If you are anything close to foodie and you like cooking you cannot miss this place.
The whole street is a endless line of smiths' workshops. Some of them are nowadays mainly re-seller but in a lot of... more
My original plan for visiting Palermo did not include touring the interior of the cathedral; I was much more interested in the exterior and had planned to spend time on the outside. However, as Hubby... more
The catacombs were a very macabre place to visit. Not really sure what to expect, we paid our €3/person (2012 prices) and headed down the long corridor that led to the underground room with wide... more
On the second floor of the Palazzo dei Normanni is King Roger I’s chapel, the Cappella Palatina. The entire chapel is an amazing piece of art covered in Arab-Norman mosaics with gold background. The... more
On February 10, 2013, The Clergy (Roman Catholic, but dressed and acted Orthodox) had a service celebrating the restoration of this church. The Cardinal of Palermo was seated in the audience up front.... more
Quattro Canti is considered the center of the city and was the intersection of four main roads (now just two – Corso Vittorio Emamanuele and Via Maqueda). For being a major intersection, it was rather... more
1860 saw Sicily annexed to the newly united Kingdom of Sicily. These were good times for Palermo. The city was appointed the administrative capital of the island and new investments saw economic and... more
San Giovanni degli Eremeti (St. John of the Hermits) is a 12th-century Norman church.
With its Arab-inspired bulbous red domes, the church is one of the most characteristic landmarks on the Palermo... more
I didn't make it to Mt. Pelligrino, but I was given these directions to get there. Apparently the tomb of Santa Rosalia is there. Pick up bus #812 in Piazza Storza. I think the same bus for Mondello... more
The huge fountain that pretty much fills the Piazza Pretoria is commonly referred to as the “Fountain of Shame” due to the nude statues that surround the fountain. This moniker dates back to the 1500s... more
Even if going to Museums is not your thing, this is a good place to start. First it is situated in a fine old religious building (with 2 cloisters) Second it has many of the Antiquities of W. Sicily... more
ETNA the great vulcan, the biggest in Europe with 3300, and still active
Living near Etna means also living with Etna.
Funny: You´ll find some snow on Etna.
Awfully: the guide on the top is talking... more
The GREEK AMPHITHEATRE was built in the third century BC, and expanded by the Romans, who enlarged the stage and added a partial roof (now destroyed). Reserved seating existed even in Greek times; a... more
It´s a small very pritty city in the south of Sicily. You can reach it by the train.
Go and see the Valley of the temples, great filling but hope that it would be rainy
And don´t miss to see the... more
The Galleria Regionale di Sicilia. This is a sad museum to visit, because the works of art are not properly taken care of. Employees smoke RIGHT NEXT TO THE CANVASES. Elderly visitors RUB THEIR... more
The period of Palermo's past represented in this photo was one of the most extraordinary times in the history of all Europe. The photo was taken in La Zisa, a palace built by King William I, 120 years...
Me and Lorenzo were in Sicilia for the weekend+monday... We took "last minute" flight to the island.. I was dreaming to go to Isola d'Elba but when we went to travel agency they said that to have a......