Palermo is a wonderful jewel in Sicily. The outdoor market with sides of beef sharing the alley with motorbikes and little tables and delicious treats everywhere to try is one of my favorite memories. That and the history of the area, with some areas still showing ravages of bombing make it a unique place to visit. Wandering the streets, visiting the churches, museums and parks and enjoying the vibrant nightlife - wow, so much to do. But if you're a foodie there's even more to like - the best pizza ever, gourmet restaurants, and a little chocolate tart from my favorite pastry shop that has never been topped in all my travels. Don't go to Sicily without spending time in Palermo!