Things to see and do - Palermo
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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 . - Domenico 1 I - 90133 Palermo
You will have the impression that Giacomo Serpotta sculpted the oratory in the stucco. The walls are enlivened with the frolics of putti , the small cherubim filled with the spontaneous gaiety of children. The stucco frame the canvases painted par..
I - 90133 Palermo
On the walls a number of putti and statues of the Virtues depict the lives of Saint Francis (on the right) and Saint Lawrence (on the left), whose martyrdom is illustrated on the opposite façade. The upper section of the walls features nudes lost in ..
v. alverde 1 I - 90133 Palermo
Santa Cita is the Tuscan distortion of Saint Zita. It is thus through the church of Saint Zita that you enter the oratory. The church in itself is remarkable for its chapel of the Rosary, to the right of the choir, where polychrome marquetries combin..
Via Roma 276 I - 90133 Palermo
Prix Prices from : 36 €
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..
Piazzetta Lucrezia Brunaccini, 9 I - 90134 Palermo
Prix Prices from : 90 €
Palazzo Brunaccini is an elegant building in Palermo’s historic centre, 700 metres from the city’s cathedral and the train station. It offers free parking, and modern suites with free Wi-Fi. Decorated with refined light-wood furniture, each suite at..
Via Del Celso 31 I - 90134 Palermo
Prix Prices from : 40 €
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 ..
Leisure activities Palermo
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..
Prices from : 15 €
Explore Messina’s highlights on a hop-on hop-off sightseeing tour, complete with informative audio commentary. With the choice of two different routes, you can experience the city’s rich cultural and artistic heritage. Stop at the city’s major attrac..
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..
corso Vittorio Emanuele 327 I - 90134 Palermo
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.
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.
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 Carducci 15 I - 90141 Palermo
Situated near the Teatro Politeama, this simple, welcoming trattoria serves delicious, regional specialities with a good choice of fish. Mushroom based dishes available in season.