A Sicilian City of Hope & History 

Somma Italia welcomes you to Palermo Sicily, a city that beckons with unique experiences to meet your spirit’s desire. Feast your eyes on baroque extravagance and golden mosaics, or explore the “Silent City of the Dead.” Renew your energy in this Sicilian gem while being surrounded with art, architecture and unique flavors that define the Sicilian way of life.

"It is the city of the sun, full of light and color, full of passion and love, full of danger and mystery. It is not a city for the faint of heart, but for those who are bold and daring."

— Shakespeare


From architectural wonders to a mesmerizing array of culinary explorations, Palermo offers a myriad of experiences to satisfy every traveler. Somma Italia leads us to this moment, celebrating Sicilian lifestyle and exploring the many ways Palermo will ultimately call to you.


Fontana Pretoria

Marvel at the awe-inspiring Fontana Pretoria, known as the "Fountain of Shame," gracing the picturesque Piazza Pretoria in Palermo's historic center. This 16th-century masterpiece stands as one of Sicily's most important examples of High Renaissance architecture. Admire the intricate statues of mythical creatures that adorn the fountain's basin, while contemplating the local controversy sparked by the display of these figures.


Chiesa Del Gesu

Prepare to be mesmerized by the breathtaking beauty of Chiesa Del Gesu, also known as Casa Professa. This remarkable church, originally built by the Jesuits between 1564 and 1578, underwent extensive restoration after sustaining significant bomb damage during World War II. While the facade reflects the restrained style of the late 16th century, step inside to discover the true splendor of baroque extravagance.


Cattedrale di Palermo

Step into the grandeur of the Cattedrale di Palermo, a testament to the city's maritime superpower past. Explore its regal tombs, its crypt, treasury, and underground chambers, and ascend narrow stairs to the roof for panoramic views of the city. Let the architectural grandeur and historical significance of this magnificent cathedral transport you to a bygone era.


Norman Palace

Spend a day basking in the sumptuousness of the Norman Palace, where golden mosaics dating back to 1130 AD adorn its interior. Nestled within Palazzo dei Normanni, this architectural marvel captivates with its glittering mosaics, intricate marble floors and masterfully carved wooden muqarnas ceiling. Appreciate the cultural complexity of Norman-era Sicily as you explore this historical gem, with each corner revealing a piece of Palermo's rich tapestry.


La Vucciria Market

La Vucciria market in Palermo is an exciting and bustling destination—an absolute must if local shopping experiences are your thing. Crowded streets are filled with vendors selling fresh produce, seafood and traditional Sicilian delicacies. Interact with local flavor and soak up the sounds of vendors and the aromas of mouth-watering food wafting from ‘mamas’ cooking in various kitchens nearby. A visit to this lively market is an essential part of experiencing the culture and flavor of Palermo.


Why I Love Palermo

Palermo, the capital of the infamous island of Sicily, is an integral part of our Somma Cruise, and I am thrilled to welcome you to this enchanting city. The ancient temples and vineyards here create an unforgettable sensory experience that truly moved me. It’s such an emotional place—and the town folk here are legendary! You’ll marvel at the Fontana Pretoria and immerse yourself in the grandeur of Cattedrale di Palermo. The Norman Palace's golden mosaics transport you to a bygone era, while Chiesa Del Gesu's baroque extravagance leaves you in complete awe. Perhaps even more importantly, you’ll find some of the most incredible Italian food and wine on the planet here in Palermo, Sicily!

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