Jet off to Sicily
Just one Nice Palermo plane ticket will take you on several journeys. It will carry you from one shore of the Mediterranean to the other, and whisk you back in time. Enriched by its turbulent past, the capital of Sicily has multiple influences: Norman austerity, Byzantine refinement, Oriental charms, Italian imagination, French elegance and Spanish pride. A cultural patchwork that will make your Nice Palermo flight the start of a great journey.
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The formalities for travelling to Palermo
- Entry requirements: Sicily is Italian, and Italy is a member of the Schengen Area. That means that borders have been abolished, and you just need to bring a valid passport or identity card.
- Currencies: in Palermo, the people pay for their ice-cream in euros. To make sure you have enough money when you arrive on the island, remember to go to the cash machine in your departure terminal.
Your Nice Palermo direct flight
To head to the capital of Sicily, fly with Volotea from Terminal 2.
Plan to arrive at the airport at least an hour before your departure time if you have your boarding pass and you are travelling with hand luggage only. If you need to go to a check-in desk, allow extra quarter of an hour.
Departure airport Nice Côte d’Azur Airport Departure terminal Terminal 2 Arrival airport Palermo Falcone-Borsellino Airport
Arriving at Palermo airport
Falcone-Borsellino Airport only has one terminal. It is located over 30 kilometres from Palermo. To get to the city, you have the following options:
- The bus: from 05:00 and every half hour until 00:15, the Prestia e Comandè shuttle leaves the airport for Palermo Centrale railway station. There are several stops on the route.
- The train: the first Trinacria Express leaves at 05:45 and the last leaves at 23:40. There is one departure every half hour, the journey takes just under an hour and the price is reasonable.
- The taxi.
- A hire car: There are more than ten local or international car hire companies in the Arrivals Hall
- Car sharing: however, it is not certain that a vehicle will be available at the station situated outside the terminal, on the other side of the bus lane, at the entrance to the paid car park. But there’s no harm in trying!
What to do in
The city’s only nickname already promises a wonderful holiday. What is it? The happy city! And this happiness is nurtured by the unfailing sunshine that lights up even the narrowest of alleys in the old town, drying the laundry that hangs in the windows and caressing the green plants that brighten the balconies. The azure skies are perfect for strolling slowly around a city in the midst of a revival, which is modernised and safe, but still beautiful.
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Associated with the terrible Sicilian Mafia, Palermo has long suffered from an unfavourable reputation. Luckily, those days are over. The capital of Sicily is no less safe than the cities of Italy. That means you can safely visit as a couple, with friends or even as a family with your children, to discover the two faces of a city of contrasts.
There is Palermo the glorious… that of all the conquerors who for a thousand years have come to this shore, marking their power and their beliefs with fabulous monuments, enriching the city’s heritage without destroying what their predecessors left behind.
Then, there is Palermo the modest… a city of simple pleasures: the taste of panelle (little chickpea fritters), an ice-cold lemon granita, the rainbow stalls of Ballarò market, or the soft sand of Mondello beach…
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- Step inside the imposing Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the seat of power since ancient Rome, to discover the gem inside: the Palatine Chapel, which mixes the Roman, the Byzantine and the Arabic. Dazzling!
- Walk alongside the Santa Maria Assunta Cathedral, which combines the charms of an Oriental palace and a Christian church.
- Rest a while on Piazza Pretoria, next to its Renaissance fountain, then walk just a little further to the heart of the city: the Quattro Canti. Four streets, four Baroque buildings: a superb place!
- Visit the unbelievable Church of the Gesù, an Italian Baroque masterpiece. Every square centimetre is decorated with moulding, sculptures, frescoes and marble.
- Make time for a look at the internal courtyards and faded façades of the palaces along Via Maqueda, walking until you get to the Capo market and the Teatro Massimo, the biggest opera house in Italy.
- Grab breakfast on the go at the Vucciria Market, and take your tastebuds on a daring adventure by trying an unusual local speciality: pani câ meusa, a veal lung and spleen sandwich. Sicily’s answer to the hamburger!
- In the warm season, take bus 806, which is the easy way to get to the sandy beaches and crystalline waters of Mondello, a cove worthy of the Caribbean.
- Descend into the catacombs of the Capuchin Monastery, to discover the 8000 mummies of monks and Palermo’s wealthy. Not for the faint-hearted.
- Wander along the paths of Palermo Botanical Garden, which is one of the most beautiful in the world with its 10,000 different species and its gigantic Moreton Bay Fig, imported from Australia almost two centuries ago.
- Relax on the huge lawns or the colourful benches of the Foro Italico, a long pedestrian promenade by the Mediterranean.
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Frequently asked questions
How long does a Nice Palermo flight take?
The average flight time between Nice and Palermo is 1h30.
Which airline provides the Nice Palermo direct flight?
From April until early autumn, Volotea & easyJet provide flights from Nice to the capital of Sicily.
How much does a Nice Palermo flight cost?
The lowest price for a Nice-Palermo return ticket based on prices from the last 90 days is 153€
What is the time difference between Nice and Palermo?
There is no time difference.
What is the best time of year to visit Palermo?
Situated at the very south of Italy’s boot and next to the Mediterranean, Palermo has a pleasant climate all year round. However, the capital of Sicily is most inviting in spring and early autumn, when the fruits of local production are at their best and the sun is not too strong. Remember, although Palermo is on the coast, it does not have any beaches. In summer, tourists abandon the city in the day and head for Mondello, a little exotic paradise. Another solution is to explore beyond Palermo for a few days and discover the rest of Sicily, which could not be more enchanting.
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