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Palermo is the capital and largest city of the autonomous Italian region of Sicily, south of the mainland, and also of the province of Palermo It's located in the northwest of the island along the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea, and has about 650,000 inhabitants. Palermo is widely considered to be the most conquered city in the world and is over 2,700 years old.
Palermo is divided into 8 governmenttal community boards and again subdivided into 35 quarters.
|II||Settecannoli, Brancaccio and Ciaculli-Oreto|
|III||Villagrazia-Falsomiele and Stazione-Oreto|
|IV||Montegrappa, S. Rosalia, Cuba, Calafatimi, Mezzomonreale, Villa Tasca-Altarello and Boccadifalco|
|V||Zisa, Noce, Uditore-Passo di Rigano and Borgo Nuovo|
|VI||Cruillas, S. Giovanni Apostolo, Resuttana and San Lorenzo|
|VII||Pallavicino, Tommaso Natale, Sferracavallo, Partanna Mondello, Arenella, Vergine Maria and San Filippo Neri|
|VIII||Politeama, Malaspina-Palagonia, Libertà and Monte Pellegrino|
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Monreale is part of Palermo and is located south of the city center. It is on top of mountain Caputo, overlooking the valley dubbed "the Golden Shell", because of all the orange trees. Moneal is known for the beautiful Cathedral.
The most extraordinary and extensive area of Christian medieval mosaicwork in the world, the apex of Sicilian-Roman art - Rough Guide to Sicialy.
Hype? Not a bit of it! This is one of the real must-sees of a visit to Sicily. This refers to the Basilica but don't miss the cloisters as well, through a separate entrance.
One of the biggest festivals in Palermo is that of St. Rosalia. She is the Patroness of Palermo. On July 15 all the city celebrates and the streets are full of lights and processions. According to legend, Rosalia was born of a Norman noble family that claimed descent from Charlemagne. Devoutly religious, she retired to life as a hermit in a cave on Mount Pellegrino, where she died alone in 1166. Tradition says that she was led to the cave by two angels. On the cave wall she wrote "I, Rosalia, daughter of Sinibald, Lord of Roses, and Quisquina, have taken the resolution to live in this cave for the love of my Lord, Jesus Christ." In 1624, a horrible plague haunted Palermo, and during this hardship St Rosalia appeared first to a sick woman, then to a hunter to whom she indicated where her remains were to be found. She ordered him to bring her bones to Palermo and have them carried in procession through the city. The hunter climbed the mountain and found her bones in the cave as described. He did what she had asked in the apparition, and after the procession the plague ceased. After this St Rosalia would be venerated as the patron saint of Palermo, and a sanctuary was built in the cave where her remains were discovered.
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Palermo is known for it's food. Because it has been conquered by so many cultures each has left its mark and can be seen by the diverse mixture of food. Here is a list of some of the better known food!
Street foods foods are commonly found as quick snack during the day or night. Some of them can be found in a "bar" or in a "Rosticceria". In Italy a bar is not a place you go at night to drink, it is a place to grab a quick snack during the day or a cafè. You can find these places almost on every corner. The other types of quick snacks can be found at night in places like Vucciria by street vendors.
Because the mix of cultures over the centuries Palermo and Sicily have become world renown for the best sweets ever created. Most of the sweets can be found in the local bakeries (aka. Trattoria). Depending on the time of year some sweets and cakes are more common than others and can be found in the street markets while other sweets like the granita (flavored slushies) are typically found in the summer near Mondello (the beach). The cannoli and the gelato in a brioche are a few of the typical sweets that Palermo is known for.
Palermo was known as the bread basket for the Roman empire. It has some of the best weather and land for growing and in combination with its location, seafood mixed with Pasta is very common.
Because Palermo's location and position as a major port it always has fresh fish year round. Many of the most well known dishes have swordfish, sardines or octopus.
