If you are ever in Sicily, don’t skip Palermo. There is so much to see here! So many things to do in Palermo! Despite the many negatives you might have heard about it, the Sicilian capital needs to be experienced to be understood. Palermo is a city of contrasts and many flavors. Eclectic, noisy and chaotic, yet exotic and exhilarating. Surrounded by gorgeous scenery and filled with stunning architecture. Palermo oozes charm from every corner. After decades of social and economic problems and mafia ravages, you would expect Palermo to be in shambles. But Italy’s problem child remains a pleasant surprise. Yes, Palermo may be a little rough around the edges, but its amazingly rich history, energy and style are likely to steal your heart away. Continue Reading
Of all the cities we visited on our 10-day Sicily itinerary, I loved Siracusa the best! It’s one of the most fascinating places I have ever seen. The biggest and most beautiful Greek city – as Cicero called it. This 2,700 year old Sicilian town still bears witness to the art and culture that have flourished in it throughout the centuries.
Unlike Palermo which is a complicated labyrinth of big streets and narrow alleys, Siracusa (or Syracuse, in English) is relatively easy to visit in two days, although it surely deserves more time. You can split your visit into two parts: one dedicated to Ortigia island, the other for visiting the Archaeological Park of Néapolis. Continue Reading