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 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..
Via 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
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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 Vittorio Emanuele 327 I - 90134 Palermo
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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..
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
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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..
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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Make the most of your time in port in Palermo with this full-day sightseeing shore excursion to Palermo, Monreale and Mondello. Your private chauffeur will take you into Palermo, Sicily’s capital, to explore its magnificent buildings, such as Cappell..
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..
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 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.
corso Vittorio Emanuele 327 I - 90134 Palermo
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 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.