4 Canti: The many faces of Palermo

An urbanistic and sociological tour of 4 Canti, the four city’s historical districts

This tour around the 4 Canti offers tourists an opportunity to experience the less well-known cultural areas of Palermo.

The "Four Corners" divide ancient Palermo into four districts. It is not easy for tourists to orientate themselves and especially difficult to tell the difference between each of the parts of this great historical centre. On this Tour we will be going these four areas - Capo, Ballarò, Kalsa and Vucciria - offering tourists an opportunity not only to appreciate the city and its most important monuments, but also to reach and experience the less well-known cultural areas often not seen with traditional tours.

The idea is to explain the different identities of the four oldest districts in Palermo: The Capo with its typically working class character, the Kalsa and the bad behaviour of its inhabitants, Ballaró and its cultural integration, and Vucciria with its reflection of a decadence always “in progress”.

What’s more, we offer an urbanistic-sociological view of a city that has been overlapping itself for more than 2000 years. As the city has changed, it has been built, destroyed, reused and replaced in different ages and under different dominations.

Duration

4h

Language

  • italian

When

    Monday: 9-19

    Tuesday: 9-19

    Wednesday: 9-19

    Thursday: 9-19

    Friday: 9-19

    Saturday: 9-19

    Sunday: 9- 19

Included

guided tour

Not included

transports