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Palermo is the capital of Sicily and fifth city of Italy. It is located in the Conca d' Oro a delightful land with a perfect climate all the year long. The Conca d' Oro is famous for its landscape: surrounded by the mountains, with a central main mountain, the Monte Pellegrino described by the German writer Goethe as “the most beautiful promontory in the world”, surrounded by the city of Palermo extending along the sea.
The Arab poet Jahr Zaffir wrote on Palermo as the favourite place by God where He rested after the creation of the world and its creatures.
Palermo has always been a cross road of millenial cultures and place of meeting between the East and the West.
The city has several proofs of the so many peoples lived there and elected Palermo as an important capital. Phoenicians, Greeks, Romans, Normans, Arabs, Spanish, Austrians, French, German. No where else in Europe has been part of so many countries and cultures. Each of them left signs of their own style, their architectures, the charme of their own traditions and characters.

The historical center of the city is today the biggest in Europe with its 220 hectars of history, masterpieces, art and legends.
Palermo was founded on the 8th century b.C. by Phoenicians and quickly became one of te biggest and most important city of the Mediterranean. Its name came from the Greek word Panorma, meaning “all port” and strictly underlining the deep link between the city and the sea. The city grown bigger and more and more beautiful in centuries, through the Roman, the Arab and the Norman periods. Palermo will have the biggest international importance when the king Frederick II elected it as the Capital of the Holy Roman Empire including many Europan countries.

In the middle age the historical city center took the appearance of today with its narrow streets and the magnificent noble palaces. Later with the Spanish the ancient city has been cut with two long streets: the Cassaro and via Maqueda separating the city in 4 main neighbours: Tribunali, Monte di Pietà, Palazzo Reale and Castellamare. walk through these areas is a way to get lost in something unchanged and timeless, a sort of walk through several centuries ago.

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Hilton Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo - [ Five Stars ]
Hilton Hotel Villa Igiea Palermo
Salita Belmonte 43, Palermo
Splendid Grand Hotel facing the sea from Palermo's coast. Grand Hotel Villa Igiea has been built at [..]
Kalsuite - [ Charming Dwelling ]
Kalsuite
Via Vetriera, 41 - 90100 Palermo
A charming dwelling where elegance and comfort melt with the vivid history of Palermo

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Nobles' palaces, the 'Cuba', the Castle on the Sea and the near Mondello.
Zisa
Zisa
Ancient castle in arabian style. Its name means "The Great".
Casa Professa
Casa Professa
Baroque arte reach its maximum expression.
Martorana's Church
Martorana's Church
So many different syles represent the history of Palermo.
Church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo
Church of Santa Maria dello Spasimo
A spectacular church with no ceiling. One of the most suggestive monument of Palermo.
The Cathedral
The Cathedral
The arabian-norman style. Here are the rests of Saint Rosalia and Frederick the Secon [..]
Normans' Palace
Normans' Palace
Kings' residence and the beautiful Cappella Palatina.
Marina Square and Steri Palace
Marina Square and Steri Palace
The amazing garden and the ancient lines of Palazzo Steri.
San Giovanni degli Eremiti
San Giovanni degli Eremiti
One of the most interesting proof of the ancient Arabian presence.
Tonnara di Scopello
A small area in front of an ancient house on the sea hoisted boats for tuna [..]
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