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Mafia Out!

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 16 reviews.Palermo, Italy

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Experience hosted by Enrica

3 hours
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English, Italian

What you'll do

MAFIA OUT is a relatively “painful” itinerary that alternates between sad memories and redemption. I'll guide you around the places that have become the symbols of heroes who fought against the Mafia. We are not going to follow a chronological order, but instead, an emotional path thats swings between painful memories and a new, liberated present. Among the others, I will tell you the true stories of Falcone and Borsellino, the priest Puglisi, and the detective Petrosino, one of the Mafia's first victims.
It has indeed been a difficult anti-Mafia journey for our beloved island and I would like to share these memories with you.
MAFIA OUT is a relatively “painful” itinerary that alternates between sad memories and redemption. I'll guide you around the places that have become the symbols of heroes who fought against the Mafia. We are not going to follow a chronological order, but instead, an emotional path thats swings between painful memories and a new, liberated present. Among the others, I will tell you the true stories of Falcone and Borsellino, the priest Puglisi, a…

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Meet your host, Enrica

Host on Airbnb since 2013
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Hi! My name is Enrica. I'm an art historian and a licensed tour guide but above all a 100% authentic Sicilian.
After living in Spain and UK, I decided to move back to my beloved Palermo.
Since I was a little girl, I have always had a special passion for sharing with people my discovering. Then I transformed them in my main job.
It's a great exchange: seeing my world through the eyes of curious people and giving them a part of myself and the freshness of my insider touch.
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Where you'll be

The experience takes place in the city centre, an area that has been a victim of "Cosa Nostra's" power many times in the past.
We will walk from San Domenico Church and the Pantheon of the Sicilians to the Kalsa neighborhood, where the judges Falcone and Borsellino were born. We will then continue on to Piazza Marina, the Town Hall and other places that are the symbol of the fight against mafia.

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 16 reviews.

Ruty
January 2020
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, which was one of the more unique I’ve been on during my travels and Airbnb experiences. As a native, Enrica was deeply passionate about the history of the mob and the lasting effects it has had on her beloved city. This wasn’t some “god father tour” but rather a look at the people who have fought, and died, bravely to help deliver Sicily from the clutches of organized crime. If you’re into that sort of thing, and not just there for the “crime stories,” I definitely recommend this one.
Thoroughly enjoyed this tour, which was one of the more unique I’ve been on during my travels and Airbnb experiences. As a native, Enrica was deeply passionate about the history of…
Steffen
January 2020
This is the only poor experience I have had on AirBnb. A friend and I booked this experience, but weren't feeling well beforehand. Too late to cancel we thought of going but Enrica suggested a later date. When this later date came, Enrica cancelled. Things come up in life, but that feels tacky since no refunx is available. Overall, felt used and with poor communication. Unfortunate really, because Sicily has been such a hospitable and welcoming place to visit.
This is the only poor experience I have had on AirBnb. A friend and I booked this experience, but weren't feeling well beforehand. Too late to cancel we thought of going but Enrica…
Meredyth
December 2019
GO ON THIS TOUR. Enrica brought Palermo’s history to life through her brilliant narration. Her passion to educate people about the true nature of the mafia and how the community has fought it’s corruption was second to none. The tour also included an array of beautiful sites and ended with the best Arancini you’ll ever have. 15/10, truly a unique and unforgettable experience!
GO ON THIS TOUR. Enrica brought Palermo’s history to life through her brilliant narration. Her passion to educate people about the true nature of the mafia and how the community ha…
Sacha
October 2019
Enrica led us through the heavy history of Mafia in Sicily. It was truly interactive and opened our mind about what really happened in the last centuries. Instructive, pleasant, it also gave us a nice visit of Palermo by a true local. 100% original and recommended ! Thanks Enrica!!
Enrica led us through the heavy history of Mafia in Sicily. It was truly interactive and opened our mind about what really happened in the last centuries. Instructive, pleasant, it…
Kait
October 2019
Words can not experiment how wonderful Enrica is. Being a Tour Director myself in the states, I felt she went above my expectations. She answered all the silly questions we had. She handles my American Mafia comparison with grace. IF YOU ARE LOOKING FOR A TOUR GLORIFYING THE MAFIA THIS IS NOT THE TOUR FOR YOU. this tour is about how the people of Sicily and Palermo worked together to fight against the control of the mafia and the struggles they went through.
Words can not experiment how wonderful Enrica is. Being a Tour Director myself in the states, I felt she went above my expectations. She answered all the silly questions we had. Sh…
Hannah
October 2019
Really great tour. A good mix of information and stories without being too intense. Enrica was a great guide. Thoroughly enjoyed it and I would definitely recommend to anyone visiting Palermo.

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests ages 18 and up can attend. Parents may also bring children under 2 years of age.

More tips

It's a 3 hours walking tour with no many places where to seat.
We will walk for 2.5 km.
The tour ends in "Piazza della Memoria"

What to bring

camera, drinks, hat, suncream