Palermo, the colourful and exciting

Colourful, exciting, captivating. Palermo, the capital of Sicily, and its surroundings are definitely worth a few days.
Palermo
U. T.  (Pixabay)

Above all, you must approach this city with an open mind, experience it and discover its many faces. It’s a millennia-old culture, a wealth of wonderful sights, countless relics from overlapping eras, flavours to taste and a modern bustle. Don’t forget Palermo’s ‘Riviera’, Mondello, and be sure to visit the impressive cathedral in neighbouring Monreale.

Top tourist attractions

Places to see in PALERMO
palermo street food

Try the local street food

You can't leave Palermo without trying some street food (click on the image for tips on where). Try the famous Sicilian rice ball, arancina (in Palermo they use the feminine version of the word), and don't miss the local "pizza", sfincione. The most famous Sicilian sweet, cannolo, is also a must.

Experiences in Palermo

Climb Monte Pellegrino

This mount near Palermo is worth climbing for its spectacular views and the cave sanctuaries of Santa Rosalia, the city's patron saint. Make the tour even more exciting by going up on two wheels. Click on the image to see the programme.

Where to stay in Palermo

BOOKING

VRBO

Where to eat in Palermo

palermo ristoranti

On every corner

In this lively city, there are many restaurants where you can try local specialities at affordable prices. Check them before your trip.

Rent a car

A pinch of Italian

Learn some Italian expressions that can be useful when travelling.

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