A Home to Rent would like to make sure you have the best time in Palermo, so we have compiled a list of the top Palermo tourist attractions. There is so much to see and do in Palermo and we hope our special guide of the things to do in Palermo will give you some ideas for your trip to Palermo.

Palermo has it all, from beaches to markets, restaurants and shopping. We have included our favorite places to go in Palermo but if you think we may have missed any of the top tourist attractions in Palermo, let us know.

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Monreale is a town in Palermo overlooking the Golden Shell. It is known for its beautiful Norman-style cathedral and for it’s olive, almond and orange trees.

La Vucciria

La Vucciria is a 700-year old market in the heart of Palermo selling fresh fish, fruit and vegetables. The market it closed on Sundays.

Mercato di Capo

One of four markets in Palermo, the Mercato di Capo sells wines, olives, bread, cheese and more.

Massimo Theater

The Massimo Theater is the largest opera house in Italy and is known over the world for its famous acoustics.

Politeama Garibaldi Theater

The Politeama Garibaldi Theater is Palermo’s second theater and hosts the Sicilian Symphonic Orchestra.

Mondello Beach

Mondello Beach is a beautiful seaside resort located just a short bus ride away from Palermo. Mondello is styled in Art Noveau with a striking pier and cute pastel-colored hanging cabins.

Piazza Olivella

Piazza Olivella is a centre for nightlife in Palermo and also hosts the Regional Archaeological Museum.

Catacombe dei Cappuccini

The Catacombe dei Cappuccini is an underground burial site in Palermo and makes for an interesting, if somewhat macabre, tourist destination.

Quattro Canti

Quattro Canti, also known as Piazza Vigliena, is a beautiful baroque square in Palermo. Four stunning facades represent the four cardinal directions and are styled after the four seasons.

Palazzo dei Normanni

The Palazzo dei Normanni was once the seat of the Sicilian Kings and is not the seat of Sicily’s regional parliament.

Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti

This beautiful church is recognizable by its distinctive red domes. During the Islamic conquest of Sicily, it was used as a mosque and the Arab influence still remains.

Mount Pellegrino

Mount Pellegrino offers panoramic views of Palermo and hosts the sanctuary of Saint Rosalia, Palermo’s patron saint.

Galleria Regionale di Sicilia

The Galleria Regionale di Sicilia is Sicily’s regional gallery and is located in the Palazzo Abatellis.