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Palermo Tour with an Anti-Mafia Perspective

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Highlights

Chance to meander through the historic city of Palermo

Insight into Sicily's Mafia & the movement against them

Facts about the city's rebellion against protection rackets

Tour proceeds support anti-corruption movements in Palermo

First-hand accounts & true tales from local storytellers

Highlights

Chance to meander through the historic city of Palermo

Insight into Sicily's Mafia & the movement against them

Facts about the city's rebellion against protection rackets

Tour proceeds support anti-corruption movements in Palermo

First-hand accounts & true tales from local storytellers

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Palermo Tour with an Anti-Mafia Perspective

Activity Location

Palermo

Meeting/Redemption Point
  • In front of Teatro Massimo

    Piazza Verdi

    Palermo


Description

The storied streets of Palermo are certainly beautiful, but around hidden corners in the Sicilian capital, there's darker presence at play. Discover the history of the Mafia in Palermo and the impact of organized crime, and learn about the brave shopkeepers and citizens standing up against corruption to save the soul of their city.

Meet your guide in the historic heart of Palermo, where the city's chaotic bustle and weathered architecture is on abundant display. Set off through the city streets, admiring the picturesque scenery of this storied Mediterranean town as your guide explains both the history of the Mafia in Sicily and the birth and growth of the anti-Mafia movement.

Explore the side of a city that is finally rebelling against the protection rackets, which extort local business to pay the Mafia in exchange for their protection. Meet a handful of shopkeepers who are saying no to the pizzo, or protection tax, and learn about the ethical consumer campaign Pago chi non paga, which encourages shoppers to support business that are rebelling against the corruption.

Witness the realities of life under the iron-clad reign of the Mafia, and discover the importance of the civic movement against Mafioso power. Leave with greater insight and the knowledge that the proceeds from your tour have gone to support the anti-Mafia cause.


Inclusions

  • Guided mafia tour of Palermo

  • Live tour commentary


Know Before You Book

  • Children 10 and younger are complimentary.

  • You must be able to walk for approximately 2–3 miles (3–4 km).

  • Tour proceeds support the front-line work of volunteer anti-mafia associations.

  • At least 2 people are required for this activity to take place.

  • Check-in is 15 minutes prior to the booked tour start time.


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