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One of the oldest cities in Europe and with a staggering set of cultural influences thanks to history and location, Palermo is a truly wonderful city that is in many ways the beating heart of Sicily. If your plans involve a visit to this truly unique locale, consider using Venere to help get the best prices for a place to stay in Palermo. Venere's listings of partner Palermo hotels include locations all across the city and in every price range, to ensure you can find good value no matter what your needs are. Each listing includes ratings from previous visitors so that you can avoid surprises and be aware of the various quirks and charms of each location before you make a decision. Venere provides photos and maps for each partner location as well, for the same reason - and so you can get a head start on planning what you want to see and do in this truly unbeatable destination. Remember: with Venere, you can focus more on planning your next Palermo experience, rather than spending hours finding the right hotel.

What's Palermo Like?

With a history that stretches back through various periods of Aragonese, Norma, Arab, Roman and Phoenician rule, Palermo has a wealth of different influences on display. Palazzo Reale, the center of Sicily's government, dates back to Norman times. The Cattedrale dates back even farther originally, and mixes Arab, Catalan and Norman architectural quirks. Over time, these diverse influences combined into a unique form of Sicilian architecture perhaps embodied nowhere better than in Palermo's Gesu Church, which is most certainly worth a visit. Palermo is also notable for its fountains and other public works of art, such as the Fontana Pretoria, as well as its public parks, among which Villa Giulia perhaps stands supreme. While the city's history is rich, so too is its present, with modern artistic traditions enshrined at the Galleria d'Arte Moderna, among other places. Much of the historic city centre is quite compact, so it is possible to see these important sites - and others - in a short period of time. And by finding Palermo hotels with Venere, you can make it even easier to see all Palermo has to offer.

Tips for Getting Along with Locals in Palermo

Most of the places to be, as well as most of the accommodations in Palermo, are fairly close together, so the city is easily walkable. The warm Mediterranean climate means that the more than adequate bus network may well be necessary from time to time, though, depending on when you are there. Staying in and around the historic city centre is generally recommended. For nightlife, the locals tend to congregate along Via Isidoro la Lumia, Via Ruggero Settimo, and other nearby areas, so seek out - or avoid - those places with this in mind. When it comes time to eat, be sure to try out local staples such as panelle, panino con la milza, and other street food offerings. You can get pretty much anything wrapped in a roll or bread in Palermo - even ice cream! Additionally, while not receiving perhaps as much publicity on the matter as other destinations, Palermo - as well as the rest of Sicily - is a budding wine region, and trying out some of the local vintages while there is an excellent idea. Most importantly, though, be sure to get the best deal possible by finding Palermo hotels with Venere - we'll make sure that you have an excellent experience in Sicily.