Palermo has a mediterranean climate with warm summers and mild wet winters. Summers last from June to September when average daytime temperatures are around 30 °C, though sometimes rise to more than 40 °C. Nights are around 21 °C, though with warm winds from the south also these can stay above 30 °C in some rarer occasions! Winters last from December to March and are around 16 °C to 18 °C during the day and just under 10 at night with an absolute low of zero degrees. Winter days of over 25 °C are rare but possible! Most of the rain falls during winter and June and July are almost completely dry.
|Avg Max||14.8 °C||15.1 °C||16.1 °C||18.4 °C||21.8 °C||25.1 °C||28.3 °C||28.8 °C||26.6 °C||22.9 °C||19.3 °C||16 °C|
|Avg Min||10.2 °C||10.1 °C||10.9 °C||12.9 °C||16 °C||19.7 °C||22.9 °C||23.6 °C||21.5 °C||17.8 °C||14.3 °C||11.5 °C|
|Rainfall||71.6 mm||65.4 mm||59.5 mm||44.1 mm||25.5 mm||12.2 mm||5.1 mm||13.3 mm||41.5 mm||98 mm||94.3 mm||80 mm|
Palermo Airport (PMO) is the main gateway. A few dozen of airlines serve the airport, like Alitalia to/from Rome, Bologna, Milan, Naples, Turin and Venice, Wind Jet to/from Milan, Moscow, Nantes, Paris, Pisa, Rimini, Rome, Turin, Venice and Verona and budget airline Ryanair serves Bergamo, Bologna, Dublin, London, Madrid, Marseille, Moss-Rygge Airport near Oslo, Pisa, Seville, Venice, Verona and Airport Weeze. Some of the other destinations with other airlines include Luxembourg, Munich, Stuttgart, Cologne/Bonn, Zürich, Bari, Lyon, Brussels, Frankfurt, Lampedusa, Pantellaria, Olbia, New York, Nice, Amsterdam, Warsaw, Tunis and Barcelona.
To/from the airport
In some cases it might be easier/cheaper to fly to Catania-Fontanarossa Airport and complete the journey by train or bus from there.
There is one main train station in Palermo "Stazione Centrale". Trenitalia is the company that runs all the trains in Italy. There are trains that run almost every half hour to places like Cefalu and Messina. Train travel to the mainland Italy is also possible. Your train will be loaded onto a boat and then cross over from Messina to Calabria. There are regular trains onward to Naples and Rome.
Good tarred roads lead to/from Palermo and most cities and towns are well signposted.
Buses connect Palermo with other cities and towns on Sicily.
There are several lines that transport passengers, cars, and trucks in and out of Palermo. The port isn't really that big and there are plenty of signs directing you to the offices of where you can buy tickets. Most likely you will have bought your tickets online and just need info on where to find your boat. Get there with some time to spare because check-in time is usually a few hours before departure. There is a handy dandy information booth to the right side just after you enter into the port through the main entrance. It is very similar to the one found near Piazza Pretoria and Quattro Canti. They can give you free city maps and help you find things if you are arriving by boat and need directions to your next destination in Palermo. Be warned you will be mobbed by people selling tours at the entrance of the port during the vacation season. If you are hungry and waiting for your boat to leave, near the entrance is a little place to get some food and snacks. The port is within walking distance to the center of the city but if you have a million bags you might be better off getting a cab. They are usually waiting at the port in a long line.
Mainland Italy and Sardinia
Neighbouring smaller islands
Car rental is possible in Palermo but not suggested to visitors. It is expensive and Palermo is one of the toughest places in the world when it comes to driving in the traffic and congestion.
Regular buses connect most areas in Palermo and a 24-hour ticket is just €4.
There is something very important you must know about the bus system in Palermo. It works but not really. There are scheduled times and sometimes the buses are perfectly on schedule, other times the bus may be delayed for half an hour. Tickets can be purchased at a "biglietteria" or a "tabacchi". More than likely you will see signs that say "tabacchi" that is where you can buy cigarettes and lottery tickets. If they do not speak English (it is likely they don't) the word for ticket is biglietto. Say it like ( bill yet toe). They cost €1.30 and they are good for 90 minutes after you stamp the ticket in the machine that is on the bus. There will be a little yellow box looking thing on the bus. Look on your ticket you will see a wide arrow to one end of the ticket. Insert that side into the machine. You will hear and feel the machine stamping the day and time on it. These boxes are usually right when you enter the bus next to the bus driver. The system works a little differentlythan other places in the world. The bus drivers here don't care if you don't pay. They are concerned only with driving the bus. There are ticket police that will randomly check buses to make sure everyone has a ticket. So theoretically you can get on a bus and ride for free with no problem if a ticket inspector doesn't get on the bus. If you have a ticket but it is not stamped you will still get a fine if your ticket is checked.
