Palermo may not be as big or famous as Rome, but the Sicilian capital city offers more attractions and activities than you’ll be able to cram into a three day visit.
On your first day in Palermo, it’s a good idea to get to know the layout of the historic city. One of the best ways to do this is simply by walking. In the historic centre of Palermo this can lead you to Norman churches, chapels with exquisite Byzantine mosaics, and Italy’s largest opera house.
Are you intrigued by other Sicilian destinations nearby, and not planning to stay in another Sicilian city on this trip? If Mondello Lido isn’t enough beach time for you, or you spent all of day one sightseeing, then a day trip to the pretty beach town of Cefalu.
Your third day in Palermo can be a time to focus more on your favourite part of your visit so far or head for the outdoor markets to seek out edible souvenirs or - better yet - sign up for a cooking class.