Palermo Things to Do

  • General
    by Sirvictor
  • Christ Pantocrator in the dome
    Christ Pantocrator in the dome
    by TheWanderingCamel
  • Palazzo Mirto's eagles
    Palazzo Mirto's eagles
    by TheWanderingCamel

Most Viewed Things to Do in Palermo

  • 1. Vucciria and other markets

    I had a great experience in Palermo with strEat Palermo tour. It's a streer food tour through the street markets of Palermo.The itinerary includes several stops at bakeries,street vendors and old inns...

    more
  • 2. Out of Palermo - Monreale

    During your stay in Palermo you can't miss to visit Monreale. It is a easy trip by bus, about one hour each way due to heavy traffic. The Cathedral is one of the Unesco World Heritage monuments and it...

    more
  • 3. Cathedral

    I arrived late in Palermo, just the time to unload the Vespa at the hotel and sneak away in the well known traffic of the city. Here I had to stop. The sunset was lightening the Cathedral in such a...

    more
  • 4. Cattacombe dei Cappuccini

    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...

    more
  • 5. 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....

    more
  • 6. Palazzo dei Normani

    Sembrerebbe l’ atrio interno di palazzo dei Normanni, antica residenza dei Re Norvegesi Vichingi oggi sede del governo regionale (It seems to me the Inner Patio of Norman’s Palace, ancient Norvegian...

    more
  • 7. Theatro Massimo

    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...

    more
  • 8. 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...

    more
  • 9. Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti

    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...

    more
  • 10. Mount Pellegrino

    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...

    more
  • 11. 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,...

    more
  • 12. Piazza Pretoria

    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...

    more
  • 13. Quattro Canti

    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...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • 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...

    more
  • 16. 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...

    more
  • 17. 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...

    more
  • 18. 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...

    more
  • 20. 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...

    more
  • 21. 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...

    more
  • 22. 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...

    more
  • 23. 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...

    more
  • 24. Palermo's seaside playground

    8 kilometres noth of Palermo, sheltered by the huge crag of Monte Pelligrino and with 2 kilometres of curving beach crammed with painted beach huts, Mondello is...

    more
  • 25. The New Gate

    New is a relative term in cities like Palermo. The Porto Nuovo was built to celebrate the triumphant arrival in the city of the Holy Roman Emperor Carlos V's...

    more
  • Palermo Hotels

    202 Hotels in Palermo

    76 Reviews and Opinions

  • Ask a Question

    Got a question about Palermo? Get an answer from our Location locals and frequent travelers

Instant Answers: Palermo

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

67 travelers online now

Comments

Palermo Things to Do

Reviews and photos of Palermo things to do posted by real travelers and locals. The best tips for Palermo sightseeing.

View all Palermo hotels