Here are a few bus numbers worth mentioning. If you would like to search all the bus routes check out the AMAT
There is also an urban railway system called Metropolitana di Palermo and currently has 2 lines with plans for a 3rd one. The current lines are:
Most of the interesting sites around the centre can easily be reached on foot.
|A Casa di Amici||via Volturno,6||Hostel||93|
|Ai Quattro Canti||Via Maqueda 124||Guesthouse||92|
|Al 316 Bed and Breakfast||Corso Vittorio Emanuele n.316||Guesthouse||84|
|Al Galileo Siciliano B&B||Via G.B. Odierna 40||Guesthouse||-|
|Al Giardino dell'Alloro||Vicolo San Carlo, 8||Guesthouse||-|
|Alla Riserva Di Capo Gallo||Via Spinasanta 210||Hostel||-|
|AllaKala||Via Vittorio Emanuele 71||Guesthouse||-|
|Amélie BB||Via Principe di Belmonte, 94 90139||Guesthouse||-|
|ArtePalermo||Vicolo Madonna del Cassaro 7, Palermo||Guesthouse||89|
|B & B Agramante||Via Terrasanta, 82 via Dante, 157 A||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B Casanova||Via Tripoli, 17 Palermo||Guesthouse||67|
|B&B Palermo Art-Via Lincoln||Via Lincoln, 161||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B Palermo Lincoln Suite||Via Lincoln 161||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B Z.C.||via Gorizia, 8 90133 Palermo||Guesthouse||-|
|BB Agata||via Roma 188||Guesthouse||85|
|Bed and Breakfast Alla Vucciria||Via Coltellieri, 46||Guesthouse||92|
|Bed and Breakfast D'Angelo||Via Roma,83 Palermo||Guesthouse||92|
|Casa Giuditta Apartments||Via Savona 10 (Piazza Kalsa)||Apartment||77|
|Casa Lucrezia||Via Duca d Aosta 121 Balestrate||Apartment||-|
|Casa Marconi||Via Monfenera 140||Hotel||78|
|Casa Riccio||Via Giacomo Cusmano, 28||Guesthouse||90|
|Casa Teatro Massimo||Via Bara All' Olivella 123||Apartment||90|
|Casa Vacanza S.Elia||Via Billante Santa Flavia (PA)||Apartment||-|
|Castiglia Giuseppe||Via Gorizia 8||Guesthouse||-|
|Cleopatra B&B||Via Foro Umberto I n.20||Guesthouse||-|
|Fumbi||Via Generale Arimondi 48||Guesthouse||-|
|Guest House Ruggiero||Via Cavour, 32||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel & Hostel Firenze||Via Candelai 68||Hostel||-|
|Hotel Alessandra||Via Divisi 99.||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Baglio Conca D'oro||Via Aquino 19,Monreale||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Bellevue del Golfo||Via Plauto 40, Palermo||Hotel||82|
|Hotel Concordia||Via Roma,72||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Elite||Via M. Stabile 136||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Gardenia||via M. Stabile 136||Hotel||77|
|Hotel Joli||Via Michele Amari, 11||Hotel||88|
|Hotel Letizia||Via Bottai 30-90133 palermo||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Liberta'||Via Mariano Stabile 136||Hotel||83|
|Hotel Orleans||Via Monfenera, 106||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Regina||Corso Vittorio Emanuele n. 316||Hotel||84|
|Kemonia||Via Nicolò Turrisi 38/b||Guesthouse||94|
|La Finestra sul Mercato||Via Coltellieri, 26||Guesthouse||-|
|La Mimosa 24||Vie Ettore Maiorana 24 Trabia||Guesthouse||87|
|O'scià||Via Garibaldi 8||Guesthouse||88|
|Palazzo Savona||Via Schioppettieri 8||Guesthouse||85|
|Palermo Center City||Piazza S. Oliva 5||Guesthouse||80|
|Palermoart b&b||Via Cavour 32||Guesthouse||-|
|Piccola Sicilia||Via Tenente Ingrao, n°2||Guesthouse||86|
|PoliteamAffitti||Corso Domenico Scinà 27||Apartment||88|
|Real Teatro Santa Cecilia||Via Piccola Teatro S. Cecilia, 5||Guesthouse||88|
|Ruggiero VII||via cavour, 32 via cavour, 32||Hotel||-|
|Sky Sleeping||Corso Finocchiaro Aprile n° 140||Guesthouse||-|
|Student's Hostel San Saverio||Via Giovanni di Cristina, 39||Hostel||81|
|Torre Artale Hotel||Contrada Sant||Hotel||-|
