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Things To Do In Palermo

You're keen to set course in a different direction. Constantly in search of a brand new feat and inventive ways to get inspired, you're eager to investigate a new destination from top to bottom. Up next: Palermo! It's not challenging to fill your days, because Expedia makes it easy to book tons of things to do. Find and book your activities now, and all you'll have left to do is pack your trunk and get excited.

  • The activities in Palermo are not only perfect for you, but they won't break the bank. We have 21 things to do here, and you can get them beginning at £18. Reserve your favourite day trip on Expedia for significant savings, and you may still have enough cash for a top hotel or fine dinner while you are travelling.
  • Palermo is popular among thrill seekers similar to you. In fact, many travellers have been visiting to dive into local culture and explore the best things to do, and many of them are already planning to return. The most loved activities can grab the interest of even seasoned travellers, and one look at our list explains why. Our list includes a wide variety of entertainment and opportunities for fun. With one-of-a kind ways to discover the best this area has to provide like a Erice & Segesta Full-Day Tour with Lunch at Local Farm to unequalled ways to explore the best this area has to give like a Piazza Armerina Full-Day Tour from Palermo, there is an abundance of things to do to choose from when you browse through all the things you can do here at Expedia.

Our activities are the ideal way to organise your trip. You'll want an expert itinerary to make the most of a trip to Palermo, particularly when you wish to include lots of food and entertainment. And it's evident that you're someone who likes to get out and about遥ou're excited to get out and have an adventure. You look forward to scoping out the best activities around, and an afternoon walking through charming neighbourhoods is a perfect way to spend an afternoon. Book professionally guided tours on Expedia, and you may find all that you are looking for and more.

Things to Do in Palermo

The beauty of Palermo, Sicily’s capital city, is that it is incredibly hard to pin down. Its exciting streets are best explored on foot to appreciate the sheer variety of its architectural styles that reflect the waves of invaders who have arrived and made their mark on the city. This history is reflected also in the fantastic cuisines that can be sampled on street corners or in plush restaurants which fuse centuries of changing influences. Although there is no one style that defines Palermo there is one thing that is certain: this unique capital has always done things its own way, so join in and experience life in Palermo.

Areas & Neighbourhoods in Palermo

Historical Palermo is based around a central crossroads, the Quattro Canti, off which are four areas that contain all the main sights, cafes and restaurants.

The Albergheria - A maze of tiny streets invite and reward aimless wandering. Street markets churches, Saracen and Norman palaces and the delightfully beautiful Royal Apartments will all attract your attention.

The Capo - Medieval city gates, a Norman cathedral and a Neoclassical Teatro Mássimo where you can take a tour or attend a classical concert are all in or near the Capo’s winding streets. If you need a breather from the tiny streets by wandering into the modern city’s and indulging in some retail therapy or visiting the modern theatres and museums around Via Ruggero Séttimo.

The Vucciria - The fascinating food, bric-a-brac and clothes market here will lead you to the impressive Museo Archeologico and the old harbour at La Cala that now serves as a marina for yachts.

La Kalsa - Hit badly by bombing during World War II but still boasting Palermo’s best buildings and churches and a refreshing botanical gardens and park to relax in, La Kelsa also contains the must-see art gallery that holds a stunning collection of medieval masterpieces.

Things to See in Palermo

Art collections, palaces, Norman ruins, Arabic cupolas, Baroque elegance, Art Nouveau delights, Spanish palazzi all compete for your attention in Palermo. If it begins to feel all a little busy you can enjoy the views from the heights of Monte Pellegrino that towers behind the city or head for the rather splendid sea views from the beach at Mondello.

Things to Do in Palermo

Visit the modern theatre (Politeama Garibaldi) or the Neoclassical Teatro Massimo for a tour or an evening of classical music. If the remarkable cuisine of Palermo interests you, and how could it not, there are classes and food tours available in the city. Sports fans should check to see which Serie A stars are playing Palermo at Stadio Renzo Barbera. Further afield tours are available to Agrigento and the vineyards and hilltop villages of Erice and Segesta amongst other places that combine history, great food and the expansive views of the Sicilian countryside.

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