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One Day in Scicily- Palermo? Erice? Cefalu? Monreale?

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One Day in Scicily- Palermo? Erice? Cefalu? Monreale?

The more I read, the more confused I get! Our cruise ship will be in Palermo on a Sunday and it seems as if quite a lot of places will be closed. I found some museums, which all seem closed on Sundays. We'd like to explore an area with real Sicilian ambiance. Do we go to Erice? Cefalu? Monreale? or do we just stay in Palermo for the day? I love churches, but I think my husband will have had his fill by the time we get there, especially if it is complicated with Sunday services. Since we leave soon, I think we'll just opt for a hop on hop off bus to get an overview of Palermo but I hope someone can guide me in a better direction! Thanks, in advance.

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1. Re: One Day in Scicily- Palermo? Erice? Cefalu? Monreale?

Welcome to Sicily DCEowner!

Stay in Palermo for the day - Palermo’s City Sightseeing is an excellent plan.

Sundays aren’t the best days to visit Monreale – There’s no public transport and visitations aren’t permitted during services.

Cefalù is your next best option – Although a compact tourist resort town, Cefalù historic centre is charming, and Cefalù becomes more local outside peak season.

Erice is a lovely mediaeval hill town, but far from Palermo, and also more a tourist town.

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Best wishes!


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