Bus Company from Coach Charter Europe would like to introduce with the Palermo which is the capital of Sicily, which is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea and is situated at the bottom of Italy, close to Tunisia and Malta. With a population of 676,000 and a larger metropolitan population of 1,3 million, it serves as the cultural and economic center of the islands. Cave drawings were found in Palermo and human settlements were dated as early as 8000 BC. Initially under Roman control, once the empire had begun to collapse, Palermo came under Germanic control, then under Arabic rule, and finally under Christian rule in the 1000's. Nowadays, Palermo is a vibrant city that has seen major changes since the 1980s and its economic centers around tourism and services. As a tourist destination, Palermo offers a wide variety of historical sites, ancient buildings and beautiful coastlines to explore.
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We have a couple of suggestions for places to visit in Palermo for you. These are our top 10 tips to see on your own Coach Charter Tour Bus:
1. Palermo Cathedral
Owing to the numerous invading nations and empires that were present in Palermo, this cathedral has a multitude of different styles and is a truly fascinating structure. Originally built in 1185 on the instruction of Pope Gregory I, the church has seen many uses, including a mosque and a crypt. The Moorish influence is present on the exterior and features a fine central basilica and a tall Renaissance clock tower. Moreover, the portico side entrance features several ornate columns and a triangular pediment with a detailed fresco. Chartered bus can take you there.
2. Capella Palatina
The Palatine Chapel is situated close to Pallazzo dei Normanni in the center of Palermo and is one of the best preserved examples of Byzantine architecture and works of art in Europe. As part of the palace, it was built in 1132 and commissioned by Roger II of Sicily. Dedicated to Saint Peter's, the chapel has a central basilica and features a plethora of fantastic Byzantine art and architecture. Covered by stunning mosaics with fantastic detail and color, the walls and ceiling are packed with religious and historical iconography.
3. Palazzo dei Normanni
The Royal Palace or the Palace of the Normans was the seat of the Kings of Sicily. It stands as one of the oldest royal palaces in Europe and was originally built in the 9th century by the Emir of Palermo. The Norman and Moorish influence is undeniable and the palace exudes an official and stately feel. The central courtyard, which features some beautiful stone arches and decorations, is a main feature of the exterior.
4. Palermo Archaeological Museum
Located close to the Massimo Theatre, the Palermo Archeological Museum is a great place to visit for those who love history. This museum contains a vast collection of ancient Greek art and various artifacts and artifacts from the region and the island of Sicily. Split into different sections, the museum is easy to navigate – exhibits include underwater artifacts, Phoenician artifacts, Roman artifacts and more. Notable objects include the Palermo Stone, which contains a list of Egyptian rules, the marble statue of Satyr, Lily.
5. La Martorana
Palermo is packed full of ancient and beautiful religious buildings, and the Martorana is a truly delightful example. As with the Palermo Cathedral, La Martorana also features an amalgamation of different architectural styles due to years of conquest. Located in Piazza Bellini, the church is next to the famous Pretoria Fountain and Quattro Canti Square. Inside this magnificent building, the design and the artwork is once again exquisite – the main dome features a golden mosaic of Christ and the ceilings and arches are full of frescoes.
6. San Giovanni degli Eremiti
A truly small and charming church, this building dates back to the 6th century and is surprisingly well preserved in spite of its enormous age. Domed towers are situated at one end of the church and have a brilliant red color that is still extremely vibrant. The architectural style is considered to be a combination of Arabic and Norman, but later has Roman additions. A lovely garden lies at the back of the church, full of exotic plant life and trees. As one of the most important Arab-Norman buildings in Palermo, the interior remains quite still.
7. Monte Pellegrino
Sicily is full of mountains and hilly areas, and Monte Pellegrino is situated next to Palermo and provides an escape to nature with breathtaking views of the city and the Mediterranean Sea. Apart from being a great tourist attraction, locals love to come here for an afternoon of fun and they plan to do some fun. Just 9 miles from the city center, this mountain is easily accessible and there is a daily bus service to the top from Politeama. If you're especially adventurous and fit, you can climb to the top of Mount Pellegrino, but don't do it.
8. Teatro Massimo
Who would have thought that the theater would be one of the largest structures in Palermo? The Teattro Massimo is enormous and towers over the relatively small buildings surrounding Piazza Giuseppe Verdi. Opened in 1897, it is the largest opera house in Italy and is famous for its acoustic qualities. With an exterior that looks more like a palace, this building is truly opulent, but the interior is just as lavish. Guided tours are available daily from the interior of this fantastic building, including tours of the actual auditorium and its boxes. For film buffs, this theater is also the place where the fin fin fin is located.
9. Ustica Island
Ustica is a small island located in the Tyrrhenian Sea, approximately 50 km from the coast of Sicily and Palermo. Excavations have been dated to settlements here for hundreds of years, and the total population is just over 1300. Ferries depart for Ustica from Palermo Harbor and give a truly spectacular day trip. Here you can find a stunning rugged island landscape that maintains its beauty and history. Explore the cliffs and climb to see the tower of Spalmatore, or even take part in the Scuba Diving spot that Ustica is well known for its deep waters around the base of the island. Rent coach with the driver in our bus company and enjoy your free time in Ustica Island.
10. Quattro Canti
A simple but successful and beautiful attraction, the Quattro Canti is an open square located in the center of Palermo. Built in 1608, the square provides a crossroads for Via Maqueda and Via Vittorio Emannuel, but it is the architecture that makes it famous. At each corner of the square there is a semi-circular face that contains marble columns, inscriptions and statues of important Italian citizens and rulers. Their symmetry and design are fantastic and you feel as if you have entered Florence or the Renaissance.
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