Falcone Borsellino International Airport
Falcone Borsellino International Airport (IATA: PMO) or Palermo Airport, serves the city of Palermo, capital of the island of Sicily. Located at Punta Raisi, 35 km from Palermo, it is the second airport of Sicily in terms of passengers. The airport is named after the two leading anti-mafia judges, Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, murdered by the Sicilian Mafia in 1992. You can actually see a plaque, featuring their portraits on one of the entrances.
Falcone Borsellino International Airport Transfer
Access to Falcone Borsellino International Airport is offered by train, via Palermo metropolitan railway service, whose northwestern terminus is Punta Raisi railway station. The airport is also connected via bus services, linking it with Palermo city centre, as well as other Sicilian cities such as Catania and Messina.
What to do in Palermo, Sicily
Palermo, capital of Sicily, is the island’s cultural and economic centre. As Sicily is the largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, laying right under Italy, Palermo is also a thriving Italian city. According to findings, human settlements exist in Palermo since 8000 BC, as cave drawings have shown. The city was under the Roman Empire as well as the Germanic control and Arabic rule. Nowadays, Palermo is a widely expanded tourist destination, offering a huge range of historical attractions but also beautiful coastlines.
Start your trip in Palermo, by visiting Palermo Cathedral, a landmark of the city. Though constructed in 1185, its architecture shows all styles influenced by the collection of conquering nations and empires passed by Palermo, forming an astonishing building. Impressive on the outside, it is also rich on the inside, featuring a treasure chamber of historical artefacts and the tomb of Emperor Frederick II. Another city landmark, Palazzo dei Normanni was the seat of the Kings of Sicily and is among the oldest royal palaces in Europe. In the same complex, Capella Palatina is one of the best-preserved examples of Byzantine architecture and artwork in Europe.
Take in the historical past by visiting the Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonio Salinas, where a wide collection of ancient Greek and Roman artwork is featured. Pretty close to this museum, you can see Teattro Massim, an immense Opera House – the largest one in Italy – opened in 1897 offering amazing acoustic qualities. As it seems like a palace indoors, it is worth taking a tour to the auditorium and opulent boxes – plus, Godfather III was filmed there!
Continue with some Byzantine art and churches, by visiting San Giovanni degli Eremiti, a small yet beautiful church, built in the 6th century. With a combined architectural style of Arabic and Norman influences, this simple but vibrantly red church is a true gem. Also, Martorana (Cathedral of St. Mary of the Admiral) is an excellent example of the Byzantine art, featuring amazing frescos and an impressive golden mosaic of Jesus. And of course, visit Capuchin Catacombs for a macabre underground tour along burials and well-preserved bodies from various periods in time.
Last but not least, consider booking a private taxi transfer and enjoy some interesting day trips around the area of Palermo. For example, Monte Pellegrino is the ideal natural escape, as it is very close to the city while offering unprecedented view over it. If you are a beach kind of person, your private transfer can take you to Mondello Beach, only 15 minutes to the north – the perfect place to relax and indulge in some care-free sunbathing. And, if you want a complete day trip, take the ferry from Palermo Harbour to Ustica island, a picturesque rocky island where you can hike, relax or even attempt some scuba diving in the deep waters around the island.
Enjoy your trip to Palermo and take in all the Sicilian beauty! Taxi Mover ensures that your trip to Palermo is fun, relaxing and uplifting, without having to worry about anything else, such as transfers! Well, it is important to get around a city safe and sound, but you can always take care of it in advance. Taxi Mover can organize all your transfers, privately and at ease, even before your arrival at Palermo. All we need to know is when, where and how; Taxi Mover will take care of all the rest. Sit back and enjoy this trip at Sicily that is going to be memorable! Book your transfer now!
Falcone Borsellino International Airport Taxi Mover Transfer
Surely, while traveling along the beautiful Sicily, a private taxi transfer can be the ideal way to start your trip! Taxi Mover arranges for you a private comfortable ride in a car hand-picked for your needs and with a professional driver who knows Sicily like the back of their hand. By booking in advance this dreamy transfer, you ensure that you will lose no time and sweat in order to reach your destination from the airport. Mention all the details required to Taxi Mover and your transfer will be designed accordingly. Enjoy your time in Palermo! Book a Taxi Mover service now!
Common transfer routes from Falcone Borsellino International Airport
Some of the most frequent Taxi Mover routes from Falcone Borsellino International Airport are to:
- Palermo city centre
- Piazza Pretoria
Port of Palermo
Port of Palermo serves the city of Palermo in Sicily, Italy. It is one of the major ports for passengers in the Mediterranean Sea. It is located near the ancient port of Cala, close to the city centre. Palermo sits on a strategic landing place for navigation in the Mediterranean Sea due to its geographical spot. Regular bus services connect the port to the city centre, other areas on the surroundings and the airport. Of course, a private taxi transfer can always get you going in your trip to Sicily quick and easy! Taxi Mover ensures that your transfer inside a comfortable car and along with a professional driver is held in the best way possible! Have everything arranged in advance and relax in your Taxi Mover ride!
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Popular Palermo airport transfer destinations
- Mondello, 25 minutes.
- Terrasini, 40 minutes.
- Trabia, 60 minutes.
- Castellamare, 60 minutes.
- Santa Flavia, 70 minutes.
- Cefalu, 70 minutes.
- Castelvetrano, 80 minutes.
- Verdura Golf, 90 minutes.
- Porto Empedocle, 120 minutes.
- Mortelle, 190 minutes.
- Country code: IT
- Language: Italian
- Calling code: +39
- Population : 673,735 thousand
- Currency: Euro
Best time to visit
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SEP – NOV