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The province of Palermo comprises eighty-two cities, many of which boasting a remarkable historical, cultural or naturalistic importance. Palermo, the Sicilian capital city, is a major tourist destination, dotted with plenty of amazing monuments such as the Cathedral, the Chiesa della Martorana, the Norman and the Zisa Palaces and a beautiful historic centre that in July hosts the famous Feast of St. Rosalie. Visitors may enjoy spots of folkloristic interest as well, like the Vucciria, a highly picturesque city market, and the Museo dei Pupi, founded some thirty years ago, dedicated to the traditional Sicilian puppet theatre, drawing tourists from around the world.

The Second World War bombings and an earthquake in 1968 produced catastrophic effects on Palermo, which, nonetheless, soon managed to regain its former splendor.
The streets are charming but many are rusty. Polulations in Palermo is about 2.2 milinons.

protest

I was looking for people from „Mafia and Godfather “ but I didn’t succeed to find. Mabye the next time. On the picture is the silent protest against the murder of one child in Palermo. They blockaded the traffic. The column of people was very long. It’s a tipical protest here.

  • Last visit to Palermo: Dec 2004
  • Intro Updated Oct 9, 2005
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  • Tom_In_Madison's Profile Photo
    Mar 30, 2006 at 7:37 AM

    Greetings Ruki. Your page was on the home page today. My grandparents were from Palermo, your page makes it look even more wonderful than they did. It's on my list for next year.

  • VeronicaG's Profile Photo
    Nov 30, 2005 at 11:04 AM

    We missed Palermo when traveling around Italy many years ago--too bad!!

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