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Monte Pellegrino

The mountains and surrounding sea make Monte Pellegrino in Palermo a wonderful tourist attraction. On a Sunday afternoon, downtown Palermo can seem a bit deserted. If you’re wondering where everyone has gone, you need only to look up the Via...
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Palermo

Palermo, the quintessence of Sicily, is capable of being chaotic, elegant, fascinating, secretive and a little decadant, all at the same time. The main centre on the island since the 9th Century B.C., its current appearance derives mainly from its...
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Bellini Square

Behind the City Hall, there is another square, Piazza Bellini where you can see two of Palermo’s most interesting churches: the Church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio (more commonly known as La Martorana) and the Church of San Cataldo, instantly recognizeable...
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Massimo Theatre

The Teatro Massimo is Palermo’s dominant opera house and performance hall for ballet. Built between 1875 and 1897 by the architect E.Basile, it was completely refurbished in 1997 for its 100th birthday. It looks stunning, and for many American guests,...
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Piazza Pretoria

Fringed by imposing churches and buildings, this piazza is visually dominated by the over-the-top Fontana Pretoria , one of Palermo's major landmarks. The fountain's tiered basins ripple out in concentric circles, crowded with nude nymphs, tritons and leaping river gods....
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Thanks to Palermo’s colorful past, churches in Palermo don’t fit into one set mode. Instead, they span the centuries, combining architectural styles in ways found nowhere else on earth. From converted mosques to the Baroque beauties, each one has something...
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