A city with a history of multiple colonizations and revivals, Palermo is a pulsating melting pot of culture and history that make up the soul of the Sicilian capital. Renaissance palaces stand next to modest hovels, and ornate churches mingle with domed roofs of once-upon-a-time mosques that display the influences of Palermo’s dynamic past. Fly to Palermo with Alitalia and reach your destination relaxed and ready to get the most out of your visit.
In Palermo, contemporary mixes with classic. Palazzo Abatellis is a 15th-century palace that is now home to a collection of both medieval and modern art. First-time visitors are encouraged to visit the ‘Palazzo dei Normanni’ (Norman Palace), a magnificent display of marble floors and carved ceilings reflecting Arab-Norman-Byzantine architectural influences. Hot summer days are best spent on Mondello beach, where you’ll enjoy white sands and clear blue waters.
If you are traveling to Palermo with children, don’t miss out on a puppet show, held regularly at the Puppet Museum. Book your tickets to Palermo for October and June to enjoy this ancient tradition.