Let yourself be guided among the treasures of Palermo by Planeta

From our Palermo Apartments you only have to walk along Via Principe del Belmonte, the only pedestrianised street in the city, to experience the whole spectrum of unforgettable experiences that the capital offers to the visitor, from culture to shopping, from monuments to gourmet halts.

Go and discover all the cultural markers that have left their traces on the city over the centuries. The noble Liberty facades that distinguish the wide streets of the centre, linking imposing villas and great 19th century theatres, surrounded by a labyrinth of lanes which gradually convey you to the past.

The baroque itinerary, from the Quattro Canti to the 18th century oratorios, marvellous architectural jewels decorated with stucco by the sculptor Giacomo Serpotta, to the Arab-Norman itinerary, now part of the UNESCO heritage; the royal palace and the cathedral, the Zisa and the Cuba palaces, represent an architectural style unique in the world, combining traces of Moslem and Christian design with their arabesques in Byzantine mosaics and garden fountains.

From Via Principe del Belmonte it is just a few steps to the piazza of Teatro Politeama before discovering the great displays of shops in Via Libertà and Via Ruggero Settimo, where you will breathe the atmosphere of Palermo’s grand drawing room which today is a splendid boulevard of luxury shopping. Look around you to find the best cafè, the most welcoming exterior for a quick lunch or the best gourmet restaurant for dinner.

Heading towards Via Maqueda, pause at the view of Palermo’s stupendous Teatro Massimo, the largest opera house and the third largest in Europe after those of Paris and Vienna, before continuing to the cathedral and immersing yourself in the true Palermo of alleys and markets.

Teatro Massimo

Let us introduce Arianna Patti, who will be your Personal City Tour Adviser during your journey to Palermo and your stay at Palazzo Planeta!

Arianna will write to you to enquire about your interests and will develop a tailor-made tour for you to visit and enjoy the city through its many aspects; art and cultur, folklore, gastronomy, shopping, entertainment, cool events, open-air and sporting activities.

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