It does not lack on monuments and sights in Palermo, city of inestimable artistic and cultural heritage. The capital of Sicily indeed is part of the UNESCO world heritage. The award honors especially the monuments of the Arabic - Norman past. The architecture of Palermo witnesses all the cultures and traditions that dominated in the past: opulent Barock churches, Arab domes, Neoclassical and Art Nuveau structures, exist not far from each other.
^What is to visit in Palermo? For a vacation or a short stay, there are some places you absolutely cannot miss, such as the Cattedrale di Palermo, symbol of the city and it's historic development. The original structure that belonged to a Christian basilica got transformed subsequently into a mosque while the Saracen dominion and reconverted into Christianity as work of the Normans. It is indisputable a melting pot of architectural styles. Regarded as one of the most beatiful fountains of Italy, the Fontana Pretoria enchants by water features, stairways and statues of mythological deities. The Palazzo dei Normanni is the eldest royal residence in Europe. In it's inside you find the Cappella Palatina decorated with luxurious byzantine mosaics.
ButPalermo will be very enjoyable thanks to the mild climate, the welcoming manner of the inhabitants and the exquisite quality of it's typical products. The most genuine atmosphere gets perceptible through the regional markets, like Ballarò and Vucciria or the one of Borgo Vecchio, that is opened overnight as well.
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