It’s a top tourist destination in Sicily as visitors come from all over to see its Romanesque and Baroque architecture. It’s a popular destination for nightlife, music, art, and dining, so there is plenty to do for everyone.
While visiting, make sure to wander around the local markets to treat your senses. Try local produce and test out the authentic street food. There are three main markets that are just a short walk from the centre of Palermo so you’ll probably be able to visit them all. Have a look at the Palermo Cathedral, built in 1185, and marvel at Quattro Canti, a Baroque-style square that dates back to the 1600s.
The 900-year-old Palatine Chapel is a must-see for religious art and stunning architecture, and St. John of The Hermits, a small church from the 6th century, is sure to delight. Visit the monastery catacombs, try a gelato sandwich, and take a break while enjoying the street food for lunch.
When to Visit Palermo
Visitors should come to Palermo from March through October. This is when the weather is most ideal as it’s sunny, warm, and vibrant. There’s plenty of outdoor sightseeing which means you’ll want great weather as you wander the town. Enjoy the vibrant colours of the natural scenery as you look out along the rugged coastline and out at the pristine water.
How to Get to Palermo
The best way to get to Palermo is by plane from mainland Italy. If you are already in Sicily, you can easily take a bus or train from most of the towns and cities. And, if you are renting a car, you can easily drive to Palermo from other locations. Renting a car is a great way to explore the coastline view and make stops in other notable areas for sightseeing.
Where to Stay in Palermo
Palermo is dotted with luxurious villas from Italian Breaks that are cosy, charming, and packed with amenities. If you’re a family travelling with kids, we have plenty of options that make it easy for parents to keep their children safe, comfortable and entertained. We also specialize in luxury villas for couples who may be on a romantic getaway or honeymoon. Want to stay by the sea or soak in your own private pool? We have villa options that will be perfect for you. No matter what your reason for travel, you can depend on Italian Breaks to provide the most comfortable and luxurious villa for you.
We always strive to put our guests first and anticipate their needs. So, we make sure to focus on what matters most to our guests. We believe that travel should be about making memories and having experiences, which is why we take all the guesswork out of booking accommodation. This way, you’ll know you have a safe and comfortable retreat to come back to after a long day of sightseeing. Don’t delay booking your trip to Palermo. The sooner you get it booked, the sooner you start to enjoy your getaway in Palermo.
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