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Cheap flights to Palermo, Italy

Palermo (4Corners, Mar 2013)
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Airports in Palermo

History and natural beauty await the traveller to Palermo, Italy. Once you've purchased your cheap flight to Palermo, you'll land at Palermo International Airport. This airport has a baby changing room, a self-service restaurant, a chapel, and a bank for you to exchange currency. Taxis are available outside the arrivals area and the Prestia e Comand bus services run daily to Palermo as well as to the rail stations. As for car rentals, you have quite a choice as there are at least seven companies at the airport including Avis and Europcar.

Getting Around in Palermo

Despite the number of car rental companies, driving in Palermo is not the best idea. The signs are confusing and the traffic is hectic and dense. Taxis are available throughout the city, but they can be expensive. Public transportation is really the best option for tourists off flights to Palermo. The buses travel around all the main tourist attractions and there are at least three bus tours you can take to see the city. Mini-buses are also available, as well as a metro that goes around the old city.

Attractions in Palermo

You'll find the airfare to Palermo well worth it when you visit some of the popular attractions. The small island off the coast of Palermo, known as Ustica, is a popular site. You'll find it much easier to get around Ustica and you'll enjoy both the views and the food. Another popular site is the Cattedrale di Monreale. Built in the 12th century, it consists of a basilica, a monastery, and a palace. Visitors also should not miss the Museo Internazionale delle Marionette. This museum was founded in 1975 to promote and preserve local traditions. They present a puppet show unlike any other on earth.

Shopping, Dining, and Nightlife in Palermo

Shopping in Palermo will lead you to wonderful shops and boutiques. Casa Merlo sells ceramics and pottery and will ship your items to your home. Do you like marzipan? Then you should head to Antico Caffe Spinnatto. And if you're seeking something different for the children in your life, Bottega Ippogrifo sells handmade toys.

After a day of shopping, sample the food at Cucina Papoff for traditional Sicilian, or try the seafood at La Cambusa. As for nightlife, you can listen to rock and alternative music at the Rocket Bar. The Teatro Massimo has opera, ballets, and concerts. Finally, La Cuba is the premiere place to go for drinks and live music, and it has a lovely outdoor seating area. When you book Palermo flight, you will embark on a vacation of your dreams.

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Flight information for Palermo, Italy and Key facts for your journey:
The Airlines...
  • From Paris 10 major airlines serve the Palermo area
  • From London 4 major airlines serve the Palermo area
  • From Rome 14 major airlines serve the Palermo area
The Journey...
  • The flying time from Paris to Palermo is typically 2 hours and most direct flights leave around 11:50a local time.
  • Paris is 925 mi from Palermo
  • The flying time from London to Palermo is typically 3 hours and most direct flights leave around 12:25p local time.
  • London is 1141 mi from Palermo
  • The flying time from Rome to Palermo is typically 1 hours and most direct flights leave around 1:00a local time.
  • Rome is 261 mi from Palermo
On Arrival...
  • Palermo is 14 mi from Punta Raisi Airport (Palermo, Italy).
  • Punta Raisi Airport (Palermo, Italy)
    • Right now, 30 airlines operate out of Punta Raisi Airport.
    • Punta Raisi Airport offers nonstop flights to 56 cities.
    • Every week, at least 812 domestic flights and 413 international flights depart from Punta Raisi Airport.
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