Palermo is a city rich in history, art and culture and has long fascinated travellers and artists from all over the world.

The old town of the city, with its monuments, churches, beautiful squares and its marvellous light, is a place that enchants all lovers of beauty and arouses the emotions that only great art can preserve.

The Cathedral, Piazza Pretoria and the Quattro Canti are just some of the magnificent treasures to be admired during your stay in Palermo, walking through the streets of this wonderful city’s old town.

Art and historical and architectural wonders go hand in hand with the vitality and the friendliness of the people. Together they make the centre of Palermo an exciting place to live, thanks to the folkloric street markets of Ballarò, Capo and Vucciria, authentic havens for lovers of street food and anyone who wants to be captivated by the magic of the exuberant colours of the stalls that animate these unique and fascinating markets.

The old town of Palermo is also a place of glittering night life, where vibrant and cheerful troops of youthful night owls invade the streets and squares of the city from dusk onwards, socialising until late at night, every day of the week. Pubs and wine shops line the streets of the centre, giving Palermo nights an enchanting charge of vitality.

Albergo Athenaeum is the ideal starting point for discovering the historic and artistic treasures of Palermo and Monreale.