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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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Vucciria and other markets Tips (16)

visit Via dei Calderai

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...
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oriettaIT
May 25, 2012

Visit Capo Market

I liked this market even more than Ballaro, it sprawl from via Porta Carini to the near streets and it has a more "popular" feeling. The neighbor is rougher and the streets kind of narrow. It felt to...
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oriettaIT
May 25, 2012

Visit Ballarò market

Despite the fact Palermo has so much art and architecture to see, the part I enjoyed the most was its markets.Ballarò market is huge and centered around Piazza Casa Professa and corso Tukory, it is...
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oriettaIT
May 25, 2012

Palermo markets

The markets of Palermo definitely have the air of North Africa about them. The 2 main ones are La Vucciria and Mercato di Capo. La Vucciria centred around Piazza San Domenico spreads into the side...
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domenicococozza
Sep 24, 2007

A street market in Palermo

A nice place to do everyday shopping, especially if you you cook for yourself. Fish and seafud in abundance. Also quite a wide choice of fruit and vegetables. I concentrated on spices. A friend...
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betako3
Sep 01, 2007

Il mercato Ballaro

The markets of Palermo are cramed full of all the fruit, vegtables, fresh fish, cheese and oils. All of the best quality and very cheap prices. It's also a generally friendly atmosphere and a great...
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Superhans
Dec 26, 2006

A flavour of the east - and the sea

Take time in Palermo to explore the side streets and in particular the street markets, where you’ll get a close-up look at daily life in the city. We enjoyed a wander through Vucciria market, which...
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toonsarah
Nov 05, 2006

Thrill Seekers...

take a ride in La Vucciria (where is the daily market, near Piazza San Domenico) after the sunset. You can stop to take some pics but do not switch off the engine :-)Someone can find this place a...
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marco2005
Dec 30, 2005

The belly of Palermo

A very lively market in the heart of the quarter La Vucciria with stalls selling vegetable, fruit, meat, fish and what have you. We sort of happened to land here on our way back to our car, but...
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Alice-Kees
Sep 10, 2003

LA VUCCIRIA

LA VUCCIRIALa Vucciria is a Palermo's colourful market . If you leave Piazza Marina with the sea behind you you'll reach Corso Vittorio Emanuele, just before Via Maqueda on the right you should see...
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piccolina
Sep 08, 2002

Palermo has a rich artisan...

Palermo has a rich artisan production. For example the production of artistic ceramics and of sicilian puppets and carts, copper and tin works in VIA CALDERAI, the making of chestnut wood and rush...
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gm.soleblu
Sep 07, 2002

THE OLD MARKETS<br/>Opening hours:...

THE OLD MARKETSOpening hours: Weekdays from the earl morning to the evening; closed on holidays.LA VUCCIRIAIn Caracciolo square and neighbours, its name comes from the french word 'boucherie' that...
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Sep 07, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Palermo

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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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