Why You Should Visit Palermo
Palermo is the capital of Sicily and the island’s center of culture and tourism where you will find everything from vibrant nightlife and festivals to ancient history and beautiful architecture. The city has a very interesting and multicultural history which is evident in its diverse array of architecture - some of the finest landmarks in the city include the Teatro Massimo, one of Europe’s largest opera houses, and the stunning Palazzo dei Normanni palace. There are also plenty of interesting museums around the city exploring its heritage like the Islamic Museum and the Regional Archeological Museum Antonio Salinas which houses many ancient artifacts. Palermo is famous in Italy for its incredible cuisine, while the city also boasts many nightclubs and bars where you can keep going through the night.
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Arriving In Palermo
Palermo Airport, also known as Falcone-Borsellino Airport, is located around 35 km from the city of Palermo and ranks as the second busiest airport on the island of Sicily. When you have landed at the airport there are a few options available to travel into the city including by bus or train as well as taxis. Inside the airport you will find a few basic amenities and services to meet your needs including a couple of cafés as well as duty-free shopping and complimentary Wi-Fi.
If you are looking to travel from the UAE to Palermo you will not be able to make the journey nonstop as there are no airlines providing direct flights. However, there are a number of connections to leading airports around Europe, although be advised that many flights to and from Palermo are on a seasonal basis.
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Palermo Travel Information
As Italy is a part of the Schengen Area, UAE nationals are able to travel to the country on a visa free basis for up to 90 days. In Palermo you can expect hot weather over the summer with average highs of up to 30 degrees, while the weather remains relatively mild during the winter period so you shouldn’t expect too much in terms of cold temperatures. Although Palermo is served by a network of buses which can help you to get around without a vehicle, you may want to rent a car from one of the rental companies operating at the airport if you wish to explore the region.
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