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Capital of the beautiful region of Sicily, Palermo is a fascinating hidden gem and a busy port city that brims with energy. Continuously changing, this city has reclaimed its place among Europe’s cultural cities. Palermo is full of sights and treasures: from Baroque churches and glorious Norman-Gothic architecture to Art Nouveau villas and lively markets – the flamboyant spirit of Palermo can be found down every corner of the city's chaotic streets.

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Torre di San Nicolò all'Albergheria

San Nicolò all'Albergheria Tower is a civic tower dating back to the 12th century and located just nearby Ballarò market. Originally used for defensive purpose, this Medieval tower is today open to visitors that can enjoy a breathtaking view over Palermo cityscape and its historical buildings.

Nature Reserve of Capo Gallo

A real hidden paradise easily reached with a few minutes walk from Mondello, Capo Gallo is a regional nature reserve encompassing the huge Mount Gallo, ending up in a rocky promontory towered by a lighthouse, some grottos and hidden sandy beaches surrounded by wild vegetation. Capo Gallo is also a good place for snorkeling, kayaking and hiking.


Ustica is a tiny volcanic island located 52 km from Palermo with which is linked by a regular ferry service. This heavenly retreat offers everything one may expect from a Mediterranean Island: hiking trails alongside the stunning grottos of the shoreline, crystal clear waters with natural pools and exciting snorkeling and scuba diving opportunities, including an underwater archaeological trail with Roman artefacts. Check out the tourist office in the main square of the island.

Cattedrale di Palermo

One of the major examples of Sicily's unique encounter of architectonic styles, Palermo's cathedral is the results of centuries of additions, redecoration and restorations. It was built on 1185 on the site of a former Byzantine church, which was used as a mosque during the 9th century and it encompasses Medieval, Gothic, Arabic and Neoclassical style. Climb up to the roof and enjoy a great view of the city.

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