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|Palermo city centre|
|Punta Raisi Airport (PMO): 15 mi from city centre|
Planning a holiday in Palermo? Touch down in the Sicilian capital at Palermo International Airport (PMO) that welcomes flights from mainland Italy and all over Europe. From London fly low cost with Ryanair and easyJet. Brussels Airlines and KLM also service the route.
Palermo is extremely popular in summer which is why it's essential to book your flights to Palermo at least 3 months in advance. The earlier, the better. Spring and fall are generally the cheapest times to plan trips to Sicily and Palermo.
Direct flights to Palermo take 3 hours from London.
Palermo can't compete with Florence or Rome for architecture but there are some gems here that cannot be missed. Get your Palermo car hire ready, we're off on a Sicilian road trip!
Catacome die Cappuccini: There are some 8,000 mummies down in the catacombs underneath the Capuchin convent. Some are remarkably well-preserved and worth a visit. Take your kids in at your own discretion.
Gesu Church: As far as architecture goes, this is one of the most important buildings in Palermo, built in the 1500s. The most prominent feature are the polychrome marbles on the floors and walls, a feature that sparked the Sicilian Baroque style.
Monreale: Head west of Palermo a dozen kilometres and head to the top of the hill for the most amazing view of Palermo and the sea. While you're here, stop by the duomo and visit the cloisters.
Find more information on Palermo Tourism.
Palermo is the main hub for visitors to Sicily so the city is well equipped with hotel accommodation. You'll find the most selection in the mid-range. In summer, it's essential to book your hotels in Palermo in advance.