Overview

Introduction

Today, the ancient and the modern, the gracious and the ugly stand side by side. The traveller often has to seek out what is to be seen and is richly rewarded upon finding it. Palermo is one of those intriguing cities of extremes. Graceful palazzos and villas from an era long since past contrast dramatically with modern flats and apartments.

The Palace of the Normans, the imposing 12th century cathedral, the gardens of the Villa Giulia and the superb archaeological museum should not be missed.

The Cathedral of Monreale, built in 1174 by King William II, is the greatest of all the monuments of the Norman kings in northern Sicily. While the outside of the cathedral is predominantly plain, the inside walls are adorned with stunning mosaics - reputedly one of the world’s largest displays of this art.

Cefalu, on Sicily’s scenic north coast, is a charming seaside resort and fishing village. The name, Cefalu, comes from the Greek for head (Cephalus), given to the craggy rock resembling a head that towers over the town. The Norman cathedral, built in the reign of Roger II in 1131, took 100 years to build and contains some fine examples of Byzantine mosaics. Perfect for a charming holiday in the 'real Sicily'.

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Excursions

Private Guided Tours from Palermo

Guided visits are highly recommended for all those who wish to gain more than just a superficial impression of their destination. The expert guides are enthusiastic, extremely knowledgeable and provide fascinating insights into the past and present of their home town or the archaelogical site. Choose from:

Private Excursions and duration

  • Valley of the Temples, Agrigento 8-hours
  • Syracuse 10-hours
  • Palermo 4-hours
  • Cefalu 5-hours
  • Etna & Taormina 10-hours
  • Segesta & Selinunte 10-hours
  • Erice & Segesta 10-hours


Notes Prices (on request) vary depending on the number of people and the dates of the tour. Local guides will meet clients at the archeological sites. Please ask us for a quotation.

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Time Difference

GMT + 1 hour

Currency

Euro

Language

Italian

Average flight times

2 Hours 55 minutes

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Rosanna Melaragni
Rosanna Melaragni

Rosanna is the head of our Discovery Department which covers tailor made holidays to Portugal and the Azores, Italy and Sicily, Scandinavia and the new programme to Spain. She is our longest serving member of staff having joined in 1994 after completing an honours degree in French and Italian and subsequently working for a tour operator in Yorkshire. She is responsible for brochure writing, contracting accommodation, programme costing, computer inputting and generally troubleshoots where necessary. She has global knowledge of our tailor made programme.

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