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"Palermo is one of those unique neighbourhoods of Buenos Aires (visit Buenos Aires itineraries) Argentina."layerculture.com
"Palermo is an interesting city, I want to explore the rest of Sicily after visiting."thetravellingtom.com
"Palermo is a riotous mix of food, culture, and grit."untoldmorsels.com
"Palermo is an interesting city and one which I was pleasantly surprised by."thetravellingtom.com
"Palermo is the biggest city in Sicily and an absolutely wonderful one, likely to capture your heart with its beautiful architecture and your stomach with its amazing food!"learningescapes.net
"Palermo is a stunning city that should be a must-see place when in Sicily."travelpassionate.com

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Around Palermo

About Palermo

Palermo is the principal city of the Sicily region of Italy. This city is well adept with highways and train routes. So, getting in and out of here is not really an issue. This city is also Sicily's largest cosmopolitan city. To enjoy the beaches, Palermo has got Mondello. This beach has got exotic sea food. It has also got the Papirato River. Quattro Canti - This square is located at the crossroads between the city's two main streets: Via Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda. It is said that one will always be able to see the sun from this spot, from dawn to dusk. Orto Botanico - These are botanical gardens built on about eleven hectares. You would be able to see plants from all over the world, including some very rare, valuable ones. You can also explore nearly 12,000 species of vegetables here. Fontana Pretoria - This wonderful fountain is made on the square with the same name as that of the fountain. It was built by the Florentine sculptor Francesco Camilliani. Do not miss this charming fountain. Teatro Massimo - This is a very large opera theatre. The theater was designed by Gian Battista Basile around 1868. Kalsa - This is Palermo's Arabic quarter, built close to the sea. In ancient times it was home to the Arabs' entire military contingent when they ruled the city, their administrative and political offices, and also their prisons. Real Tenuta della Favorita - This is an appreciable park. Casina Cinese, which means the Chinese Lodge, is built in this park. Officinal plants, small squares, statues, obelisks and fountains make this park a perfect must-see for everyone. Cappella Palatina - Cappella Palatina contains a harmonious blend of opposing cultures, Byzantine, Norman, Arabic, and Sicilian. It houses some of the most beautiful mosaics in the world that depict famous scenes from the bible. Santa Maria degli Angeli - This is one of the oldest churches of Italy. Gothic entrances and the wooden sculptures, paintings and stuccoes inside the church are a must watch for all the visitors.

Things to do

Palermo is one of the most diverse and interesting cities of Italy (plan Italy itineraries). Its rich history is characterized by different cultures that h

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12 superb things to do in Palermo and around

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While we had been to Italy (plan Italy itineraries) several times before, we had never set foot in Sicily. In July 2019, we decided to fix this mistake and

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7. Bonus tip: what not to do

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My first trip to Sicily landed me in Palermo. I didn’t know anything about the area—all I knew was that there was some amazing foo

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Eat & drink

. is one of the top hostels in Palermo if you’re looking to save money during your travels. ...

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I’ll be honest – there aren’tthatmany amazing breakfast spots in Palermo. A ‘traditional’ Italian or Sicilian breakfast most often

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Breakfast – Caffetteria del Corso

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Food has such a separate status in Palermoso you could say that this is a tourist attraction in itself. Palermo is bu

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General

Sicily has a rich and unique human and natural history, with man-made and natural wonders scattered throughout the island. This be

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When you’re planning a trip to Sicily, there’s a good chance that you’ll visit Palermo at one point during your trip. But what is

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Palermo is still very much off the tourist track and that is part of its allure. People are interested in visitors and yes, some m

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Itinerary

Especially if you've already visited the rest of the country, you'll really appreciate this little piece of heaven. Everything y

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You may not know that Sicily is quite a big island, not as big as England (plan England itineraries), however almost as big as Belgium. This is why it is so

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Sicily Itinerary

Sicily itinerary in 5 days

Best places to stay in Sicily

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I’ve added a few shops/street food places on my Palermo map that aren’t listed on my itinerary. You don’t *need- to visit these pl

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Costs

Stay – Of course, the cheapest option for a night in Palermo is a youth hostel. For only €13 to €18 per night you can already book

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Sicily Itinerary: If you have a little longer to allocate to travelling in Sicily, consider taking the time to venture off the bea

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Accommodation

Compared to mainland Italy, the island of Sicily is still relatively untouched when it comes to tourism, or at least that was our

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Marsala Hotel – Hotel Baglio Basile 4*

Catania Hotel – Il Principe Hotel Catania 4*

Palermo Hotel – Hotel Palazzo Sitano 4*

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Palermo is notoriously challenging to drive in, so we stayed as close to the main coastal road as possible. This made it easy to d

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When in Palermo, a great place to stay at is La Terrazza Palace. This grand hotel features magnificent architecture and is located

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