It’s Sicily’s largest city, filled with sights and monuments showcasing the many influences and changes Palermo has undergone. It was also the setting of many scenes for Francis Ford Coppola’s ‘The Godfather’.

Start your journey in the Quattro Canti neighbourhood then take time to visit the sprawling Cathedral of Palermo with its solar observatory, the Norman Palace rich in mosaics and the complex Arab-Norman-Byzantine style. After many years of renovations, the Massimo Theatre was opened once again in 1997, a place where opera-singer Enrico Caruso used to perform.

Stroll the streets with a traditional sandwich of bread and spleen, a delicacy prepared with onions, tomatoes and salt. Or indulge in the original ‘cannoli’. When you’re done being a tourist, indulge and buy traditional jewellery, carpets, and embroidery

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