With a history stretching back nearly 3,000 years, Palermo, Italy, has seen many inhabitants, from the Phoenicians to the Greeks and Romans to the Arabs to the Normans. This multitude of cultures left marks on the port city, influencing everything from architecture to food to culture.
Heavy damage during World War II followed by years of neglect took their toll, but the city, a popular port stop for cruises, is making a comeback. It is the ancient (and current) capital of Sicily and the islan... Subscribe to travel42 to read the full Destination Guide. travel42 offers professionally written guides on more than 5,700 travel destinations and ports-of-call worldwide. Go to travel-42.com to learn more, or call 1.866.566.8136 to subscribe. Copyright (c) 2013 Northstar Travel Media, LLC. travel42.