour. Hope to see you again. Bye
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Javier Arroyo wrote a review Oct 2020
Berlin5 contributions1 helpful vote
We just did the Palermo No Mafia tour today and are still amazed from the information we got, the level of documentation the guide had and the very passionated and inspiring way she had to achieve an inmersion in the story of the Mafia, its origins, the mentality and its main
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Date of experience: October 2020
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Response from Addiopizzo T, Guest Relations Manager at Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily
Responded 16 Oct 2020
Really thanks so much for your review. We're glad you had enjoyed the tour. Hope to see you again. Bye
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Catbells wrote a review Oct 2020
Liverpool, United Kingdom26 contributions6 helpful votes
This tour gives a real insight into the devastation and destruction that the Mafia has orchestrated. Our guide, Stefano, delivered the tour in an informative and passionate way. His English was superb and his knowledge of Palermo and its history brought the subject to life. As
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Response from Addiopizzo T, Guest Relations Manager at Palermo No Mafia walking tour: discover the Anti-mafia culture in Sicily
Responded 16 Oct 2020
Many thanks for reviewing. I'll refer to Stefano your satisfaction. We are glad you understood the importance of our work. Hope to see you again. Bye
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About the operator

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gell196
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Really amazing walking tour
I was humbled and honoured to take this walking tour with 4 adult family members today. Very interesting and infor
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Heidi-Freiburg
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One of the best tours ever!
A very informative, competent and passionate tour lead by Linda, correcting prejudices and giving an insight of mec
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KELLIEG105
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Fascinating Walking Tour
Unfortunately, I cannot remember our guide’s name, but she works during the week for the police department. She wa
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nancycX8787EG
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You can only truly know Palermo by taking this tour!
To understand the soul of a people robbed of dignity, and the pride of a movement and its members to defy the force
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wordsalsa
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No Mafia inspires
I’m so glad I went on this No Mafia tour led by Linda. My only regret is that I didn’t go on it earlier in my 6 day
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Geordiemax
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Addipizzo Palermo walking tour
A must do for everyone going to Palermo. Such an important thing to learn about in a city that has transformed itse
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maryjaneflanagan
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great walking tour
This walking tour of Palermo is interesting, informative and gives a great insight into the control the Mafia has o
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Henry F
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Excellent morning trip
Went today on a private tour hosted by Stefano and Linda. Absolutely fascinating - both very friendly and knowledge
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Voyage_34
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Corleone: Beyond the Mafia Tour
This was one of the best tours my wife and I have ever taken. Our tour guide Stefano was passionate and very infor
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Melanie M
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Didn’t want the tour to end!
This tour is really interesting and one of the best tours I’ve ever done. The guide provided us with a thorough and
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Clemens H
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Palermo no mafia - addiopizzo
we joined a bilingual (engl./ ital.) walking tour on the history about the mafia and the movement addiopizzo in Pal
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Robin T
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Fascinating tour
This was just the right amount of time, walking, and information for ur family of four. We learned so much and gain
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Charles R
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Great and passionate tour!
Our tour guide was knowledgable and deeply passionate about the eradication of the mafia in Sicily. A little early
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Zsófia B
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Interesting
We wanted to have another type of tour than historical and typical sightseeing, and it was a really special point o
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764CharlesW
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Fantastic and interesting tour!
We decided to take this tour, to learn more about Sicily's history with the Mafia, and the measures taken to remove
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  • Duration: 3h
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