Palermo, situated on the north-west coast of Sicily, is the biggest city and chief port of Sicily. Lots of the oldest buildings in Palermo date from the period when Sicily was Norman kingdom and show Byzantine, Norman, Spanish and Arab influences. Outstanding examples include the cathedral (1169-1185), Palatine Chapel (1140), the church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti (1132). Inland cruisers can visit Monreale, with its beautiful Norman cathedral containing extraordinary mosaics, or the splendid Villa Igeia.
Palermo was established by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC. It was a Carthaginian colony until 254 BC when it was taken by the Romans. Subsequently, Palermo passed into the hands of Goths (AD 440), Byzantines (535), Saracens (831), Normans (1072), and Holy Roman Emperors (1194). It was the scene of Sicilian Vespers, the massacre of ruling French, in 1282.
The port of Palermo, together with the port of Messina, is the main port of Sicily. From here ferries link Palermo to Genoa, Livorno, Cagliari, Naples, Tunis and other major cities and carry a total of nearly 2 million passengers annually. It's also an important cruise ship port. Traffic includes 80.000 TEU and nearly 5 million tonnes of cargo per year. The port of Palermo has links to minor sicilian isles like Ustica and Aeolian Islands (via Cefalù in summer). Inside the port there is a section known as "tourist marina" for yachts and catamarans.
Highlights: Palatine Chapel, Mt Pellegrino, Monreale
The Palermo cruise port map is interactive. It shows the port's exact location, along with the real-time cruise ship traffic (if any) in its vicinity - today, and right now. By zooming-out you can see other cruise ship ports located near Palermo, Sicily, Italy.
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Port Palermo cruise ship schedule shows timetable calendars of all arrival and departure dates by month. The port's schedule lists all ships (in links) with cruises going to or leaving from Palermo, Sicily, Italy. To see the full itineraries (ports of call dates and arrival / departure times) and their lowest rates – just follow the corresponding ship-link.
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