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Palermo

Trip Planner Europe  /  Italy  /  Sicily  /  Province of Palermo  /  Palermo
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Things to do: historic sites, religious sites, sightseeing

"La Felice" (the Happy)

The capital of Sicily, Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians under the name of Ziz. During the Arab domination, which lasted from the ninth to the 11th centuries, Palermo became Europe's "city of delights," with numerous mosques and palaces. This is the beating heart of Sicily's tourism industry. Renowned for its fine restaurants, vibrant nightlife, and numerous examples of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque architecture, Palermo often tops Europe's list of tourist destinations, offering countless things to do and see. Visitors will find that Palermo is a convenient starting point for their itinerary as they explore the entire island. When in town, enjoy the long stretch of the coastline for relaxing seaside, sailing, or engaging in a variety of water sports. Find what you're looking for from your Palermo holiday, by planning the whole thing with us using our handy Italy vacation generator.
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Where to stay in Palermo

Situated near all of the city's main attractions, Palermo's centrally located luxury hotels are an ideal retreat from Sicilian heat and noise. They offer spacious rooms with panoramic views of the Mediterranean Sea, as well as access to rooftop terraces and outstanding downstairs eateries. A wide range of B&Bs just outside the busy heart of town offer a more affordable option complete with amenities such as private parking. Located in quiet residential neighborhoods, these B&Bs are only minutes from popular shops, restaurants, and nightclubs.
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