Chiesa di Sant'Agostino
The centrepiece of the Capo quarter is the Chiesa di Sant'Agostino and its adjoining Augustinian monastery, which ran the region in...
Museo Archeologico Regionale
Situated in a Renaissance monastery, this splendid, wheelchair-accessible museum houses some of Sicily's most valuable Greek and Roman...
Mercato del Capo
Running the length of Via Sant'Agostino, Capo's street market is a seething mass of colourful activity during the day, with vendors...
Ernesto Basile's six-tiered art-nouveau masterpiece is Europe's second-largest opera house and one of Italy's most prestigious, right up...
Cheap, tasty, home-style grub awaits at cafeteria-style Basile. Pay first, take a number at the window for your pasta or main course,...
Piazza Giuseppe Verdi · interesting places nearby
Teatro Massimo information
Taking over 20 years to complete, Palermo's neoclassical opera house is the largest in Italy and the second-largest in Europe. The closing scene of The Godfather: Part III, with its visually arresting juxtaposition of high culture, crime, drama and death, was filmed here and the building's richly decorated interiors are nothing short of spectacular. Guided 30-minute tours are offered throughout the day in English, Italian, French, Spanish and German.