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.