Palermo, Sicily, is a rare gem of a destination with a distinct, tangible atmosphere. The alleys and side streets bustle with an extensive market that retains much of its Arabic influence. You’ll find everything from spices and fabrics to antiques and local craft. Haggling is the norm, so don’t be afraid to make an offer. A host of impressive historic sites mean there is plenty to see, in particular the breathtaking Palazzo dei Mormanni, a magnificent 12th century castle, or the colourful Stanze al Genio Museum. La Kalsa, an area overlooking the bay, is a lovely place to eat, relax and listen to music. Palermo apartments from HouseTrip are convenient, stylish and very reasonably priced to give you a great base for your holiday.
When to go to Palermo
June to September are the hottest months to visit the city. Take advantage of the good weather by sunning on Mondello beach, or visiting the nearby Favorita Park. We understand that travelling is expensive, our range of privately owned villas in Palermo are available to suit any need or budget. If you are travelling alone, why not consider a comfortable room in one of our house stays. This offers you an authentic Palermo experience, and the extensive local knowledge of your hosts, who can’t wait to share the best parts of the city with their guests!
Getting to and around Palermo
Falcone-Borsellino airport is 30km outside the city. A train service operates from the airport to Palermo central station, taking roughly an hour. Taxis and buses are available, and once in the city, the best way to travel is on foot.
Where to stay in Palermo
When it comes to seeing the best of the city, holiday rentals are the way to go. HouseTrip apartments in Palermo are considerably cheaper than surrounding hotels, and have many conveniences, such as washing machines, that regular hotels don’t offer. These self catering stays mean you can whip up authentic Sicilian meals with local ingredients, and their proximity to the sights means no time wasted on travel. You book directly with your host via our website, and we take care of the rest. Our list of properties is ever growing, giving you more choice than ever before, so browse our website and book your holiday rental today.