|Torre Artale Villas||Contrada Sant'Onofrio Trabia||Apartment||-|
|ZYZ Bed and Breakfast||Via Gioeni 19||Guesthouse||90|
|B&B Al Viandante||Via Dante, 54||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Abali Gran Sultanato Bed & Breakfast||Via S. Agostino, 5||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|YHA - Youth Hostel Baia del Corallo||Via Plauto, 27||Hostel||86|
|Bed and Breakfast Nimia||Via Maqueda, 7||Guesthouse||-|
|Rabad Central Apartments||Via Rosina Muzio Salvo, 32||Apartment||-|
|I Cavalieri di Malta||Largo Cavalieri di Malta 6||Guesthouse||-|
|Harmony Bed and Breakfast||Via Lungarini, 48||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Ambasciatori||Via Roma 111||Hotel||-|
|Hotel Tonic||Via Mariano Stabile nr.126||Hotel||85|
|Hotel del Centro||Via Roma 72 ,||Hotel||86|
|B and B Palermo||Via Roma, 97||Guesthouse||83|
|Hotel Cristal Palace||Via Roma, 477 a/d||Hotel||-|
|Quality Hotel President||Via Francesco Crispi, 228||Hotel||-|
|Restivo B&B Palermo||Via Umbria 6||Guesthouse||-|
|Casa Orioles||Via Alla Piazza dei Tedeschi 4||Guesthouse||86|
|Casa Degli Artisti||Via Lincoln, 101||Guesthouse||89|
|Dimora Annulina||Via Rocco Pirri, 12||Guesthouse||-|
|Attico Politeama Palermo||Via Dante, 50||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Conte Camillo||Via C:B: Cavur,32||Guesthouse||-|
|Bed & Breakfast Notarbartolo||via E.Notarbartolo,35||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B da Noemi||Via Francesco Guardione,70||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B White||Via Rosario Gregorio, 36 - Palermo||GUESTHOUSE||86|
|B&B Porta di Castro||Via Porta di Castro 223||GUESTHOUSE||89|
|La Casa Di Marzapane||Via Porta Carini 70||Guesthouse||87|
|B&B Al Tribunale||Corso Alberto Amedeo 190||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Vecchia Palermo||Via San Cristoforo 15||Apartment||82|
|Papireto House||Vicolo Giancola 12||Apartment||-|
|B&B Garibaldi||Via Garibaldi 64||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Sicily Boat and Breakfast||Molo sud Palermo||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B Ariston||Via Mariano Stabile 139||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Le Casette Di Lulu'||Via A.Pecoraro Lombardo, 48||Apartment||-|
|B&B A To' Casa||Via Mariano Stabile, 221||GUESTHOUSE||92|
|B&B Cult n' Sea||Via San Sebastiano 13 Palermo||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Palazzo Ducale Suites||Via Duca degli Abruzzi 8, Monreale||Guesthouse||-|
|Casa Cagliostro||Via Materassai 46||Apartment||85|
|Mondello Mare||Via Vello d'oro 11||Apartment||-|
|Casa Mazzini||Via Mazzini 27||Apartment||-|
|B&B Zagara||Via Colleggio del Giusino, 8 Palermo||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Ai Paladini||Piazza Sant'Onofrio 40||Guesthouse||-|
|Roma Street B&B||Via Roma 118||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B Palermo Centro||Vicolo Marotta, 9-15||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B Sul Mare||vicolo Argento 5 (traversa di via Vespucci, zona T Isola Delle Femmine (PA)||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B Morfeo||Via Emerico Amari, 38||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Bed and Breakfast Liberta||Via Filippo Turati, 5||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B Federico Secondo||Via Fastuca n°15||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Vado al Massimo||via Donizetti 19||Guesthouse||86|
|Camere con vista||Via dei Cassari 61||Guesthouse||-|
|Pietra d'Aspra||Via Perez, 61 Aspra - Bagheria||Guesthouse||-|
|Villa Giardinata - Domus Fileti||Via Bara all'Olivella 43||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B alla Martorana||Via Roma 171||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B Teatro Massimo||Via Orologio n.31||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|La casa dei colori||via Cosmo Guastella 5||Guesthouse||84|
