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Colors of Palermo - traditions, festivals, mentality and lifestyle

The most significant and remarkable event in the cultural life of Palermo city is the World Festival on the Beach attracting more and more foreign guests year after year. The festival is held in late May. A major part of the entertaining events of the festival takes place on the territory of a scenic beach named Mondello. An essential part of the festival is a range of sporting events which engage common people apart from professional sportsmen. Everybody can show sporting abilities, skills and talents in various contests and competitions.
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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 the Beach will be of great pleasure for diving enthusiasts. Exciting entertaining programs are organized for scuba diving fans as well. Year after year the festival turns of a greater format adding the program with interesting events and new competitions as by now the program of the festival is not limited just to water sports contests. The festival engages fencers and cyclers as well. An engaging cycling championship is held within the festival. Copyright www.orangesmile.com
Palermo Cathedral, San Giuseppe dei Teatini, Villa Giulia, Catacombe dei Cappuccini, La Martorana, as well as many others, they all become the world's cultural heritage objects and remain as iconic monuments for Palermo … Open
While in the daytime city residents and guests of Palermo are entertained with different contests and sport competitions then in the evening the guests are amused with various music performances. The evening events are commonly open air. The stages and platforms are equipped right on the beaches. Guests of the World Festival on the Beach may attend different exhibitions of photography art and other entertaining events. The World Festival on the Beach is of great popularity among active leisure enthusiasts and open leisure recreation fans.
Palermo Cathedral The brightest summer event of Palermo is considered to be the Verdura festival. Its program will be of great interest to genuine music fans. The festival engages world class musicians, rock stars and legendary jazz players as well as famous bands and dancing groups. For the period of the festival the city of Palermo turns into a huge concert stage which offers music of different trends fitting each taste and fancy. During the festival local night clubs offer exciting entertaining program as well. Tourists will find various amusement programs in bars and restaurants. Many concerts are absolutely free to visit. Some of the music concerts are held within charity events.
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Reference information
Map of all churches
Cathedrals and basilicas near Palermo
♥   Basilica di S. Francesco d’Assisi, Palermo, 0 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Concatedral Santa Maria dell’Ammiraglio, Palermo, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Basilica SS. Trinità la Magione, Palermo, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa San Cataldo, Palermo, 0.4 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cattedrale di S. Vergine Maria Assunta, Palermo, 1 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Chiesa San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Palermo, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Cappella Palatina, Palermo, 1.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
Map of all castles
Survived castles around Palermo
♥   Castle 'Zisa' Palermo, 2.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Cuba' Palermo, 2.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Caccamo' Caccamo, 32.9 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Calatubo' Alcamo, 35.3 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello dei Conti di Modica' Alcamo, 38.2 km from the center. On the map   Photo
♥   Castle 'Castello di Bivona' Bivona, 59.7 km from the center. On the map   Photo

National traditions of Italy

Another important feature of the Italian character is a reverent attitude to family. Family values prevail over many others. Family for the Italian is not only parents, brothers and sisters, but also numerous "distant" relatives: cousins, uncles, aunts and nephews. In families, women occupy a dominant position. They manage not only the household, but also, often manage their men and solve important family issues. Children are pampered. From their childhood they are brought up fond of their parents, especially mothers. You can often meet an Italian 30-year-old man living with his mother so he can take care of her. Children in Italian families generally do not hurry to leave their parents. … Open
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Traditions and festivals in cities around Palermo

Cityguide on traditions, mentality and lifestyle of people in Palermo. Learn the best periods to visit Palermo to discover its soul - authentic festivals, events and celebrations. We will also reveal the interesting habits, attitude towards the world and to tourists in Palermo.
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