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Palermo

Palermo is a city located in the north-western corner of Sicily in Italy. It is the largest city on the island, with a population of 671,000 people. Palermo is known for its rich history, culture and architecture, and is a popular tourist destination.

Geographically, Palermo is located on the Tyrrhenian Sea, in the Gulf of Palermo, and is surrounded by mountains. The city is divided by the Oreto river, which flows into the Mediterranean Sea. Palermo has a Mediterranean climate, with mild winters and hot summers.

Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC, and later became a major trading port. During the Roman period, Palermo became an important city, and was an important centre for the spread of Christianity in the Mediterranean. In the Middle Ages, Palermo was the capital of the powerful Norman kingdom of Sicily, and it was the centre of learning and culture in the region.

In the 16th century, Palermo became a major centre of the Spanish Empire, and the city flourished under Spanish rule. The city was also the site of several important battles during the Napoleonic Wars.

Today, Palermo is a vibrant city, with a rich culture and history. The city is home to many important monuments, such as the Palazzo dei Normanni, the Palermo Cathedral, and the Teatro Massimo. Palermo is also home to a number of museums, galleries, and theatres, as well as a vibrant nightlife.

Palermo is a fascinating city, with a rich history and culture, and is well worth a visit.

Excursion tips for a day in Palermo

1. Visit the Palermo Cathedral - Explore the stunning architecture and art of the Palermo Cathedral, one of the most important churches in the city.

2. Take a stroll through the Quattro Canti - This is the historic center of Palermo, with four corners adorned with beautiful Baroque architecture.

3. Explore the Palazzo dei Normanni - This is the former royal palace of the Norman kings, with its stunning Arab-Norman architecture.

4. Visit the Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele - This is the largest opera house in Italy and one of the most important opera houses in the world.

5. Take a tour of the Catacombe dei Cappuccini - This is an ancient catacomb located beneath the church of Santa Maria della Pace.

6. Visit the Palermo Botanical Garden - This is a beautiful garden that features a wide variety of plants and flowers.

7. Explore the Palazzo Reale - This is the former royal palace of the Savoy dynasty, with its stunning Baroque architecture.

8. Visit the Foro Italico - This is a beautiful park located in the center of the city.

9. Take a walk through the beautiful Piazza Pretoria - This is one of the most beautiful squares in the city, with its stunning fountains and statues.

10. Enjoy the nightlife in the Ballarò district - This is a vibrant area of the city, with plenty of bars, clubs, and restaurants.

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The climate in Palermo

Spring (March-May): Spring in Palermo is mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging from the low-mid teens Celsius during the day to the low teens at night. Rainfall is low, but there can be occasional showers. Summer (June-August): Summers in Palermo are hot and dry, with temperatures reaching the mid-30s Celsius during the day and the high 20s at night. Rainfall is rare, but there can be occasional thunderstorms. Autumn (September-November): Autumn in Palermo is mild and sunny, with temperatures ranging from the low-mid teens Celsius during the day to the low teens at night. Rainfall is low, but there can be occasional showers. Winter (December-February): Winters in Palermo are mild and wet, with temperatures ranging from the low-mid teens Celsius during the day to the low teens at night. Rainfall is common, with occasional snowfall.

Cruise weather for Palermo

Our weather forecast for Palermo helps plan your stay according to the weather. For sunny days, pack light and breathable clothes, swimwear, and sunscreen. For winter weather, it's recommended to bring warm clothes, gloves, a hat, sturdy footwear, and a raincoat.

Date Icon Temperature Wind speed/gusts Cloudiness/Visibility Air humidity/pressure Sunrise/Sunset
Jul. 25th 2024 Jul. 25th 2024 max: 29.9 °C
min: 23.4 °C
14.8 m/s
30.2 m/s
4.4 %
24.1 m
62.4 %
1,011 hPa
06:03:46
20:22:05
Jul. 26th 2024 Jul. 26th 2024 max: 29.3 °C
min: 22.8 °C
14.4 m/s
29.9 m/s
26.5 %
24.1 m
74.4 %
1,012 hPa
06:04:35
20:21:15
Jul. 27th 2024 Jul. 27th 2024 max: 29.4 °C
min: 23.4 °C
12.2 m/s
29.5 m/s
22.8 %
24.1 m
70.1 %
1,015 hPa
06:05:24
20:20:23
Jul. 28th 2024 Jul. 28th 2024 max: 34.2 °C
min: 24.4 °C
18.0 m/s
24.8 m/s
4.1 %
24.1 m
50.9 %
1,018 hPa
06:06:14
20:19:30
Jul. 29th 2024 Jul. 29th 2024 max: 34.4 °C
min: 24 °C
17.3 m/s
19.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
35.2 %
1,018 hPa
06:07:05
20:18:35
Jul. 30th 2024 Jul. 30th 2024 max: 35.3 °C
min: 23.7 °C
15.1 m/s
15.1 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
35.7 %
1,016 hPa
06:07:55
20:17:39
Jul. 31st 2024 Jul. 31st 2024 max: 33.7 °C
min: 23.3 °C
15.8 m/s
15.8 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
41.9 %
1,014 hPa
06:08:46
20:16:42
Aug. 1st 2024 Aug. 1st 2024 max: 35.0 °C
min: 22.2 °C
17.6 m/s
13.0 m/s
0.1 %
24.1 m
42.4 %
1,013 hPa
06:09:37
20:15:42
Aug. 2nd 2024 Aug. 2nd 2024 max: 34.1 °C
min: 23.2 °C
14.4 m/s
11.2 m/s
0.0 %
24.1 m
31.6 %
1,013 hPa
06:10:28
20:14:42
Aug. 3rd 2024 Aug. 3rd 2024 max: 34.4 °C
min: 24 °C
13.7 m/s
15.1 m/s
6.1 %
21.7 m
35.5 %
1,014 hPa
06:11:20
20:13:40
Aug. 4th 2024 Aug. 4th 2024 max: 33.5 °C
min: 22.7 °C
14.0 m/s
13.0 m/s
6.0 %
24.1 m
44.6 %
1,013 hPa
06:12:12
20:12:37
Aug. 5th 2024 Aug. 5th 2024 max: 32.8 °C
min: 22.2 °C
14.8 m/s
12.6 m/s
1.1 %
24.1 m
52.0 %
1,013 hPa
06:13:03
20:11:32
Aug. 6th 2024 Aug. 6th 2024 max: 34.9 °C
min: 22.3 °C
12.6 m/s
13.3 m/s
24.9 %
24.1 m
48.9 %
1,013 hPa
06:13:55
20:10:26
Aug. 7th 2024 Aug. 7th 2024 max: 33.4 °C
min: 22.9 °C
14.0 m/s
16.9 m/s
3.4 %
24.1 m
51.0 %
1,014 hPa
06:14:48
20:09:19

