I was not sure about what to expect from Palermo. Several years ago, I traveled to Naples, for just a few days and to be honest, I didn’t enjoy my time there at all. The city was so extremely dirty and I felt unsecure. I imagined Palermo to be the same, so I would run away from there as fast as possible. Surprisingly, my Palermo travel made a completely different impression and I would love to come back.
Yes, Palermo, as Sicily as a whole, is far away from being clean, and yes, most of the buildings were probably not renovated from the moment, they were actually build, but nevertheless Palermo is just beautiful and so authentic. I think the places that you want to visit again are the best travel destinations.