Palermo, capital town of Sicily, is known to be a jewel. A number of different cultures have left their marks in local traditions, as well as in architectural and artistic styles: Arab, Norman, Spanish, Swabian people, just to name a few. This long, varied, rich history makes Palermo a popular destination for tourists visiting Italy. The metropolitan area of Palermo has approximately 1 million inhabitants, and it hosts the headquarters of the Regional Assembly, the oldest parliament in the world - among those still in activity nowadays. When in Palermo, tourist do not just visit the city center, but also its surroundings: Cefalu, "the pearl of the Tyrrhenian Sea", with its crystal clear waters and its medieval cathedral in Arab-Norman style; Mondello, the exclusive resort area of Palermo located between Monte Pellegrino and Monte Gallo.
It is quite difficult to summarize in a few lines the many wonders of Palermo. For sure, a visit to the magnificent cathedral is a must, in order to admire the remains of Roger II and Frederick II, both kings of Sicily in the ancient times. A visit to the Palatine Chapel is recommended, too. Those who love to walk and enjoy the city together with its inhabitants will be enchanted by the local street markets of Palermo, first of all Ballarò and Vucciria. Here, voices, smells and colours blend together, lively and vivid. These walks are even more attractive if you consider that during the breaks you can taste various dishes of the traditional Sicilian cuisine. This gastronomic tradition, famous throughout the world, is renown for the variety of its ingredients, which makes it suitable for all tastes. You cannot leave the Sicilian capital without having tried “pasta alla Norma”, “arancini di riso”, as well as ricotta cheese-based pastry, such as cannoli and cassata, and many other tasty regional delicacies.
Palermo airport is named after two famous prosecutors, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, killed by the Mafia hitmen in 1993. It is located about 33 km from the capital, in the Punta Raisi area. Opened in the '60s, it had to deal with the strong sirocco winds blowing in its direction, causing various problems with taking off and landing. As a solution, an additional, transverse runway was built.
Palermo public transport network is not really a model of efficiency. However, tourists are blessed with the fact that, in town, you can go everywhere on foot, and walk around the beautiful old part of it. For longer distances, transport is entirely managed by AMAT enterprise, which offers about 90 bus routes operating from 4 am until midnight. The underground in Palermo, however, is run by Trenitalia and connects the Sicilian capital to its airport, rather than the neighborhoods. For those wishing to savor the real atmosphere of Sicily in the most complete way, there is a way to get around Palermo in the most comfortable, convenient and secure way: a private taxi transfer.
Fill out the form on this page to book yourself a taxi in Palermo
Those who are interested in booking this kind of service just have to fill in the form on our website. A qualified driver, in possession of a valid license, will await for customers outside the terminal, holding a sign with the name they entered in the booking form. The benefits of the transfer in a private car are many, first of all, sharing the car with people from your same group only - family or friends - and never with strangers. A further advantage is to know exactly the total amount to be paid to the driver, at the precise moment when you fill out the form. In this way you will avoid unpleasant surprises at the time of payment, which could spoil your holiday in Sicily.
Anyone wishing to book this kind of service just has to fill in the form on our website and a qualified driver in possession of a valid licence will await for customers outside the terminal, holding a sign with the name you inserted in the form. Our customer service - in Italian, English and Spanish - is available in the times reported on the website, should you have any questions or problems.As you can see, everything about the transfer is simple and straightforward. You won't need to carry your luggage around whilst on public transport, you won't have to pay extra fees in case your flight is late or if you land at night, and moreover, you can count on our customer service at any moment.