The Regional Gallery display Sicilian art covering a period of over 500 years since the Middle Ages. The Regional Archaeological Museum displays excavations dating back ... More to the prehistoric times. The catacombs under the Capuchins Monastery display 8,000 mummified bodies that were buried here over a period of almost 400 years, not a visit for the weak-hearted.
Several day trips can be made from Palermo. The parklands of Monte Pellegrino are a nature retreat and offer beautiful views of the Sicilian coast.
Palermo enjoys a moderate climate throughout the year. In summers, the average temperature is 28°C, while in winters it is about 12°C; the maximum rainfall is during winter. Palermo can be visited any time of the year, although summers can get uncomfortably hot.
Palermo is known as the most conquered city of the world, for the number of rulers ... More that have reigned here. But, the country flourished largely under the Arab rule as is still reflected in the city. Parts of the city are not safe after dark and passports, money, cameras, etc. need to be guarded closely as pickpockets and purse snatchers abound.
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