There is so much to see in...
There is so much to see in Palermo, so it is better you first get yourself a guide book. But you must absolutely see the Cathedral Of Palermo. Opposite the gate to the main entrance there is a wooden door, if you look closely you will see what remains of the handle of a sword. Keep checking for update of this curios story. I am not too far from this beautiful city and miss the Saturday afternoon walks there to see the people young and old as they come out to be entertained in the principal square by a band or a visiting group. Palermo comes alive at night and is a wonder to behold.
If you’re looking for a quieter spot away from the traffic the Piazza Indipendenza at the south end of the Corsa Vittorio Emanuele makes a good stop. Old men play cards, children chase each other, and the cats chase the pigeons. There are several sunny benches and a couple of cafes only a stone’s throw away.
Palazzo dei Normanni
It´s not the palace itself you come here for, but the mosaics in the Capella Palatina. Once inside, you will see the walls and ceiling covered with breathtaking mosaics, only rivaled on this island by the mosaics in Monreale. Take your time to see everything and don´t let yourself be sent away by the guards who seem to be a little edgy now and then.
Cloistered peace on a Sunday morning
Early on a Sunday morning, before the heat really takes hold, catch a bus to Monreale, the small town that looks down on Palermo from the side of the Conca d'Oro valley. Find a bench in the cloisters of the cathedral and read for a while, or just sit in the shade of a palm tree, before entering to admire one of the most beautiful and exuberant cathedral interiors you will ever see. After the service, find a little side-street restaurant for a long Sicilian lunch.
In its own wide bay underneath the limestone bulk of Monte Pellegrino, PALERMO is stupendously sited. Originally a Phoenician, then a Carthaginian colony, this remarkable city was long considered a prize worth capturing, and under Saracen and Norman rule in the ninth to twelfth centuries Palermo became the greatest city in Europe, famed for the wealth of its court and peerless as a centre of learning. Nowadays it's a fast, brash and exciting city.
"Treasures of Sicily"
It's more than an island! Discover Sicily and discover the world. The world's first multicultural society, Sicily is Italy's (and Europe's) most historically cosmopolitan region, having been ruled by Asians, Africans and Europeans. Sicily is black and white and a million shades of gray. There's no other place on Earth like Sicily. Our island is a unique place full of art, archeology, history, folklore and breathtaking scenery. And, of course, great food. Sicily is almost a nation unto itself.