Via Margherita di Savoia 53, Palermo, Sicily, 90151, Italy
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Anna, mother of the priest Grisanto
Duomo di Palermo
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Women travelling alone in Palermo
I will be travelling to Palermo with a female friend in September.
I would be grateful for some safety tips for women in Palermo - including whether going out at night is advisable.
Re: Women travelling alone in Palermo
May be that Palermo has a bad reputation.
But agreing with a character of a local movie the real trouble in Palermo is...
That said, as everywhere in big city there are place that are safer and place to avoid. I wandered around on my Vespa also in the dirty alley (but without helmet to look more local) during daylight and I felt safe.
I underline that really that face of Palermo is fascinating. Baroque and deterioration are the two side of the same city.
The market area called La Vucciria at night can look a little scary (see my photo).
The touristy sites are normally safer. Just follow the usual rules when travelling abroad.
Palermo's people are well known for their hospitality and kindness.
Travel Tips for Palermo
SICILY is the largest of the Italian islands and perhaps the most famous.
It has been one of the most conquered islands in the world. Greeks, Romans, Spanish, Arabs, Carthaginians and Normans have all influenced today's Sicilian culture. Ruins, ancient cities, Arabian style outdoor markets, Roman chariot roads and castles remain from various cultural colonizations !
Markets are always fascinating
We wandered around the market for a while but it was near the end of the morning so traders were starting to pack up.
Compared with the little shops we had used in Cefalu, the quality of fruit and vegetables was excellent and the prices were cheap.
Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti
The annexed monastery was one of the most privileged and the richest of the Norman domination also because it was the seat of the abbot. Who was the King's confessor and according to a royal decree members of the royal family were to be buried in the cementery of the abbey. But this decree was never applied.
The Church, now deconsecrated, is one of the most typical monuments of the Norman domination in Palermo.
I couldn't enter inside since we weren't having small coins and I got very angry with the guy on info.
There are so many things to...
There are so many things to see and do in Palermo: the Cathederal is a must - the little tourist stall outside has great souveneirs and are happy to take any currency. You should also visit the Massimo Theatre which is one of the oldest In Europe and if you are lucky enough to get a look around you can see one of the scenes where the God Father filmed.
A visit to Mondello beach and square is a must- if you walk further past the shops there are lots of wee gift shops with some lovely jewellery as well as the ceramics shop of Nino R..
There is the famous San Francesco bakery where you can go and try Milze which is made of similar ingredients as Scottish Haggis. It has been open for years and is near the famous Vuceria market.
There is really so much to see and do, if you want more specifics please email me as I LOVE talking about Palermo!
Scary town, wacky people: Palermo!
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Address: Via Margherita di Savoia 53, Palermo, Sicily, 90151, Italy