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Ranked #1 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Specialty Museums; Museums
Owner description: The museum is open year round for a visit but you must book your visit by email or phone. For reservations just call a few... more » Owner description: The museum is open year round for a visit but you must book your visit by email or phone. For reservations just call a few hours before the appointment and agree to the tour. The visits are carried out only in Italian / english. « less
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Ranked #2 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural
This chapel is known for its superb gold Byzantium mosaics.
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Ranked #3 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #4 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural

Built in the early fourteenth century the palace was the great mansion of Manfredi Chiaramonte, Count of Modica immense and powerful fiefdom (called "Regnum in the Kingdom" for... more »

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Ranked #5 of 141 attractions in Palermo
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Ranked #6 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #7 of 141 attractions in Palermo
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Ranked #8 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Islands; Outdoors

The ancients called the little volcanic island off the coast of Palermo Ustica (fromUstum = burned). However for the Greeks the name was Osteodes = "ossuary or bone island" from... more »

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Ranked #9 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #10 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #11 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Castles; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Gardens; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Cultural

This Norman Castle was completed by William II during the 12th century, and is considered one of the most magnificent Arab-Norman structures in the world. The Capella Palatina is... more »

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Ranked #12 of 141 attractions in Palermo

The Massimo Theater designed by Basile opened its doors to the public on the evening of May 16 1897. The large volume of trade and industry meant that Palermo had developed... more »

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Ranked #13 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #14 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Scenic Drives; Lookouts; Cultural
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Ranked #15 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks

The great fresco was originally in the courtyard of Palazzo Sclafani. Palazzo Sclafani was built in 1330 to excel the luxurious splendour of the mansion of Manfredi Chiaromonte... more »

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Ranked #16 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Fountains; Landmarks
Take a peak at this "shameful" fountain, one of Palermo's revealing attractions.
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Ranked #17 of 141 attractions in Palermo
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Ranked #18 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Cultural
Owner description: This cathedral was started in 1184 to replace the Muslim mosque with a Christian church, which contains the Royal and... more » Owner description: This cathedral was started in 1184 to replace the Muslim mosque with a Christian church, which contains the Royal and Imperial tombs of the patron Saint of Palermo, plus a treasury of precious Royal objects, holy vestments and chalices. « less
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Ranked #19 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Owner description: Attached to the church stands a slender quadrangular building with well-squared blocks: the 12th century civic tower is part... more » Owner description: Attached to the church stands a slender quadrangular building with well-squared blocks: the 12th century civic tower is part of the old system communication; built by the University of Palermo to defend the “Cassaro Walls", it was not part of the structures of the church and as you can see was released and isolated. « less
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Ranked #20 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Castles; Cultural
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Ranked #21 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #22 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #23 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
This small church of San Cataldo was built in 1160, during the Norman occupation of Palermo.
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Ranked #24 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Performances; Theaters & Stadiums
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Ranked #25 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Outdoors
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Ranked #26 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #27 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Historic Sites; Cultural
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Ranked #28 of 141 attractions in Palermo
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Ranked #29 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 141 attractions in Palermo
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Cultural
Owner description: Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of Palermo's mummified dead will greet you; some... more » Owner description: Visit, if you dare, this web of spooky subterranean passages where 8,000 of Palermo's mummified dead will greet you; some dating back over 500 years and still dressed in their absolute best. « less
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