What to do and see with 5 days in Palermo

This is a list with our best advice about what is a must-see for those who have at least 5 days to spend in the Sicilian capital

Day 1

A walk to see all the main monuments in the city centre is a must- do. You might like to start from the Palazzo dei Normanni, continuing along towards the Cathedral with a stop in Piazza Pretoria and at the Martorana Church (Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio). Perhaps then it is time for a coffee or a quick drink, after which you can continue walking along Via Vittorio Emanuele until you reach Piazza Marina. Here, a little sandwich may be a good excuse to rest yourselves again. The Kalsa district and the area around Piazza Magione also deserve a visit. In this area, you can find MICRO (Via Alloro, 19), our tourist information point where you can stop by to plan your trips!

Day 2

If you like the idea of losing yourselves amongst the smells and colours of markets, Palermo is the perfect city. We recommend you visit both Capo and Ballarò, as well as particularly Vucciria in the evening and the bars in the Piazza Garraffello area, as it is the place where all the locals meet in the evening.

Day 3

The Arenella port is the perfect place for an aperitif and/or a pizza. Mondello, Sferracavallo, the Capo Gallo reserve, Barcarello and  Monte Pellegrino are perfect for spending your third day in the open air, enjoying another side to the city. Contact us to find out which bus routes serve this area.

Day 4

An unmissable part is surely Monreale with its extraordinary Cathedral. Monreale is slightly out of Palermo, and you will need a whole morning to go there and come back. If you don’t want to travel by car, you can use the 389 bus, which can be taken from Piazza Indipendenza. The price of a ticket is €1.40.

Day 5

The fifth day can be completely dedicated to Palermo’s art and museums. There are many to choose from, but the following are must-sees:

If you wish to make the most of the time you have, you can always contact us and book one of our various tailor-made tours to guide you around, discovering the many gems in this city.