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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 04, 2016
Getting Into Palermo  (7 Answers)

My English speaking-only in-laws and my wife will be flying into Palermo and making their way to the train station to go to Cefalu. Any general tips or thoughts on getting out of the airport and catching the train? Do's & don't's etc. Thanks.



Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 18, 2016
50th Birthday Celebration  (1 Answer)

Hi VT
Looking for somewhere special to take my wife for dinner on her 50th Birthday which we are celebrating in Palermo. Any suggestions

Ta

Paul


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 07, 2016
Palermo/ corleone bus schedule  (3 Answers)

I can find times on Ast to Corleone but am unable to find return times. Can anyone give me some return times for a day trip?
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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 21, 2016
Live Music eg Jazz & Jamming  (2 Answers)

Hi Folks

I am coming to Palermo at the beginning of April. I was wondering does anyone know of any music bars for local music, Jazz, jamming or open mic etc ? Not looking for concerts just small live music venues.

Many thanks in anticipation.

Alec


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2015
Palermo to Siracusa  (2 Answers)

Have searched the AST website but cannot get info for bus to Siracusa, only as far as Ragusa. Can anyone tell me the best way to get from Palermo to Siracusa? This will be the last leg of our trip to Sicily. We will not have a car. Thanks much, especially to "Rosata" who has provided several answers already.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2015
day trip to Agrigento.  (1 Answer)

What is the best way to do a day trip from Palermo to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento. We will not have a car. Thanks.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · September 29, 2015
what is the best way to get to the Valley of the Temples in Agrigento as a day trip from Palermo? We will not have a car.  (1 Answer)

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Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 02, 2015
Theater and traffic  (5 Answers)

I'm coming for 2 weeks to Sicily and plan to spend day or 2 in Palermo. We are driving a car, but having read a lot of horror stories of traffic in Palermo, I booked 2 nights in Monreale, planning to go by bus. But... I've also got tickets to the Massimo theater and was told that taking bus at night won't be an option. So what is the easiest way to get from Monreale to Palermo and back, and if we need to go by car, where can we park to make our driving less stressful and parking safe?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 27, 2015
suggestion for car hire company  (4 Answers)

Hi I will be in Sicily for about a week and need a car ,am travelling alone can u suggest a decent company to use?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 03, 2015
When churches are open?  (5 Answers)

My experience taught me that it is almost impossible to get clear working schedule of churches in Italy. Common practice shows that they can be opened between 09:00 and 12:00 hrs. Usually I try to come between these hours and sometime it works. So, my question is:
Does anybody know when are open churches san Francesco D’Assisi, Santa Maria dello Spasimo, Church and Cloister Della Magione, Santa Trinita and other churches built before 1530?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · June 02, 2015
Photos in museums of Palermo  (7 Answers)

Hi,
According to the law adopted on June 1 2014, known as "Decreto Franceschini" because of Italian Minister of Culture Dario Franceskini, visitors became allowed to take noncommercial photos without flash light and tripod in all state and municipal museums of Italy.
My questions are:
1. Is this low is still active?
2. Are visitors allowed to take noncommercial photos in museums of Palermo?
3. In Cathedrals of Palermo and Monreale, in Diocesan Museum (belongs to Diocese)?

Thank you in advance. Oleg


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · May 14, 2015
Bus #389 from Palermo to Monreale  (3 Answers)

Dear travelers and especially citizens of Palermo,

Please, advise me, is bus #389 or 389P still transporting passengers from Piazza Indipendenza, Palermo to Cathedral at Monreale. Some people said me that this bus brings passengers only to foot of the hill but not transports to center of Monreale anymore. What is the real situation with that bus? Thank you in advance.

Sincerely, Oleg


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 28, 2015
question about transport Palermo - Solanto  (10 Answers)

Hi everybody, how much costs taxi Palermo - Solanto(hotel Domina)? I'l have some days in this hotel and would like to visit Palermo. Also bus or train Palermo - Solanto? Because plan to go to spectacolo in teatro Massimo and after 9 or 10/11 pm to come back from Palermo to hotel...?
Thanks in advanse


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 26, 2015
driving from palermo to sciacca  (3 Answers)

in late may my wife and i are driving from palermo to sciacca for a 3 day visit. it appears to be less than a 2 hour drive. we enjoy wandering as we travel. any small villages or sights to see along the way?

thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 11, 2015
ACCESSORIES SHOP LOCATION  (2 Answers)

Can I please have someone show me shops in PALERMO,SICILY where I can get affordable accessories or appliances &gadgets to buy. I'm attending 5 day meeting and need something to buy and carry back to my country.

