Weekend Palermo Antimafia
City break in the capital of Sicily, to learn about the Anti-mafia movement and the rebellion against the priotection money. Three days to discover Palermo in an original way and to enjoy a vibrant and emotional city and its mix of styles, cultures and traditions.
- 3 days
- minimum 2
- on demand
Arrival in Palermo
It is reccomended that guest arrive in Palermo in the morning.
Check-in at Mafia-free B&B.
Overnight in B&B.
Palermo, NO mafia!
Breakfast at B&B.
In the morning: walking tour through the old town centre to discover the symbolic places of the civil antimafia movement and the rebellion against protection rackets
Self service lunch at Antica Focacceria San Francesco, one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo, famous for the charateristic Palermo’s street food. Its owners have had the courage to denounce their extortionists.
Dinner on own and overnight at B&B in Palermo.
Palermo on own - Departure
Breakfast at B&B and check-out.
It is reccomended that guest leave Palermo in the late afternoon or evening.
We suggest to add the following activities:
Palermo Theater Noir - A Death ShowA descent into the underworld of history, in the days when the fires of the Inquisition and hangings of the condemned were popular shows. Among the pages of novelists, the other grim and gloomy face of the city of Palermo is revealed. A tour to discover the dark face side of Palermo's history.
The Sea by the CityFor centuries it has enchanted illustrious writers and travelers. Then for decades it remained hidden, denied from sight, erased from the imagination. Today Palermo sees the sea once again.
This tour goes to:
PalermoIt is impossible to describe the Sicilian capital without noting its contrasts: elegance and decadence, light and shadow, rich and poor, metropolitan and provincial, joy and sorrow, perfumes and stenches, Mafia and Anti-Mafia. A city which captivates, stupefies, and sometimes shocks visitors; it certainly isn’t an experience one forgets.
During this tour you could meet:
Marco FerroAmong the one thousand shopkeepers who rebelled to the Mafia there is Marco, owner of "A! Ma che bontà": in his shop you can find typical Sicilian products and souvenir... but you will NEVER find the gadgets of the Godfather!
Lucio GiontiOwner of Caffè del Kassaro, he will prepare for you an excellent mafia-free cappuccino. In the past he was attacked by the mobsters, with threatening phone calls, with fire. He has remained steadfast in his opposition to the mafia, even after they tried to force him to install poker machines. Literally, he threw them and their rigged staff out of his café.
Fabio ConticelloOwner of the famous Palermitano restaurant Antica Foccaceria San Francesco, Fabio decided along with his brother Vincenzo to report all extortionate demands to the police. This was a courageous act which made them a symbol of the rebellion against the mafia, a choice which has since been imitated by other proprietors.