Very few cities in Europe can boast a historical-architectural-cultural heritage that has gone through so many centuries: for almost three millennia populations from Northern Europe to the whole of the Mediterranean, have reached the city, each one leaving traces deep and still clearly visible.
Will you be able to orient yourself in so many centuries of art and history before your eyes?
Start here: how many languages do you recognize in the “P” of Palermo in the logo of the Italian Capital of Culture 2018?
In which languages are the names of the streets of the ancient Jewish quarter written?
The challenge has just begun … and when cycling, you know, ideas go faster!
The Arab-Norman syncretism had a strong impact in the Middle Ages, significantly contributing to the formation of a Mediterranean koinè, a fundamental condition for the development of modern Mediterranean-European civilization.
1. Is safe to cycle in Palermo?
Apart from few exceptions where you have to pay attention, cycling-pedestrian tracks with no cars or turist buses is safe. Helmet is not compulsory in Italy, but it’s a good choice for a safer cycling experience and for respect of all those cyclist who are used to wearing it. If you decide to have a guided bike tour, your tour leader will certainly make you follow only safe paths, even out of the city.
2. Can we enter museums and gardens by bicycle?
Historics buildings and museums are normally forbidden to cyclists with their conventional bicycles, but there are rack in front of the entrances of almost all major sites ofminterest, including the gardens. A good bike chain will always be necesssary to keep your bike safe
3. What is weather like in Palermo?
Palermo’s climate is absolutely great. it hardly ever rains, and shoul it happend..it would be a good excuse to stop at a good cafè!
4. Cycling in Palermo is appropriate for children?
YES! It’s great a gret experience for theme. Tricycles, adult tandems, or bikes with training wheels for adults or children are available at my friends rental shop “SICICLA“. If you choose their bike tour, please just keep in mind that children under 6 years old must be accompained by an adult on the tours.
BED AND BIKE di Giancarlo Caparrotta
BED AND BIKE