Palermo Things to Do

  • Palazzo dei Normani
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  • Palazzo dei Normani
    by jorgejuansanchez
  • Palazzo dei Normani
    by jorgejuansanchez

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  • 1. Vucciria and other markets

    If you are anything close to foodie and you like cooking you cannot miss this place. The whole street is a endless line of smiths' workshops. Some of them are nowadays mainly re-seller but in a lot of...

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  • 2. Out of Palermo - Monreale

    The town was for a long time a mere village, and started its expansion when the Norman Kings of Sicily chose the area as their hunting resort, building here a palace (probably identifiable with the...

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  • 3. Cathedral

    This is a very intertestingand historical cathedral with different styles of architecture, including from Aragon, Spain (the portico of 3 arches), due to a long history of additions, alterations and...

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  • 4. Other churches

    On February 10, 2013, The Clergy (Roman Catholic, but dressed and acted Orthodox) had a service celebrating the restoration of this church. The Cardinal of Palermo was seated in the audience up front....

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  • 5. Palazzo dei Normani

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    This is a must in your visit to Palermo. I spent there several hours, admired by its beauty. It was the seat of the Kings of Sicily during the Norman domination and served afterwards as the main seat...

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  • 6. Cattacombe dei Cappuccini

    4 out of 5 stars

    The Cattacombe dei Cappuccini is the most macabre and unsettling "tourist attraction" we' ve visited. I suggest to make a tour with a local guide, we' ve booked and made a well done tour with...

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  • 7. Quattro Canti

    4 out of 5 stars

    Palermo's handsome Piazza Vigliena (much more commonly known as Quattro Canti) marks the intersection of Corso Vittorio Emmanuele and Via Maqueda. Geographically the centre of the city when it was...

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  • 8. General

    At the airport or hotel, get a copy of Un Ospite a Palermo. A hundred page free book that comes out 6 times a year, with current events, hotels, exhibitions, Restaurants, Museums, Galleries,...

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  • 9. Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti

    3 out of 5 stars

    San Giovanni degli Eremeti (St. John of the Hermits) is a 12th-century Norman church. With its Arab-inspired bulbous red domes, the church is one of the most characteristic landmarks on the Palermo...

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  • 10. Gardens

    If you need a moment of relax after a long sightseeing tour I suggest you to walk down to Piazza Marina, grab a snack and a cold beer at the Panellaro and go sit down on one of the benches in...

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  • 11. Mount Pellegrino

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    I didn't make it to Mt. Pelligrino, but I was given these directions to get there. Apparently the tomb of Santa Rosalia is there. Pick up bus #812 in Piazza Storza. I think the same bus for Mondello...

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  • 12. Theatro Massimo

    4.5 out of 5 stars

    1860 saw Sicily annexed to the newly united Kingdom of Sicily. These were good times for Palermo. The city was appointed the administrative capital of the island and new investments saw economic and...

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  • 13. Piazza Pretoria

    4 out of 5 stars

    This is one of the landmarks which thankfully has had a long overdue overhaul. It was originally intended for Firenze in the middle 1500s, and at it unveiling the nude figures saw it dubbed '"The...

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  • 14. Museo Archeologico

    Even if going to Museums is not your thing, this is a good place to start. First it is situated in a fine old religious building (with 2 cloisters) Second it has many of the Antiquities of W. Sicily...

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  • 15. Out of Palermo - Etna

    ETNA the great vulcan, the biggest in Europe with 3300, and still active Living near Etna means also living with Etna. Funny: You´ll find some snow on Etna. Awfully: the guide on the top is talking...

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  • 16. Pretoria Square

    Piazza Pretoria Ever since the eighteenth century the fountain was considered to be the embodiment of the adjacent town hall corruption and with that, together with the nudity of the statues, Palermo...

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  • 17. Out of Palermo - Taormina

    The GREEK AMPHITHEATRE was built in the third century BC, and expanded by the Romans, who enlarged the stage and added a partial roof (now destroyed). Reserved seating existed even in Greek times; a...

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  • 18. Out of Palermo - Agrigento

    It´s a small very pritty city in the south of Sicily. You can reach it by the train. Go and see the Valley of the temples, great filling but hope that it would be rainy And don´t miss to see the...

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  • 19. Galleria Regionale di Sicilia

    The Galleria Regionale di Sicilia. This is a sad museum to visit, because the works of art are not properly taken care of. Employees smoke RIGHT NEXT TO THE CANVASES. Elderly visitors RUB THEIR...

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  • 20. Parapendio in tandem

    "a.s.d. Parapendio in tandem" is the best pilots association in Sicily, performing touristic tandem flights for everybody since more than 10 years! people from 5 to 80 years old can visit the sky with...

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  • 22. Avoid Zoology Museum

    The Museo dell'Instituto di Zoologia is as dead as the pale fish with blank stares and open mouths. Even the high school students that I shared the museum with...

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  • 23. Walking To The Port

    More near the bottom of your "what to do" list would be a walk to the port area. It is not far from most of the hotels in the center and actually is quite nice...

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  • 24. Waterfront

    It is easy to forget when in Palermo that it is a seaside town, the streets in the center are narrow and the city is spread out a lot, but if you take the time...

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  • 25. La Zisa

    For all their French beginnings and Christian beliefs, the Normans were enamoured of the lifestyle of the Saracens they'd displaced as rulers of the island...

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