A city of magnificent architecture, authentic Sicilian cuisine and beautiful landscapes.
A bustling hub in the north of Sicily, Palermo is a city of magnificent architecture, authentic Sicilian cuisine and beautiful landscapes. Palermo is the capital of the island of Sicily and is the gateway to a truly authentic Italian experience. With its vibrant markets, impressive beaches and a rich tapestry of history, Palermo really should be at the top of your bucket list of places to see. With flights from Malta to Palermo only taking 50 minutes, you can easily see the city in a weekend getaway.
Palermo has a unique history that has shaped everything in the city from its skylines to its people. Through the ages, a multitude of civilisations has each left their mark on the city. Many of the churches have earned UNESCO world heritage status due to their mix of western culture with Byzantine and Islamic influences. Make sure you visit the Palatine Church and Palermo Cathedral. If you’re looking for something a bit more chilling, why not visit the Catacombe dei Cappuccini? Dating back to the 16th century, this crypt is the resting place of thousands of locals.
If you feel like just taking in the genuine Italian lifestyle, head for the markets especially Vucciria, Ballarò and Capo, where you can see and try first-hand the array of wonderful fresh produce on show.
Everything in Palermo is in walking distance, so take some time to wander through the winding streets and experience the daily activities of the locals. If you’re up for a bit of adventure, you can hike to the Santuario di Santa Rosalia. Located at the top of a hill overlooking the entire city and coastline, the area has some of the best views in Palermo.
If you’re looking for a genuine experience of Sicilian life, then book you flights to Palermo today!