Interactive maps of hiking and biking routes around Palermo1. You can zoom in/out using your mouse wheel, as well as move the map of Palermo with your mouse.
2. This interactive map presents two modes: 'Biking Routes' and 'Hiking Routes'. Use the '+' button on the map to switch between them.
Railway and landscape maps of Palermo areaThis Palermo map has two modes: 'Railway Network' and 'Landscape & Rural Map'. Use the '+' button on the map to navigate.
City tours, excursions and tickets in Palermo and surroundings
Italy - moving around the countryPalermo Airport is 35 kilometers from the city Palermo, Sicily. The airport of Catania is also considered an equally important air harbor. It is located at a minimal distance from the city of Catania. Please note that this airport has significantly increased its throughput in recent years. One of the most popular resort terminals is the airport of Valerio Catullo Villafranca. This airport is located practically in the center of the country, in the area of Verona. The most convenient way to get to the city is by express buses. Please note that during the peak season, the number of flights which this air harbor takes, increases. … Open
Overview of festivals and celebrations in ItalyIn Italy, people love holidays, and any: both national and religious. Even a football match can become a real holiday, for this sport the locals have a particularly passionate attitude. The victory of the beloved team results in a grand celebration, in which the whole city is involved. Italians celebrate New Year and Christmas on a big scale. Dozens of holiday festivals and carnivals are held during the preparation, and tourists from different countries come to see it with pleasure. The inhabitants of Italy are very friendly; anyone can join the event chosen according to their taste. The end of Lent, beginning in February and ending in early March, is also marked by carnival parties. Even church holidays in this country turn into an exciting action with disguises and masks. … Open
Photogallery of Palermo sights
Our guide to Palermo
Cuisine and top restaurants
Palermo boasts a variety of restaurants of Italian cuisine, each being able to impress its visitors with inimitable house specialities and drinks. However the city of Palermo is not limited just to Italian cuisine restaurants as there are plenty of eating houses of other culinary trends. The Al Fondaco del Conte restaurant invites tourists to try popular dishes of Sicilian cuisine. The eating house serves customers … Open
Traditions and mentality of Palermo
The most significant and remarkable event in the cultural life of Palermo city is the World Festival on the Beach attracting more and more foreign guests year after year. The festival is held in late May. A major part of the entertaining events of the festival takes place on the territory of a scenic beach named Mondello. An essential part of the festival is a range of sporting events which engage common people apart … Open
Travel guide to Palermo
An original architectural attraction is Cuba Palace. Built in the 12th century, it had been the residence of Sicilian kings for many years. The name of the palace derives from its regular cube shape; it is designed in the best traditions of the Moorish style. Many elements of the building's original decoration have been preserved. Now the ancient palace houses an interesting museum dedicated to the Arab culture. … Open
Advices for travellers
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 … Open
Attractions and active leisure
Palermo offers its visitors a great variety of entertaining establishments and multiple ways of exciting leisure. A visit to a local astronomy observatory named INAF Palermo Astronomical Observatory will turn to a real exciting adventure to all members of family. The observatory is housed in an ancient tower of the 12th century. Interesting cultural events, informative tours are held for the visitors almost every … Open
Cultural excursion through Palermo - things to see
Tourists choose the Quattro Canti architectural complex as a starting point of exploration of landmarks and sights of Palermo city. Its name can be literally translated as Four Corners. The complex encompasses four buildings which are located by the sides of a crossroad. The construction of the buildings was held in the 17th century. The buildings are executed in baroque style and feature unique frontage decoration. … Open