The Mafia is the exception

In a recent article on the popular British newspaper The Guardian, the appointment of Palermo as the Italian Culture Capital for 2018 is put into context. The author writes profusely about the Mafia, the car-bombs and the killings of policemen and judges, and paints a picture of desolation and despair where the hero -the ever-ruling mayor Leoluca Orlando- […]

Nothing is destroyed; everything is transformed

This book is full of everything: there is history, fascination, fairy tale, nobility, love, wealth and all of Sicily that usually seduces so much. Who could be better than a prince to introduce the reader to such a wonderful and crucial period for the island and Italy itself? This book, written by a real prince […]

The onion-like city

If you take an interest in the discovery of the true spirit of Palermo, then this book suits you best. The author is Roberto Alajmo, who shows in this pages both his attitude for journalism (his job) and his unconditional love for the city. In fact, even if he describes objectively some negative aspects of […]