Sicily - Palermo

Sicily - Palermo

Welcome to Palermo Having been the crossroads of civilisations for millennia, Palermo delivers a heady, heavily spiced mix of Byzantine mosaics, Arabesque domes and frescoed cupolas. This is a city at the edge of Europe and at the centre of the ancient world, a place where souk-like markets rub up against baroque churches, where date palms frame Gothic palaces and where the blue-eyed and fair have bronze-skinned cousins.
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Sicilia

About the city

Sicily (/ˈsɪsᵻli/ siss-i-lee; Italian: Sicilia [siˈtʃiːlja], Sicilian: Sicìlia) is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea. It constitutes an autonomous Region of Italy, along with surrounding minor islands, officially referred to as Regione Siciliana (in Italian, Sicilian Region) . Sicily is located in the central Mediterranean Sea, south of the Italian Peninsula, from which it is separated by the narrow Strait of Messina. Its most prominent landmark is Mount Etna, the tallest active volcano in Europe,[4] currently 3,329 m (10,922 ft) high, and one of the most active in the world. The island has a typical Mediterranean climate. The earliest archaeological evidence of human activity on the island dates from as early as 12,000 BC.[5][6] By around 750 BC, Sicily had three Phoenician and a dozen Greek colonies and, for the next 600 years, it was the site of the Sicilian Wars and the Punic Wars, which ended with the Roman Republic's destruction of Carthage at the battle of Carthage (c. 149 BC). Sicily frequently changed hands after the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th century AD, and it was ruled during the early Middle Ages by the Vandals, Ostrogoths, Byzantine Empire, and the Emirate of Sicily. The Norman conquest of southern Italy led to the creation of the Kingdom of Sicily, which was subsequently ruled by the Hohenstaufen, the Capetian House of Anjou, Spain, the House of Habsburg,[7] and then finally unified under the House of Bourbon with the Kingdom of Naples as the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. It became part of Italy in 1860 following the Expedition of the Thousand, a revolt led by Giuseppe Garibaldi during the Italian unification, and a plebiscite. Sicily was given special status as an autonomous region after the Italian constitutional referendum of 1946. Sicily has a rich and unique culture, especially with regard to the arts, music, literature, cuisine, and architecture. It is also home to important archaeological and ancient sites, such as the Necropolis of Pantalica, the Valley of the Temples, and Selinunte.

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Del Viale

60%
  • At 37.8 km from the center
  • Via del piave, 19, Agrigento 92100
Enjoying an idyllic location in Agrigento, this property is situated on Viale della Vittoria. Many attractions can be found in the area. Via Atenea, the historical centre and main shopping street of the city, is just a 5 minutes' walking distance awa...
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  • DOBLE STANDARD (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 2 Accommodation nights

23/09/2019
Sicilia
Palermo, Sicilia
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Palermo, Sicilia

About the city

Life in Palermo is intense. People and buildings are tightly crammed into every available space and chaotic markets render the narrow sidewalks impassable. Lush gardens exist along poor narrow streets, and drying laundry resembles the festive banners of a public festivity. Stroll along via Roma up to Corso Vittorio Emanuele, admiring the squares and the exuberant cathedral. The Palazzo dei Normani is an extraordinary fusion of styles, its Byzantine mosaics are a reminder of the city's Golden Age. The ruins of the Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti stand around the corner, with its pink domes shielding an exotic cloister garden. The National Gallery of Sicily, housed in the Palazzo Abatellis, has a superb collection of paintings and sculpture. In the mornings, don’t miss the massive open-air Capo market. Most of Palermo’s nightlife occurs in the beach district of Mondello. There you can join the strolling crowds of young Italians sampling fish from seaside kitchen stalls and eating gelato.

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Residenza D'Aragona

80%
  • At 0.9 km from the center
  • Via ottavio d'aragona, 25, 90139 palermo, italy, Palermo, sicily island, italy
internet and fax for receiving and sending letters, ideal for those who are staying at the hotel for business, visitor information and reservations for sightseeing and guided tours for discovering the city during a stay in a hotel in Palermo; laundry...
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  • TWIN/DOUBLE ROOM - SUPERIOR - BALCONY (1)

  • BED AND BREAKFAST

  • 3 Accommodation nights

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  • Seguro (Seguro Inclusión Intermundial Travelc) - Región (Solo continente) - Días (6)

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Sicily - Palermo
 Sicily - Palermo