Palermo HolidaysItaly
Despite not being one of Italy's “must-see” cities, and a bit of a reputation for crime (though what major city doesn't have crime?), Palermo is an Italian metropolis full of culture, beautiful architecture, and a uniquely southern style. Separated from the mainland by only a narrow strip of water, Sicily, …

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How to get to Palermo

Here's what you need to know about getting to Palermo. You can see the cheapest month to fly and a snapshot of flight prices for the following month. Also, don't forget to factor in your travelling time - the typical flight from London Heathrow to Palermo takes 4 hours, 20 minutes.

When to go to Palermo

Typical Holiday Price

£440 per person

The average price of hotels and apartments in Palermo varies according to the time of year. To help you plan when to go, we've looked at the hotels available on our site, then worked out the average price per night for the quietest and the busiest months.

Cheapest Month to Visit

January

Based on a typical 1 week holiday - adding together the cost of flights and accommodation - January is the cheapest month to go to Palermo.

Where to stay in Palermo

Whatever your travelling style, we can help find you the perfect place to stay. From luxurious hotels to practical apartments, these are our most popular places in Palermo, according to other travellers.

Reviews of Palermo

Anne Lowrey
Anne LowreySan Francisco
24/04/2019

Many combine their visits to Palermo and Cefalu because they offer such different things but are really not far from one another. Palermo is a fascinating city that's worth visiting, even if just for the day. Lots to see and eat!

Pedro Vargas
Pedro VargasMontreal
19/07/2017

Busy and dirty. We did not get a good vibe or maybe Palermo was just not a city for us. We went to close by cities like Mondello and Cefalu which we loved.

Keane
KeaneSan Francisco
22/04/2015

I've been to many places in Italy. If I had to compare Palermo to any other, I'd say it feels like a more industrialized and spread-out Naples: The smog on some streets are bad, so much so that they sting my eyes

Manuela Nadin
Manuela NadinPadua
22/12/2011

Sicily is the most beautiful Region In Italy, for climate, nature, History, food. You can take a tan and ten minutes after visiting a museum or an historical site. There are many monuments to visit. People are calm and typical dishes are really fantastic, expecially seafood. Sweets and cakes are also excellent: granita al caffè, cannoli alla siciliana, cassata. If you go you ought to try all of them.The sea is beautiful also, but not everywhere. It is really fantastic in the islands (Eolie, Egadi, Pelagie) and in Riserva dello Zingaro, close to Trapani. Palermo is a very alive city with nice theatres, restaurant and shops.

Nearby destinations

Trapani Birgi

Catania

Pantelleria

Reggio Calabria