Postcard from Palermo, Sicily


… and we’re back! We had a wonderful time in Sicily for our Summer holidays this late June and early July. It was our first time in Italy (although if you ask Sicilians, they would frown at being lumped together with Italians, unless it’s for the purpose of football of course) and we really really loved it.
 

Today I thought I would share a little photo-diary from our first stop, Palermo, which is the capital of the island, before moving on to our adventures along the coast in another post. And finally, I have drafted one more blog post packed full of tips and recommendations in case you’re tempted to visit Sicily yourself.

Should we jump in? Let’s go!

 

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We stayed in the Ballarò area of the old town, famous for its lively food and flea markets.

 

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Palermitans are very partial to Brioche Con Gelato, and we were too! This one was cappuccino flavoured.

 

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Old Fiats, Piaggio apes, and Vespas everywhere! Rob took hundreds of pictures of them.

 

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Eating fresh, local and delicious food is very affordable in Palermo, we ate out a lot!

 

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We spotted lots of interesting street art in Palermo, both decorative and political.

 

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A semifreddo is a dessert that is literally half-frozen, this one with chocolate and pistachio was delicious.

 

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A Caffé Corretto is an espresso served with a spoonful of amaretto or grappa.

 

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The Palermo Cathedral, built in 1185, showing off its Arabic influences under the scorching sun.

 

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You can count on delicious and fresh as fresh seafood in Sicily! Served with just a splash of lemon juice.

 

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With temperatures flirting with 35 in the afternoon, we stopped in parks for naps and battle plans.

 

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There are a lot of beautiful but abandoned palazzos in Palermo which are very slowly being renovated.

 

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Voila! I hope you enjoyed this photo-diary from our visit to Palermo, and that I inspired some wanderlust in you! Have you ever been to Sicily? Would you be tempted to visit? If you have any questions, let me know in the comments below and remember to check back next week for part two of our adventures in Cefalù!

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7 Comments

Posh, Broke, & Bored
July 11, 2016

I love, love, love this photo diary! You've capture the vibrance of Palermo so well, I can almost smell and taste the air from here. It's interesting how a Sicilian town is making me think of Moorish and Spanish architecture but that's probably my limited geography speaking!

Looking forward to reading the rest of your Italian adventures! x

Posh, Broke, & Bored

Jesse
July 11, 2016

Thank you for the kind words and taking the time to comment Jasiminne, always appreciated! Look at the history of Palermo, you had the right instincts! :)

Katy
July 13, 2016

What a fabulous trip. I am dreaming of Sicily and all that delicious food. The brioche con gelato looks amazing!

Jesse
July 13, 2016

It really was something special Katy! I definitely recommend planning a visit if you are tempted. I found Sicily to be a great destination from an affordability point of view too, with accommodation around £35/night and two course dinners + wine for x2 around £30 which is great value :)

Tamsin @ A Certain Adventure
July 30, 2016

Jesse, I'm so glad you and Rob had a great holiday in Palermo! I loved it when we visited last summer, and god I miss those pillowy gelato brioches! The Sicilians certainly know how to do breakfast. Your AirBnB looks beautiful, too - love the floor tiles and all that wonderful light! xx

Jesse
July 31, 2016

Thank you for the kind comment Tamsin and agreed, Sicilian breakfasts score all the points :)

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