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Via Roma

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Address: Palermo, Sicily, Italy

A busy and interesting street in Palermo full of shops, restaurants and...

A busy and interesting street in Palermo full of shops, restaurants and museums.

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Long Street, interesting enough

It is the main drag, but has seen better days. There are, however, some lovely buildings some that are well maintained and some that are rather dilapidated; it reflects, however... read more

Reviewed 8 March 2017
Winnipeg, Canada
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Winnipeg, Canada
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Reviewed 8 March 2017

It is the main drag, but has seen better days. There are, however, some lovely buildings some that are well maintained and some that are rather dilapidated; it reflects, however, Palermo's last fifty years, and as subch, a stroll along the via Roma, with a careful eye out for the fascinating glimpses of the past is a most worthwhile hour... More 

Thank MaxGlobetrotter
Munich, Germany
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 August 2016

Its one of the big and known streets in Palermo. It is saied to be a shooping and glamorous street. But to be honest I cant see that. Sure, there are shops, some restaurants and cafes, but its absolutely mixed and not glamorous at all. If you plan to visit the street and walk along, you ll be disappointed. You... More 

Thank JMichelCM
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

Probably can't help but traverse this road if you are in Palermo, with its mix of shops and restaurants and the assault of cars and motorbikes and pedestrians...it's rather daunting to cross the street, but that's not unique to this street, where who blinks first seems to be the rule. Take care.

Thank PlatinumHoney
Harrogate, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 234 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Via Roma is the Main Street in Catania and we chose to stay on it at the Una Palace Hotel. It is a road with many shops and restaurants but it also has the most magnificent views of Mount Etna. A lovely place to promenade up and down and get a feel for Catania.

Thank theharrogatelady
Bangkok, Thailand
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Reviewed 26 November 2015

This is a long street crossing the city from east to west. It is a mixture of classic and modern buildings having many shops along.

Thank Christmate11
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382 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 193 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 November 2015

We walked up & down this road many times whilst in Palermo. A large array of take-away restaurants, souvenir shops, clothes shops & more. You will know doubt walk along at least part during your visit, or en-route to the main train station. Not a specific tourist sight itself, but several sights are along this road.

Thank dalton1skiing
Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 381 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

We spent a day walking around Palermo, whist our cruise ship was berthed at the port. It was a Sunday and the centre of the city was relatively quiet.. The Via Roma is one of the main boulevards of Palermo. It contains a fascinating collection of shops, office buildings, churches, monuments, restaurants, cafes, bars and market stalls. It appeared that... More 

Thank BigHugh51
Windsor, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 August 2015

Shopping Shopping shopping, this street is bustling day and night. Great place to watch people and for cafe's and ice cream.

Thank ChesterWindsor
Tortona, Italy
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Reviewed 18 June 2015

What to say about Via Roma, the main street of the city, crowded and busy almost at any hour, it is not the main shopping street, although the shops are there but you will not find the fashion houses, but one thing is certain, walking along this road you will see an infinite number of monuments and places of interest.

Thank Magellano81
London, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 31 March 2015

One of the boulevards of the Hausmannization of Palermo. It runs from the Stazione Centrale, with a lot of discounted clothing stores which are generally good value, through to the richer side of the city, with lots of stylish and more expensive shops.

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