Palermo

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Cradle of the Sicilian nobility

The splendid palazzi that crown the streets of Palermo are a legacy of the nineteenth century nobility, when the city was the jewel of Sicily. Today, there’s no other Italian city like Palermo – its ancient and medieval district is the second largest in the country, after Rome. For the locals, life is challenging, but for tourists the city offers unforgettable experiences in great dining, excellent shopping and fascinating history.

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Top Highlights in Palermo

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Ballaro
Shopping
4.9
A cornucopia of tastes and colors
Cappela Palatina
Attraction
5.0
Sicilian style chapel of the Royalty
Catacombe dei Cappuccini
Attraction
4.7
Underground with the mummies
Chiesa del Gesù
Attraction
4.8
The first Jesuit church in Palermo
Fontana Pretoria
Attraction
4.8
The stunning landmark of Piazza Pretoria
La Kalsa
Attraction
4.6
The colorful Palermo
Museo Archeologico Regionale
Museum
4.9
Archeological treasures
Botanical garden
Attraction
4.7
Ancient calm and beauty
Palazzo dei Normanni
Attraction
5.0
Sicily's treasure trove
Palermo Cathedral
Attraction
5.0
A mix of styles
Teatro Massimo
Entertainment
5.0
Exquisite acoustics
Teatro Politeama
Entertainment
4.7
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