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Cappella Palatina – Palatine Chapel

  • Opening hours:
  • Monday to Saturday 08:15 – 17:40.
  • Sunday and holidays 08:15 – 13:00 (last admission: 12:15).
  • July 15 and September 4: closing hour 13:00.
  • December 24 and 31, when not holidays, closing hour 15:00.
  • Closing days: December 25 and January 1.


Cattedrale – Cathedral


Teatro Massimo – Massimo Theater

  • Opening hours: all days 09:30 – 18:00


Orto botanico – Botanical Garden

  • Opening hours: November to March, all days 09:00 – 17:00.
  • April and October, 09:00 – 18:00 (holidays included).
  • May and September, 09:00 – 19:00 (holidays included).
  • June, July and August, 09:00 – 20:00 (holidays included).


How to get to:


  • Bus line n. 806 from Piazza Sturzo (300 m. from the B&B)



  • Bus line n. 309 from Piazza Indipendenza



  • Bus line n. 628 from the stadium (viale del Fante)


Food and Street-food

  • For food lovers Palermo offers a wide range of possibilities always respecting his great culinary tradition. A cheaper food with her Street-foods shops is available in all the ancient markets “Borgo vecchio”, “Vucciria”, “Capo”, “Ballarò” or in the old “friggitorie” (fryers) in the town center, and also a very good quality food is provided by restaurants and tipical taverns.
    At only 100 meters far from Palazzo Benso, in the “Florio square”, there are very good restaurants and pizzeraas like “La Cuccagna”, “Tondo”, “il Mirto e la Rosa”, “Giada” and many others.


  • Sicilian sea is already world famous and at a few minutes from Palermo you can reach the spectacular “Mondello” beach, a kind of a Caribbean beach, or the beachs of “Isola delle Femmine” and “Cinisi”.
    For all the rocks lovers there is the “Capo Gallo” coast, and also “Sferracavallo”, “Aspra” or “Cefalù” reachable in 15 to 45 minutes by car.


  • The artistic heritage of the city of Palermo is boundless and offers the enthusiast the opportunity to find monuments and museums of every different historical period.
    The succession of dominations, starting from the Arab-Norman up to the Bourbon, has made Palermo a veritable open-air museum and its historic center, among the largest in Europe, has a unique charm and extraordinary beauty.