There are places in the countryside of Palermo sadly famous for events involving the Mafia and for having been the home of many Mafia bosses now locked-up in prison. This tour allows you to visit some of these sites and to admire them for their monuments and for their natural beauty.
Your firs stop will be at the village of Monreale to visit the magnificent Duomo which is one of the great sights of Norman Sicily. Founded in 1172 by the Norman King William II, it flanks a monastery of Benedictine Order. The interior of the Cathedral glitters with mosaics designed by Sicilian and Byzantine artists.
The next stop will be Corleone, a medieval town surrounded by emerald hills. Here you can visit the Duomo and the prehistoric Museum. After the visit, it will be hard to believe that this town was home to many terrible Mafia bosses, such as Totò Riina, who is now serving a multiple life-term prison sentence.
The last stop of the day will be the tiny village of Ficuzza located within a forest which is now a nature reserve; these were once the hunting grounds of the Bourbon King Ferdinand IV. Here we will visit his hunting lodge, not nearly as large, but built with the same comforts he had in his palace in Caserta, near Naples.
Return to the port.
-Comfortable and air conditioned Sedan/Van for the whole tour (8 hrs)
-Admissions into churches and museums
COST: (total not per person)
1 to 3 persons- 455,00 Euros
4-6 persons- 525,00 Euros
7-8 persons- 595,00 Euros
Over 8 persons- Please contact us