Become enchanted with Palermo's unique mix of Romanesque, Arab, Norman, and Byzantine monuments which represent the city's historic past. All of these cultural influences are represented in the magnificent Palermo Cathedral, which houses the jewel collection of the Sicily Kings. And no visit to Palermo would be complete without experiencing one of the city’s outdoor markets, which vibrate with the energy of this unique city.
What youNEED TO KNOW
Port Name & Location Port of Palermo Ship will DOCK at this port.
Time Zone CET (Central Europe Time) UTC/GMT +2 hours
Language The local language is Italian. Say "how are you?" in Italian: "como stai?"
Currency & Shopping European Currency (EUR) Souvenirs, perfumes, leather goods and clothing.
Best Way to Get Around Walking distance to downtown Palermo. Hop on/off buses & horse carriage available.
Famous For As a top tourist attraction, Palermo is overflowing with stops including the Palazzo dei Normanni, Cappella Palatina, Martorana, Catacombe dei Cappuccini and more.
Fun Fact #1 The fertile volcanic soil provides prime agricultural conditions for it's main products: citrons, oranges, lemons, olives, olive oil, almonds and grapes.
Fun Fact #2 Sicily and its surrounding islands are home to a number of active volcanoes. Mount Etna is a very active, having last erupted in 2011.
PORTS OF CALLEMBARK
Rome (Civitavecchia) (Italy);
Florence/Pisa (Livorno) (Italy);
Monte Carlo (Monaco);
Provence (Marseille) (France);