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Palermo Architecture Tours

Architecture Guides in Sicily – Exclusive Building Walks in southern Italy tailor made for groups.

post updated 13 May 2024

Contact Isabelle Lomholt for your walking guide in Sicily: [email protected]

Palermo Architecture Walking Tours: Exclusive Guided Walks

Our Palermo guided tours are all tailored to suit each booking, we do not allow for bookings to be joined. Our guided tours in Sicily are all exclusive to each client.

Should you be planning a trip in North-West Sicily please contact us and we would be happy to take your booking.

Palermo Walking Tours

Palermo Architecture – Introduction

Palermo is the capital city of the island of Sicily, in southern Italy. The city has around 855,000 inhabitants (with around 1.2 million in the metropolitan area), and is located in the northwest part of the island. It is over 2,700 years old and was once part of the Roman Empire and later the Byzantine Empire.

Architecture in Palermo – panoramic view across the Old City rooftops:
Palermo Architecture Walking Tours

Famous Palermo buildings include Palermo Cathedral, San Cataldo (Norman architecture), Chiesa della Martorana, San Domenico Church and Santa Caterina Church and the Teatro Massimo (largest theatre in Italy, and third largest of Europe). Well known public spaces include the Piazza Pretoria and the Quattro Canti a square at the crossing of the main streets dividing the town into its quarters.

Other important historic buildings include San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palazzo dei Normanni (seat of the Sicilian Regional Assembly – Norman architecture), Cappella Palatina, Teatro Politeama, Palazzo Abatellis and Santa Maria dello Spasimo. Although best known for historic architecture our Sicilian guide can show you a range of old and new, or just buildings of a certain age. These buildings can all be visited on our Palermo Architecture Tours.

Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center (BRBC) near Palermo by HOK:
Biomedical Building Palermo Architecture Walking Tours
image : HOK

Key contemporary Sicily buildings include the Ri.MED Biomedical Research and Biotechnology Center and the Villa GM in Marina di Ragusa by Architrend Architecture.

Famous architects with buildings in the city include Carlo Scarpa.

Palermo Architecture Walking Tours

Palermo Architectural Tours can focus on traditional Sicilian buildings, contemporary buildings or both. The Palermo Architecture Tour can take your group to see the most significant buildings or can be based around your group’s architectural interests.

Palermo Architecture
Palermo Architecture Walking Tours: Cathedral Building

We can provide information on programme, geographical areas and building types up to a year ahead of your Sicily tour. For example, a group interested in Palermo office buildings could receive advice to form an itinerary ahead of their visit to Italy.

La Rinascente Palermo Architecture Tours

Visitors can be met from the airport, train station, ferry port, their accommodation, or at the starting point of their Sicilian architectural walking tour.

Palermo Photos
Ballaro Market Palermo

Palermo Walking Tours

Contact Isabelle Lomholt to arrange your Sicily architectural tour at isabelle(at) / mobile phone +44 (0)7952 149814

Ai Giudici Bar in Palermo by Studio DiDeA:
Ai Giudici Bar - Palermo Architecture Walking Tour
photo © Studio DiDeA

Architecture Tours

e-architect also organise city architecture walking tours in other Italian cities such as Rome, Florence, Venice, Milan. We also offer architectural city walks in more European cities, such as Barcelona, Copenhagen, Edinburgh and London.

Architecture Walking Tours

Location: Palermo, northern Sicily, south of Italy, southern Europe

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Key Sicilian Architecture – Selection

Ri.MED Biomedical Center Sicily, near Palermo
Ri.MED Biomedical Research Center, Palermo, Sicily
image : HOK

New Auditorium in San Cataldo
New Banca di Credito Cooperativo Auditorium
photograph : Filippo Romano

Zighizaghi Urban Garden in Favara
Design: OFL Architecture
image from architects studio

Unto Restaurant in Palermo by Studio DiDeA:
Unto Restaurant
photo © Studio DiDeA

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Comments / photos for the Palermo Building Tours – Architecture Walks Sicily by e-architect guides for pre-booked groups of visitors page welcome.

Website: Visit Palermo