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Ranked #1 of 140 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 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
This chapel is known for its superb gold Byzantium mosaics.
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Ranked #3 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #4 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks

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 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #6 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #7 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #8 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #9 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Islands; Nature and Parks

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 #10 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #11 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Castles; Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Gardens; Landmarks/ Points of Interest

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 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Scenic Drives; Lookouts
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Ranked #13 of 140 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 #14 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #15 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Fountains; Landmarks
Take a peak at this "shameful" fountain, one of Palermo's revealing attractions.
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Ranked #16 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Churches/ Cathedrals; Landmarks
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 #17 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Castles; Landmarks
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Ranked #18 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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 #19 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Monuments/ Statues; Landmarks
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Ranked #20 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Architectural Buildings; Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #21 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
This small church of San Cataldo was built in 1160, during the Norman occupation of Palermo.
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Ranked #22 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Nature/ Wildlife Areas; Nature and Parks
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Ranked #23 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #24 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #25 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #26 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Religious Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #27 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Museums
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Ranked #28 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Landmarks/ Points of Interest; Landmarks
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Ranked #29 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Historic Sites; Landmarks
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Ranked #30 of 140 attractions in Palermo
Category: Cemeteries; Historic Sites; Landmarks
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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