City Sightseeing Palermo offers Hop On Hop Off bus tours in Palermo, allowing complete freedom of movement and providing a multilingual commentary containing many anecdotes and historical references. Get on the double-deckers and discover Palermo’s top attractions, including famous monuments such as the Teatro Politeama, Teatro Massimo, Palazzo dei Normanni, Zisa, Piazza Quattro Canti, as well as the colorful Vucciria Market, some wonderful villas and the Botanical Garden. ROUTES The service is divided between the Line A, which allows you to admire the splendors of the historical center of the city, and the Line B, which shows the Liberty city area, the main villas and the Zisa Castle. Both Line A and Line B depart from Teatro Politeama, in Via Emerico Amari 142. A complete trip takes about 60 minutes with the Line A and about 50 minutes with the Line B. A further route reaches the Cathedral of Monreale, a famous Norman jewel, built by William II of Altavilla, located on the Rocca Di Monreale. The Line Palermo-Monreale has the same starting point as the other lines and a full trip takes about 2 hours. TIMETABLE LINE A: Between March 24 and November 4, the first departure Read more [...]
AMAT S.p.A. is the company that manages the public transport of the City of Palermo, consisting of buses and trams, and offers mobility services of car and bike sharing. ROUTES In Palermo, there are 100 bus lines in total, 90 ordinary, 3 special and 7 seasonal. The bus lines are spread throughout the city and also arrive in some neighboring municipalities. The current tram network, completed in 2015, consists of four lines: Roccella – Central Station, Borgo Nuovo – Notarbartolo Station, CEP – Notarbartolo Station and Corso Calatafimi – Notarbartolo Station. TIMETABLE The service hours for the day lines are from 5.30 am to around 11.00 pm. The night lines are N11, N12, N21 and N22, and provide transport in the city for the remaining six hours. FARES A single ticket costs 1.4€. If purchased on board, a ticket is 1.8€. The ticket has a validity of 90 minutes from the time of stamping. A book of 20 tickets costs 23.5€ and a daily ticket is 3.5€.
Falcone Borsellino Airport is an international airport located 32 kilometers west of Palermo, at Punta Raisi. The Palermo Airport is the second airport of Sicily in terms of passengers after Fontanarossa Airport in Catania. The airport is named Falcone Borsellino in memory of the two leading anti-mafia magistrates Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, who were murdered in 1992 in Palermo. SHORT HISTORY The idea of a new airport dates back to 1953, when it was decided to replace the Boccadifalco Airport, located a few kilometers west of Palermo, which at the time was no longer suited to the traffic needs. In 1956, the project of a new airport was presented to the Sicilian Region and subsequently to the Ministry of Transport. The inaugural flight was made on January 2, 1960, from Rome Ciampino Airport. A new, larger and more modern airport was designed in the 1980s, on the occasion of the 1990 FIFA World Cup held in Italy. The work on the new terminal was started in 1987, and it was inaugurated in the summer of 1995. The new airport is located a short distance from the previous one, which was closed since 1995. HOW TO GET THERE Read more [...]