Palermo was just what I needed. Small town full with historical gorgeous buildings, foods to die for, warm weather, seaside and Madalina 🤗 It was less organized than Rome, nonetheless it had its own charm. Comparing the glossy tourist town to Palermo, a more ordinary life. If you’re wondering about the mafia scene, we’ll it’s a lot safer now. 20 years ago you could saw dead bodies on the streets. Not anymore, though now the mafia activities are more hidden, at the political arena.
👇 The highlights: meeting Madalina, glossy street and the Food!
👇 Airport souvenirs.
👇 Cathedral filled with creepy babies.
👇 Palermo Cathedral. Big yard, beautiful structure with influences from Morocco, Spain.
👇 Local residential area away from touristy area.
👇 Marina at the end of the street near to Piazza Marina.
👇 Quattro Canti at Via Maqueda. Nighttime and daytime with Mada and Xav.
👇 Quattro Canti at Via Maqueda.
The piazza is octagonal, four sides being the streets; the remaining four sides are Baroquebuildings, the near-identical facades of which contain fountains with statues of the four seasons, the four Spanish kings of Sicily, and of the patronesses of Palermo, (Christina, Ninfa, Olivia and Agata). The facades onto the interchange are curved, and rise to four floors; the fountains rise to the height of the second floor, the third and fourth floors contain the statues in niches. At the time the piazza was built, it was one of the first major examples of town planning in Europe.
👇 Restaurant at alley near to Plaza Verdi. The thing about food in Palermo is that EVERYTHING was delicious. I think it got to do with the natural ingredients they used. Do me a favor, when in Italy, try different kind of pastas. The ones you didn’t see at your typical Italian restaurants at your home town! You won’t be disappointed! And the sweets and the Gelato! Aaahhhh!! Best food! My fave was pasta with truffle and butter. Hmmm. Dreaming about it!
👇 Teatro Massimo at Plaza Verdi. Along that street you’ll find small restaurants by the alleys.
Teatro Politeama, the second most important theatre of the city after Teatro Massimo. The square (Piazza Ruggero Settimo) is located between Via Ruggero Settimo and Viale della Libertà, near the historic centre of Palermo, and represents one of the most popular city’s square.