Palermo

Many of Costa's Mediterranean cruises depart from the beautiful port city of Palermo. The Port of Palermo has always been a strategic point in the Mediterranean.

Today, it is a destination for cruises to discover Sicily, but in the past it has been a land subjected to conquest, each one leaving its artistic mark on the look of the city. The splendid heyday of the Port of Palermo was during the Arab-Norman period in the 9th century. Palermo holds such fascination and beauty that it’s hard to stop admiring it. All this is made sweeter by the famous Sicilian cassata and cannoli. The stop in the Port of Palermo allows you to discover its ancient beauty inherited from the Middle Ages when it was dominated by the Arabs before being conquered by the Normans. The Norman Palace and its extraordinary Cappella Palatina, Palermo and Monreale Cathedral, are architectural gems that combine Roman, Arabic, Norman and Byzantine styles. But it’s also the Botanical Garden and the surprising banyan with its luxurious trunks that will leave you with unforgettable memories of the city.

 

Not to miss during your stop in Palermo:

• The Norman Palace

• The Palatine Chapel

• The Capuchin Catacombs

Unmissable shore excursions

Some of the most beautiful moments you can experience on a cruise.