Thanks to its rich and varied history, Palermo and its surrounding areas are full of architectural treasures. There is a Norman cathedral, several Baroque churches, opulent palaces, Doric temples and converted mosques—just to name a few.
These hands-on Cooking Classes are available every day, upon request. They require a minimum of 2 participants and a maximum of 8. The class begins at 9,30 am, and includes a visit to the Capo Market, where we will taste some of Palermo's most unique street foods, and buy all the ingredients necessary for our recipes. The cooking class will be carried out in the kitchen at Ristorante Cin Cin.
The recipes you've prepared will be served for our lunch with great Sicilian wine and any other beverage you'd like. A complimentary apron and recipes are included.
The Catacombs of the Capuchins Monastery have fascinated visitors for centuries—and it is easy to understand why: 8,000 mummified former residents of Palermo line the walls. If you like horror and the macabre, this is your destination.
Santa Caterina Church in Palermo has attracted a lot of tourists and visitors all over the world because of its remarkable Sicilian Baroque architecture with its wall full of ornamental paintings, vibrant frescoes, intricately carves statues and a lot more.
This museum is closed for restoration until further notice!
Museo Archeologico Regionale has art and handicraft spanning most of Palermo’s history. The most exciting exhibits are the statues from the lost city of Selinunte.
Teatro Massimo is one of the largest theatres in Europe (7730 mq), a Neoclassical masterpiece started by Giovanni Battista Basile in 1875, and completed by his son, Ernesto, in 1897. Recently restored, it is now the lyrical temple of the city, staging the opera and ballet official season.
Palazzo dei Normanni is one of the most famous sights in Palermo which was the former royal palace of King Roger II in the 1100’s. Covered in dazzling Byzantine mosaics (akin to those in the church of the Martorana and in the Monreale Cathedral), this Arab-Norman architectural edifice is a symbol of the political and cultural union operated by the Normans.
This little town with a population of 30,000 lies in the mountains southwest of Palermo. Its postcard-perfect views are only rivaled by the Norman Catedrale di Monreale, Italy’s largest medieval building which holds 6,000 square meters of Byzantine art.
San Giovanni degli Eremiti is famous for its red domes and architectural design that was greatly influenced by the Arabs during the 12th Century. This was originally a mosque that was later converted into a Christian church dedicated to St. John of the Hermits.