Palermo, Sicily overview

Once regarded as Europe's grandest, most beautiful city, Palermo is still quite impressive. The Four Corners of Palermo, where each 17th-century Spanish Baroque facade is adorned with a statue, is one of the city's most memorable sights. The Fontana Pretoria, often called the Fountain of Shame because of its nude Florentine figures, is also worth noting. Tour the famous Norman Cathedral and Capuchin catacombs.

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Private Palermo and Monreale

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Private Cefalu Highlights

Private Cefalu Highlights

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Private Cefalu HighlightsEnjoy a private tour of Cefalu on the northern coast of Sicily. Your day wi...

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Private Best of Palermo Walking Tour

Private Best of Palermo Walking Tour

$85/Adult

Private Best of Palermo Walking TourIt's just you, your guide and Palermo's must-see sights during a...

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Private Churches of Palermo Walking Tour

Private Churches of Palermo Walking Tour

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Private Churches of Palermo Walking Tour See the magnificent cathedrals of Palermo on your own terms...

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by ants1980

We went to the catacombs in the morning. It took 50 mins to walk there but it was an interesting walk through old markets. The mummies were quite spooky but worth a visit. Just hoping i dont have nightmares. Then walked to the old historic area which was lovely and lots of cool buildings. Its an easy place to walk around and enjoyed it. It is pretty dirty though and there is rubbish everywhere - all the bins were overflowing and it looks like they havent been emptied for weeks.

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by Elle133

There are many stands right at port exit selling tickets. No need to buy in advance. Can pay with credit card. There's a promotion for City Sightseeing Hop on Hop off bus (EUR15 only). City Sightseeing offers a free shuttle bus to stop no.1. City Sightseeing HOHO has lousy commentary. No extra info provided. Very old worn out seats. There's actually nothing much to see. You can just walk from port, straight up the road, Via Settimo (shopping street), Via Maqueda (pedestrian street), to the Cathedral and back.

Visited: Dec 18, 2017

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by dorismini

We had a very relaxing day in this port. Booked an excursion through Disney - Ricotta Making at Villa Daphne. It was a long bus ride through the town of Sicily, then to the vast countryside. We watched them make fresh ricotta cheese, my daughter participated in bread making, and then we enjoyed some time in the beautiful pool overlooking mountains. We had a wonderful Sicilian lunch, then went to a nearby farm for a milking demonstration. My kids loved this because they got to hold a baby goat! Fun day but a long bus ride both ways (almost 2 hours each way).

Visited: Jul 28, 2017

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by StNoel00

Four of us walked from the port to the Capuchin Crypt about three miles each way! Great way to see the city and we got to see dead people!! Haha the Crypt is actually very fascinating.

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