About Palermo

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Palermo, situated in Southern Italy, is the capital of Sicily. The city is popular for its culture, history, gastronomy and architecture. Palermo is the touristic and economic capital of Sicily. The city is attracting a large number of visitors every year with its amazing music, art, culture, history, and food. The tourists are also visiting Palermo to enjoy its good Mediterranean weather, gothic and baroque churches, renowned gastronomy and restaurants, nightlife, music, buildings and palaces. Tourism is the backbone of the economy of Palermo and it also gives importance to commerce, services and agriculture. Currently, the city has an international … Continue reading

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The Cathedral of Palermo exhibits many styles as it owns a long history of additions, alterations and restorations, the last of which occurred in the 18th century. The main façade on the Western side is flanked by two towers and has a Gothic portal surmounted by a niche with a precious 15th century Madonna. Two lintelled ogival arcades, stepping over the street, connect the façade to the bell tower in the front, annexed to the Archbishops Palace. This has a squared appearance adorned in the upper part by a fine crown of smaller belfries and small arcades. The right side … Continue reading

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The city of Palermo takes pride in its architectural heritage which has managed to survive over the years despite various foreign invasions. Among the various historic religious buildings which tourists prefer on their sightseeing itineraries is the Palermo’s magnificent cathedral (cattedrale), more properly known as the Cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta. The cathedral is open daily from 09:00 to 17:30 (crypt) and 09:30 to 17:30 (cathedral). The church presents a unique combination of various architectural styles ranging from Arab, Norman, Byzantine, Romanesque, Gothic, and Renaissance to Baroque. One is struck by the church’s size, which for its era made it … Continue reading

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The city of Palermo was introduced to the culture of green spots by the Arabs and later on, it were the Normans who gifted the city with various parklands and summer palaces to provide respite from the busy and bustling city life. Many of these gardens have a proud collection of banyan and other exotic trees. Some of the choicest parks and gardens in Palermo include: Giardino Garibaldi This park stands in the heart of Palermo, at Piazza Marina, and features very old and giant banyan trees, fig trees and palms reaching up to great heights. The most attractive feature … Continue reading

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Palermo, under the name of Balerm, is famous for its mosques, palaces and irrigation plants. You can find everything in this city right from stunning churches and architecture to beautiful beaches, bustling markets and Italys biggest botanical garden. Some of the famous attractions of Palermo are: The Archeological Museum in Palermo: This contains an incredible collection of antiquities and is considered one of the finest of its kind in Italy. The cathedral of Santa Maria Assunta: The cathedral has an impressive main entrance with Gothic portal with two towers. The chapel, close to the entrance, is famous for its royal … Continue reading

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