Best day trips from Palermo, Sicily, to nearby cultural destinations, mostly within a 1-hour distance, charming old towns with Arab-Norman architecture and countless breathtaking beaches.
Wondering about the best things to see in Palermo in terms of ancient architecture and landscaping? These are some of the most visited attractions and landmarks of Palermo, Italy, and the stories behind their looks today.
Is a trip to Palermo worth it? What is Palermo known for and what makes it a must-visit destination? Here’s a compelling list of reasons that will have you eagerly packing your bags and set you on your way to Sicily.
Visiting Palermo’s ancient street markets (with a tour guide or) on your own is one of the most immersive cultural experiences of all the things to do in Palermo, Sicily. These ancient markets famous for the vendors’ chants and amazing street food have been around since the middle ages. In time, they served as filming locations for movies and advertisements, and were mentioned in magazines such as Forbes.
Ready for exploring south of Italy‘s fabulous food?
A short, but completely useful guide of some pretty good restaurants in Palermo, which I’ve (fearlessly) tried out while visiting Sicilia during summer.
If you plan to travel to Palermo in the nearby future, you should know that one of the most popular touristy things to do in this part of the world, except wandering around on the old streets of the awfully charming city, is tasting over and over the Sicilian food.