TOUR PALERMO: AN OPEN-AIR TREASURE
A wonderful mix of history, architecture, culture and an intensity of food and wine
The city of Palermo today is a wonderful mix of history, culture and monumental wealth due to its millenary history and the extraordinary stratification of dominations and cultures that have characterized it. Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Angevins and Bourbons, each of these people left their mark in this city which is a huge open-air museum recognized as a UNESCO World Heritage Site with the Arab-Norman itinerary included in its World Heritage List. The monuments included that received this prestigious recognition are The Royal Palace, The Palatine Chapel, San Giovanni degli Eremiti church, The Martorana church, San Cataldo, the Zisa, Ponte dell'Ammiraglio, the Cathedral of Palermo, the Cathedral of Cefalù and the Cathedral of Monreale.
Palermo is a city that preserves traditions and folklore, something that can be appreciated when taking a tour of the old markets of Ballarò, The Capo and The Vucciria, a din of colours, sounds and smells that inexplicably create a cheerful harmony. For those who do not want to give up the sea, Palermo offers the opportunity to take a wonderful walk from the Foro Italico to the Cala, the city's tourist pier. Moving on for just a few more kilometres, you can find Mondello and The Capo Gallo nature reserve.These magnificent stretches of coast are ideal for enjoying a relaxing day in the sun.
PALERMO A FOOD EXPERIENCE
Palermo is not just culture and monuments. Strolling through the old city centre of the Sicilian capital, along the axis that connects Piazza Politeama to the Teatro Massimo the city's renowned street food and other specialties can be enjoyed.
Eating in Palermo is an unforgettable, gastronomic experience. In addition to the many savory delicacies such as arancine, sfincione, panelle, ‘Pane con la milza and various types of ‘rositccerie’ all capture the attention of gourmets worldwide. There are also those delicious and refined desserts such as cassata, cannoli and setteveli. Each pastry shop in the city is a small treasure chest of jewels.
Each corner represents history, beauty, scents and flavours of our land.