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- 98%History Buffs
- 98%Art & Design Lovers
- 75%Budget Travelers
- 51%Local Culture
- 51%Outdoor Enthusiasts
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- PalermoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 4Oct 26, 2013
I really enjoyed our time in Palermo. The city supposedly has been cleaned up dramatically and we had no problems. Palermo's architecture is a fusion of Italian, Greek and Arab elements. There are many beautiful churches and palaces to see. The Cappuchin Catacombs are just about the creepiest thing I have ever seen. If you like seafood, the food is excellent.
- PalermoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsBudget Travelers+ 2Jul 30, 2013
An impressive load of art at your disposal, ranging from palaces, hundreds of churches, 400-year old courtyards, botanical gardens, eucalyptus trees, stench and perfume of sweet and salty delicacies. Palermo is a festival for your senses, barely sleeps (if not after lunch for long siestas), opens up to you like it had been waiting for you to be discovered. Aside from the rubbish more or less everywhere, the discontent for most lacking services, the sicilians here are living a bustling life, made prominently of relations, family and living the streets. No wonder Palermo has been a mouthwatering desire for Arabs, Greek, Normans, Hunns or Carthage. Just one big sad comment: Palermo can only find improvement through themselves, because Sicilians are very jealous of their problems. Palermo is not among the top 5 must see cities in Italy for that reason and because it's "hard to handle". Be prepared for some rough traveling, which makes it even nicer!
- PalermoMember ofLocal CultureLuxury TravelersJul 05, 2012
This was our first stop on a tour of Sicily. What a way to begin! One can sense the influence of nearby North Africa in this busy, colorful, and friendly city. Fabulous restaurants and bakeries, picturesque markets, beautiful buildings of historic significance, and a unique combination of gritty and upscale areas all combine to create an exciting urban experience!
- PalermoMember ofLocal CultureOutdoor EnthusiastsFamily Travelers+ 1Jul 04, 2012
The most beautiful Region In Italy, for climate, nature, History, food. You can take a tan and ten minutes after visiting a museum or an historical site. There are many monuments to visit. People are calm and typical dishes are really fantastic, expecially seafood. Sweets and cakes are also excellent: granita al caffè, cannoli alla siciliana, cassata. If you go you ought to try all of them.The sea is beautiful also, but not everywhere. It is really fantastic in the islands (Eolie, Egadi, Pelagie) and in Riserva dello Zingaro, close to Trapani. Palermo is a very alive city with nice theatres, restaurant and shops.
- PalermoJul 04, 2012
It feels big, though the population is less than 1M, and it sure does bustle. The driving is chaotic, the history rich, and the restaurants serve up wonderful Sicilian food with an emphasis on fish. After all, it's an island. A popular dish is pasta with sardines, fennel, raisins and pine nuts in a light tomato / saffron sauce. Add a bottle of Nero D'Avola and you are on your way to gustatory bliss. Incredible.