Things to do in Palermo

There are a lot of Sicilian cities worth visiting which are all uniquely rich in culture, history and language: Syracuse, Trapani, Catania, Messina and Corleone. Given Sicily’s central location in the Mediterranean Sea you can also get cheap and quick flights to places such as Athens, Malta and Tunisia too, particularly outside of the peak summer months.

San Vito lo Capo
This beach is SERIOUSLY nice. You could get a bus, or rent a car with your friends.

Il Monte Etna
Renting a car is the best way to explore this active volcano. The tours can be pricey, but hiking to the highest point of the island is definitely worth it.

Cefalù
Only a forty-minute direct train journey away from the cpaital, this is a the perfect place for a day trip. Walk around its winding streets, visit the Norman Church, swim in the crystal-clear waters and climb up to the castle for picturesque views of the Sicilian coastline.

Agrigento
Accessible from Palermo by bus or train, Agrigento is another stunning Sicilian city home to la Valle dei Templi, or the Valley of the Temples, where you can walk through the history of Ancient Greece and Rome. Afterwards, sunbathe at la Scala dei Turchi, yet another beautiful beach otherwise known as the Turkish Steps.