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Palermo, piazza Pretoria, e fontana della Vergogna
Palermo, piazza Pretoria, e fontana della Vergogna by Ruggero Poggianella @flickr
Teatro Politeama - Palermo
Teatro Politeama - Palermo by Gnuckx @flickr
Palermo by Russelljsmith @flickr
Sizilien - Monreale, Duomo Santa Maria la Nuova
Sizilien - Monreale, Duomo Santa Maria la Nuova by Allie_Caulfield @flickr
Palermo, Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti
Palermo, Chiesa di San Giovanni degli Eremiti by Allie_Caulfield @flickr
Cathedral of Palermo
Cathedral of Palermo by Archer10 (Dennis) @flickr
Palermo Cathedral
Palermo Cathedral by Traviscrawford @flickr
Palermo by Edmondolopez @flickr
Palermo by Edmondolopez @flickr
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The magnificent Coliseum was built almost 2 thousand years ago. Before that, the site of the Coliseum was the location of Nero’s Palace and a big artificial lake. The building of the Coliseum was joyful for inhabitants of Rome because it was much more pleasant to see a beautiful forum rather than a tyrant’s palace. Circus Maximus is another large and unusual landmark. According to some experts, Circus could provide seats for 200 thousand visitors. The venue was used to host competitions of carts and other important public events. Mons Palatinus is an interesting place from the historic point of view. According to scientists, homes of first settlers of Rome were located there. Later, noble Romans built their houses on Mons Palatinus. There were many temples in that area and many important celebrations took place there. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Palermo

Travel guide to Palermo

Another vivid monument of the early Middle Ages is the Zisa Palace built more than 800 years ago. This magnificent palace was erected by the order of King William I, who later used it as a hunting residence. Over the years, the palace has been rebuilt many times, so almost completely lost its original look. Today it is characterized by typical classic medieval features. This palace is open to the public and houses … Open

Advices for travellers

5. Tips are welcome everywhere. 10% of the total sum as a cash reward will be quite enough. Some upscale restaurants include service fee in a total amount of a bill. To reward a taxi driver one should just round up a sum according to the counter to any convenient one. 6. Street call boxes offer the optimum rates for inter city and international calls. The boxes are set in all the main streets of the … Open

Traditions and mentality of Palermo

Each year the festival adds ever new original entertainments to keep the public hot and inspired. Engaging events are held for children, some of the events have gained a family format. Throughout the day original contests and competitions continuously take place. Besides, beach area features exciting performances and competitions in kitesurfing, windsurfing, sky jumping and beach volleyball. The World Festival on … Open

Cuisine and top restaurants

The Trattoria ai Cascinari restaurant is considered to be one of the most friendly and welcoming eating places of the city. In the day time the hall of the restaurant is filled with a cozy and quiet atmosphere which makes the eating house to be a perfect place for business meetings. In the evenings the guests of the restaurants are entertained with an excellent program. The Trattoria ai Cascinari restaurant offers a … Open

Attractions and active leisure

Open air recreation fans will be greatly surprised with numerous parks and gardens scattered all over the city. A beautiful park spreads in close vicinity to the Palazzo dei Normanni. The city of Palermo offers its guests to visit the Orto Botanico di Palermo. The botanical garden will be of great interest to all tourists. The territory of the park is crossed with numerous winding lanes and alleys for hiking. One can … Open

Cultural excursion through Palermo - things to see

The city has preserved numerous monuments and landmarks of Norman architecture. The most remarkable and tourist attracting among them is the Capella Palatina. The construction of chapel was started in 1130 and lasted for 10 years. The decoration and design of the interior lasted till 1460. During a tour travelers will be offered to look into the chapel and enjoy the majesty of ancient mosaics, marble articles and … Open

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