Cruises to Palermo

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Scheduled ship calls in Palermo, Italy
Date Ship Arrival Departure Details
Jul. 25th 2024 Thursday, 25th of Jul. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 MSC Grandiosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 26th 2024 Friday, 26th of Jul. 2024 MSC Opera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Jul. 29th 2024 Monday, 29th of Jul. 2024 MSC Seaside 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Aug. 1st 2024 Thursday, 1st of Aug. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 MSC Grandiosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 2nd 2024 Friday, 2nd of Aug. 2024 MSC Opera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 5th 2024 Monday, 5th of Aug. 2024 MSC Seaside 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Aug. 8th 2024 Thursday, 8th of Aug. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 MSC Grandiosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 9th 2024 Friday, 9th of Aug. 2024 MSC Opera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 Mein Schiff 2 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Aug. 12th 2024 Monday, 12th of Aug. 2024 MSC Seaside 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Aug. 15th 2024 Thursday, 15th of Aug. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 MSC Grandiosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 16th 2024 Friday, 16th of Aug. 2024 MSC Opera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 17th 2024 Saturday, 17th of Aug. 2024 Island Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 19th 2024 Monday, 19th of Aug. 2024 MSC Seaside 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Aug. 22nd 2024 Thursday, 22nd of Aug. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 MSC Grandiosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 23rd 2024 Friday, 23rd of Aug. 2024 MSC Opera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 AIDAstella 08:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 26th 2024 Monday, 26th of Aug. 2024 MSC Seaside 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Aug. 27th 2024 Tuesday, 27th of Aug. 2024 Island Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Aug. 29th 2024 Thursday, 29th of Aug. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 MS Riviera 08:00 am 04:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 MSC Grandiosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 MSC Opera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Aug. 30th 2024 Friday, 30th of Aug. 2024 Voyager of the Seas 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 2nd 2024 Monday, 2nd of Sep. 2024 MSC Seaside 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Sep. 4th 2024 Wednesday, 4th of Sep. 2024 EXPLORA II 08:00 am 08:00 pm
Sep. 5th 2024 Thursday, 5th of Sep. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 MSC Grandiosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 6th 2024 Friday, 6th of Sep. 2024 MSC Opera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 9th 2024 Monday, 9th of Sep. 2024 MSC Seaside 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Sep. 11th 2024 Wednesday, 11th of Sep. 2024 MS Vista 09:00 am 07:00 pm
Sep. 12th 2024 Thursday, 12th of Sep. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 MSC Grandiosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 13th 2024 Friday, 13th of Sep. 2024 MSC Opera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 MS Europa 2 12:00 am 12:00 am
Sep. 16th 2024 Monday, 16th of Sep. 2024 MSC Seaside 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Sep. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Sep. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 19th 2024 Thursday, 19th of Sep. 2024 Mein Schiff 2 07:00 am 05:00 pm
Sep. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Sep. 2024 MSC Grandiosa 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 20th 2024 Friday, 20th of Sep. 2024 MSC Opera 08:00 am 06:00 pm
Sep. 23rd 2024 Monday, 23rd of Sep. 2024 MSC Seaside 12:00 pm 09:00 pm
Sep. 24th 2024 Tuesday, 24th of Sep. 2024 Costa Fortuna 09:00 am 05:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Sep. 2024 Costa Fascinosa 09:00 am 07:00 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 26th 2024 Thursday, 26th of Sep. 2024 Costa Toscana 08:00 am 04:30 pm DetailsPartnerlink
Sep. 27th 2024 Friday, 27th of Sep. 2024 Island Princess 07:00 am 05:00 pm

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