Faces of the city, Palermo

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  • Tired girl
    Tired girl
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  • Palermo street scene II
    Palermo street scene II
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  • City view..
    City view..
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    Old palaces

    by lichinga Written Apr 16, 2005

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    A family palace

    Favorite thing: Important families use to have their own palace in the city centre (and maybe a place in the countryside, where they grew agricultural products). Many of these palaces now would deserve better maintenance, but resources are not always enough. As you may know, many people left Sicily a couple of hundrfeds year ago and establish themselves in America, mostly in the North, and thousands of traditional houses and property are now poorly attended.

    Fondest memory: You should spend some time imagining how it used to be in the past. The glorious and luxurious period in which landlords ruled the Sicilian society: it has pro's and an overwhelming amount of con's; but, if you consider the architectural legacy it has been a wonderful period.

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    Roberto il Guiscardo

    by lichinga Written Apr 16, 2005

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    Roberto il Guiscardo

    Favorite thing: Among many peoples that came around Sicily in the latest 5,000 years, Roberto il Guiscardo had been one of the most prominent leader. His statue is erected in face of Palazzo dei Normanni, in the shadow.

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    The art of stroll around

    by bambino36 Written Dec 7, 2004

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    Palermo Cathedral, Palermo

    Favorite thing: At first, Palermo can be intimidating and confusing, but not more than any other big city. The main historical spots are close to each other in the historical center, limited by the famous Quattro Canti.
    Quattro Canti is a good spot to start the exploration of the city or as reference point.
    The places I would recommend to visit in this fascinating city are Piazza Pretoria, Piazza Verdi, both near the Quattro Canti and the Cathedral at the end of the Corso Vittorio Emanuele.

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  • Outside city center, around Palermo

    by kedi+ Written Jun 2, 2003

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    City view..

    Favorite thing: Palermo has a wonderful history, nature... It has marvellous greem mountains and turquise sea... But unfortunately people are poor and city is heavily polluted...
    The appartments around doesn't match with the climate and they seem very poor..

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  • I'm tired... 8)

    by kedi+ Updated Jun 2, 2003

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    Tired girl

    Favorite thing: I woke up at 6 o'clock in the morning... Later we've driven to Venice, we took airplane... We've driven and have gotten lost in Palermo streets... And just an half an hour rest and we've found ourselves on the roads again... We walked quite well until here and I'm very very tired...

    Now that's time to take a taxi from the piazza and turn back to hotel.. After a small nap going out to have tipical Sicilian food! Yummm... 8)

    To have more info, see my restaurants tip.. Very yummy photos are waiting for you there.. ;)

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  • Via Maqueda

    by kedi+ Updated Jun 2, 2003

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    Via Maqueda

    Favorite thing: This is the street that intersect with the main street that called "Vittorio Emanuele" and in the end of the street you arrive to famous "Teatro Massimo". The famous scene "the death of Corleone's daughter" of Godfather III was taken on this teatre's stairs... A masterpiece... You know where to go to have more information..For sure my "must see activities" section! ;)

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  • A small square "piazza" full of cars...

    by kedi+ Written Jun 2, 2003

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    Piazzetta fullfilled with cars..

    Favorite thing: If I was working in Palermo municipality, I would never let those cars there...(My urban planner part is moving 8)) ) But Palermo is like this... Cars are everywhere, people unfortunately doesn't respect traffic rules...
    In this piazza it wasn't forbidden to park, anyway that's a pity... 8/ But the problems of chaotic cities, as we all know...

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  • Street View...

    by kedi+ Written Jun 2, 2003

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    Palermo street scene

    Favorite thing: I'm clickin and clickin on the digi's button... Going on walking through the city center... Just a short walk and we'll arrive... Patience.. ;) We're getting well with the city concept..

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