Palermo Audio Guides

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Want to really experience Palermo in an immersive way?

Try Palermo Audio Guides

These guides explain all of the greatest attractions from the locals who know them best.

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Want to really experience Palermo in an immersive way?

Try Palermo Audio Guides

These guides explain all of the greatest attractions from the locals who know them best.

Freedom

Enjoy taking things at your own pace without the need to schedule around busy tours and guided explanations.

All Of Palermo’s Secrets

Hear firsthand the sides of Palermo that even most of the natives here have yet to experience. ​

Engaging Audio Recordings

Narrator Don Tano Bongiorno gives you the feel of hearing a story rather than just drably stating facts.

Compatibility

It is easy to download and listen to these guides on any smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.

Freedom

Enjoy taking things at your own pace without the need to schedule around busy tours and guided explanations.

All Of Palermo’s Secrets

Hear firsthand the sides of Palermo that even most of the natives here have yet to experience. ​

Engaging Audio Recordings

Narrator Don Tano Bongiorno gives you the feel of hearing a story rather than just drably stating facts.

Compatibility

It is easy to download and listen to these guides on any smartphone, tablet or other mobile device.

DISCOVER PALERMO AT YOUR OWN PACE WITH DON TANO’s AUDIO GUIDES

Don Tano Bongiorno (a purebred Sicilian, born and raised in Palermo), tells you in his charming UK accent about the best attractions and monuments of Palermo. He’s always informative and amusing. You can tell who’s using Don Tano’s guides (and who’s listening to the others): Don Tano’s listeners haven’t fallen asleep.

HERE'S WHAT THE AUDIO GUIDE INCLUDES:

> BALLARO' MARKET

Ballarò is one of the oldest street markets in Palermo, one of the most lively and surely picturesque of Sicily.

⏱ Time: 6 min.

Capuchin Catacombs

> Capuchin Catacombs​

The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo (one of the world’s most famous underground cemeteries in the world) are burial catacombs in the city.

⏱ Time: 4 min.

Details of Palatine Chapel

> PALATINE CHAPEL

The Palatine Chapel is inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage List. The chapel is a great symbol of multi-cultural cooperation.

⏱ Time: 9 min.

> THE ROYAL PALACE

Is the oldest royal residence in Europe and was the residence of the rulers of the Kingdom of Sicily and the imperial seat of Frederick II.

⏱ Time: 4 min.

Quattro Canti and Nearby Attractions

> QUATTRO CANTI

Quattro Canti — Four Corners. I believe this is one of Sicily’s most interesting attractions, and I hope you will feel the same way.

⏱ Time: 4 min.

Piazza Pretoria Palermo

> PRETORIA FOUNTAIN

It is one of the masterworks of Palermo. This is something that no visitor should miss: The Pretoria Fountain.

⏱ Time: 5 min.

> SAN NICOLO' OF BARI TOWER

Costruita nel 1300 per difendere Palermo è una delle torri più alte della città. The best way to see Palermo is from the roof of the San Nicola tower!

⏱ Time: 3 min.

> CHURCH OF JESUS

Better known as Casa Professa. It is one of the most beautiful and exuberantly decorated churches anywhere on the island.

⏱ Time: 11 min.

San Giuseppe dei Teatini chiesa

> SAN GIUSEPPE DEI TEATINI

San Giuseppe dei Teatini is a church. It is considered one of the most outstanding examples of the Sicilian Baroque in Palermo.

⏱ Time: 4 min.

Monreale and cefalu tour

> MONREALE CATHEDRAL

High on UNESCO's World Heritage List, this pretty cathedral in Monreale is the most beautiful Norman church in Sicily.

⏱ Time: 7 min.

ACCESS THE AUDIO GUIDES NOW AND START YOUR TOUR OF PALERMO

Experience the magic of Don Tano audio walks. They’re like podcasts that move with you, to tell stories about what you’re seeing right now.

REVIEWS

Richard (New York, USA) 46 Years Old
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Thanks to Don Tano and anyone behind him. For the first time I was able to learn the history of the city I visit. My wife and I enriched our cultural baggage and got some big laughs with these unconventional audio guides.​
Oliver (Berlin, Germany) 20 Years Old
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As a history student I was looking for a guide in Palermo who could explain the monuments to me at a reasonable price, but I realized this costs a lot. Browsing the net I bumped into Don Tano’s website and it was a blessing. Thanks Tano, you have taught me many things!
Lilly (London, UK) 62 Years Old
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I am not tech-oriented at all and I can barely check my email and do some research online. Therefore, I was worried to not be able to get the guides on my phone. I did it in just a couple of taps, very easy! Don Tano is very cultured and funny!
Arnold (Paris, France) 35 Years Old
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I bought them while in Palermo as after a couple of hours sightseeing I realized that I wasn’t understanding anything. I found no audio guides in French but Don Tano and his British accent made me laugh while I better understood the city

Why Do You Need Audio Guides For Your Visit To Palermo?

Many of the attractions that you might hope to see offer very little in explanation or information for English speakers. It is a rarity to find English speaking tour guides through many of Palermo’s most favored attractions. You can hire professional and private tour guides for the city, but these can get very expensive. In fact, many of these services average 250€ for just an hour, and you are restricted to availability and scheduling.

