Palermo is the capital of the Italian island of Sicily, which sits nestled in the glistening Mediterranean just off the “toe” of Italy’s “boot.” Palermo itself is filled with Byzantine mosaics, frescoed cupolas and Arabesque domes, is home to Italy’s biggest opera house and an increasing number of new-school eateries and bars. Flamboyant and feisty, up-and-coming yet still remaining under most tourist’s radars, Palermo is the place to head to for an authentic slice of Sicilian life. Our writer Scott and his wife visited a few months ago.
When we originally planned our trip to Palermo we originally planned to just to use it as a base for exploring the rest of the island, mainly Mount Etna, Catania and some other cities located on the island. Although during our trip we fell in love Sicily’s capital and actually remained there throughout our entire stay. We’ve even pencilled in a return trip