Palermo. Quiet disturbed by the dirt and rubbish piles on driving from the airport all the way through to the old town.
It is dissapointing for me to say that the only poistive thing to say about the cIty is its old town but again off the main straeets the poverty and dirt is further evidenced - dissapointing - feel sorry for the inhabitants. The port and its promendae are fair but again not taking care off, gardens and seating area have a lot to be desired, and surely the Town/City Mayor should povide the appropriate funds to cater for the tourist industry and tiday town camapign - would not visit this city again!
This is an artistic city and you can easily find an exhibition or showcase around the city. People are nice and willing to help you.
You don't have to be super smart dressed up but you must turn on a relaxing mode and enjoy the beach and sun there. Find a beach and spend your time with people around you. Things come surprisingly always.
if you've been in other cities in italy, you barely feel anything and find anything impressive in Palermo, but you can still visit Cefalu for daily trip, where i did like for 3 days.
you will feel like finally escaping from city and relax on the sunny and pure beach
Unless you are a local in Palermo, you may dislike being there. Locals need to lift their game and learn English as well as communicate with tourists