If you visit Sicily, make sure you Palermo sits
at the top of your list. A city known for its rich history and culture,
Palermo is one city in Italy you shouldn’t miss.
Palermo gained international fame for its biggest social event held
every July 15th, the feast day of Saint Rosalia, the city’s
patron saint. Every year, tourists flock to the city to enjoy the
colourful fruit, vegetables and the freshest fish which can only
be bought at the market known as the Vucciria.
Unlike other cities in Italy, Palermo is a great destination for
the budget traveller. Thanks to its numerous transportation options
in Palermo, you don’t need spend a fortune in order to
visit the most beautiful sights.
In most cases, travellers don’t need
to spend a huge sum of money for transportation. In Palermo, getting
from one place to another is easy because the whole city is serviced
by public buses, so you won’t have to walk far with your luggage
in tow before you find a bus stop. Also, the Falcone Borsellino
Airport offers direct flights from all major cities in Italy and
has some low-cost links with other European cities such as Amsterdam,
London, and Barcelona. To get to the town centre from the airport,
one can ride the Trinacria Express, which connects with Palermo’s
When it comes to budget accommodation, there are several Palermo
hostels that you can take advantage of. In Via Schioppettieri one
will find one of the top rated Palermo hostels, the Palazzo Savona.
Located right in the heart of the city, it is a few minutes’
walk from the historical centre where the main monuments can be
found. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and clean.
A Casa di Amici is another Palermo hostel, which can be found behind
the historic Teatro Massimo. This Palermo hostel is housed in a
19th century building, with a lounge complete with an original Maiolica
ceramic floor. With its collection of art pieces and sculptures,
the A Casa di Amici is a haven for art enthusiasts and young artists.
The best thing about this Palermo hostel is that it offers a number
of facilities and services such as internet access, luggage storage,
bicycle storage, and a free breakfast.
Located a few minutes away from the historic centre, Student's Hostel
San Saverio has a large garden patio, and a nice café bar,
which is perfect for people who want to spend a quiet day alone.
All rooms are large and bright and there are showers in each one.
Considered as the first real hostel in Palermo, Hostel Firenze was
reborn from an old elegant hotel. It is located in Via Candelai
and is surrounded by Palermo’s bustling nightlife.