|La Rosa Bianca Holidayhome||Vicolo della Rosa Bianca, 10||APARTMENT||-|
|Il Giardino di Ballaro'||Via Porta di Castro 75-77||Guesthouse||-|
|BeB Ideale||Vai Gagini, 61||Guesthouse||-|
|Hotel Florio||Via Principe di Belmonte 33||Hotel||-|
|Residence le Magnolie||Via Imperatore Federico 70||Hotel||-|
|Albergo Atheneum||Via Luigi Giannettino, 4||Hotel||-|
|Casa Dolce Casa||Vicolo San Nicolò, 2||Apartment||-|
|B&B Florio||via Mazzini, 49||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Amarcord||via Mariano Stabile, 139||Hotel||-|
|Ai Cancelli della Kalsa||Foro Umberto I, 18||Guesthouse||-|
|Casa Olympia||Via Chiavettieri 13||Guesthouse||88|
|Casa Vacanze la Cattedrale||Vicolo Giancola, 16||Apartment||-|
|B&B La Bella Vita||Via Principe di Belmonte, 90||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Piazza Marina Holiday House||Corso Vittorio Emanuele 80||Guesthouse||81|
|Hotel Rainbow||Piazzale Ungheria, 84||Hotel||-|
|Your Hostel||Via Gagini n. 61||Hostel||84|
|Ai Vicere||via Pignatelli Aragona 82||GUESTHOUSE||87|
|Seralcadio Bed&Breakfast||via Bari, 7||GUESTHOUSE||87|
|B&B Ai Tre Compari||Via Roma, 325||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Gli Aristogatti||Via Bari 18||Apartment||-|
|Addauru Bed and Breakfast||via Alloro - vicolo San Gabriele n.4||Guesthouse||-|
|Cecilia 5 B&B||Via Piccola Teatro Santa Cecilia 5||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Liola' B&B Palermo||Via Tripoli 17||GUESTHOUSE||91|
|Casa Vacanze Pascia Nero||Castelbuono Contrada Mandrazze||APARTMENT||-|
|B&B Al capitello||Materassai 51||GUESTHOUSE||80|
|La Caletta||Via Torre 17 Santa Flavia||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Bed and Breakfast Oleaster||Via Roma n. 145 Bolognetta||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Palatine Chapel Casa Vacanze||Via Generale Luigi Cadorna 63||APARTMENT||-|
|B&B Namaste'||Via Houel 30||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hostel Josef D'Angelo||Via Roma, 97||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Hotel Perla del Golfo Club & Resort||SS 113, Km 301, Contr. Paterna Terrasini||HOTEL||-|
|120 Rodionoff B&B||via Giuseppe Sciuti 120||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Al Papireto||via Imera 85||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B Casa Mo'||via Emerico Amari,65||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Baglio Busalacchi||Pazienza 33/a Palermo||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B Orto Botanico||Via del Giuoco,23||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|4 Quarti B&B Palermo||Corso Vittorio Emanuele 376, 90134, Palermo||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Antico Corso||Vicolo Paterna 11||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|B&B Regina Margherita||Viale Regina Margherita 9B||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Olivella Suite - ecological House||Via orologio, 10||APARTMENT||-|
|B&B AlMontecarlo Permo||Via Montecarlo 7 Palermo||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Case Vacanza Balhara||Piazzetta Colonna 23||APARTMENT||-|
|Casa Giufà - Holiday House Palermo Centre||Via Giovanni Battista Filippo Basile, 46||APARTMENT||-|
|Sicily365 Apartment||Via Cristoforo Colombo 24||APARTMENT||-|
|People B&B Palermo||Via Cosmo Guastella, 1 90127||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Residenza Wagner||via Riccardo Wagner 8||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Ex Locanda Termini||Via Alessandro Paternostro, 16||Guesthouse||-|
