The Cathedral of Monreale

The Cathedral of Monreale, also called Santa Maria la Nuova, is a Sicilian masterpiece built during the Middle Ages. Is one of the best...

The Capuchin Catacombs of Palermo

An immense heritage unique in the world in history and scientific data is kept in the basement of Palermo. Those who visits the underground...

The church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio (La Martorana)

Situated over the piazza Bellini, in the middle of Palermo, the church of Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio is also known as La Martorana, in memory...

Ballarò Market

Ballarò is one of the most ancient open-air markets in Palermo (about 1000 years old), and it’s used to sell fruits, vegetables, meat, fish...

Opera dei Pupi in Sicily

Sicily’s most popular form of traditional entertainment is the Opera dei Pupi (rod-marionette theatre), and the best place to attend a performance is in...

The Arab and Norman civilizations in Sicily

The term “Arab-Norman” is often used to identify the long period of Sicilian civilization included between the IX and the late XII century. This...

The Cathedral of Palermo

The Cathedral of Palermo, one of the oldest churches of the city, is dedicated to the Assumption of the Virgin Mary. The main characteristic...

Count Federico Palace

The palace is built on the Punic-Roman city wall which originally surrounded ancient Panormus. The tower on the south side of the palace is...

The Church of Casa Professa

The Church of Casa Professa, also known as Chiesa del Gesù (Church of the Jesus),is probably the most important baroque church of Palermo, and...