Easter rites in Palermo: what to expect

Easter is the highest point of the Christian liturgical year and the most meaningful of all. The days before Easter Sunday, each one with a significance of their own, all together build up a climax culminating in the celebration of the resurrection of the Christ. Starting with the Last Supper on Maundy Thursday, through the […]

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 […]

San Cataldo church

S. Cataldo’s Church has been built near the ancient walls of the city in 1154 (during the reign of king William I) and it has been named after Saint Cataldus, bishop of Taranto, probably by choice of the Great Admiral Maio of Bari. It is situated in Piazza Bellini and it is in an elevated […]