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6 Aug 2019
“Typical area of Palermo”
22 Sep 2018
“La Kalsa, Best Place to Stay in Palermo!”
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Reviewed 6 August 2019

This popular area of Palermo become more and more frequented by tourists and there are some good attractions and one of the best markets of Palermo (and Sicily)

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Rosario_it
Reviewed 22 September 2018

In a vibrant, multi-cultural area, not far from the transport hub. Beautiful churches and buildings to visit, a lovely park, art and crafts shops, with their own tour. And a huge market not far away, been there since Roman times!. Kalsa is the place to...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Pauline K
Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

La Kalsa is one of the most beautiful neighborhood in Palermo. It s a car free Area full of stunning Churches, Medieval building hided by beautiful facade of XVI-XVII Century that shows like an open book Palermo's rich History. Definitely recommend to discover this city...More

Date of experience: December 2017
3  Thank paolo70_11
Reviewed 7 November 2016

This is a centrally located part of town, near to the harbor which was built and was the main arab quarter. It underwent continuous rebuilding over the centuries and has small alleys, lovely little and large squares, monumental palaces and square. Among them many houses...More

Date of experience: October 2016
2  Thank marcopolo111
Reviewed 22 August 2016

We stayed in a superb B & B on via Lungarini and spent a lot of time in La Kalsa, especially in the evening, when it really comes alive. This is a great area to be based in, there are lots of places to stay,...More

Date of experience: July 2016
4  Thank Chris A
Reviewed 16 August 2016

This is the oldest part of Palermo where the Arabs established their government. It's full of old, narrow, winding picturesque streets. Through centuries it became densely populated. The area was heavily bombed during WWII, and many of the ruins have never been restored. Many of...More

Date of experience: July 2016
2  Thank B1714D
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

La Kalsa is historic and well worth a wander. You will find the cathedral in this area and many places to shop, eat and drink. Many locals also live in apartments around this area.

Date of experience: February 2015
Thank theharrogatelady
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We spent lots of time between via Maqueda & via Roma where tourist attractions, churches & museums are, but only visited the area between via roma & the sea once. Many of the buildings looked run down & there just wasn't anything there that we...More

Date of experience: November 2015
1  Thank dalton1skiing
Reviewed 17 September 2015

It is rated in Michelin guide as 3 stars attraction in Palermo. Although no doubt that Palermo itself is worthwhile to visit La Kalsa is not close to this rating. Perhaps once it was - but not now. Except for a couple of really nice...More

Date of experience: September 2015
2  Thank LeonidVic
Reviewed 11 June 2015

One of the most beautiful and vibrant city, a blend of art and historical authenticity that make this place unique, adjacent to the sea or to the Foro Italico and entering through the door of the Greeks, walking among the many roads we have the...More

Date of experience: March 2015
1  Thank Magellano81
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