PALERMO & MONREALE SHORE EXCURSIONS
Price: 20 EUR
Duration: 5 hours
Level Activity: Low
Extra fees Treasure, royal tombs and crypts: adults3,00 €; over 65 2,00 €; kids (11 -17 years-old) 1,00 €; children (6 -10 years-old) 0,50 €
Pane ca’ Meusa Sliced: sesame seed rolls are filled with slices of spleen cooked in lard
Pane con panelle: vendors drop panelle into a bubbling cauldron of oil to order. They stuff each sesame seeded roll with 5-6 of the piping hot chick pea fritters and can even add stuff a few crocche’ (potato croquettes) in there with them
Souvenir: Sicilian puppets, Pesto of pistachio
Code Dress:Please note the Dress Code recommended to enter any church. No shorts, bare shoulders or miniskirts. This applies to both men and women. Comfortable walking shoes are recommended
*4hour for Msc musica, winter Grand Holiday
SHORE EXCURSION IN SICILY: PALERMO & MONREALE
Departure from the port on bus to reach Palermo, in about 30 minutes. From the parking we will walk to the Cathedral of Monreale, considered one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in Sicily, with the cloister of the Benedictine Monastery.
Then back to our bus we wil go to Palermo to continue our shore excursion. During the tour we visit the Cathedral, built in the second half of the twelfth century. Inside we can admire the chapels in which Roger II and Frederick II are buried. From the Cathedral we will go to the Royal Palace, where we will see the Palatine Chapel , dedicated to Saints Peter and Paul. Built between 1132 and 1140, the Palace is a stunning combination of decoration, architecture and mosaics.
At the end of the excursion we will have some free time for shopping and having the chance to take a refreshing granite.
Note: To visit the Cathedral of Monreale we will need to climb stairs. The guides will provide information offsite , guests can visit the interior individually. There may be restrictions for recording video when visiting places during worship .
*Shore excursions could be subject to variations due to external causes as Cruise Companies politics, weather conditions, duration of the stay of the ship in the port, legal demonstrations