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 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...

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 church of St. Chiara

The church of St. Chiara and its convent, were built by Matteo count of Sclafani and Aderno in 1344. The structure was renewed in...

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...

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...

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...