Thank you.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 31, 2014
Salsa in Palermo  (3 Answers)

Hi,
Can anyone advise if there is any Salsa dancing in Palermo. I will be there on a Sat night.
Thanks in advance
Jenny


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 22, 2014
5 days - what to do?  (14 Answers)

Hello
I am staying in Palermo from Sunday and wondered if anyone can suggest some tours and must sees to get the most out of my stay? Also any restaurant or bar recommendations would be appreciated.
How easy is it to get to Etna and are there any other recommendations for areas outside of Palermo to visit?

Finally I need to get from the airport to the Hotel Plaza Opera, any recommendations for getting to an from the airport easily?
Thanks


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · August 13, 2014
Noise near Piazza Marina  (4 Answers)

Hello, I am planning on being in Palermo in late September. I have an offer to stay in an apartment located in Palazzo Fatta in the Piazza Marina area. How noisy is this area, day or night?

Thanks,
Shine


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 22, 2014
bus to Catania  (4 Answers)

I have downloaded some timetable information from SAISAUTOLINEE to get a bus from Palermo to Catania and am a little confused as to where it will arrive will it be in Catania town or does it take you to the airport. Has anyone does this trip?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · July 14, 2014
Fisherman's market and Beach  (3 Answers)

Hi,

We will be visiting Sicily beginning of August and we would like to visit a fisherman's village in the Palermo region; this would be followed by a nice fresh seafood meal in some nearby restaurant! Can you suggest any places?

Also, could you suggest any nice beach which is not normally so busy(such as Cefalu')?

Thank you for your time!
Kenneth


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 20, 2014
public transportation from Palermo to Modica  (4 Answers)

Hi,

I am planning to travel from Palermo to Modica by public bus on October 5, Sunday. I have heard that the AST Bus Line goes there. Is that true? How many buses would operate on a Sunday?

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 20, 2014
public transportation from Palermo to Selinunte  (1 Answer)

Hi,

I am wondering if there is public transportation from Palermo to Selinunte. I found a posting from 2006 that states one can take the SALEMI Bus Lines service to Castelvetrano (100 minutes) and then transfer to a local Salemi orange mini-bus (25 minutes) to the Selinunte archeological site. The posting said that I could buy the Palermo to Castelvetrano round trip bus ticket a the Salemi lines ticket office on Via Balsamo and then purchase the ticket to Selinunte directly on the local bus.

However, this posting was in 2006 and I will be going in late September. I am wondering if the information is still current.

Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · April 01, 2014
any ideas about a guys night out  (6 Answers)

strip clubs / casinos? Either of the two would be a fun guys night throwing a party for my friend who is getting married.


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · March 18, 2014
bus station  (3 Answers)

where is the bus terminal situated in palermo


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · February 06, 2014
Transportation from Corleone to Palermo  (6 Answers)

Is there transportation from Corleone to Palermo on Sunday mornings in April?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 25, 2014
Sicilian local items...fragrances..cosmetics..  (5 Answers)

Are thee any local Sicilian fragrances to be found in Palermo?? Just something traditional..I do not mean high end fragrances..What about any local remedies at the pharmacy?I enjoy looking for items in other countries that are local and been around for ages from fragrances..foods to special creams or ointments from the pharmacy..Any tips???


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · January 18, 2014
Safety......  (17 Answers)

Finally decided to go to Palermo for a few days in March....I have read about "bag snatchers"????? Is this a real threat??? I can deal with pick pockets but thought of bag snatchers scare me..Re assure me please ..I should not worry...Thxs!


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · November 06, 2013
Palermo driver?  (1 Answer)

We would like to hire a driver to meet us at the ferry and take us to a market, Monreale and then the airport where we will pick up a rental car and head out of town. I've read not to drive in Palermo. Any recommendations for a trustworthy car and driver for a half-day of sightseeing?


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 28, 2013
logistics on getting around Sciliy  (7 Answers)

I am planning a two week vacation in Sicily in early October next year. I am reluctant to drive in a foregin country so I am more inclined taking the train or the bus. My priliminary itinerary is Palermo, Catania, Messina, Syracuse, Monreale, Ragusa, Modica, Agrigento, and Trapani. It is probably too ambitious for only two weeks. I need to know how to get around Sicily connecting these places by either train or bus. Any suggestions are welcome.
Thank you


Q   a VirtualTourist member asked a question · October 09, 2013
Honeymoon and looking for luxury in Palermo - any suggestions?  (6 Answers)

On Honeymoon and looking for luxury in Palermo, been on tripadvisor and don't like the look of many. Can someone recommend another place to use as a base to do day trips from. Also are there places that are recommended to visit from Palermo. We are there for 5 days! Thanks!



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