Palermo is all about atmosphere, vivacity, romantic decadence, historical charm. It is a mix that draws on cities already visited and those still unknown. This air of familiarity comes above all else from the warmth of the people , who will engage you in vibrant conversation from balconies infused with the colours of clothes hung out to dry. By day, the city is sun-drenched and carefree, with hidden alleys and a thousand sights to be discovered. At night, it is a place full of life, fascination and mystery.
Palermo is an enchanting journey of flavours and aromas that will make you love it just as it is, imperfect but sincere. The influences of the peoples who have conquered it – Phoenicians, Carthaginians, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs and Normans – make it truly special and so rich in history that no one book could possibly be enough to tell its story.
Cefalù is one of the most beautiful seaside towns in Italy, with its stunning historical centre perched at the summit of the rock and a turquoise sea that makes this a beach resort beyond compare. If you love wild, unspoilt islands, Ustica will amaze you with its caves and its steep, rocky coastline. And let’s not forget Monreale, where every corner is imbued with a sense of art and culture, with its famous Duomo right at the heart of this breathtaking destination.
Take in a show at the Teatro Massimo, one of the largest and most beautiful theatres in Europe
Admire the byzantine mosaics in the Duomo di Monreale
Take a trip to Cefalù to admire the sea and the sights and sounds of its many beautiful locations
Wander through the stalls and friendly voices in the four historical markets in Palermo
Enjoy the view and the profound emotions of the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia
Soak up the sun on the beach at Mondello, just like a true Palermo native
Visit the Capuchin Catacombs
Do a bit of shopping in Palermo in the glamourous boutiques and traditional souvenir shops
Dive into Norman art at Castello della Zisa
Discover the thrills of the Palermo nightlife