The capital of Sicily will make any culture buff fall in love. The Arab-Byzantine-Norman mixture makes Palermo’s history, culture, and architecture unique and exquisitely interesting. Albeit the capital of the Sicilian mafia, Palermo attracts millions of visitors every year mainly for its Mediterranean weather, gastronomy, the beautiful Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque churches, its nightlife, and music scene. Don’t miss precious sights such as the Palermo Cathedral, Palazzo dei Normani, Teatro Massimo, and Foro Italico. The Botanical Garden is a beautiful place to hang out and relax – even Goethe loved spending time here! And there’s still more to Palermo: picturesque coves, wide beaches, and turquoise-coloured seawater. Dive headfirst into the Sicilian lifestyle, stroll the alleys in the old town, and taste some local Italian delicacies at Mercato della Vucciria – the oldest market in town. A weekend trip to Italy always comes with the promise of delicious food!