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Palermo is the metropolis of the chief Italian island of Sicily, situated on the north shore of the island. The capital of Sicily was established by Phoenicians below the title of "Ziz" (= Flower, but the meaning is still unclear) and later retitled by Greeks "Panormos", which means "all port". It attained its golden age in the time of the Arab rule (9th to 11th centuries AD) when it became one of the most thriving cities in the Mediterranean and Europe, known as "city of delights" for its amazing and lush gardens, as well as for spectacular mosques and castles. While Palermo is a fair-sized city, most of the fascinating sites around the hub could simply be reached on foot. Palermo has various appeals, its many memorials mirroring the city's wealthy and varied past, and the numerous ethnic and pure appeals, could make for a magnificent encounter to those ready to tour it. So go right ahead and book holidays to Palermo with Travel Center and profit from our all-inclusive holidays which include affordable flights, cheap lodging and flexible booking choices. We at Travel Center are devoted to make sure that your holiday to Palermo is unforgettable!

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Time Zone

UTC+01:00 hour

Airlines Flying

British Airways, Ryanair, Jet2, EasyJet, Thomson Airways

Languages

Italian

Best Time to Travel

March to July

Modes of Transport

Bus, Taxi, Car

Currency Exchange Rate

1.00 GBP = 1.36 EUR
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Cattedrale (Cathedral)

The east exterior of Palermo's cathedral contains the genuine Norman personality - three alcoves, cross-over circular arches, and bent parapets. The south part, overlooking the courtyard, is unforgettable for its 1453 Gothic-Catalan portico through which you'll enter. One of its pillars, with a former Arabic engraving, comes from a mosque.

Palazzo dei Normanni (Norman Palace)

One important Norman construction rests on the northeast front, the tall Torre Pisana with its tidy courtyard stone blocks and blind arcades of ogival vaults. It is the last surviving of the genuine four towers; inside is a normal square hall, over which an observatory was constructed in 1791.

Cappella Palatina

This court church of the Normans was sanctified in 1140; the collages in the chancel were likely finished in 1143, and those in the nave rather later. The interior has not misplaced the overall balance amid the Latin church, the Byzantine vault and collage decoration, and the Arabic stalactite roof.

La Martorana

The church of Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio, more frequently called La Martorana, is famous for its stunning 12th-century collages. It was planned as an arched church with four arms of identical length and a chancel with three alcoves, the ruling style since mid-Byzantine periods. But it has experienced significant alterations.

Archeological Museum

The unbelievable selection of relics is one of the superior in Italy and comprises some world-popular discoveries. Off the tiny 17th-century walkway are Egyptian and Phoenician objects, plus the Palermo Stone, the hieroglyphic engraving on which comprises a record of Egyptian Pharaohs of the Ancient Empire (3238-2990 BC) and much more.

Catacombe dei Cappuccini (Capuchin Catacombs)

One of the strangest appeals, and its most famous, is the Capuchin Abbey, popular for its Catacombs. These underground transits were carved in the volcanic cliff after 1599 and utilised as burial sites right up to 1881. Inside, you'll be received by the macabre scene of around 8,000 mummified corpses.

Palazzo Abatellis and Galleria Regionale della Sicilia

Palazzo Abatellis was constructed in Catalan Gothic manner by Matteo Carnelivari in 1490, for Francesco Abatellis, a highly-positioned leader at the court of King Ferdinand of Spain. It performed as an abbey from the early 16th to mid-19th centuries, and currently includes the regional art gallery.

Quattro Canti

This open circular room was disbursed amid 1608 and 1620 by the Roman designer Giulio Lasso at the intersection of the two crucial streets in Palermo at that period: Lasso planned this courtyard with a hollow facade on each of the four corners.

San Giovanni degli Eremiti

In 1132, Roger II constructed the courtyard church crowned by the five vaults we see today, at first as a mourning chapel for court leaders. The interior is harsh and without much adornment, with geometric forms and the hemispherical vaults tallying elevation to the basic rectangular church.

San Cataldo

The church of San Cataldo is peculiar with its shining red dome ascending over the ornamental molding. Its span is highlighted by three Arabic vaults over the raised central hub. Its Arabo-Norman personality is also indicated by the cubic exterior with three windows on each part encircled by blind galleries.