Sicily - Palermo (PDF Chapter)

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This is the Palermo chapter from Lonely Planet’s Sicily guidebook.

Flamboyant, guarded, feisty yet staunchly aristocratic, Palermo is a seething mass of contradictions. Enter a church full of Byzantine mosaics, wander along a street of stately baroque palaces or eavesdrop on banter between market stall owners and bargain-hunting housewives here.

  • bask in Palermo’s heady multi­cultural past amid Byzantine mosaics and Arabic marble-work at Cappella Palatina
  • maps
  • demand an encore at Teatro Massimo, one of Europe’s opera house belles
  • transport
  • dive into a gut-rumbling torrent of buxom produce at Mercato di Ballarò, and take in the heady aromas and hollering market vendors
  • restaurants & accommodation

Coverage includes: Palermo, Historic Palermo, Albergheria & Capo, Vucciria & La Kalsa, New City, Baroque Cathedrals, Palermo Region, Mondello, Monreale, Corleone and Ustica.

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