Baroque atmospheres in Palermo

There are many classical music lovers all around the word and Palermo is the city where you can have thousand of chances to enjoy a magnificent evening event. You can listen to the pieces of the most famous composers and have the breath-taking locations. Then why not spending one of the nights of your holiday […]

Church of S. Dominic

Just a few years after the papal definitive consent to the Order of Preachers by Honorius III in 1216, a congregation of Dominican friars (as they are commonly called from the founder’s name, Saint Dominic de Guzman) established itself in Sicily, and at the beginning of the 14th century started to build a church and a […]

Church of S. Giuseppe ai Teatini

The Church of San Giuseppe dei Teatini is one of the most impressive examples of the baroque style in the churches of Palermo. After the creation of the Strada Nuova, the new broad street opened by order of the Viceroy duke of Maqueda in 1600, the crossroad between this street and the Cassaro was the […]

Royal Palace (Palazzo dei Normanni)

This is the place of the first urban settlement that will later become the city of Palermo. The earliest remains of structures are parts of the Punic city walls discovered during recent archaeological explorations under the “Duke of Montalto halls” (Sale Duca di Montalto), and now visitable. During the 9th century, the Fatimid emirs placed […]