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Palermo leaves your senses in a daze. There’s the high-pitch chatter of the locals, car drivers honking, the buzz of scooters, the screeching pink of the oleanders that line the boulevards, the sky-blue of a Madonna’s robe in a roadside shrine, and bright colours of washing flapping from the balconies. There’s a surprise around every corner: the pungent aroma of strong coffee wafting from a bar in an alley, a chapel festooned with mosaics, street signs in mysterious Arabic lettering, or a towering marble statue over a fountain in the piazza – Palermo is truly somewhere where you’ll never be bored.
Main City Rome
Surface 158.9 km²
Good news for those planning a trip to Palermo who would like to see a bit more of Sicily, without straying too far: within a few hours of the capital there are fantastic spots to discover Art and History. Here are five that are within easy reach of the city.
The Mediterranean Maquis is a well known natural area. Within it, Palermo is a city with a warm and wet climate, mild wet winters, hot summers and low rainfall. It has many different places where you can go to appreciate the surroundings, relax and recharge while taking a walk.
For several years, examples of impressive street art have been springing up on the streets of Palermo. They aren’t just by local artists, there are also some pieces by international artists who have passed through the city. Let’s look at the areas of the city to see what’s happening, as a starting point for discovering these colorful murals and seeking inspiration.