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Highlights in Palermo
- A wealth of heritage from all ages
- ideal beaches for scuba diving
- Natural sites of great beauty
- The traditional market of Ballarò
- The grotesque Catacomb of the Capuchins
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Holiday rentals and lettings in Palermo
Would you like to rent a nice letting in Palermo to enjoy a few days of its beaches and all the charms that the city offers? On Holidu you will find a great variety of rentals to choose from. Located very close to the promenade and equipped with all the equipment to make your stay as comfortable as possible. Ideal both for a couple who want to make a relaxing getaway and for families with children or groups of friends. In addition, you can set different criteria in your search, such as terrace, garden, swimming pool, barbecue, parking, jacuzzi, fireplace, air conditioning, etc..Exclusive villas with garden and pool on the beachfront
If you are looking for a holiday rental in Palermo that in addition to all the basics, has other more exclusive services to enjoy all the luxury you deserve, nothing better than booking a villa. All of them have beautiful exteriors, with garden or terrace. Perfect for your kids to play with while you rest or to organise parties with your friends. All within walking distance of the beach. What more do you need?
Holidays in Palermo
The area and how to find your way around
Located to the northwest of the island of Sicilia, Palermo is a large city of almost one million inhabitants. Surrounded by the towns of Bagheria, Castellammare del Golfo, Monreale, Villabate and Partinico. It has the largest passenger port in Italy, with around 2.5 million visitors arriving each year attracted by its beaches, its great monumental wealth, its cuisine and its varied leisure offer. But also for its beautiful natural landscapes. A destination that offers the most complete holidays. For lovers of sun and beach tourism as well as for those looking for other types of activities. So, if you decide to book a letting in Palermo, you can enjoy a stay completely tailored to your needs.A town with a marked medieval essence, with a very well-defined old town
Almost the entire old town of Palermo was surrounded by a wall until the nineteenth century. There are only a few redoubts of this wall today, but the medieval urban layout that was within them, makes clear the difference between the old part and the new part. In the centre there are two straight streets that divide them into four neighbourhoods that have their administrative origin in the sixteenth century. Due to the late expansion of the city, almost all monuments are concentrated in this area of the city. Therefore, for those who want to make cultural visits, the best option is to rent a cheap letting in the centre of Palermo.
Types of travellers and activities
Palermo has many golden sandy beaches and clean waters that are ideal for bathing. Quiet beaches and family atmosphere equipped with all kinds of services. But very crowded in summer. For those looking for quiet beaches, the best option is to go to Castellammare, in the direction of Trapani. Considered the gateway to the Zingaro Nature Reserve. An authentic paradise of small coves with black reefs and crystalline waters. But if you don't want to go that far, you can also visit Cala Gallo at Mondello.Palermo for lovers of nature tourism
Palermo has two nature reserves in its vicinity, Capo Gallo and Monte Pellegrino. The first, between the Mondello and Sferracavallo gulfs, has been declared a Marine Reserve. Ideal for diving enthusiasts. In addition, the imposing lighthouse is located in the mountain and in the surroundings it is possible to find a great variety of caves that were inhabited by man. Monte Pellegrino is an immense spot dominated by cliffs and extensive forests, inhabited by a large number of mammals and more than 40 species of birds.
Did you know that Palermo was the first capital of Italy? It was proclaimed on May 14, 1860. But it was also the first autonomous region with special status.
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Palermo has a great wealth of monuments that the different cultures that have settled in it have been leaving in the city. For this reason, in Palermo we can find buildings of medieval and baroque style, but also of African and Nordic style. Some of the places you cannot miss during your stay are the Palazzo dei Normanni and Cappella Palatina, the hermitage of San Giovanni, the church of Matorana, the church of San Cataldo, the Cathedral of Palermo, the Palazzo of Zisa and the Ponte dell'Ammiraglio.3. Enter the depths of the Catacomb of the Capuchins
On the outskirts of Palermo we find one of the most macabre and grotesque places on the whole island. In the Catacomb of the Capuchins lie the bodies of 8,000 people who display themselves in their costumes, as if they were alive. A scene from a horror film. Although in the 16th century it was a privilege reserved only for monks, in time, anyone with enough money could buy their place here.3. Soak up the essence of Palermo by visiting its famous markets
There is no better way to get to know the essence of Palermo and the customs of its inhabitants than by visiting the markets. The most traditional is that of Ballarò, the most popular among the locals. It is advisable to come early in the morning, when the vendors shout out their best goods: glossy octopus and swordfish, bright red tomatoes and aromatic spices that reflect the Arab legacy that characterizes Sicilian cuisine today.4. Taste the typical dishes of Palermo in an authentic trattoria
Trattorias are typical establishments of Italy. Most of them are scattered throughout the decadent old town of Palermo and offer dishes of a lifetime. One of the oldest is the Casa del Brodo, which has more than a century. The perfect place to try pasta with sardines and the exquisite involtini, a thin slice of swordfish or veal that surrounds a piece of bread crumbs with spices.