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Discover the Kalsa District in Palermo
"Part punic part phoenician part Roman part Arab: there is no doubt the city of Palermo has an exciting background. Kalsa from the Arabic al- Halisah that means 'Elected' was the fortified citadel during the Islamic domination of Palermo seat of the emir and his ministers.There were Mediterranean gardens
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Palermo Walking Tour: among Puppets and Puppetry
"From the “vastasate” first expression of the Sicilian dialectal theater from which the Opera dei Pupi originated to the ""teatrini"" small stucco decorations made by Giacomo Serpotta a famous artist of the eighteenth century the same artist who also decorated some amazing oratories in Palermo.An itinerary among art
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Markets and Monuments: Walking Tour in the Center of Palermo
"During 3 hours of walk you will see the Massimo Vittorio Emanuele Theatre the third largest theatre in Europe built in 1875 with more than 1300 seats the Cathedral the great Arab Norman cathedral along with the Palazzo Reale (King or Norman Palace) which became part of UNESCO heritage. See also the Church of Casa Professa (or Church of Gesù) the most important Baroque church of Palermo
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Fish &sea food

Palermo presents an impresive range of fresh fishes . While being in Sicily I ate all my lunch at a friend mom's home, and later on I was trying to find the recipes of whatever she was making.The...
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Jan 21, 2011

Cannoli from Heaven!

It wasn't really apparent which section to put this tip in but I settled for 'Local Custom' in the end.A local chap offered a great tip on where to find the best cannoli in Palermo. It wasn't the...
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Aug 08, 2009

Sicilian foods.

Arancina;Looks much like a Scotch egg. It is deep fried balls stuffed with rice, cheese, minced meat and peas. There is a student cafe on via maqueda just before the bridge, that makes the best i had....
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Dec 26, 2006

Street food

Fried food shops, itinerant sellers with hand-carts or bike-carts or Ape Piaggio cars, simple stalls on the sidewalk, the street food is a matter involving nearly everyone in Palermo. And you can find...
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Mar 20, 2006

"The Insides of an Ox"

I have no idea what it is called, and I'm not even sure what it really is, but I had some sort of sandwich from a street vendor that kind of resembled stir-fried liver. I have to admit I was skeptical...
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Aug 25, 2005

Street food

Palermo's local customs include enjoying food, a peculiar kind of food. Meals you can have while walking in the narrow streets of the ancient city center. There you can find people with small vehicles...
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Nov 13, 2003

As for all the Mediterranean...

As for all the Mediterranean area, wine (beside wheat and olive) is something more than a staple agricultural production: culture, sociology, land management are all influenced by the organisation of...
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Sep 12, 2002

mmmmmm sweet,sweet

Cassata di Ricotta. Ricotta cheese, fruits and almonds. A dessert that comes from the Arabs. Specially sweet, it's one of the best desserts i've tried.
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Feb 15, 2006
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"Capital of Arabic, Norman and Spanish Sicily"
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"Palermo - My Home Town"
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"Palermo, past and present"
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"Sicilian capital on the up"
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"P A L E R M O!!!!!!!"
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Galleria Regionale di Sicilia

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...
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Quattro Canti

The Marquis of Villena, who was the Viceroy of Spain, decided in the seventeenth century, to make a square at the intersection of the streets Maqueda and Vittorio Emanuele, in fact it was initially...
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Monte Pellegrino

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...
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Piazza Pretoria

In the square Pretoria is built a fountain, which was planned to be installed in Tuscany originally, but finally decided to bring it to Palermo in front of a cloistered convent and because the...
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Teatro Massimo

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...
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Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti

Best views San Giovanni Degli Eremiti or Saint John of Hermits are from bell tower of neighboring church San Guiseppe Cafasso. From this bell tower you also will get views at Palazzo dei Normanni or...
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