Audio guides, on the other hand, give you all the information that you want in shorter bursts to allow you to experience more of the great city. Outside attractions such as Piazza Pretoria and Four Corners have little to no written information, so it is difficult for non-native speakers to understand the monuments.

Travel guide books only touch over Palermo and do not go into great detail, as there is so much to cover throughout Sicily. You will get all of the detail and nuance of Palermo with audio guides.

Why You Should Get Audio Guides on WeArePalermo.com​

Ciao!

Hope you are doing as well as I am. I am Don Tano Bongiorno and I have regaled myself as a semi-official host and active guide for tourists wanting to experience Palermo through this site.

We are one of the most visited resources for the city, and all of Sicily, the world over. If you are like most of the visitors to Sicily, you are already a travel guide reader for We Are Palermo.

You might also know from your reading that this city is not as organized as other major Italian cities. Here we are not as prone to have trained staff to help non-Italian speaking tourists better understand and appreciate our attractions.

You can appreciate the need for audio guides, so I shouldn’t have to keep preaching to you about why they are a wise choice. Scroll down a bit and nab a copy for yourself.

Too often I see tourists confused before the monuments here hoping that someone can explain the significance to them. Fortunately, now with audio guides there are fewer that I encounter, but if you do not want to be a part of the confusion, get yourself the best solution with audio guides.

I have personally recorded my voice explaining the monuments along with some interesting stories tailored to details that were previously only known by the locals. I put a lot of time and effort into each recording, with a specific aim of helping you better understand the city and not struggle to make sense of it all.

Audio guides are like walking around with a friend who has known and loved this city his entire life and showing you all of the things that you should see while you are here, rather than glancing over the top attractions and leaving you wanting more.

You will not replicate the experience you can get from my audio guides.

To help you make a decision (if you have not already), here is a sample you can download and listen to for a feeling of how the rest of the guides sound and feel.

Arrivederci,

Don Tano

sicilian don tano bongiorno

Semi-official tour guide and host to the amazing city of Palermo.

ACCESS THE AUDIO GUIDES NOW AND START YOUR TOUR OF PALERMO

Experience the magic of Don Tano audio walks. They’re like podcasts that move with you, to tell stories about what you’re seeing right now.

SEE WHAT OTHERS ARE SAYING ABOUT PALERMO Audio guides

Megan (Sydney, Australia) 25 Years Old
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I spent the first two days in Palermo wandering around trying desperately to understand what I should visit and why. I almost hated the city (it’s a mess) but fortunately I found Don Tano walking tours and audio guides. Many thanks Mr. Bongiorno.
Emily (Nantes, France) 54 Years Old
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They are a must-to-have if you really want to get the most out of the beauties and secrets of Palermo.
Sebastian (Colonia, Germany) 68 Years Old
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I reached out to several tour guides and they asked me no less than €150 per person for just an hour tour. The guides are way much cheaper and as informative as a human guide.
Zoe (Hannover, Germany) 46 Years Old
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I’m not into audio guides, but touring Palermo without someone explaining things to you is like not visiting it at all. Most attractions have no explanations, and many places lack information materials. Don Tano’s Audio Guides proved to be extremely useful.

Frequently Asked Questions

Some of these FAQs should clear up any lingering doubts that you might have. If you still have your own questions after this, you can email us directly.

Do I have to pay for updates?

We give constant updates to the content in our audio guide and add new audio, itineraries, and more. You get these all for free for life after your one-time cost. With our audio guide being on the cloud, when we make updates and add new features, they automatically get loaded into your account.

Do I have to install anything?

Nope. We created our travel guide to prevent anyone from installing apps and software. It works with any device that can access the internet with a browser like Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome, Opera, and more. Just login with your credentials and everything is available to you.

Is my account limited to only one device?

No! You can access the guide from other devices as long as you log in with your email and password. You can access the guide from your computer and smartphone at the same times without paying for another account.

Does the guide work offline?

No, it doesn’t. Our guide works if you are connected to the internet through Wi-Fi or the mobile data on your device. The guide is constantly getting updated, so we cannot realistically provide a downloadable version. It only works through the internet browser of the devices you use.

Do I have to pay for updates?

There is going to be Wi-Fi at your accommodations, but there are also bars around the city offering Wi-Fi, or you can but a SIM card with a data package (highly recommended). You get tons of data with a price as low as 20€ for 30 days. Check out more information about that at this page.

If I don’t like the audio guide, how do I get a refund?

You just need to send an email to [email protected] and say that you want a refund on your audio guides. You don’t need to tell us why. You can also just write give me my money back in the subject, and expect your refund within 15 days. There is a time required by our bank to process refunds.

Is there an app available on Android or iOS?

Nope. There is no app providing access to these audio guides available in the Google Play or the App Store. Audio guides works on all devices that can access an internet browser.

Is it safe paying with card?

Yes. All payments are processed by STRIPE, which is among the most popular and safest payment processors in the world. We never see your card information, all data stays encrypted by the STRIPE security system. You can learn more about this secure process here.
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