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Customer Travel Tips for Palermo

79% Avg. city rating Rated by 278 customers

Activities / excursions 78%

Restaurants / eating out 85%

Shopping 75%

Chilling out / relaxing 72%

Getting around / public transport 75%

Sightseeing 84%

Culture 87%

Nightlife / partying 74%

Value for money 82%

Customer Travel Tips for Palermo

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40% Avg. rating
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  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
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19 Jun 2019

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: .

Liked: .

Disliked: .

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


04 Feb 2019

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Age Range:
31-40

Customer Travel Tip: Dunno

Liked: Culture and history

Disliked: Some parts are dirty

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 40%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
87% Avg. rating


17 Aug 2016

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Age Range:
25-30

Customer Travel Tip: biketrip to "riserva di capo Gallo", just through mondella up to the coast -top-

Liked: friendly warm people

Disliked: nothing

100% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
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  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
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  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
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  • Shopping - 100%
100% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: I have found out from other tourists about the dangers of leaving your rented car anywhere around the city, as groups of young men are asking for tips to "look after your car" if you don't pay you will found scratches all around the car, and you can forget about your deposit.

Liked: Beautiful city centre, loads of sightseeing, amazing places.

Disliked: No safe parking space almost anywhere in the city, nightmare to drive in the city, nobody respects any rule.

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 20%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 20%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2015

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa

Customer Travel Tip: Be careful by choosing hostels.

Liked: Historical places.

Disliked: High prices in restaurants, garbage everywhere, dirty beaches, lots of immigrants.

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 60%
78% Avg. rating


25 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Check out the nightlife on the little piazzas

Liked: Nightlife, achitecture, location of the city near the sea.

Disliked: Dark streets, worn down buildings, but that makes Palermo charming and interesting.

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
80% Avg. rating


07 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Events / festivals

Customer Travel Tip: Get a nice place to stay and walk around exploring a fascinating city. Then take some day trips out of town.

Liked: Warm, friendly, by the sea. I enjoyed exploring.

Disliked: Not really. There was traffic noise and some pollution.

96% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


05 Jul 2015

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: It is hot and the buses can make you wait a lot.

Liked: Beaches, mountains , natural set up and towns.

Disliked: Bus, Train ahhhh public transport.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


18 May 2015

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Plan ahead what you want to do - there is a lot to do near Palermo as well but the area is too large to walk, but bus and train are readily available.

Liked: It's big, with a lot of markets and shops which give you a good insight into the local culture.

Disliked: I was expecting it to be a more beachy scene - the area we were in had no beach life.

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


08 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: no

Liked: cathedral

Disliked: street in old city is not clean

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


05 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break Partying / nightlife Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: I spent 5 days and it was to much.

Liked: People and markets

Disliked: A lot of dirt in the street

93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


04 Sep 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Plan your day trips in advance to other places nearby and take it as a base.

Liked: The place is very nice and mediterranean alike. Very cultural and easy to explore with many things to do.

Disliked: Catacombs are all closed except the day you are not around, joking, but almost it is all true.

82% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
82% Avg. rating


25 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Beach / sunbathing Business / conference Relaxation / spa Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Just spend your time walking with no direction through this charming city!

Liked: Vibrant city, rich cultural atmosphere.

Disliked: Bus line to explore places around Palermo could be better.

58% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 40%
58% Avg. rating


14 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
City break Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Three days are enough to see everything by foot.

Liked: Architectural part.

Disliked: The fact that is full of garbage and crazy drivers.

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


09 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: see previous comments

Liked: Palermo is an amazing city. There are wondeful churches to visit, a big deal of art and history! Walking through small streets might be in my opinion a very unique experience (but keep always both eyes open).

Disliked: Traffic in Palermo is really crazy! One has to be very careful! At the moment, the city has a lot of troubles with rabbish. That's really a pity! The city has a great potential but i think is not managed very well, but it deserves for sure a visit.

69% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 40%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
69% Avg. rating


03 Aug 2014

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Bring water

Liked: Sights

Disliked: People were not very welcoming

60% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
60% Avg. rating


29 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
City break

Customer Travel Tip: Better to stay in Trapani.

Liked: Palermo is not as bad as its reputation would have it.

Disliked: Parts of the city are very dodgy. The city itself is alright, but nothing special.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 80%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 60%
73% Avg. rating


18 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Take a deep breath and relax. The city is nice. ;)

Liked: The city is beautiful. a bit messy but beautiful. there's not much place to see aside from the beautiful beaches nearby.

Disliked: a bit messy and dirty.

76% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
76% Avg. rating


16 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: find good local restaurants to eat at

Liked: Very cheap and great food!

Disliked: a bit dirty

62% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 60%
  • Sightseeing - 60%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 40%
  • Shopping - 20%
62% Avg. rating


16 Jul 2014

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Beach / sunbathing Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: No

Liked: Mondelo beach

Disliked: There is not a lot of things to do!

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79% Avg. city rating Rated by 278 customers

Activities / excursions 78%

Restaurants / eating out 85%

Shopping 75%

Chilling out / relaxing 72%

Getting around / public transport 75%

Sightseeing 84%

Culture 87%

Nightlife / partying 74%

Value for money 82%

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