PALERMO NO MAFIA TOUR

For a different and ethical visit of Sicily!

An experience which balances beauty with social duty, an opportunity to understand the most important moments, people and places of the Anti-Mafia movement. See the real face of Sicily, above and beyond stereotypes and tourist traps, meet the people who are fighting for change.


Learn about the Mafia and the civil antimafia movement whilst walking through the picturesque historic centre of Palermo. Discover a city that is finally rebelling against the Mafia’s protection racket. See the significant monuments and places of the city making thinking about the realities of the Mafia and consider the civic movement against Mafioso power.

During the visit meet shopkeepers who said NO to paying the "pizzo", who have subscribed the ethical consumer campaign ‘Pago chi non paga’ (I pay who does not pay).

The tour ends at Antica Focacceria San Francesco, one of the oldest restaurants in Palermo, listen how the owners were so strong to react out against extortion. Lunch is not included but if you decide to stay longer you can taste some specialties like, "pane con la milza" (sandwich stuffed with beef spleen and ricotta cheese), "arancine" (rice balls), "panelle" (chickpea fritters), "anelletti al forno" (baked ring-shaped pasta), "involtini di melanzane" (eggplant rolls), "sarde a beccafico" (sardine rolls) and the famous Cannoli.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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