The opinions about Palermo, the capital of Sicily and the fourth city of Italy, vary quite a bit: many people think that this Sicilian port city is fantastic, while others think Palermo is nothing special. Our experience is that in many cases those in the second group have visited the city unprepared, so they didn’t know which places of interest to visit or where those are located. It’s very easy to miss the beautiful sights in Palermo, often because the signposting is not optimal, but also because various places of interest are located (just) outside the center or the main/famous streets. Palermo is a big city, so you’ll need at least 4 days to visit all sights. If you’re visiting Palermo in one day, you will have to make choices. The goal of this blog post and the three other parts that will follow is to help you decide what you’d like to see in this beautiful city.
You’ve probably already concluded that we belong to the group that thinks Palermo is fantastic. We could write a whole book about this wonderfully chaotic but atmospheric city. On this page we start our photo tour through Palermo. Enjoy!