Palermo

Palermo Travel Guide

Articles about Palermo

By Travel + Leisure Staff
By Briana Fasone
By Maria Shollenbarger
In their new book For the Love of Italy: Rural Pleasures and Hotel Estates (Clarkson Potter; $60), Marella Caracciolo and Oberto Gili travel from the tip of northern Italy to the southern Salento region to the island of Sicily in search of authent...
By Anya von Bremzen
By Sarah Storms
By Mimi Sheraton
CAIRO Khan el-Khalili To my mind, the word exotic was invented for the Middle East and its grand bazaars, consummate merchants, and sensuous honeyed sweets (with names— "ladies' thighs," "lovers' navels"— that hark back to the good old harem days)...

Hotels in Palermo

Originally built as the Hotel de la Paix (Hotel of Peace) for Italy’s National Exhibition of 1891, this Art Nouveau landmark is one of Palermo’s oldest hotels. Situated in the commercial center, the hotel is sandwiched between the Giardino Inglese (English Garden) and the Villa Trabia park.

Restaurants in Palermo

An institution in downtown Palermo since 1834, this old school bistro is a top draw for gourmands, who come for the "slow-food" inspired focaccia sandwiches, deep-fried chickpea fritters, and arancini (rice balls stuffed with tomatoes, peas, and mozzarella).

Things to do in Palermo

As the country's largest theater, the neo-classical Teatro Massimo has loomed large in the opera, ballet, and classical music scene since opening in 1897. It was also site of the culminating scene of Godfather III, which attracts a number of fans as well.