Sicily is an ancient island, but it has many modern amenities today for its many visitors. A favorite destination for many is the city of Palermo. This city offers visitors a wealth of history to see and a landscape that is second to none. Those who have been here before suggest that visitors rent a car in Palermo as this is the best (and sometimes only) way to get to the many places visitors want to go.
Visiting this ancient city has to include a stroll through the old part of town. You can drive to the edges of old town and then walk through the wonderful labyrinthine streets that speak of years gone by. You can also spend time enjoying coffee and local foods that are sure to please.
Another place to visit is the Norman Palace and the Palatine Chapel that is a part of the palace. These awesome buildings were constructed over ancient foundations. They have a Baroque look to them and are a favorite stop for visitors. Where the Norman Palace now sits was once occupied by ancient Phoenicians, sometime before 700 BC.
The whole family will enjoy visiting the Castello al Mare which is also known as the Castle by the Sea. This old ruin is a local secret and many visitors do not even know about it. The ruins are of the gatehouse, foundations, and part of the round tower.
If you have a car rental in Palermo, you will not lack things to do. The whole area around the city has castles and medieval dwellings to explore. And if you drive a short distance from the city, you can see even more.
The above are only a couple of the many things to see in this wonderful city. Why not take advantage of car rentals in Palermo yourself? You will be happy you did.