Private tour of the Cattedrale di Monreale
History & heritage tours

Private tour of the Cattedrale di Monreale

Availability: Every day
Validity: Flexible
Language: English , Italian , French , Spanish , German
Mobile voucher accepted
Do this because
  • Visit a true national wonder of Italy's architecture and one of the most important attractions of Sicily
  • Learn about its ancient history. one of the most impressive artistic legacies of the Italian Middle Ages
  • Climb the stairs to the cathedral's terrace and enjoy the spectacular view over the garden and its surroundings
What to expect

Discover the Cathedral of Monreale, one of the finest examples of Norman architecture in the world: admire the striking glass mosaics covering the interior and learn about its fascinating history thanks to a 2-hour private guided tour.
The work was begun in 1174 and in 1182 the church, dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary, was elevated to the rank of a metropolitan cathedral. Nowadays, the church is mostly famous thanks to the impressive glass mosaics and the high dado, made of marble slabs with bands of mosaic. The whole interior surface of the walls, including soffits and jambs of all the arches, is covered with minute mosaic-pictures in bright colors on a gold ground.
Follow the steps of your expert guide, learn about the captivating history of this cathedral, and explore its charming geometric garden. Ready to enjoy a truly stunning gem of Sicilian architecture!

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What's included
  • Private tour
  • Round trip private transfer from Palermo
What's not included
  • Tickets to enter the cathedral (€4 per person to be paid on site)
Where

Via Maqueda, 199, 90133 Palermo PA, Italy.

Meeting point:

Meet your driver in Piazza Pretoria, next to the stairs that face Via Maqueda.

What to remember
  • The duration of the transfer is approximately 45 minutes each way (the exact duration will depend on the time of day and traffic conditions)
  • Please note that the price doesn't include the admission fee to the cathedral. You'll be able to buy it on the spot (for only about €4)
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When
  • Every day at 9.00am and 2.00pm
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100 % refund if you cancel up to 1 day before the activity begins.

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