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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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Palermo Segway Tour
"Meet your friendly guide in the center of Palermo and start with an orientation session to get familiar with your two-wheeled electric self-balancing Segway. Once you feel comfortable you’ll weave through Palermo’s streets following your guide at a steady pace.Glide across to Piazza Verdi to see Teatro Massimo – Italy’s largest opera house – and swing past Capo Market where a mish-mash of busy alleyways are home to stalls selling some of Palermo’s best food. Maneuv too
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Monreale Tips (1)

Should I say Monreale is 'off...

Should I say Monreale is 'off the beaten path'? I hope not, as Monreale's Cathedral is the most important single masterpiece anybody should visit while in Palermo. Monreale is just 15 km away from Palermo, on the hill above the city, it can be reached very easily by urban bus. I'm very sorry I have no printed pictures of the interiors, which are among the most perfect examples of byzanthine mosaic still exisiting, here's a worth browsing site: www.casaspasia.com/monreale3.htm.
You may be able to notice Monreale's and Palermo's Cathedral are one the opposite of the other: while in Palermo the exteriors are incredibly decorated and the interiors are poor, in Monreale you will notice the opposite priority. The fact is explained by the distinct task of the two cities: Palermo was the seat of the Emperor, the civilian power, while Monreale used to be the seat of the Archbishop, the spiritual power.
The picture I used above is extracted from www.cittadimonreale.it, which is intended to be the official site of the municipality, but - unfortunately - it has big HTML problems, so I decided to use their picture directly.

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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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