On your next trip to Palermo make sure to consider employing our Palermo car hire services as your main means of transportation. Palermo is the capital of Sicily and it was founded many thousands of years ago by the Phoenicians under a rather different name: Ziz. Due to the location and importance of Sicily the city has seen a lot of history and many influences from many civilizations, reaching its golden age under Arab rule.
The city is served by the Palermo Airport which is located thirty-two kilometers away and is connected to the city via bus routes, train lines and taxis of course but your best choice would be to employ our Palermo car rental services and have a car of your choice ready and waiting for you at the airport so that you can drive the distance to Palermo yourself.
Palermo may not be as popular a tourist destination as other Italian cities such as Rome, Milan or Florence but it does offer a variety of attractions, monuments and sights because of its rich history.
The Cathedral in Palermo has to be visited if you go there as it features some interesting Catalan influences, including its honey-like colour. Frederick II died in 1250 and is buried here, his sarcophagus being made of porphyry and died with imperial purple.
The Piazza Capuccinni as its name implies is home to the Capuchin convent which contains some interesting catacombs. This is where you can see the mummified remains of over eight thousand ancient Palermo residents as well as other neighboring villages. Some are nothing more than clothed skeletons now but some are very well-preserved, even if a bit morbid it is an interesting visit.
In a somewhat similar religious vein the Cappella Palatina is considered to be one of the artistic gems of the city, featuring wonderful Arabian-style mosaics considered to be amongst the most beautiful on the globe.
The local Archaeology Museum should be an interesting visit as well for anyone interested in the area’s history.
These are of course only a few of the things that you can see and do while in Palermo so make sure to consider employing our Palermo car hire services in order to better enjoy your trip.