Welcome to Palermo
Welcome to Palermo - The City of Culture and History
Palermo is located in the northwest of the Sicily. The city is famous for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy. It is playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old.
Palermo is Sicily's cultural, economic and touristic capital. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Numerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and music. Roman Catholicism is highly important in Palermitan culture. The patron saint of the city is Saint Rosalia.
Palermo was one of the largest cities in the Mediterranean and is now among the top tourist destinations in both Italy and Europe.
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Palermo nightlife offers different things to different visitors> You can choose among plenty evening entertainments: a Night of Culture (Opera, Ballet,...), a Night of Dancing (the most popular Clubs are Candelai and the Country Club), a night of Drinking (like in The American Bar or in Bottiglieria del Massimo) or a Night of People!
Palermo is a special city for shopping. Indeed, it's like a grand shopping bazaar. There are many boutiaues of high fashion but also you can find a little bit of everything here. For the best shopping, head of Via Ruggero Settimo and Via Della Liberta.
You have a real variety of sightseeing in Palermo. Palermo Cathedral is one of the most famous through worldwide. It is characterized by the presence of different styles, due to a rich and long history. Churches in citywide must absolutely be seen like "The Cattacombe dei Cappucini". Mount Pellegrino and Santa Rosalia Sanctuary are real monuments of the city of Palermo. Palaces and museums will be an important stage of your trip, they recount the amazing history of Palermo. Out of the city, you can go to see the Mount Etna, the highest volcano in Europe, always in activity.
Standard time zone: UTC/GMT +2 hours
Palermo is characterized by a hot summer Mediterranean climate. Winters are mild and wet, while Summers are hot and dry. January is the coldest month, with top temperatures average 14°C, while August is the hottest with an average of 28°C.
Transport system is currently reorganization. There is a subway, a train station, buses, motorways, and of course one of the biggest ports in Italy. A tramline is scheduled for 2015.