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Palermo Attractions

Whether you plan to shop up a storm or familiarize yourself with the local history, there's a ton of things to see and do in Palermo. This city is home to many exciting attractions that'll keep your itinerary full and you on the go. Whatever you're into, this place has something special in store for you.

Discover what makes Palermo tick with the very best tours & day trips. Check out our top 164 fun activities in Palermo, and rest easy knowing that we offer free cancellation and no added fees.

Things to Do in Palermo with Kids

Palermo is a fantastic destination for a family getaway. Take the kids along and have a go at these family friendly experiences together:

Free Things to Do in Palermo

They say the best things in life are free. Make sure you explore the following around Palermo:

Pretoria Fountain - If you enjoy delving into the days of old, this is one stop you really shouldn't miss.

Piazza Ruggero Settimo - This is a bustling location where you can absorb the vibe and appreciate local life.

Vucciria Market - Pull out your guidebook and learn why this place deserves a spot on your travel itinerary.

Church of Santi Pietro e Paolo - Throw a little spirituality into your vacation with a visit to this religious attraction.

Mondello Beach - Practice skipping stones, watch the sun rise or simply savor the views from the foreshore.

Mount Pellegrino - Escape the city and spend time in Mother Nature at this inspiring landscape.

D'Orleans Park - Whether you can distinguish your peonies from poppies, it's not hard to find beauty in this spectacular display.

Explore The Neighborhoods of Palermo

Kalsa

Historic sites, museums, and gardens are some highlights of Kalsa. Make a stop by Palermo Harbour or Foro Italico while you're exploring.

Cultural ActivitiesSightseeingUNESCO Site

Centro Storico

While visiting Centro Storico, you might make a stop by sights like Teatro Massimo and Palermo Harbour.

Castellammare

Castellammare is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Palermo Harbour and Via Roma.

Cultural ActivitiesUNESCO SiteSmall Town

Ruggero Settimo

Unique features of Ruggero Settimo include the historic sites and theaters. Make a stop by Politeama Garibaldi Theater or Via Roma while you're exploring the area.

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Monte di Pieta

Monte di Pieta is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Teatro Massimo and Palermo Cathedral.

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Albergheria

Albergheria is noteworthy for its historic sites, and you can make a stop at top attractions like Ballaro Market and Quattro Canti.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What to do in Palermo on a sunny day?

If you're seeking a little fun in the sun, you can't go past these outdoor activities:

What to do in Palermo on a rainy day?

If it's raining during your trip, put your umbrella aside and try your hand at these appealing indoor activities:

What should I not miss in Palermo?

You'll want to put these attractions toward the top of your must-see list to get the most out of your trip:

  • Teatro Massimo
  • Palermo Cathedral
  • Renzo Barbera Stadium
  • Palace of the Normans

Are there cheap things to do in Palermo?

You'll be able to enjoy a little inexpensive fun with a City Sightseeing Palermo Hop-on Hop-off Bus Tour or a Shared Istanbul Airport (IST) Transfer for City Center.

What can you do in Palermo for free?

You'll barely have time to dig your wallet out of your pocket with so many fantastic free attractions:

  • Palermo Cathedral
  • Cappella Palatina
  • Co-Cathedral of St. Mary of the Admiral
  • San Giovanni degli Eremiti