Where to stay around Palermo?

Our 2018 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 2,116 holiday lettings near Palermo. From 1,065 apartments to 456 houses, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Palermo is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Palermo?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Palermo:

  • Addaura: 128 holiday homes
  • Castellammare: 883 holiday homes
  • Sferracavallo: 38 holiday homes
  • Centro Storico: 953 holiday homes
  • Monte di Pietà: 929 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Palermo?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Palermo. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Sicilian Region Central Library: 2,401 holiday lettings
  • Villa Martorana Genuardi: 2,612 holiday lettings
  • Palermo City Hall: 2,390 holiday lettings
  • Villa Trabia: 2,460 holiday lettings
  • Villa Giulia: 2,359 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Palermo listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent apartments in Palermo?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 1,065 apartments in Palermo. Our other popular types of Palermo holiday rentals include:

  • Houses: 456 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 328 self catering accommodations
  • Chateaus: 22 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Palermo?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 215 holiday homes with pool available in Palermo. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

    The indescribable Palermo

    Palermo forever convulses from the Italian to the Moorish, the Gothic to the Romanesque. It refuses travellers the chance to pin it down, to call it one thing, to sigh and say, "Ah, Palermo!" No opportunity to do that exists between the hectic marketplaces and the age-stained piazzas. One moment, you'll think you've seen its soul while staring into flamboyant Baroque facades. The next, you'll have been thrown off-kilter by the Arabic Zisa or a "How-did-that-get-there?" Norman church. Food – spice-scented tagines mingled with cushiony pizzas – bursts from the trattorias. Catacombs and chapels await, and there are Palermo holiday rentals to suit any style.

    Discovering all corners of Palermo

    Tours, tours and more tours are usually not enough to get to the bottom of this varied island capital. Hungry? How about foodie walks in the bustling street markets? Prepare for boiled octopus, arancini balls and plenty of Catarratto wine. Ready for some sightseeing? Hop-on, hop-off buses run rings around the metropolis, whizzing through the Baroque buildings of the Quattro Canti and past the grand Palermo Cathedral, with its eclectic mix of architectural styles. Bike tours are a better way to go if you're looking to delve into the narrow alleys and seek out hidden Palermo secrets between the alcoves and arches.

    Sights and relics to make you wonder in Palermo

    Palermo is a veritable menagerie of history. You'll be staying in a city where everyone from Byzantines to Greeks, Romans to Norman invaders, have raised monuments and statues. There's just a taster of it all in the sprawling Antonio Salinas Regional Archaeological Museum, its cloisters filled with haunting sarcophagi and Punic washbasins. Then come palazzos like the great Zisa, oozing Moorish elements, or the Cuba Palace, dating back to 1180, with its fusion of Arab art in the cupolas. Also, don't forget to point the lens towards the spires of the gorgeous Church of the Gesu, one of the most notable in Sicily.

    Peeking into churches whenever in Palermo

    Unlike on the beaches of Sicily, life in Palermo never grinds to a halt. This is the capital, after all – lived-in and home to huge groups of students, to boot. Even in the winter months, between December and March, you'll find street markets sprawling through the lanes and the churches packed with culture-hungry travellers. That said, Palermo holiday rentals are always at their most popular in the summer. That starts early in Sicily, around May, and the temperature doesn't cool again until the middle of September.

    Creeping up to Capo Gallo in Palermo

    Ranging from the boat-filled harbours of Bagheria in the south-east to the wiggling headland of Isola delle Femmine in the north, Palermo covers one huge swathe of the Sicilian coastline. Glowing bays of sand are right on the doorstep of Palermo holiday rentals in Mondello, where art deco mansions flank the palm-lined promenades. They creep upwards to the ridges of the Capo Gallo Reserve, a protected area that packs exotic orchids and aromatic camomile into every cleft of its high cliffs, hiding crashing waterfalls and mountain ponds behind.