Some free time in Palermo Port will give you the chance to visit one of the most beautiful Italian cities, rich in history and architectural influences that during the centuries have mixed up to give birth to unique works. Choose a private or group shore excursion and leave for the discovery of this unique city.
Palermo means sea and sun, its chaotic Ballarò market and kind people, but it also means history. Its symbol, the Palermo Cathedral, is one of the most ancient in the whole world. In the catacombs of the city, the underground cemetery of the Cappuccini Monastery is hosted, and it is the home of more than 8000 mummified bodies.
The Martorana Church has kept its original Arab-Norman style, combining it with byzantine elements. The Palace of the Normans (or Royal Palace) hosts the Palatine Chapel, decorated with byzantine mosaics. The Fountain of Pretoria, with its water games and the white marble statues that decorate it, is a real Italian masterpiece, and is surrounded by some of the most beautiful palaces and churches of Palermo. Not too far from Palermo, on the top of a hill, in the city of Monreale, you will find one of the best works of Norman architecture: the Monreale Cathedral.