Antimafia Walking Tour Palermo

Each stop offers an opportunity to reflect on the mafia as well as on the civil mobilisation against it.
Antimafia Walking Tour Palermo
From 45.00

Discover the traces of the courage to say no.

Technical organization Addiopizzo Travel soc. coop. arl
Provided by Addiopizzo Travel soc. coop. arl

Overview

Discover the Sicilian capital led by an activist from Addiopizzo - a grassroots movement established in Sicily to build a community of businesses and consumers who refuse to pay Mafia extortion money, "pizzo" - through an itinerary along highly symbolic places of the fight against the Mafia.

Along the way, your guide will share reflections on the Mafia and on civil mobilisation against mafia power. You will also meet some of the businesses who said no to paying the extortion money by joining the Addiopizzo campaign "I pay who does not pay" ("Pago chi non paga" in Italian) in support of those who resist the Mafia.

 

Meeting point: Piazza Verdi (in front of the main entrance of the Teatro Massimo Opera House)

Duration: 3 hours

Available: Monday to Friday

Starting time: 10:00 am or 4:00 pm

NOT available on: national holidays (April 25, May 1, June 2 and 17, August 15, December 8, 25, and 26)

Number of participants: from 2 to 15 people

Languages available: Italian, English, French, and Spanish.

Please note: comfortable shoes are recommended.

Reservations must be made at least 1 business day in advance.

 

Cancellation Policy:

  • Cancellation possible up to 7 days prior to the start of the tour.
  • No refund is possible for cancellations made less than 7 days before the booked tour and for no shows.

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Details

Discover the Sicilian capital led by an activist from Addiopizzo - a grassroots movement established in Sicily to build a community of businesses and consumers who refuse to pay Mafia extortion money, "pizzo" - through an itinerary along highly symbolic places of the fight against the Mafia.

The itinerary starts at the Opera House Teatro Massimo. Passing through the Capo market area and the Piazza della Memoria at the courthouse it continues towards the square Beati Paoli, the Cathedral, the police headquarters, and City Hall. Along the way, your guide will share reflections on the Mafia and on civil mobilisation against Mafia power. You will also meet some of the businesses who said no to paying the extortion money by joining the Addiopizzo campaign "I pay who does not pay" ("Pago chi non paga" in Italian) in support of those who resist the Mafia.

The tour ends at the Antica Focacceria San Francesco, a historic eatery whose owners were among the first to have had the courage to denounce their extortionists. Here, you have the opportunity to enjoy lunch (not included in tour price).

 

Prices

Price per person (1 to 7 persons): € 75.00

Groups with 8 to 15 participants, price per person: € 50.00

Free for children up to 10 years of age.

 

The price includes:

  • Guided tour lead by cultural mediator
  • Solidarity contribution in support of the activities of Addiopizzo

 

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