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.
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
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
This place is full of life and friendly people. Go see the open markets because they are wonderful to see.I bought shoes for 10€ there. We were walking to the city,because taxi is way to expensive for a family.
Palermo Street For tour - find it online though Viator was great. 15 minute walk form the pier to the Massimo Theater meeting place and then a delicious guided walk tasting food in the market and form street vendors in Palermo.
Visited: Jul 22, 2015
Take a quick bus tour around the city. Try to get to beautiful Mondello.
Visited: May 30, 2015
The city was a very short walk away from the ship. We did a train that took us around the city. It was only 20 Euro for both of us.
Visited: Dec 23, 2018
Sicily was very dirty. Don't waist your time getting off the boat. Enjoy the day on the boat.
Visited: Sep 23, 2016
Carriage ride around town with Joseph our driver who seemed to know everyone. Enjoyed gelato & locally made wine.
Visited: Oct 19, 2015
Got off ship and asked hop on hop off bus lady if she could direct us to the old town shopping district. Told us too far over an hour to walk there, decided to take horses carriage agreed on 40 Euros to take us there. The driver took us to a park, a church and a food market before dropping us off at the old town. At this point the driver wanted 80 Euros, we said no we were to,d 40 Euros, he started to shout and would not take our 40 Euros. Finally we agreed on 60 Euros, be careful at this port as they do not honour what they say before you leave. The town is nice and shopping is good
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