select
Search

Palermo Apartments

Sleepinitaly

Palermo is a city in Insular Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Province of Palermo.The city is noted for its history, culture,architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old.
Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea.

First settled by various Greek tribes, the city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians as Ziz. From 831 to 1072 it was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when it first became a capital.

Following the Norman reconquest, Palermo became capital of a new kingdom (from 1130 to 1816), the Kingdom of Sicily. Eventually it would be united with the Kingdom of Naples to form the Two Sicilies until the Italian unification of 1860.

Palermo experiences a hot-summer Mediterranean climate. Winters are mild and wet, while Summers are warm to hot, and dry.

Palermo is one of the warmest cities in Europe, with an average annual ambient air temperature of 18.5 °C (65.3 °F).