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Monuments and places of interest

Monuments and places of interest in Palermo and Sicily

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...

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...

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 San Giovanni degli Eremiti

One of the most interesting examples of Sicilian-Norman art, San Giovanni degli Eremiti it is considered one of the most symbolic monuments of Palermo,...

Piazza Pretoria (Pretoria Square)

Piazza Pretoria is located close to the Vigliena intersection known as the “Quattro Canti”, the very center of the old Palermo. The square is...

Piazza Marina and Palazzo Steri

Piazza Marina is one of the largest squares in Palermo. It was build on the southern side of the natural harbour of the city....

Porta Nuova

Once upon a time the city of Palermo was surrounded by walls and there were also entrance gates, the most important of which was...

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