Cruise Port Atlas | Palermo (Sicily), Italy Map | Location

Palermo (Sicily), Italy Port | Map | Locations

Cruise lines that visit Palermo: Voyages to Antiquity, Regent Seven Seas, Cunard, Holland America, Costa, MSC Cruises, Norwegian

Key Attractions: Palermo Cathedral, Martorana, Palantine Chapel, Monreale Cathedral, Marionette Museum, Capuchin Catacombs, Botanical Garden, San Vito Lo Capo, Mondello, Erice, Bagheria, Cefalu, Segesta and Selinunte

Originally settled by the Phoenicians, Palermo was later home to Greeks, Romans, Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Crusaders and Burgundians. All these peoples left their mark, creating a uniquely colorful city with elements from many cultures and traditions. Like so many cities in Sicily, Palermo is filled with historic and beautiful churches. Of particular interest are the fascinating Norman-Romanesque structures built in the 12th and 13th centuries, such as the Cathedral, the Palantine Chapel, the Matorana, and the Monreale Cathedral just outside the city. The mosaics in these churches are stunning. For those with other interests Palermo features Italy's largest botanical garden, a Puppet Museum with examples of Sicily's famous marionettes modeled as Crusaders and Moors, and the grotesque Capuchin Catacombs with hundreds of mummified corpses. The beach at Mondello is only a 20 minute drive. For Greek ruins, the temples at Segesta and Selinunte are among the world best regarded.

Local Currency: Euro

Primary Language: Italian and the Sicilian dialect

Secondary Languages: None

Visa requirements: Not required for US and Canadian citizens

Photo of Palermo Cathedral by Giovanni Dall'Orto

Geography, Population and Weather

Palermo is on the northern coast of Siciliy at the southern end of the Tyrrhenian Sea and is surrounded by the impressive Sicilian range.  It has a metropolitan population of over 1.2 million people.

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How Far?

From To Distance Average Time Local Currency Fare
Palermo Cruise Terminal Palermo Airport 31 KM 30 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Mondello 9 KM 20 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Botanical Garden 3 KM 6 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Cathedral 2.5 KM 10 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Puppet Museum 2 KM 4 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Capuchin Catacombs 4 KM 12 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Martorana 2 KM 5 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Palantine Chapel 3 KM 10 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Monreale Cathedral 12 KM 20 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Bagheria 18 KM 25 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Cefalu 69 KM 1 hour  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Segeste 79 KM 65 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Selinunte 118 KM 1 hour 30 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Erice 111 KM 1 hour, 20 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal San Vito Lo Capo 109 KM 1 hour 50 minutes  
Palermo Cruise Terminal Agrigento 134 KM  2 hours  

Local Services - Addresses

Hospital

Piazza Nicola Leotta, 90127 Palermo, 5 KM, 12 minutes

Nearby Banks and ATMs

Banca D'Italia, Via Camillo Benso Conte di Cavour, 131, 90133 Palermo, 1.5 KM, 5 minutes
Banca Nuova S.P.A., Via Gioacchino Vaglica, 22, 90141 Palermo, 2 KM, 7 minutes

Post Office

Poste Italiane, Piazzetta Santo Spirito, 9, 90133 Palermo, 1/2 KM, 5 minute walk

Port and Berths

Cruise Ship Berths

Banchina Vittorio Veneto, 90133 Palermo

Photo of San Vito Lo Capo by Mateusz Gietczynski