For those arriving in Sicily who want to start off their stay in the capital, the safest and cheapest option is to book the service Palermo Airport Taxi. This city is a real jewel with its varied architectural styles, the result having been conquered at various times by Arabs, Normans, Spaniards, and Swabians and accordingly, its history makes it a popular destination for tourists. The Palermo metropolitan area has about 1 million inhabitants and the city is the seat of the Sicilian Regional Assembly, the oldest active parliament in the world.
Palermo does not attract visitors only for its artistic and architectural beauties, but also for its marvelous surroundings. There’s Cefalù, "the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea", with its crystalline waters and the famous medieval Arab-Norman-style cathedral, and Mondello, the exclusive seaside area of Palermo situated between Monte Pellegrino and Monte Gallo.
What to see in Palermo
Among the things to see in the city, the following attractions are undoubtedly worth a visit:
- Cathedral: where the ashes of Roger II and Frederick II of Swabia lie, both kings of Sicily.
- Palermo local markets: most of all Ballarò and the Vucciria, with their mixture of voices, smells and colours.
- The Palatine Chapel: defined by the French writer Guy de Maupassant as "The most beautiful church in the world," it is a basilica located within the complex of the Palazzo dei Normanni, prized by the city and the whole island for its artistic and historical value.
Also, you cannot leave the Sicilian capital without having tried its gastronomic delicacies: pasta alla Norma, cannoli, cassata, arancini (rice balls), and many other specialities.