Palermo is the cultural capital of Sicily for 2018, with a great choice of places to eat, museums, art and entertainment we can see why. Here are 10 facts about the amazing location:
1. Location and population
Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and Palermo is Sicily’s largest city, with a population over 680,000. It is on the northwest coast of the island and looks over the Tyrrhenian Sea. The main beach in Palermo is Mondello and is perfect for snorkelling and swimming in the clear turquoise waters.
7 days in Sicily is the second instalment of our series of blogs. Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, and at just under 10,000 square miles it packs a huge variety of fascinations, making it an attractive destination for a holiday. The climate is typically warmer than mainland Italy and the summer season is usually much longer, giving you more time to soak up the hot sun and embrace the charms of the island. The diversity of experiences that can be gained while you are there will leave you feeling cultured and relaxed; there are captivating reminders of ancient civilisations around every corner, shimmering turquoise seas, a delicious mix of Mediterranean and Italian flavours; ranging from traditional dishes to modern fusion foods. The citrusy, strong smell of lemon trees will follow you across the island, and the olives might possibly be the best you will ever taste.