Destination guide

The historic area of Palermo awaits your stay

Come and experience Palermo and its monuments, history and culture. Renowned for its cathedral, cafés and museums, this city welcomes all visitors. Teatro Massimo, Regional Archaeological Museum and Palace of the Normans are a few of the top cultural sights. Whether you're planning a family holiday, romantic stay or friends trip, vacation rentals offer features like full kitchens and laundry facilities for a more convenient stay.


Activities and attractions in Palermo

Are you hoping to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and check out everything that makes Palermo a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. These are some of the major attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Hammam (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Villa Airoldi Golf Club (1.8 mi / 3 km)
  • Mondello Minigolf (5.9 mi / 9.5 km)
  • AcquaPark Monreale (7.1 mi / 11.4 km)
  • Bioparco di Sicilia (10.3 mi / 16.6 km)
Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Palermo

Whether you're an adventurous traveler or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Palermo is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Villa Bonanno (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Villa Trabia (0.8 mi / 1.4 km)
  • D'Orleans Park (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • English Garden (0.9 mi / 1.4 km)
  • Foro Italico (0.9 mi / 1.5 km)
  • Palermo Botanical Garden (1 mi / 1.5 km)

Traveling to and around Palermo

Fly into Palermo (PMO-Punta Raisi), the closest airport, located 14.4 mi (23.2 km) from the city center.

If you're traveling by train, Palermo Palazzo Reale-Orleans Station, Palermo Central Station and Palermo Notarbartolo Station are the main stations that serve the city. It's easy to get around Palermo by jumping on the metro at Giachery Station, Fiera Station or Imperatore Federico Station.

Where to stay around Palermo?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,103 holiday lettings near Palermo. From 1,075 Condos/Apartments to 544 Houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Palermo is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Palermo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Palermo:

  • Sferracavallo: 27 holiday homes
  • Addaura: 128 holiday homes
  • Centro Storico: 1,027 holiday homes
  • Corso dei Mille - Sant'Erasmo: 649 holiday homes
  • Montegrappa: 387 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Palermo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Palermo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Museo del Risorgimento Vittorio Emanuele Orlando: 2,462 holiday lettings
  • Gemmellaro Geological Museum: 2,478 holiday lettings
  • Palace of the Normans: 2,524 holiday lettings
  • Municipal Historical Archives: 2,455 holiday lettings
  • Quattro Canti: 2,456 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Palermo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Palermo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,075 Condos/Apartments in Palermo. Our other popular types of Palermo holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 544 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 311 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 6 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Country houses and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Palermo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 230 holiday homes with pool available in Palermo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.