Palermo Cruises

Palermo and the Palatine Chapel
Archaeological Site of Segesta and the Town of Erice 
Cefalù

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The port of Palermo, a buzzing MSC Mediterranean Cruises destination, is the regional capital of the island of Sicily. This cosmopolitan city is known for its heavenly architecture, serious street food, and outrageously beautiful beaches.

 
MSC Cruises excursions offer plenty of exciting things to see including:
 
• Palermo and the Palatine Chapel
• Archaeological Site of Segesta and the Town of Erice 
• Cefalù
 
An MSC Cruises excursion to Palermo will have you marvelling at the city’s wealth of landmarks. See Politeama and Quattro Canti squares, the Palazzo d’Orléans and the remarkable Palatine Chapel. A fusion of Norman, Byzantine, and Fatimid styles, this 12th-century masterpiece features shimmering mosaics, Arabic arches, and a magnificent Muqarnas ceiling. Next, see the Norman Palace and Casa Professa, a breathtaking Baroque church. Finally, wander the Capo, the most frenzied of fish markets, before glimpsing he exterior of the Teatro Massimo opera house.
 
Immerse yourself in Italy’s rich history on an MSC Cruises excursion to Segesta, one of Sicily’s revered archaeological sites. Visit the unfinished Doric Temple and the 3rd-century Greek amphitheatre before stopping at the medieval mountain township of Erice. Discover charming houses on cobblestone streets, a Norman castle, and the 14th-century Mother Church. Heading back to Palermo, marvel at the impressive defensive wall protecting this historical town.
 
Tour the charming coastal town of Cefalù, on an MSC Cruises excursion. You’ll begin with a visit to Duomo di Cefalù, an astounding Arab-Norman cathedral. Dominating the surrounding old town and adorned inside with impressive mosaics, this religious location is a UNESCO World Heritage Site that dates back to the 12th-century. Enjoy a guided tour of the medieval washhouse, masterfully carved out of rock. Finally, explore the atmospheric streets of Cefalù where you can shop local wares at the craft shops.

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    REACH THE PORT

    Port of Palermo

    This section contains information on how to reach the port.

    Cruise Terminal:

    Stazione Marittima - Dock Vittorio Veneto

    Reach the port by

    • Car

      From the A19 motorway (Messina), take the last exit and follow the signs for Palermo Port.
      Car

      Parking Information

      PARCHEGGI MAGGIO SRL
      PALERMO - VALET Parking
       
      Address: Varco Santa Lucia, 90139 Palermo  
      Tel: 0039 091 334450
      • MSC Parking is bookable online up to 48 hours before your cruise departure. Bookings after the 48 hour deadline can be made directly with MSC Parking, and the same reduced rates will be applied when presenting your cruise travel documents
      Book your parking with MSC

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      VEHICLE DAYS RATES
      Car/Suv/VAN 8 € 75
    • Train

      Palermo Stazione Centrale
      There is a taxi service provided by Trinacria Service that takes just 10 minutes to drive you to the port depending on the traffic.
      Train
    • Plane

      Palermo‘s Falcone-Borsellino Airport is within easy reach of the port by taxi (Trinacria Service taking approximately 40 minutes depending on the traffic) or bus (Prestià e Comandè service).

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      Plane

    Italy

    History, gastronomy and fashion
    History, gastronomy and fashion

    A cruise to Italy is an emotional roller coaster. Rome is a tremendous city quite unlike any other, and in terms of historical sights outstrips everywhere else in the country by some way.
     
    Liguria, the small coastal province along the north-west coast, has long been known as the “Italian Riviera” and is accordingly crowded with sun-seekers for much of the summer.
    In Veneto the main focus of interest is, of course, Venice: a unique city, and every bit as beautiful as its reputation would suggest. Tuscany in central Italy represents perhaps the most commonly perceived image of the country, with its classic rolling countryside and the art-packed towns of Florence and Pisa.

    The south proper begins with the region of Campania. Its capital, Naples, is a unique, unforgettable city, the spiritual heart of the Italian south. Puglia, the “heel” of Italy, has underrated pleasures, too, notably the landscape of its Gargano peninsula and the souk-like qualities of its capital, Bari.

    As for Sicily, the island is really a place apart, with a wide mixture of attractions ranging from some of the finest preserved Hellenistic treasures in Europe, to a couple of Italy’s most appealing Mediterranean beach resorts in Taormina and Cefalù, not to mention some gorgeous upland scenery.