in Palermo, Italy

Corleone Full-Day Private Tour from Palermo


Palermo, Italy

358

1 - 10

8 hrs


$ 358 USD
per person
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Overview
  • Take a 7-hour tour of the Province of Palermo, stopping in the town of Corleone to learn its notorious history. Take souvenir pictures of picturesque Portella della Ginestra, visit the historic Ficuzza Castle, sample Sicilian wines, and more.
    Highlights
    • Learn the Mafia and anti-Mafia history of Corleone
    • Take a walking tour of the historic town center with a local escort
    • Sample the wines of western Sicily at a local winery
    • Visit Ficuzza Castle in the woods surrounding the Rocca Busambra mountain
    • Hear about the May Day massacre of Portella della Ginestra
    • Admire the fortress of Marineo in the Eleuterio valley

Location
  • Around:
    • Palermo, Italy
  • Pickup: Pick-up from accommodations in the Palermo area

Categories
  • Artsy Arts & Culture
  • Unusual Unusual

Time of Tour
  • Departure at:
  • Duration: 8 hrs

Additional
  • Price per person: $358
  • Size: 1 - 10 people
  • Discount: 0%
  • Languages: English, Italian

Inclusion
  • Includes
    • English-speaking driver/guide
    • Transportation by licensed car, van, or minibus
    • Local escort in Corleone (Italian and English-speaking)
    • Entrance fee to Ficuzza Castle and Marineo Castle
    • Entrance fee and wine tasting at the winery
    What’s not included
    • Food and drinks
    • Tips

Cancellation
  • Cancel up to 24h before, incurring a processing fee of 10%

Corleone Full-Day Private Tour from Palermo

Enjoy a full-day tour of the infamous Corleonese area of Sicily, with round-trip private transfers from Palermo.

Your first stop will be Portella della Ginestra, site of the 1st “state crime” of Italy, when 11 people were killed during the May Day celebrations, allegedly by the separatist leader, Salvatore Giuliano. Continue along stunning roads to the village of Corleone, notable as the birthplace of several Mafia bosses.

A local escort will take you on a walking tour of the historic center, telling the history of its links with the Mafia, and of its magnificent culture and art. See where laborers used to wait to be hired by the Mafia gabelloti (tenant farmers) in Piazza Nascè. Admire the statue of the trade unionist and anti-Mafia campaigner Placido Rizzotto in Piazza Garibaldi, one of Italy’s oldest squares.

Learn more Mafia history at the Laboratory of Legality, confiscated from the mob and now an art gallery of paintings by Sicilian artist Gaetano Porcasi that recreate the story of the Mafia and anti-Mafia movement. Walk down Via Bernardino Verro to Casa del Popolo, the agricultural co-operative set up by Corleone’s Socialist mayor, who was assassinated by the Mafia. Admire the natural cascades of the Cascata Delle Due Rocche, just a short walk from the town center.

Then, drive to the natural reserve of Ficuzza woods surrounding the mountain peak of Rocca Busambra. Visit the Baroque hunting lodge of the Kingdom of 2 Sicilies. Continue to the small hamlet of Marineo in the Eleuterio valley, and admire the 16th-century castle built at the base of the Rocca.

End at a local winery, and learn the process of wine making in Sicily, before sampling some delicious wines from the surrounding vineyards.
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Reviews

3.7 stars, based on 3 reviews
Laura
Laura
Disappointed
Our guide was very sweet but her English was limited. Driver and a trainee had basically no English. We were to go to a castle which was closed at the time we were there. She also brought us to a museum that was closed. We were supposed to go to a winery which never happened instead she convinced a local restaurant owner to let us in for a glass of wine. She then found another friend who let us see the way the olives were made into oil and sampled that, I guess to make up for nothing being opened and no winery. She had little knowledge it seemed of anything as she was looking things up and reading from Wikipedia. She was on her phone for most all of the trip or speaking in Italian to the driver and trainee. It was the worst tour I’ve ever taken
06/12/2017 at 00:00
Titaporn
Titaporn
I was treated like a princess
I had this tour on my own and there was a team of people looking after me. It started of with the driver and the tour guide. They picked me up and drove to the first stop which was wine and olive oil tasting at this man's farm who was well known to be one of the people who had public stood against the mafia. Was such a priviledge knowing him! There was no one else so we had the farm to ourselves! I dont drink but the wine apparantly is of flowery taste and proper organic which is rare. Then we embarked to corleone in which we met with another tour guide. He told us about corleone then we went to the museum where another english speaking tour guide gave us the detail of the mafia history and people involved. When we had lunch we drove to see the mafia's houses including the one where it was converted into the police station. Special thanks to my personal tour guide as not only she was with me but I had a problem with my sim card and she took me to three phone shops to fix it,
22/06/2017 at 00:00
Heike
Heike
Spannende und aufschlussreiche Tour in die traurige Vergangenheit
Mafia, Anti-Mafia, Separtisten und zum Schluss hervorragenden Wein, eine tolle Mischung!
17/04/2016 at 00:00