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Palermo is a city for real explorers. With just a few steps you can get off the beaten tracks and immerse yourself in the everyday life of the Palermo people. The flair of the south will quickly cast a spell over you. The hustle and bustle of the fashion mile, the culinary variety of bars and restaurants and the tranquility of one of the many parks. (photo: Filly Biz team).

The bar Obika at Rinascente

First steps in Palermo

Explorers don’t like beaten tracks – but “base camps”. We – the Palermo Blu team – recommend some nice bars for this purpose. And if there should be one or the other interesting place close to them, it is of course pure coincidence. Please refer to this webpage of our friends from Trip Tipp to find these “base camps”.

With Filly Biz fashion through Palermo

Discover Palermo on foot

You live in one of our holiday lettings in Palermo’s old town? Then you have the perfect base camp to discover the old town quarters on foot. This is of course especially interesting off the beaten tracks. Please find our insider tipps on this webpage. Our special thanks for the above photo (from winter 2019) goes to the Filly Biz team.

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Sightseeing by bus in Palermo

By bus through Palermo

Sightseeing tours are something for bores? But not in Palermo! Here you get in and out wherever you want – or simply relax and let yourself be driven through the city. The bus operator calls this service “hop on – hop off”. Please find the routes of the buses on this website of our friends from Trip Tipp.

Fountain in front of the Cathedral of Monreale

Multikulti at Monreale

“Multikulti” has developed into one of the most emotive words of the 21st century. In Palermo, people were always relaxed about this – even 1000 years ago. At that time, the Arab, Byzantine and Norman cultures mixed here. In the cathedral of Monreale this mixture is carved in stone. This is unique in the world. Please find more details on this website of our friends from Trip Tipp.

The Essence of Sicily

Palermo and Sicily are much more than the clichés of mafia, mold and madonna. This beautiful video presents the diverse cultures of our sunny island. We – the Palermo Blu team – congratulate the film team for their success.

Sicily video 'The Essence of Sicily'
The Kurhaus on the beach of Mondello

Magical Mondello

A turquoise sea with a miles-long sandy beach – something like that really exists in Palermo. All right – in a suburb of Palermo: Mondello. Ideally, you visit Mondello on weekdays. Then you have the beach almost to yourself. Please find more details on this website of our friends from Trip Tipp.

Filly Biz at a fashion show in Palermo

Fashion paradise Palermo

One of the icons of Italian fashion is Sicilian – Domenico Dolce. However, Palermo has much more to offer. Please find the best fashion shopping areas on this website of our friends from Trip Tipp. The above photo shows a very special variation of Sicilian fashion. It is the wearable art of Filly Biz.

With Trenitalia through Sicily

Trips with bus and train

You would like to explore the surroundings of Palermo, but don’t feel like renting a car? No problem – the main station is only 10 to 15 minutes away from our holiday lettings. From here you have various connections by train or bus to the closer surroundings of Palermo and also to more distant cities. Please find our excursion tips in this map.

Information for you

This way

Would you like to know exactly where the holiday letting is and how to get there from the airport? You are looking for things to see “just around the corner”? You would like to explore Palermo’s surroundings by bus and train? These maps will help you find your way around quickly:

Author

The Sicily expert Britta Bohn

The information on this page comes from our Sicily expert Britta Bohn. For more than 20 years, Britta has been working on the everyday life in Sicily. Here, she shares tips and advice for your Palermo holidays.