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.
July is summer sales month. Take advantage in Palermo's myriad boutiques and do some serious shopping as retailers slash their prices by up to 70%.
Concerto season is in full swing at the Teatro Massimo, with music by Strauss and Mozart headlining (Piazza Verdi, teatromassimo.it).
Once a quiet fishing village, Cefalù today is a bustling resort town which has nonetheless retained its medieval quaintness. Head east out of Palermo for a day trip and bask on its long, sandy beaches with the 12th-century Norman cathedral as a backdrop.