Do Visit Palermo: they have a great mayor, beyond brimming with history and culture! Mayor Leoluca Orlando, told the Guardian he was ready to open the city’s seaport to allow the rescued migrants to safely disembark. Orlando noted that: “Palermo (Panormos) in ancient Greek meant ‘complete port’. We have always welcomed rescue boats and vessels who saved lives at sea. We will not stop now”.
Palermo mayor offers to open port to rescue vessel but may need coastguard cooperation