Things to see and do - Palermo
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Palermo Travel guide
Palermo : Michelin's recommendations
Palermo was once a favourite haunt of writers, poets and artists who were drawn here by the city’s exotic atmosphere and eclectic beauty. Much of the city’s charm comes from the different civilisations which have influenced its development over the centuries. Despite its war damage, modern construction and crime, Palermo “the Flower” is currently experiencing something of a revival with festivals being held in the lively historic centre and many of the city’s monuments undergoing restoration.
Tourist attractions Palermo : Things to see and do
P.za S. - Domenico 1 I - 90133 Palermo
This private chapel is a Baroque masterpiece, attributed to Giacomo Serpotta. During your visit, you will be surrounded by putti, the small cherubim that were so dearly loved by Italian Baroque. The entire interior is sculpted in the stucco, to achie..
I - 90133 Palermo
The finest work by Giacomo Serpotta (1656-1732). On the walls are scenes illustrating episodes from the life of Saint Francis (right hand side) and Saint Lawrence (left hand side), whose martyrdom is represented on the far wall. The upper sections of..
v. Valverde 1 I - 90133 Palermo
The chapel is the masterpiece of Baroque sculptor Giacomo Serpotta who worked here from 1686 to 1718. Angels and joyful putti cavort with total liberty of movement and expression; playing, sleeping, crying, laughing, climbing up the window frames, gl..
Via Del Celso 31 I - 90134 Palermo
Just a few metres from Palermo’s beautiful Baroque square, Quattro Canti, the Columbia Hotel is 5 minutes' walk from Palermo Cathedral and Teatro Massimo Opera House. It offers free Wi-Fi. Rooms at Hotel Columbia are air conditioned and come with a ..
Via Roma 276 I - 90133 Palermo
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Set in Palermo’s historical area, Hotel Moderno offers a convenient central location on one of the city’s main streets. It is just a 10-minute walk from Palermo Station and Cathedral. Each simple room at Moderno Hotel is air conditioned and has high..
Via Dei Cartari 18 I - 90133 Palermo
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa is set in central Palermo, a 15-minute walk from the harbour. It offers numerous dining opportunities and a panoramic roof garden where breakfast is served during summer. Free Wi-Fi is available at reception. Rooms at the Gr..
Leisure activities Palermo
While in port in Palermo, spend your time enjoying the perfect do-it-yourself shore excursion in this beautiful city. Head into the city to see all of Palermo’s top attractions on a convenient hop-on hop-off bus tour! Admire the Politeama Theatre, ov..
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When your cruise ship docks at the port of Palermo, your private driver will pick you up to chauffeur you along the picturesque Sicilian coast. On this full-day private shore excursion, explore the city Cefalù in the province of Palermo and see its m..
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While in port in Messina, spend your time experiencing the beauty of this ancient Mediterranean port city on this shore excursion. Explore Messina's top attractions aboard a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, complete with informative audio commentary...
piazza Croce dei Vespri 6 I - 90133 Palermo
Run by two brothers who are both food experts and enthusiasts, this small restaurant located in the heart of the old city offers grand, innovative cuisine.
via Turati 7 I - 90139 Palermo
Attentive and courteous staff efficiently run this elegant restaurant in the town centre, always highly esteemed by a local clientele. A lively setting where you can enjoy fresh fish and traditional fare.
via del Garofalo 23 I - 90149 Mondello
A television screen on the wall of this restaurant shows live images of the delicious, elegant dishes prepared in the kitchen by the chef, Patrizia. The focus is on inventive cuisine inspired by traditional, regional specialities. With its modern, mi..
corso Vittorio Emanuele 327 I - 90134 Palermo
piazza Sant'Andrea 4 I - 90133 Palermo
Exposed stone and wood add to the charm of this welcoming oasis in the heart of the chaotic and picturesque Vucciria market. The menu focuses on traditional regional dishes such as pappardelle pasta with mullet, wild fennel and roasted almonds, refle..
via Principe di Belmonte 32 I - 90139 Palermo
In the dining room a touch of modern design is everywhere. Some artistic licence too in the kitchen, where besides the traditional dishes, you can find simple and original but tasty creations.