As the capital of the island of Sicily, Palermo is blessed with a rich history, beautiful food and drink and a wealth of attractions to draw visitors in. Holidaymakers making the trip to this Italian region will also find a gorgeous summer climate. The mercury touches 20 degrees Celsius as early as May, and doesn’t dip back into the teens until November. Rainfall is also low in the summer months, with less than ten millimetres of the wet stuff falling in each of June, July and August. But it is not just the weather that will draw you to Palermo, as the city boasts some truly jaw-dropping sights.
A trip to the Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio should be a must for all visitors. There are many stunning churches throughout the city, but this really is the pick of the bunch. Filled with beautiful mosaics and artworks this is a sight that will take your breath away. The Palazzo dei Normanni e Cappella Palatina, Chiesa del Gesu and Palermo Cathedral are all also absolute treats for the eyes.
After a day of sightseeing in this lush region, holidaymakers will want somewhere suitably elegant to rest up, and the four star Hotels Plaza Opera is the perfect choice. Found within walking distance of some of Palermo’s premier attractions and nightlife, this accommodation fits in superbly with its surroundings, decked out with sublime artwork and decorated in a crisp, fresh manner.It also has a host of features that make it an excellent choice for a break in Palermo.
Guests can benefit from 24-hour reception, 47 rooms and a wonderfully decorated bar. There, tourists can enjoy a drink in front of a beautiful fireplace and antique furniture. Perhaps most impressive of all, however, is that from June to October guests at the hotel can relax on a private beach in Mondello. What’s more, the hotel is well situated, surrounded by attractions and just a 25 kilometre drive from the Falcone-Borsellino airport. It is also well connected to the rest of the city and beyond thanks to local transport links.