Palermo is picturesquely located on the Gulf of Palermo, in the Tyrrhenian Sea. Its wealth of architectural sights, edifices steeped in history, luxurious hotels and resorts, and the scrumptious local cuisine, are prime assets of the city as a holiday destination. Palermo is over 2,700 years old, but besides treasuring its history, it also offers modern wining and dining facilities and all creature comforts for a memorable vacation. The world-renowned Mediterranean cuisine uses a veritable exuberance of fish, fruit and vegetables, all being offered in abundance in the central market. The majestic Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches and palaces are the architectural highlights of Palermo. Nightlife opportunities are also numerous. The international airport of Palermo makes it easily accessible for tourists from all corners of the globe.
Luxury and comfort are the keywords for a number of centrally located hotels in Palermo. As well as diverse amenities, the city's upscale hotels cater for business travelers and business meetings. Hotel Garibaldi, situated close to the major tourist sites, offers recreational amenities, a fitness facility and a smoke free area. Astoria Palace Hotel is suitable for business travelers and meetings, featuring fitness and spa amenities, as well as a business center and event space. Grand Hotel Et Des Palmes, also suited to business travelers' needs, comprises a restaurant and a bar/lounge, business center and event space. Centrale Palace Hotel features a 24-hour business center and event space. Hotel Casena Dei Colli offers all the necessary dining and comfort facilities, as well as meeting rooms for business meetings.
Palermo also offers budget hotels for tourists on a tight budget. Their proximity to the major landmarks and shopping areas provides opportunities for savings on transport expenses. Hotel Ambasciatori, serving typical Italian as well as Continental breakfast, boasts a panoramic view. Hotel Tonic is one of the most central tourist sites in Palermo, built in the 19th century and recently renewed, and includes 44 rooms and 2 rooms for disabled guests, as well as bicycle deposit. Hotel Regina, right in the heart of Palermo, is located in a 300-year old building with a lift; it features single, double, triple, and matrimonial rooms. Hotel del Centro, a recently opened accommodation, is very close to the Cathedral and other monuments, and just 1,000 feet (about 300 meters) away from central station in Palermo.
The comfortable hotels and sumptuous urban architecture are completed by hot summers and warm winters. Palermo is known as one of the warmest Mediterranean cities. The palette of tourist sites and leisure activities for guests who stay in Palermo is both large and exciting. The city's impressive buildings are majestic and picture perfect. The Cathedral in Palermo, San Cataldo's Church and a raft of other churches feature combinations of different styles, as a result of strings of additions and restorations. The cathedral has heliometers (solar observatory) dating back to 1690. Palaces and museums are also in abundance in Palermo and include the Palazzo dei Normanni, seat of the Sicilian Regional Assembly, and Palazzo Abatellis with the Regional Gallery. The final touch to Palermo's outlook is added by the city's spectacular theaters and squares.
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