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Location, Climate:
Palermo is an attractive city in Southern Italy. It is serves as the capital of the Province of Palermo and the Sicily Island. Palermo is one of Europe's warmest cities featuring a hot Mediterranean climate. Some tourists avoid booking discount hotels June and August when the weather can get extremely warm. It is best to book a discount hotel before and after summer when the temperature is comfortably mild.

Brief History:
The Phoenicians discovered Palermo, but the Ancient Greeks were the ones who named the city “Panormus” which means “always fit for landing”. For more than a thousand years, Palermo was ruled by the Roman Empire and followed by the Byzantine Empire. The Arabs reigned over Palermo from 827 to 1071, but was reconquered by the Normans.

Events, Landmarks, Activities:
If you are into music and film, then it is a must to visit Palermo during the month of June so you can catch the EcoVision Festival which screens more than 100 films, and the Solmusic Festival which features new musicians and bands. The most notable landmark in the city is the Cathedral of Palermo, but there are also other religious sites that are worth-visiting such as St. John of the Hermits Church, Martorana, Church of the Gesu and San Cataldo Church.

Transportation:
Most of the attractions in Palermo are clustered in the center which makes it easy to reach on foot. The main public transport in Palermo are the buses and the main station is near the city center. Purchase a 24-hour ticket to get unlimited bus rides within one day.

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