Travel and Culture in Sicily
Palermo is situated in the North-West of Sicily, it is washed by the Tyrrhenian Sea and offers a wide range of landscapes and environments. The town extends in the Conca d’Oro plain, in front of
the wide and wonderful gulph, which she has taken the name from. Palermo has got a privileged position and a mild climate, that favours the presence of a luxuriant vegetation.
So now we are glad to give you some instructions about how to reach Palermo.
-By car: we suggest you two ways to reach Palermo. After having crossed the Straits of Messina, you can take the motorway A20, that connects Messina with Palermo. This motorway is unfinished and the traffic is often slowed up, but it gives you the possibility to enjoy a beautiful landscape. Otherwise, you can arrive in Catania and, from there, you can take the A19 Catania-Palermo, always driving on the motorway.
-By plane: the international airport Falcone-Borsellino Punta Raisi is 30 Km away from the town and it is connected to Palermo by the motorway A29 (Palermo-Trapani), by a railway and bus network.
-By train: the Palermo Centrale station is connected with the principal Italian towns.
-By bus: reaching Palermo by bus is easy and more and more practical. There are also some buses from and to Germany, France, and Switzerland, besides the lines from and to Rome, Catania-Messina, Trapani, Agrigento and Ragusa.
-By boat: if you leave from the Palermo port, it is possible for you to reach the most important Italian ports (Napoli, Salerno, Genova, Livorno, Cagliari, Catania), the little isles that surround Sicily (Eolie, Egadi, Pantelleria, Ustica, Linosa and Lampedusa) and the ports in Malta and Tunisia.
Palermo photographies kindly granted by HalisaClub- Palermo