The capital of Sicily, Palermo is a cocktail of cultures with all the right ingredients. It's most evident when you feast your eyes on its architecture: here you'll find everything from Byzantine mosaics and Moorish domes, to Baroque churches and Gothic palaces.

While Palermo is home to bustling souks, trendy restaurants, and Italy's largest opera house too, it's the historical attractions that leave the biggest impressions. Gawp at the splendor of Palermo Cathedral, admire the golden-hued Palazzo dei Normanni and the breathtaking mosaics of Capella Palatina, or delve into the fascinatingly macabre, mummy-filled Capuchin Catacombs.

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