|B&B Mediterraneo Palermo||Via Tenente G.nni Ingrao, 2||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Ocean Club Palermo||Piazza della Kalsa 10||APARTMENT||-|
|Palermo Suite||Piazza della Kalsa 14||HOTEL||-|
|Bivani Sferracavallo||Via Tibullo 13/A||APARTMENT||-|
|azienda agricola biologica I GELSI||contrada Mortilli snc San Giuseppe Jato||Guesthouse||-|
|La Dimora del Capo||Via Goethe 3||GUESTHOUSE||89|
|Vespa Bed and Breakfast||Via Maqueda 331||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|Jonathan House||via a. Niceforo 16||HOSTEL||-|
|Nica Domus||via Bari, 52||GUESTHOUSE||-|
|A'Baco||Via A. Borzì n 25||GUESTHOUSE||-|
With high unemployment rates, it is difficult to find a job in Sicily for Sicilians, so for foreigners it might be even more difficult. Legally, you must have a stay permit to live and work in Italy unless you are a European Union (EU) citizen. In practice (if you aren't an EU citizen), this permit is difficult to obtain unless an employer sponsors you. It is easiest if you have some Italian friends or contacts in the first place and your best bet to find a job is as an English teacher.
Almost all towns and cities in Italy have internet cafes. A growing number of budget hostels and nicer hotels have free Wifi. By law all public-access internet points must keep records of web sites viewed by customers, and even the customer's ID: expect to be refused access if you don't provide identification. Hotels providing Internet access are not required to record IDs if the connection is provided in the guest's room, although if the connection is offered in the main public hall then IDs are required. Publicly available wireless access without user identification is illegal, so open Wi-Fi hotspots (like the ones you might expect to find in a mall or cafée) all have some form of (generally one-time) registration.
See also: International Telephone Calls
The main networks are TIM (Telecom Italia Mobile, part of Telecom Italia, formerly state controlled), Vodafone, Wind, and 3 (only UMTS cellphones). Best advice is to buy a prepaid SIM card (from € 10 upwards) and a cheap mobile phone (€ 19 upwards) to put it in (if you don't have a cellphone already that you can use). It will be much more practical. All land line numbers start with 0. Mobile numbers start with 3. Numbers starting with 89 are high-fee services. In case of emergency call the appropriate number from the list below. Such calls are usually free and calls to 112, 113 (police), 115 (fire), 118 (health) can be made from payphones for free without the need of inserting coins. 112 (standard emergency number in GSM specification) can be dialed in any case for free from any mobile phone.
Post Italiane is the national postal services of Italy and has quite an efficient network of postal offices and reliable postal services. Standard letters and postcards (up to 20 grams) cost €0.39 to send within Europe and the Mediterranean countries outside Europe and €0.41 to all other destinations throughout the country. Up to 50 grams, prices start at €0.52 for Europe, €0.62 for other areas. Packages start at €1.55 within Europe, and around €2.50 for other countries. Post office business hours in Italy are from 8:30am to 2:00pm from Monday to Friday, with closing times at Saturday and the last day of the month at 12 noon. In general, larger post offices in bigger cities and in tourist areas keep longer hours than those in local towns. Also note that business hours in the south might be different than the north, with longer hours at night, especially in summer! If you want to send packages you might try faster and more reliable/efficient private courier companies like TNT, UPS or DHL.
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