The city of Palermo with its thousand-year history preserves many stories and events that today define it as one of the most visited touristic cities in Italy.
The capital of Sicily, Palermo is grateful to its streets, monuments, cuisine and dialect perfectly reflecting all the beauty of its diversity. First Vandals in 429, later Byzantium from 536, after Saracens in 831 and finally Normans followed by the capital of the Kingdom of Sicily until 1816.
A mix of cultures and passions continuously transformed it into most welcoming city of Italy. The turns of history made it truly unique featuring various dominations that destroyed it to be rebuilt by people of Palermo.
Proud, solar, electric and tied to its past, even today the visitors of Palermo can only taste and recognize scent and flavors of Palermo people.
Palermo was crossed by crises, scandals and crime, draws on its people. Genuine palermitan people can be met on the markets of Vucciria, Ballarò, Capo and Borgo Vecchio every day. Palermitans who love Arancini, Pasta with sardines, Panelle, Cà mèusa bread (bread with spleen), Sfincione, le Croccè, Parmigiana Cannoli and Sicilian Cassata.
In Palermo city lifestyle is as important as its cultural heritage. Great value is contributed by Teatro Massimo, Palazzo dei Normanni, Cathedral of Palermo and that of Monreale, piazza Quattro Canti, places such as Via dell'Orologio, the crossroad leading to Via Bara all'Olivetta Vesta and Siciliano, Maqueda and Vittorio Emanuele streets. Vivid locations that decorate everyday life of the city of perfumes and flavors.
Palermo is endless, this city deserves to be seen and tasted to experience strong desire not to leave it any more.