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 Vittorio Emanuele 114 I - 90133 Palermo
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This elegant 18th century Baroque town house lies in the historic centre of Palermo. Its contemporary rooms offer flat-screen satellite TV, just 150 metres from Piazza Marina. Featuring 1 free hour in the spa, all rooms at Palazzo Sitano feature par..
Via Roma 72 I - 90133 Palermo
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Hotel del Centro is in the historic centre of Palermo 150 metres from the station and close to the shopping district. It features a free Wi-Fi internet point. The hotel is set in a historic building but offers modern guest rooms. Breakfast is includ..
Via Scarparelli 16 I - 90134 Palermo
Hotel Cortese is in the historic centre of Palermo. The Cathedral and the Ballaro Market are nearby. It is a 10-minute walk from the tourist harbour. The Cortese has a breakfast room, a meeting room, and a quiet rooftop terrace. Private parking and ..
Leisure activities Palermo
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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..
When your cruise ship docks at Palermo Port, head out to explore on a 3-hour city tour by Segway! On a self-balancing, electric Segway, glide around Palermo’s vibrant streets and learn all about the city from a local expert guide. Hear tales of old a..
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..
corso Vittorio Emanuele 327 I - 90134 Palermo
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.
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.
piazza Sant'Andrea 4 I - 90133 Palermo
Wood and stone in view in a welcoming oasis in the chaotic, colourful Vucciria market; the traditional regional dishes reflect the style of the locality.
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..
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.