Things to do in Palermo

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Things to Do in Palermo

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  • Robert M
    9 contributions
    This is a fascinating tour of an old and fashionable private house. The tours are of small groups (5-8 people) and are led by one of the two sons of the owners. Great insights into the changes over centuries in Palermo. Definitely recommend.
    Written 9 July 2022
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  • supongo2016
    Brighton, UK41 contributions
    A beautiful palace, which promises much from outside but, in fact , is quite limited once you get in. The royal appartments were closed when we were there, which was disappointing but it is worth it just to see the Palantine chapel on the first floor , which will blow you away. I've never seen anything quite so ornate. It is truly gorgeous.
    Written 4 August 2022
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  • Vicky_Chatz
    Alexandroupoli, Greece61 contributions
    Very impressive cathedral with a big garden and a panoramic view of the city. But you have to pay for every little room you want to see. The cost for the roof and the panoramic view (for max 10 minutes) is 7€. The ticket for everything is 15€
    Written 11 July 2022
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  • Julie G
    9 contributions
    Amazing theatre and the visit is really good value for money! We were lucky enough to visit while singers were auditioning so heard the acoustics first hand. The echo room is guaranteed to make you smile!
    Written 31 July 2022
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  • betteskid
    Boston, MA1,014 contributions
    This beautiful church is something to put on your itinerary when in Palermo. It is centrally located and can easily be included in a walk around the city. The decoration inside is really beautiful.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Krokodil1986
    91 contributions
    A very nice beach 30 mins out from Palermo. Even on a warm windy November this was a wonderful place to get out from the city.
    The only problem is the really awful public transport system. Taking the 806 bus out to Mondello was not too much of a hassle, the buses do not run every 20 mins as advertised. However trying to get back into the city on a Saturday afternoon was futile. We gave up after waiting an hour, and had to relieve a taxi driver from police harassment instead.
    Written 16 November 2019
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  • sz54
    Vienna, Austria152 contributions
    The place has since long been an attraction for tourists like Goethe, Lord Byron, Maestro Wagner ... The life of Santa Rosalia must have been a lot harder than you would imagine seeing the lovely figure in the shrine. See also San Benedetto Il Moro in a side chapel. If you want to avoid the pilgrimage on foot, take Bus 812 from Libertá Croci, runs every hour. From the road you get a good view of how big Palermo is.
    Written 11 August 2022
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  • dB
    Palombara Sabina, Italy2 contributions
    What a remarkable place to visit. The history of the building and the drawings on the prison cell walls were brought to life by our brilliant guide Barbara. Very insightful stories with lots of humour. Very good value especially as one also gets to see the painting of Vucciria Market by Renato Guttuso. Highly recommend..
    Written 2 July 2022
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  • Jonathan S
    25 contributions
    This beach is spot on. The waters are warm and the bay looks amazing with the mountains either side.

    The downside is that the beach is not very wide and is absolutely crammed with people. There is the option of renting a lounger in a fenced off area to give you some space but that’s still very very busy with people on top of you.

    Nonetheless it’s definitely worth it for the beach and the water.

    Proper touristy and full of locals even in the week. But forgive the crowds and have fun
    Written 11 July 2022
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  • maapar
    Mount Pleasant, SC819 contributions
    Visited here for touring and also came back for Mass.Very highly baroque decorations and a good example of baroque architecture.It had a lovely courtyard where the nuns rooms opened to
    Written 7 June 2022
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  • Christine Venizelou
    Athens, Greece187 contributions
    One of the best places in Mondello.
    This is one of the best options if you want to enjoy an unforgettable dinner and sea views in Palermo.
    It is worth a 20 minute drive from the city center.
    The generous tasty menu of local fish and seafood was an excellent exploration of the flavors, presented with imagination and imagination.
    The restaurant goes in large quantities to procure the highest quality ingredients and takes an obvious pride in displaying its Sicilian gastronomic traditions.
    The service was impeccable and the atmosphere warm and authentic but also very elegant.
    Written 26 February 2020
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  • betteskid
    Boston, MA1,014 contributions
    There are so many beautiful churches in Palermo that is is hard to see them all in a short stay, but this one is worth a stop and easily reached as you walk around the city. Lovely interior.
    Written 4 July 2022
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  • Malin
    Stockholm, Sweden27 contributions
    On our third day in Palermo, we decided to hike up Monte Pellegrino in order to both catch the stunning views but also gain a sense of historical context of this staggeringly beautiful mountain which you see from almost all main streets of the city. Since the bus seemed to have a bad rep (and we were also looking forward to a hike), we decided to walk instead of taking the bus/catching a cab. In the morning of our climb, we received a MeteoAlarm that Sicily was about to reach extreme temperatures so we brought some extra water. We climbed the mountain’s cobble stone path in 1 hour and 45 minutes (while seeking refugee in each strand of shade). We only saw one other company during our entire ascension. Near the top, we were meet with a small square with various cafees and the Rosalia chapel. When we continued onwards on asphalt roads (for an additional kilometre), we finally reached the end of the road which offered a beautiful 360 degrees view of the bay of Palermo and the surrounding beach/coastal towns. On our way down, we grabbed a Granite and caught a bus down to the city centre again

    We are quite fit and it was a great workout but we do advice anyone climbing in the July heat to bring some sun protection and an extra bottle of water! You will be rewarded with beautiful views, cacti and some cute lizards on the way up.
    Written 25 July 2022
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  • Jazzumbo
    Romania1,578 contributions
    Faro di Capo Gallo is an abandoned lighthouse standing at the bottom of a dramatic rock, overlooking the sea. A ride to the lighthouse will offer you scenic views all the way and the chance to observe some typical Mediterranean flora. It’s all about the journey, not the destination.
    Don’t forget to pack some fresh water and wear hiking shoes, sunglasses and whatever head cover suits you.
    You can also reach the lighthouse by bicycle or by motorbike.
    I’ve seen people going there by car, yet I won’t recommend as the road is narrow and half of the pleasure will be lost.
    Shortly after leaving Piazza Mondello you’ll enter the Capo Gallo Natural Reserve, so you have to pay one Euro. It’s going to be a very well spent Euro, don’t worry!
    Written 21 June 2020
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  • InTheMomentManhattan
    New York City, NY1,121 contributions
    The Quattro Canti is in the center of the old city. The square is very much like Palermo. Beautiful, decaying and frightening all at once.
    Written 15 July 2022
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