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Located in the south of Italy, between the Palermo Gulf and the Conca d'Oro Plain, Palermo is the tourism, commerce and industry center of the autonomous region...
Located in the south of Italy, between the Palermo Gulf and the Conca d'Oro Plain, Palermo is the tourism, commerce and industry center of the autonomous region of Sicily. The city, which was founded as a Phoenician colony in history, is now attracting attention with stone, narrow streets, churches with Arabic, Roman or Baroque architecture, palaces and botanical gardens. The thousand-year-old Capella Palatina (Palatina Chapel) is one of the most visited structures in Palermo, where you can observe your local people in the lively, colorful environment of Mercato Vucciria (Vucciria Market), which is established every day in Piazza Caracciolo district. Palermo, a gourmet town where you will find the finest examples of Sicilian cuisine, is famous for its use of ricotta cheese in many dishes and desserts.
Where to Stay in Palermo?
1. Borgo Vecchio
Borgo Vecchio, the historic district of the city, is now the region where low- and middle-income families live. Of course if I called a historical region, as in other Italian cities do not come to mind a very aesthetic constructions. In Sicily it is a bit of a vacancy, a little of the level of income that aesthetically left the region where beautiful examples of the Baroque architecture were seen. The area is more affordable than other parts of the city, where Politeama Theater, Pretoria Fountain, Senate Palace, Port and Ucciardone Prison can be seen.
2. Monte di Pieta
Monte Di Pieta, the region of Palermo's historic and even heritage-rich heritage, is the ideal accommodation destination for tourist travel. Moreover, this region is aesthetically more beautiful than Borgo Vecchio.
Tourist attractions in this area include Palermo Cathedral, Il Capo Market, Diocesano Museum, Teatro Massimo, Porta Carini Gate, St. Peter's Basilica. Agostino Church. St. Anna Al Capo, San Vito, of course, except for the dozens of small squares.
The buildings, restaurants and cafés that make you feel you are in Italy are among the most stylish and touristic places you can stay in Monte di Pieta Palermo.
3. Castellammare Vucciria
The history of the city of Palermo dates from the Monte de Pieta, and the region around the old castellummare Vucciria Carracciolo Square is shaped. Thanks to its regional central location, which is also famous for its historical bazaar Vucciria Market, it has a very rich collection of hotels, restaurants, cafes and shops. It is a much more aesthetic area than Borgo Vecchio in every way.
For those who are interested in Palermo especially Archeology Park, Lampedusa Palace, museums and historical churches, this is the answer for the question in Palermo.
4. La Kalsa
La Kalsa is the oldest settlement in the city, in the name of El Khalesa in Arabic. It is also one of the first urbanization examples in Europe. But La Kalsa is not just about Arab history. Like the other districts of Palermo, there are Baroque churches, palaces and other buildings. La Kalsa, a touristy, bustling and lively district, has many hotels, restaurants and shopping options.
5. Ruggero Settimo
Ruggero Settimo Street and the area west of the city is a slightly brighter face. The streets are still old and historic, but the streets are wider and more modern. In terms of all possibilities (accommodation, eating, drinking and shopping) there is no missing part in other parts of Palermo, and the prices are a bit more affordable than in the areas like Monte di Pieta and La Kalsa.
4 ★ Massimo Plaza Hotel (in Monde Di Pieta Region)
Originally located at the intersection of Castellammare and Monte Di Pieta Regions, Massimo Plaza Hotel is just a few minutes' walk away from the most important tourist attractions in the city, such as Teatro Massimo, Archaeological Museum, Teatro Politeama and Politeama Square, Vergogna Fountain and Palermo Cathedral.
The hotel does not have its own restaurant, which is comfortable and stylish, but there is a bar serving light snacks. The surrounding area of the hotel has many options in this regard.
4 ★ Hotel Federico II Central Palace & Spa (in Borgo Vecchio Region)
Hotel Federico with 65 rooms is not only a location but also a hotel that draws attention with its possibilities. With its 2 on-site restaurants, spa center, conference and meeting rooms, it is a good choice for both tourist and business travelers. Decorated with antique furniture and some artworks, the hotel is located 100 meters from Politeama Square and Teatro Politeama. Important structures such as Teatro Massimo, Palermo Harbor, Palermo Cathedral are also very close to the hotel. Politeama bus stop is 150 meters away.
