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Province of Palermo

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Palermo is a city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz ('flower'). Palermo then became a possession of Carthage, before becoming part of the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and eventually part of the Byzantine Empire, for over a thousand years. The Greeks named the city Panormus meaning 'complete port'. From 831 to 1072 the city was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capital. The Arabs shifted the Greek name into Balarme (بَلَرْم), the root for Palermo's present-day name. Following the Norman reconquest, Palermo became the capital of a new kingdom (from 1130 to 1816), the Kingdom of Sicily and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire under Frederick II Holy Roman Emperor and Conrad IV of Germany, King of the Romans. Eventually Sicily would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.
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Places to visit in Province of Palermo

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Cattedrale di Palermo ©
Church
Cattedrale di Palermo Palermo
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Duration: 1 hour
Norman Palace ©
Architectural Building
Norman Palace Palermo
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Duomo di Monreale ©
Church
Duomo di Monreale Monreale
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio ©
Church
Santa Maria dell'Ammiraglio Palermo
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min

Historic Sites in Province of Palermo

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Catacombe dei Cappuccini ©
Cemetery
Catacombe dei Cappuccini Palermo
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
Church of San Cataldo ©
Church
Church of San Cataldo Palermo
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Oratorio di Santa Cita ©
Religious Site
Oratorio di Santa Cita Palermo
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Hidden gems in Province of Palermo

Museo dell'Acciuga ©
Specialty Museum
Museo dell'Acciuga Aspra
4.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Madonie a Passo lento ©
Nature / Wildlife Tour
Madonie a Passo lento Petralia Soprana
5.0
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Province of Palermo

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Santuario Santa Rosalia ©
Specialty Museum
Santuario Santa Rosalia Palermo
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes
Palazzo Abatellis ©
Specialty Museum
Palazzo Abatellis Palermo
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio ©
Art Museum
Museum of tiles Stanze al Genio Palermo
4.7
Duration: 30 minutes

Kid-friendly things to do in Province of Palermo

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Spiaggia di Mondello ©
Beach
Spiaggia di Mondello Mondello
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo I pupi di Partinico
Children’s Museum
Museo I pupi di Partinico Partinico
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo Geologico e Paleontologico G.G. Gemmellaro ©
Science Museum
Museo Geologico e Paleontologico G.G. Gemmellaro Palermo
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Museo Digitale al Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura ©
Children’s Museum
Museo Digitale al Bastione Innovazione Cibo Cultura Cefalu
4.7
Duration: 1h 30 min

Shopping in Province of Palermo

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Mercato Ballaro ©
Farmers Market
Mercato Ballaro Palermo
3.8
Duration: 1 hour
La Bottega nella Roccia
Gift & Specialty Shop
La Bottega nella Roccia Caccamo
4.9
Duration: 30 minutes
Capo Street Market ©
Farmers Market
Capo Street Market Palermo
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Mercato del Capo ©
Flea Market
Mercato del Capo Palermo
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Duration: 1h 30 min
Mimmo Sicily Tours
Multi-day Tour
Mimmo Sicily Tours Palermo
4.8
Duration: 8 hours
Mamma Corleone ©
Lesson / Workshop
Mamma Corleone Palermo
5.0
Duration: 4 hours
Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) ©
Fountain
Fontana della Vergogna (Fontana Pretoria) Palermo
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Food Tour
Food Tours Palermo
5.0
Duration: 3 hours