Palermo

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Palermo

Duomo Martorana Piazza Pretoria

 

the cathedral

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Palermo (ancient Panormus), city and seaport, Italy, capital of Palermo Province, on the northwestern coast of Sicily, on the Tyrrhenian Sea. Palermo is the largest city and chief port of Sicily. It is a trading center for the island's agricultural produce and has factories engaged in food processing, steelmaking, shipbuilding, and the manufacture of furniture, leather products, glass, chemicals, cement, textiles, and paper. Many of the oldest buildings in the city date from the period when Sicily was a Norman kingdom and show Arab, Byzantine, Norman, and Spanish influences. Outstanding examples are the cathedral (1169-85), the Palatine Chapel (1140), and the Church of San Giovanni degli Eremiti (1132). The University of Palermo was founded in 1777.


Quattro Canti
Plazza Vigliena

 

first corner

 

second corner

 

third corner

 

forth corner

 

 

 


 

city gate

 

Bellini Theater

 

Smart Car parked in the Piazza

 

church facade

 

remembering Garibaldi

Palermo was founded by the Phoenicians in the 8th century BC and was a Carthaginian colony until taken by the Romans in 254 BC. It subsequently passed into the hands of the Goths (AD440), the Byzantines (535), the Saracens (831), the Normans (1072), and the Holy Roman emperors (1194). In 1282 it was the scene of the Sicilian Vespers, the massacre of the ruling French. Population (1997 estimate) 689,193.

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street Christmas decorations

 

cafe

 

coffee shop
 

shoes for the children


Opera House

 

 

steps with poinsettia for Christmas

 

tobacco stand next to the Opera House


del Capo Market

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Italian sausage

 

 


Norman buildings

 

church

 

sometimes prison

 

residence


 

politics

 

the harbor

Palermo hotels


Duomo Martorana Piazza Pretoria

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