5 ★ Grand Hotel Wagner (in Borgo Vecchio Region)
Located on Wagner Street, where the renowned German composer Richard Wagner lived and named for two years, the hotel serves a restored historic building. The hotel also has a restaurant, bar, fitness center, conference center and meeting rooms in common areas and rooms decorated to suit the age of the building. The Grand Hotel Wagner is a unique option for aesthetic enthusiasts who stay in Palermo.
4 ★ Hotel Palazzo Brunacci (Albergaria Region)
Hotel Palazzo Brunaccini also has a restaurant and bar, within walking distance of the city's historic center and tourist attractions. The rooms are simple, spacious and stylishly decorated, especially for romantic travel, with attractions such as the Church of San Cataldo, the Vergogna Fountain, the Quattro Canti, Palermo Cathedral and the Palermo Train Station a few hundred meters away.
4 ★ Hotel Porta Felice (in the La Cala area)
Situated in a historic building, Hotel Porta Felice has a restaurant, fitness and SPA lounges serving a delightful terrace. Situated very close to Lima, the hotel is within walking distance of attractions such as Santa Maria Dello Spasimo Church, Botanical Gardens, Church of San Francesco, and Vucciria, while the Porte Felice bus stop is also 150 meters away.
Places to Visit in Palermo?
1. Palermo Cathedral
Palermo Cathedral (Cattedrale di Palermo), one of the most spectacular works of the city, reflects one of the finest examples of marble and wood workmanship. Designed by Mill Walter in 1185, there are traces of Neoclassical architectural style. In the past, used as a mosque and turned into a cathedral in the 12th century, graves belonging to the Kingdom of Sicily are striking. When you visit the Corso Vittorio Emanuele neighborhood, you can easily see this magnificent cathedral.
2. Palazzo dei Normanni
The Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans, Royal Palace of Palermo), located in the Piazza Indipendenza district, is used as the "Sicily Regional Parliament". Built in 1130 by Arabs, it is a chapel remains named "Cappella Palatina" on the first floor; On the second floor, the royal apartments with enormous impression are coming out. You should definitely add to the present-day view of the 16th-century architectural masterpiece, Palermo, to visit.
3. Catacombe dei Cappuccini
Catacombe dei Cappuccini (Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo), which means "House of the Dead", is described as the 7th most terrifying museum in the world. Since the 16th century there are 8,000 mummified corpses in the historical museum, which has attracted the attention of fantastic and fearful people. You can see in the Piazza Cappuccini cemetery, the historical building, the mummified organs of people belonging to the caste, the bourgeois, and the nobility.
4. Teatro Massimo
Designed in 1874 by the architect named Gian Battista Basile, Teatro Massimo is one of the biggest opera theaters in Europe thanks to its unique texture and architectural structure. The building, which has a capacity of 1350 spectators, rises around an inclined stage. You can visit the Opera House in Piazza Verdi, where you can not go wrong, or guided tours if you are an individual.
5. Mercato Vucciria
Mercato Vucciria, established in a region of the Middle Ages named Piazza Caracciolo, meets the needs of both the city and its visitors to visit. You can find a colorful and rugged environment on the market where more food sales are made, such as vegetables, meat and fish. When you visit the area where the North African-Arab influence is concentrated, you can get a closer look at the traditional market in the Palermo sightseeing area.
6. Piazza Pretoria & Fontana Pretoria
Piazza Pretoria & Fontana Pretoria, designed by Florentine sculptor Francesco Camiliani, is shaped on a three-level pool. It is possible to see many architectural details around the fountain, built in 1555, from the creatures symbolizing the city to naked female figures, male sculptures to mythological monsters. The architectural work in Piazza Pretoria is also called "Shame Fountain" because of the naked male and female sculptures on it.
7. Palatine Chapel
The Palatine Chapel (Cappella Palatina), which sheds light on Norman architecture in Piazza Indipendenza, incorporates a historical ambiance with details of wooden ceiling design and sculpture. The chapel in the UNESCO World Heritage List contains texts from Greek, Arabic and Latin cultures. Built in 1080 by Roger II, the most striking part of the work is the mukarnas ceiling fittings.