Discover Palermo on foot

Behind the scenes of Palermo’s old town

You live in one of our holiday lettings in Palermo’s old town? Then you have the perfect “base camp” to explore the old town quarters on foot. This is of course especially interesting off the beaten tracks. Here we have some insider tips for you. Our special thanks for the above photo goes to the Filly Biz team.

Filly Biz fashion at Piazza della Kalsa

Across La Kalsa

The name “Kalsa” comes from the Arabic period of Palermo. At that time the neighborhood was called “Al Khalisa”. This means something like “the pure” and was to emphasize the contrast to other, troubled neighborhoods. The Kalsa developed into a posh quarter of the Sicilian aristocracy, came down completely in the course of the 20th century and is today one of the symbols of the rebirth of Palermo. This map leads you through the neighborhood.


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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:


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.