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What to do in Palermo
Palermo is the capital city of the island of Sicily. It’s a city of adventure, eye-catching buildings, unique culture, and fantastic food scene. So explore Italy beyond the usual cities and travel to this beautiful hidden gem.
Discover the city’s architecture and history with gorgeous sites like the Palermo Cathedral, Cathedral of Monreale, Capella Palatina, Piazza Pretoria, Teatro Massimo, and the Fontana Pretoria.
Other tourist spots worth visiting are Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Chiesa del Gesu, and Stanze al Genio. These destinations are truly a feast for the senses.
Dig up Palermo’s past and visit the Catacombe dei Cappucini. Check out the contemporary art Palazzo Riso and the museum at Palazzo dei Normanni too.
Do you need a break from the city? Get your feel of lush greenery of Orto Botanico di Palermo and Villa Giulia botanical garden. There’s also Mount Pellegrino, Spiaggia di Mondello, and Ustica Island for you to explore.
Take a piece of Palermo back in Australia and go shopping around the city. Luxury shoppers will find designer brands, like Versace and Armani, in the streets around viale della Liberta. Find vintage Sicilian embroidery in Piccolopunto and Al Cancellato.
Ready your palate for Palermo and get a taste of Palermo’s best street food, just like the crispy arancine (fried rice ball), the cracking cazilli (Sicilian potato croquettes), Sfincione, and the Sicilian sweet wines. Bring a good Italian-English phrasebook with you, so you can enjoy shopping for items and food all over the city.
So what are you waiting for? Make plans for Palermo right now and explore this exciting Italian city!
When to visit Palermo
The best time to visit Palermo is during spring (April-May) for pleasant weather and lower prices. And for the perfect late-season diving, visit Palermo from September to October.
Salute! You and other Australians can fly to Italy and visit Palermo visa-free for up to three months, because the country is part of the Schengen Convention. Be sure to check if your passport is valid for at least six months when you return to Australia from your trip. To know more, just visit Smartraveller.
Travelling to and around Palermo
Your flight will be landing at the Palermo International Airport, and from there you can get to the town by bus and taxi. Start roaming Palermo easily by foot, along with riding the bus, taxi, motorized tricycle, and horse carriage. Most travellers recommend sightseeing around Palermo by bus and on foot.
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