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Palermo
Palermo is an urban melting pot characterized by history and culture so diverse that it often feels conflicted. Discover an intriguing range of architectural styles, from Arabian domes to baroque buildings, and enjoy delicious cuisine that spans a variety of origins. Be sure to visit the Palace of the Normans, the Palatine Chapel and the church of St. John of the Hermits. Art and music lovers won’t want to miss the Galleria d’Arte Moderna (the “GAM”), the Salinas or an opera or ballet at the Teatro Massimo.

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Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (La Martorana)
This chapel is known for its superb gold Byzantium mosaics.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Historic Sites
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Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina
Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina
Attraction type: Castles; Historic Sites; Sacred & Religious Sites; Gardens; Points of Interest & Landmarks
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Chiesa del Gesu
Chiesa del Gesu
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Cathedral of Palermo
Cathedral of Palermo
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... 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
Attraction type: Churches & Cathedrals
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Stanze al Genio
Stanze al Genio
Owner description: Reservations required!! 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... more Owner description: Reservations required!! 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
Attraction type: Specialty Museums
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Quattroventi Comfort Food
Quattroventi Comfort Food
Ranked #1 of 1,552 Restaurants in Palermo
Price: $13 - $52
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Gluten Free, Contemporary
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Il Ragno
Il Ragno
Ranked #2 of 1,552 Restaurants in Palermo
Price: $22 - $60
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Italian, Pizza
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Local cuisine, Dining on a budget, Scenic view, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mounir - Pizzeria & Kebab
Mounir - Pizzeria & Kebab
Ranked #3 of 1,552 Restaurants in Palermo
Price: $1 - $7
Cuisines: Italian, Moroccan, Pizza, Fast Food, Mediterranean, Turkish, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Tunisian, Halal
Good for: Families with children, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Cash Only, Delivery, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Carizzi d'Amuri
Carizzi d'Amuri
Ranked #4 of 1,552 Restaurants in Palermo
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, European, Gluten Free
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Osteria Mercede
Osteria Mercede
Ranked #5 of 1,552 Restaurants in Palermo
Price: $11 - $33
Cuisines: Italian, Seafood, Mediterranean, Soups
Good for: Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

L'Olivella B&B
L'Olivella B&B
$33 - $44 (€30 - €40)
Ranked #21 of 412 Palermo B&B and Inns
Vespa Bed and Breakfast
Vespa Bed and Breakfast
$37 - $71 (€34 - €65)
Ranked #2 of 127 Specialty Lodging in Palermo
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B&B Portici di Palermo
B&B Portici di Palermo
$33 - $88 (€30 - €80)
Ranked #83 of 412 Palermo B&B and Inns

All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Ariston
2.0 of 5
Hotel Ariston
$63 - $84 (€57 - €77)
Ranked #7 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
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Politeama Palace Hotel
4.0 of 5
Politeama Palace Hotel
$72 - $144
Ranked #9 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
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Ambasciatori Hotel
4.0 of 5
Ambasciatori Hotel
$72 - $123 (€66 - €112)
Ranked #11 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
4.0 of 5
Grand Hotel Piazza Borsa
$101 - $296
Ranked #2 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
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Grand Hotel Villa Igiea - MGallery by Sofitel
5.0 of 5
Grand Hotel Villa Igiea - MGallery by Sofitel
$195 - $421
Ranked #3 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
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Hotel Porta Felice
4.0 of 5
Hotel Porta Felice
$87 - $865
Ranked #4 of 101 Hotels in Palermo
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