Cheap flights to Palermo
The capital city of Sicily, Palermo is located to the north west of the island, with an airport within the city, making it easily accessible. Even though Palermo is the largest city on the island, most key points of interest are reachable on foot and many a pleasant day can be whiled away exploring its ancient streets.
A hub of history and culture, must-sees within the city include Gesu Church, built in the late 16th Century; its stunning marble construction reflects the archetypal baroque architecture found around the island. Don’t miss the Museo Archeologico Regionale, one of the most popular museums in the whole of Italy, which gives a fascinating insight into the country’s history.
Art lovers will find two opera houses in Palermo and the Teatro Massimo has a busy schedule so you can almost certainly catch a performance at some point during your stay.
For the collector in you, head to Piazza Marina on weekend mornings, where sellers convene around the square offering rare items, from crockery to cameras and everything in between.
To celebrate the bicentennial of Giuseppe Verdi's birth, the Teatro Massimo is putting on the composer's greatest works this year. Don't miss his majestic Aida, from 12 to 18 April. www.teatromassimo.it
Piana degli Albanesi, 30km south-west of Palermo, celebrates one of Sicily's most famous desserts, the cannolo, during a three-day event. Cannoli & Friends takes place 16 to 19 April, and you can expect to see cannoli up to one metre in length.