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Catania, Siracusa, Noto, Ragusa, Modica, Piazza Armerina, Agrigento, Marsala, Saline, Palermo.

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General Information about Palermo 

Palermo is the capital of Sicily, an Italian island. This city has more than 800,000 inhabitants, which makes it one of the most populated metropolises in the Ancient Mediterranean.

This city is characterized by having a very particular layout of its streets, since these are not only very narrow but are located in a very asymmetrical way.

The cultural wealth of Palermo lies in the fact that this place has housed different cultures throughout history, since this settlement of Phoenician origin in the 8th century BC. It was successively dominated by Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians and Bourbons, so if you take a walk through the city you will find beautiful architectural jewels from different periods. 

Palermo: A City of Cosmopolitan Tradition 

Due to its location close to the Mediterranean Sea, Palermo became a crucial commercial point in history. For this reason, this site was the protagonist of multiple disputes, as all the towns longed for their ports for their own trade routes. Some of the best known wars were the Punic wars, the Barbarian and Byzantine invasions, the Islamic domination, to mention just a few of the conflicts that occurred in the city of Palermo.

For this reason, the city gives an account of the various civilizations that passed through there, leaving impressive traditions and artistic and architectural works, and also of the current artistic manifestations that interact today with each other and with the past, in the great cultural mix that is Palermo.

How Is the culture in Palermo 

Palermo Traditional Food and Drink 

Palermo's gastronomic offer is one of the best you will find, since Sicilian cuisine is one of the most valued in Italy and in the world and a source of great pride for the inhabitants of this city.

The dishes that you will find in this city are made with the best products from the sea and the land and from traditional recipes. And the best of all is that to try many recipes you don't even need to stop at a restaurant, because although there are very nice ones, if your idea is to go as far as possible, you will find several delicious proposals in street food stalls.

Some dishes that you must try are: the Arancini, small rice balls, filled with various ingredients, both sweet and salty, the Sfincione, a very soft bread focaccia with tomato, onion, oregano and anchovies, and you can get it in the typical Sfincioni carts, the Caponata, whose main ingredient is sweet and sour fried aubergines, or the meat Invltini, slices of meat stuffed with caciocavallo (a typical local cheese), breadcrumbs, raisins and pine nuts.

The Beach Festival in Palermo 

If you plan a trip to Palermo and you are a lover of the beach and the festivities you cannot miss the beach festival that is celebrated in May on Mondello beach. This festival is characterized by carrying out a series of sporting events in which, in addition to professional athletes, ordinary people from different activities are invited to participate, among which kitesurfing, windsurfing, sky jumping and beach volleyball stand out. .

If you are a sporty person, or a lover of beach culture, you will love this festival.

The Night in Palermo 

The nightlife of the city of Palermo also has its followers. At night, music festivals of all kinds with world-class stars, nightclubs, beach parties, bars and restaurants fill the scene and attract the most restless residents and tourists. And something to note is that many of the events are completely free, so you can attend without breaking your travel budget.

What to Give If You Travel to Palermo 

When you arrive in Palermo you will see that specialized and gift shops are the order of the day, so whatever your budget, I assure you that you will find a nice detail to give or treat yourself.

From designer items in fashion and art galleries to small postcards of the city on key rings and kitchen utensils, the souvenir offer in Palermo are as vast as the city.

Top 10 Places to Visit in Palermo

Palermo is immense, so if you want to know its most iconic sites, we recommend you draw up a more or less flexible route of the places you want to visit taking into account the areas in which they are located.

Here we mention the 10 places that you cannot miss in this beautiful city:

  1. The Zisa Palace. This palace is currently a museum of Islamic art. Here you will find pieces from the Arab-Norman era. Outdoor events are often held in its parks.
  2. The palace of the Normans, where you will find the Palatine chapel. In this chapel you will find beautiful rooms and great works of art.
  3. Corso Vittorio Emanuele, a street, at the center of Palermo, very visited by tourists because of its shops, its baroque style and its architectural jewels. 
  4. The Cathedral of Palermo, where historical religious relics are preserved.
  5. The Quattro Canti. These are also known as the 4 crosses that lead to Vigliena Square, and have the style of the city in the 17th century, as they are decorated with various representations: the 4 seasons, the 4 Spanish viceroys, the 4 protective saints.
  6. The Teatro Polieama in Palermo, built in neoclassical style between 1865 and 1891, is impressive.
  7. The "Antonio Pasqualino International Puppet Museum", a very peculiar place that you will not find in other parts of the world.
  8. The Teatro Máximo, a monumental theater temple of lyrical music.
  9. The markets of Palermo, where you will find Arab culture in all its expression.
  10. And finally, any restaurant or food stall in Palermo, because eating in this city is a religious experience.

What to See and Do in Palermo 

Palermo stands out for its intersection of cultures and its rich history, as well as its beautiful Mediterranean beach.

Are you looking for a city full of movement in which to attend museums by day and concerts by night? Do you want to enjoy the Mediterranean beach and try the best gastronomic offer? Do you want to marvel at works of art and spectacular architecture?

If the answer is "Yes" do not miss the proposals for tourist packages to Palermo, which you can modify and adapt according to your needs and times. There are travel packages for all tastes. Choose your own adventure according to your needs!

01
In how many days can you see Palermo?

In order to get to know the most iconic sites in Palermo, 3 days will suffice, but this will depend on the type of trip you want to take and if you decide to attend its different events.

02
Which month is cheaper to travel to Palermo?

January is the cheapest month to fly to Palermo. During this month is the low season.

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What is the best time to travel to Palermo?

We recommend that you visit Palermo between the months of May and October, when the days are long and you can enjoy the sun and warm temperatures. If you want to take advantage of its festivals, May is the busiest month in terms of events.

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What are the requirements to visit Palermo?

You must have a 6-month passport to enter Palermo, a reserved hotel stay or a letter from a relative or friend and your return plane ticket.

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