Is Palermo Worth Visiting for Solo Female Travelers?

Nestled on the gorgeous northwestern coast of Sicily, Italy, Palermo is a vibrant city steeped in history and culture. Known as the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo, this city is famed for its stunning architecture, spanning various styles due to its rich past involving numerous invasions and cultural exchanges. Among its signature highlights are the Palermo's Cathedral, the glittering Norman Palace, and the ancient Capuchin Catacombs. Moreover, the city boasts a tantalizing food scene—street markets full of fresh produce and traditional Sicilian cuisines, including the renowned street food dish, 'Pane e Panelle.' Visit Palermo to experience a harmonious blend of unique history, enriching culture, and scenic beauty.

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Overall rating

3.7 /5

based on 3 experiences

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Things to do

3.3/5

Safety

3.7/5

Food

3.7/5

Budget-friendly

3/5
Özge

Özge (30)

Turkey

Solo travel experience

I spent 2 nights in Palermo and I enjoyed my time. It gave a vibe that no other city gave before. The city is a fusion of different cultures and you can see the multicultural effects in everything which I loved. I'm not so used to traveling solo, at first because of all the catcalling I was a little uncomfortable but then I tried to be in busy places and streets and felt somewhat safe.

Posted: June 9, 2023Experienced: May, 2023
Things to do: 3/5Food: 4/5Budget-friendly: 3/5Safety: 4/5
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Solo travel experience

I loved Palermo. I stayed in a beautiful Airbnb, which was totally affordable and close to everything. On the first evening, I participated in an Airbnb tour with a woman from there and she showed me amazing things, making me feel totally comfortable. I loved Italy and Sicily.

Posted: April 26, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 4/5Safety: 5/5
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I was in Palermo for 4 days last October as a solo traveller. Not once did I feel unsafe, even in the evenings. Full of life, full of people. I loved it.

Posted: April 21, 2023
Things to do: 5/5Food: 5/5Budget-friendly: 5/5Safety: 5/5
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Ivna

Ivna

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Guitarist, Photographer, I love to go out at night to see concerts and dance. I prefer deep, meaningful conversations.

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Josette

Josette

Palermo

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3 days

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Je suis Française et je vis en Italie. J'adore voyager et découvrir des endroits nouveaux, des traditions, des plats en compagnie de personnes qui partagent mes intérêts et qui sont disponibles à me guider/m'accompagner et pourqoi pas, m'héberger. Je peux accueillir une voyageuse et lui faire découvrir Les beautés de ma zone. J'aime cuisiner et m'occuper des animaux et des plantes et une de mes passions est le restyling interne.

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