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
Via dei Bambinai
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..
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..
Via Valverde 1
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 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
Prix Prices from : 95 €
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..
Via Vittorio Emanuele 327 I - 90134 Palermo
Prix Prices from : 54 €
Located in the heart of Palermo, just a few steps from the magnificent cathedral and the famous Via Maqueda, this hotel was once the noble 18th century Palazzo Tarallo. Originally a magnificent aristocratic residence, this hotel was brought back t..
Leisure activities Palermo
See the best of western Sicily on a 4-night tour filled with interesting history, beautiful scenery and traditional Sicilian food and culture. Staying overnight at a first-class hotel in Palermo, take day trips to Segesta, Marsala, Monreale and Corle..
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See the best of Palermo on a 3-hour city tour by Segway! While gliding around its vibrant streets, learn all about the city from a local expert guide, who will tell you tales old and news, including facts about King Charles V’s time in the town. Pass..
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Ever dreamed of exploring Sicily? While you’re in port in Palermo, you can do just that on this private shore excursion to the beautiful towns of Segesta, Erice and Marsala. Your private driver will take you along the Sicilian coast to Segesta and Er..
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 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.
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
via Butera 55 I - 90133 Palermo
This is one of those bright, pretty and modern restaurants that are very much in fashion nowadays. The cuisine is strongly linked to the region with fish dishes to the fore presented in an attractive and contemporary style.