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As the capital of Sicily, Palermo is understandably seen as the cultural, commercial and tourism capital of the island. Holidays here are ideal for anyone looking to soak up some sun, as Palermo’s weather is not only the warmest in the Mediterranean, but in all of Europe! During the summer, the average temperature here of the Tyrrhenian Sea exceeds 20°C, and climbs closer to 30°C in August!

Thanks to the close relationship we share with our hoteliers, we here at Best4Travel have a wide selection of exclusive special offers for the best hotels and apartments across Palermo!

For more information, or for a tailored quotation on any of the hotels or villas in Sicily featured on our website, please drop into any one of our stores nationwide, or simply call our expert travel agents in our Irish call centre today FREE on 1800 814 000.

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UNESCO World Heritage Sites

A little known fact about Sicily is that it actually has the most UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Italy per region! Palermo in particular has a wonderful range of attractions, complimented by the Palermo Archaeological Museum where you can learn even more about the area!

  • Palazzo Reale:
  • Having acted as the seat of the Kings of Sicily under Norman rule in the 11th century, the Palazzo Reale is the oldest royal residence in Europe. This gorgeous palace now holds the Sicilian Regional Assembly, and its royal apartments and chapel (the Cappella Palatina) are open to the public.

  • Cattedrale di Palermo:
  • The construction of this cathedral covered six centuries, making it rather unique for the sheer variety of architectural styles it has! The church’s features range from Moorish, Norman, Baroque, Gothic and Neo-Classical.

  • Chiesa di San Cataldo:
  • The Church of San Cataldo, erected in 1154, is an excellent example of the Arab-Norman architectural style typical of Sicily. The original altar and mosaiced floors have survived the years remarkably well, as have the remains of Palermo’s Old City Wall which can be seen running underneath the church

  • Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti:
  • Established in the 6th century, the ‘St. John of the Hermits’ church is one of the oldest surviving buildings in Palermo! The red domes on top of the church’s roof and bell tower are a clear sign of its Arabian influences.

  • Chiesa di Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio:
  • Also known as the Martorana, St. Mary’s Cathedral holds a prime position in the historic Piazza Bellini in Palermo. Famed for its stunning interior, the cathedral is visited thousands of times a year by people hoping to see the gorgeous ‘Christ in the Dome’ mosaic.

  • Palazzo della Zisa:
  • Originally a summer residence of the Norman kings of Sicily, the Zisa Palace today is a popular tourist attraction for visitors to Palermo. Behind the building’s stone exterior is an incredible mural and fountain, within a golden niche, in the main hall.

  • Ponte dell’Ammiraglio:
  • The ‘Admiral’s Bridge’ on the original site of Palermo’s Oreto River, was built in 1131 by the admiral of King Roger II of Sicily. The bridge’s iconic twelves arches have become a recognisable symbol for Palermo itself, and today cover a small garden of succulent plants.

Where to Eat

  • Low Cost
    • Panineria Friggitoria Chiluzzo: Piazza della Kalsa 10, 90133
    • Caffe del Kassaro: via Vittorio Emanuele 390, 90134
    • Mounir - Pizzeria & Kebab: via Giovanni Da Procida, Di Fronte Pittarosso, 90100

  • Moderately Priced
    • Quattroventi Comfort Food: via Enrico Albanese 30, 90139
    • Madreselva - Restaurante Argentino: via Ludovico Ariosto 28P, 90144
    • Torquemada: via Pignatelli Aragona 64, 90141

  • Fine Dining
    • L'Ottava Nota: via Butera 55, 90133
    • A'Cuncuma Restaurant: via Judica 21/23, 90134
    • Charme: viale Alcide De' Gasperi 4, ex Piazza Alcide de Gasperi, 90146


With Best4Travel you can have a transfer arranged for you from Palermo Airport straight to your hotel! Take the stress out of navigating a new country by letting us help you get to your destination the best way.

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Best4Travel Tips

  • Currency: Euro

  • Language: Italian & Sicilian

  • Time Difference to Ireland: +1 hour

  • Flight Time: Approx. 3 hours

  • Local Phrases:

    • Hello: Ciao
    • Good morning: Buon giorno
    • How are you?: Come sta?
    • Good afternoon: Buona sera
    • Good night: Buona notte
    • Goodbye: Ciao
    • Please: Per favore
    • Thank you: Grazie
    • You’re welcome: Prego
    • Where is…?: Dove…?
    • Do you speak English?: Parla inglese?
    • I am from Ireland: Sono irlandese
    • My name is…: Mi chiamo...

  • Public Holidays

    • 1 January: Capodanno (New Year's Day)
    • 6 January: Epifania (Epiphany)
    • March/April:
      • Pasqua (Easter)
      • Pasquetta (Easter Monday)
    • 25 April: Giorno della Liberazione (Liberation Day)
    • 1 May: Festa del Lavoro (Labour Day)
    • 2 June: Festa della Repubblica (Republic Day)
    • 15 July: Feast of Saint Rosalia
    • 15 August: Ferragosto (Feast of the Assumption)
    • 1 November: Festa di Ognissanti (All Saints' Day)
    • 8 December: Festa dell'Immacolata Concezione (Feast of the Immaculate Conception)
    • 25 December: Natale (Christmas Day)
    • 26 December: Festa di Santo Stefano (Boxing Day)

Palermo Holidays

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