Palermo is the county seat of the region Sicily and the major urban center of the island. Founded by Phoenicians boasts a thousand-years old history: the succession of Greeks, Romans, Saracens, Normans and Spanish left an amazing artistic and cultural inheritance; the cathedral of Cefalù and the cathedral of Monreale are proof of that. Another major role is played by culinary tradition: it’s a mix of old and modern tastes, enhancing local products’ quality. Port is one of most important way of access to the city and is one of the biggest port, for both goods and passengers. Port of Palermo departures and arrivals: Genoa, Livorno, Civitavecchia, Naples, Salerno, Cagliari, Ustica and Tunis. Sailing companies operating from and to Palermo are: Tirrenia, Moby Lines, GNV, SNAV, Grimaldi Lines and Siremar.