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Palermo is the main city in Sicily. It is located on the northwest coast. The visit of the city takes a few days: Palermo is rich in Norman buildings and Baroque churches. Close to Palermo you have the chance to make trips to Cefalu, Monreale and Bagheria. The central point of the city is named Quattro Canti, a beautiful Baroque square settled at the crossing of two main roads. Quattro Canti divide the city in four districts: Kalsa, Capo, Vucciria, Ballaro. Walking along the streets you pass through rich areas with shops and elegant buildings. In the popular quarters you can perspire the smell of the past. you can perspire the smell of the past. Some streets for instance still maintain the ancient Arab name. If you want to experience the real Palermo do not miss the open air markets of Vucciria, Ballaro, Capo and Borgo Vecchio. Here you can buy fresh fruit, vegetables, meat and fish at good price but most of all you will feel to be in an oriental bazaar. The Cathedral is a mix of many styles since the construction went on until the XIX century. The Church of the Jesus is a masterpiece of the Baroque. The Palace of the Normans, built over the rest of an Arab fortress, as the seat of the Norman kings. The Palatine Chapel, commissioned by Roger II of Sicily: the mosaics are breathtaking, they represent scenes of the Bible and the New Testament.



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Palermo botanic garden building

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Palermo botanic garden building dome

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Palermo botanic garden pond

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Palermo building


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Palermo building window

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Palermo cathedral

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Palermo cathedral angel statue

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Palermo cathedral arcade


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Palermo cathedral ceiling

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Palermo cathedral columns marble

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Palermo cathedral dome

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Palermo cathedral front


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Palermo cathedral front statue

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Palermo cathedral pinnacles

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Palermo cathedral tower

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Palermo cathedral tower clock


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Palermo cathedral towers

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Palermo cathedral wall

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Palermo church of the Jesus ceiling

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Palermo church of the Jesus ceiling fresco


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Palermo church of the Jesus marble

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Palermo column faces

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Palermo emblem

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Palermo historical center


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Palermo historical center alley

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Palermo historical center alley houses

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Palermo historical center houses

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Palermo Massimo theater


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Palermo Normans Palace court

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Palermo Normans Palace court arcade

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Palermo Normans Palace court arcade mosaic

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Palermo Normans Palace court arcs


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Palermo Normans Palace Torre dei venti

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Palermo Palatine chapel column

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Palermo Palatine chapel mosaic

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Palermo Palatine chapel mosaic apse


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Palermo Palatine chapel mosaic Christ

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Palermo Palatine chapel mosaic column

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Palermo Palatine chapel mosaic marble

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Palermo Porta Nuova


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Palermo Porta Nuova roof maiolica

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Palermo Pretoria square

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Palermo Pretoria square Santa Caterina church

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Palermo Quattro Canti square


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Palermo San Cataldo church

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Palermo San Cataldo domes

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Palermo San Domenico church

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Palermo San Domenico church front


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Palermo San Francesco Saverio church

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Palermo San Francesco Saverio church arcs

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Palermo San Francesco Saverio church dome

Palermo San Francesco Saverio dome
Palermo San Francesco Saverio dome


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Palermo San Giovanni degli Eremiti arcs

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Palermo San Giovanni degli Eremiti churc domes tower

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Palermo San Giovanni degli Eremiti church

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Palermo San Giovanni degli Eremiti cloister


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Palermo San Giovanni degli Eremiti cloister arcade

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Palermo San Giovanni degli Eremiti cloister arcs

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Palermo San Giovanni degli Eremiti cloister columns

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Palermo San Giovanni degli Eremiti cloister columns capitals


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Palermo San Giovanni degli Eremiti dome ceiling

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Palermo Santa Caterina church dome

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Palermo Santa Caterina church dome sunset

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Palermo Santa Caterina church front


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Palermo Santa Caterina fresco

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Palermo Santa Caterina fresco nave

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Palermo Santa Caterina marble angels

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Palermo Santa Maria dei miracoli Teresa church


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Palermo Santa Maria del Carmine church

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Palermo Santa Maria del Carmine church dome

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Palermo Santa Maria del Carmine church dome maiolica

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Palermo Santa Maria della catena church


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Palermo statue bronze girl

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Palermo tower

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