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Palermo, or Palermu, is the capital city in the Sicily region of Italy, as well as the capital of the province of Palermo. The city is well known the world over for its unique blend of history, culture, architecture, and gastronomy. The city is almost 3,000 years old, and the range of architectural styles represents its many conquerors over the centuries, from Carthage to Rome, Byzantium, and the Normans. Many visitors come to Palermo for the Mediterranean weather, take a walk through the Medieval streets, however, and you will quickly experience a level of culture and history like nowhere else. Finding your ideal hotel in Palermo can be a difficult task, but with Venere you can book the hotel best suited to your needs from a list of hundreds with the aid of thousands of user-submitted reviews, photo galleries, and our Google maps applet for locating all of the local attractions.

What's Palermo Like?

Bringing together a variety of styles from Arab domes to Baroque cathedrals, Palermo is a melting pot of cultures with plenty on offer. Be sure to check out the 12th-century Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio (St. Mary's), a Byzantine church filled with inspiring mosaics. The Palazzo dei Normanni (Norman Palace) is a unique church which, after having been constructed by the Normans, features an interior that was then painted by Muslim artists. Palermo has the landscape and terrain to make for the perfect afternoon of exploration. The tiny volcanic island of Ustica is ideal for hikers and climbers alike, and the Riserva Naturale (Natural Reserve) is the perfect place to go for a swim. For shoppers, visit the Mercato di Capo (Market Cape) and the Vucciria, outdoor markets which specialize in local food and drink.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Palermo

The Mediterranean climate of the city means that it experiences long, hot, dry summers and cool winters. Averages temperatures from the summer months of June to August usually reach around 80° Fahrenheit, although sometimes it can reach as high as 100° Fahrenheit. The locals are known for being laid back (even by Italian standards), however they can also be known for being wary around tourists. Try not to take it personally, the locals are simply too used to seeing tourists in their city centers that they have become somewhat indifferent. Although Palermo is the most popular destination in Sicily, if you would like to take a day out of the city, the Palermo Centrale railway station connects the city to Agrigento, Trapani, and Catania, as well as Palermo airport.