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Cathedral of Palermo 1. The best and most convenient way to cruise the city is underground as its route runs though all significant landmarks and sights of the resort. Other city transports available in Palermo are buses and trams which feature a single type of tickets. The historical center of the city is better to be explored on foot as in this case tourists will get a chance to fully enjoy and embrace the beauty of local landmarks and attractions.
2. Taxi is one of the most in demand city transports even though charged rates are rather high. A cost of a trip should be negotiated in advance. An average cost of a trip up to 10km will be about 10USD.
3. Tourists should necessarily keep to the traditional rules of etiquette. Entering a public place one should necessarily greet everybody and leaving the place one should say good bye. Tourists may address local people for help, however any assistance needs to be rewarded.
4. Utility supplied voltage is 220V. Most of the hotels and inns are equipped with European standard sockets. Before a journey one should check all the appliances for compatibility and get necessary adapters and connectors.
5. Tips are welcome everywhere. 10% of the total sum as a cash reward will be quite enough. Some upscale restaurants include service fee in a total amount of a bill. To reward a taxi driver one should just round up a sum according to the counter to any convenient one. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
6. Street call boxes offer the optimum rates for inter city and international calls. The boxes are set in all the main streets of the city as well as in close vicinity to public and entertaining establishments. For international calls one should choose a call box with a “TELESELEZIONE” sign. Such call boxes accept only special plastic cards or coins sold in all news stalls and tobacco shops.
7. Grocery stores and markets start working not later than 8am meanwhile other shopping centers and stores get open at 9am. Daily working hours may vary from one establishment to another. Small shops and boutiques close at 4 – 5pm meanwhile large shopping centers continue to work up to 20:00.
Palermo Cathedral, San Giuseppe dei Teatini, Villa Giulia, Catacombe dei Cappuccini, La Martorana, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Palermo … Open
8. Prudent tourists should visit one of the open markets to buy foods as in this case the price of the goods will be up to 40% lower than in large stores. Shop-a-holics should pay specific attention to leather goods of local production as these feature ultimate quality.
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Santa Maria dello Spasimo

From the series “Famous unfinished buildings ”
Construction of the shrine began in 1509. But the monastery was never fully completed. Numerous military conflicts and threats stood in the way of the monks. All of Palermo's forces were focused on defending and fortifying the city during this period. The city government bought the land from the monks in 1569. This site was used for military purposes later. The historical buildings located here managed to be completely preserved only by a miracle. The monks still managed to build a church. A military camp was formed in it. But it lost its military significance at the end of the 16th century. … Read further

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Although there was some recovery in May, international tourism is much under pressure of the continued COVID-19 spread. There are still travel restrictions for foreign guests in most countries but domestic tourism starts to rebound slowly. Even hotels in London, Bangkok, Paris, and other gateway cities suffer from a drastic decline in visitors. As UNWTO reports, the number of overnight international arrivals in January to May decreased by 147 million compared to the same period of 2020 and by a whopping 460 million compared to the same period of 2019. That being said, there is slow growth in arrivals – the decline was 86% in April 2021 versus April 2019 and 83% in May 2021 versus May 2019. Read this

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Travelling to Palermo - advices and tips. What should be provisioned in advance, the rules you might want to follow, and the things you better avoid doing in Palermo. We help you to make your trip smooth and easy, with no unexpected surprises.
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