Palermo, Sicily, Italy Cruise Port

Palermo is the capital of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean. You’ll find that modern day Palermo is a mixture of all different eras of its past. It has been a Greek city and a Roman city, and it later came under Muslim rule and flourished. You’ll notice Muslim influence in the buildings and also in the cuisine. Arabs introduced nutmeg, pine nuts, saffron, apricots and more to the agriculture of the city. Cruise to the delightful town of Palermo, which also has influences from its period as a Spanish territory, for an unforgettable Mediterranean vacation. Featured below are a few of our favorite experiences for the cruise port of Palermo in Sicily

 

  • Enjoy the art of Giacomo Serpotta and Pietro Novelli at the Oratorio del Rosario di San Domenico, a chapel that is decorated with cherubs.
     
  • Learn about Medieval history from the murals painted inside the Palazzo Chiaramone Steri. On the ground floor were prisons for people suspected of doing something bad toward the church.
     
  • Try a sandwich from a street vendor; favorites include a fried and boiled veal sandwich called panino con la milza. Or try panelle, which is fried gram flour fritters eaten like a sandwich.
     
  • Visit the Galleria Regionale della Sicilia, which is an art gallery showing 13th to 18th century works from artist in the region.

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