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Italy in Photos

Photos of Italy taken on Walks in the Cities Towns & Villages of Italia

Welcome to Italy in Photos, where we invite you to discover the captivating charm of Palermo in the picturesque region of Sicily: – Palermo Italy is a city that combines the beauty and diversity of the Mediterranean with the history and culture of Sicily. It is the capital of the island and the largest city in the region, with a population of over 600,000 people. Palermo is located on the northwestern coast of Sicily, facing the Tyrrhenian Sea, and surrounded by a fertile plain called the Conca d’Oro (Golden Shell), where citrus groves and vineyards flourish. It has a long and rich history, dating back to the 8th century BC, when it was founded by the Phoenicians as a trading port. It was later conquered by the Greeks, the Carthaginians, the Romans, the Byzantines, the Arabs, the Normans, the Swabians, the Angevins, the Aragonese, the Spanish, and the bourbons, before becoming part of the Kingdom of Italy in 1860. Each of these civilizations left their mark on the city, creating a unique and eclectic mix of architectural styles, artistic expressions, religious traditions, and culinary influences. Palermo is a city of contrasts, where the ancient and the modern coexist, where the elegant and the decadent clash, where the sacred and the profane mingle. It is a city of wonders, where you can admire the stunning mosaics of the Cappella Palatina, the majestic facade of the Teatro Massimo, the exotic charm of the Palazzina Cinese, the Gothic splendor of the Cattedrale di Palermo, and the Arab-Norman heritage of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. It is also a city of challenges, where you can face the chaotic traffic, the noisy markets, the crumbling buildings, and the social problems that afflict the urban fabric. It is also a city of flavours, where you can taste the delicious and varied cuisine of Sicily, influenced by the different cultures that have shaped the island. You can try the street food, such as arancini (fried rice balls), panelle (chickpea fritters), sfincione (thick pizza), and pani ca meusa (spleen sandwich). You can also enjoy the seafood, such as sarde a beccafico (stuffed sardines), pasta con le sarde (pasta with sardines), and couscous di pesce (fish couscous). And you can indulge in the sweets, such as cannoli (fried pastry tubes filled with ricotta), cassata (sponge cake with ricotta and candied fruits), and frutta martorana (marzipan fruits). Palermo is a city of emotions, where you can experience the joy and the sorrow, the beauty and the ugliness, the light and the darkness of Sicily. It is a city that will surprise you, enchant you, shock you, and seduce you. It is a city that you will never forget.

La Statua della Libertà in Palermo is a significant monument located in Piazza Vittorio Veneto, which lies at the end of Via Libertà. When you mention “La Statua” to a Palermitano, they will immediately understand that the meeting point is at this square. Although the monument at the centre of the square is commonly known as the “Statua della Libertà” (Statue of Liberty), not everyone is aware that during the fascist period, it was designated as a monument to the fallen. The initial construction of the monument took place in 1910. It consisted of an obelisk standing just over 28 meters tall. This obelisk stood atop a broad base made of white tuff, adorned with palm trees, festoons, and plaques. In front of the obelisk, a full-round sculptural composition depicted a young woman embracing another woman—an allegory of “Sicily reuniting with the Motherland.” About two decades later, a large bronze high relief was added to the entire width of the base. This relief symbolized the aspiration for freedom shared by all peoples. It featured two panels: “The Battle” and “The Triumph.” At the pinnacle of the obelisk, a bronze statue by Mario Rutelli portrayed the “Winged Victory.” The monument commemorated Sicily’s liberation by Garibaldi and the Picciotti in May 1860. (Photos 1) – Via Libertà is a street in Palermo which runs from Piazza Vittorio Veneto to Piazza Ruggiero Settimo (Photos 2-6-7-8-9-21-23-24) – Via Vodige is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Libertà to Via Sabotino (Photo 3) – Piazza Esedra Matteotti is a square in Palermo, Italy, that serves as the entrance to the Matteotti district, a garden-city built in the 1930s. The square features a semicircular portico in neoclassical style, with columns and statues. The square is named after Giacomo Matteotti, a socialist politician who was killed by the fascists in 1924. (Photos 4-5) – Piazza Alberico Gentili is a small charming square in Palermo very near to the Giardino Inglese. It has a fountain, the Fontana Della Ninfa which is a baroque fountain designed by Vincenzo La Barbera and built in 1635 by Mariano Smiriglio. The fountain consists of a large four-lobed basin and a decreasing series of three shells supported by putti and sirens. It is a beautiful example of Sicilian baroque art. (Photos 10-11) – Via Duca della Verdura is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Libertà to Via dei Cantieri (Photo 12) – The Giardino Inglese, also known as the English Garden, is a public park located between Via della Libertà and Via Gen dalla Chiesa in Palermo. It was designed in 1851 by the architect Giovan Battista Filippo Basile. The park offers a serene escape from the bustling city, providing visitors with green spaces, trees, and a peaceful atmosphere. While there, you can explore the beautiful sculptures, enjoy the greenery, and take in the surroundings. (Photos 13-14-15-16-17-18-19-20) – The Statua di Francesco Crispi is a monument dedicated to Francesco Crispi, a prominent Italian statesman and patriot who was one of the leaders of the Sicilian Revolution of 1848 and the Expedition of the Thousand with Giuseppe Garibaldi. The statue is located on Piazza Francesco Crispi, at the end of Via della Libertà, a major street in Palermo. The statue was sculpted by Giovanni Nicolini in 1904 and placed on a large pedestal decorated with palm leaves, festoons, and plaques. (Photo 22)

Piazza Ruggero Settimo, located in Palermo, Sicily, is a vibrant square that holds historical significance. At the heart of the square stands a monument dedicated to the Sicilian patriot Ruggero Settimo. This impressive work of art, created by Benedetto De Lisi, pays homage to his legacy. Adjacent to Piazza Ruggero Settimo is the renowned Teatro Politeama. The Teatro Politeama is a neoclassical theatre in Palermo, built between 1867 and 1891 by the architect Giuseppe Damiani Almeyda. It was originally designed as an open-air amphitheatre for various shows, but later converted into a closed theatre with a dome roof and a large curtain. The exterior features a triumphal arch with a quadriga sculpture by Mario Rutelli, and a frieze with scenes of circus and sports. The interior has a horseshoe-shaped auditorium with two tiers of boxes and a double gallery, and a proscenium with a bronze bust of Giuseppe Garibaldi. The dome ceiling is painted sky blue and decorated with a pictorial cycle by Gustavo Mancinelli. The theatre is home to the Sicilian Symphony Orchestra since 2001. (Photos 25-26-27-28) – Piazza Castelnuovo is one of the main squares of Palermo. It is named after Carlo Cottone, prince of Castelnuovo, who was a supporter of the Sicilian Constitution of 1812. His statue, sculpted by Domenico Costantino, stands in the centre of the square. The square also features a music pavilion, a triumphal arch, and several sculptures by Mario Rutelli, Benedetto Civiletti, and Pasquale Civiletti. The square is connected to Piazza Ruggero Settimo, where the Teatro Politeama, the second most important theatre of the city, is located. The square is a popular meeting place and a showcase of the city’s culture and history. (Photos 29-30-31) – Via Ruggiero Settimo is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Cavour to Piazza Ruggiero Settimo (Photo 32) – Piazza Verdi, also known as Piazza Massimo, is a charming square located in Palermo. At its heart stands the magnificent Teatro Massimo, which happens to be the largest opera house in Italy and the third largest in Europe, following the Opéra National de Paris and the K. K. Hof-Opernhaus in Vienna. The square was created in the 19th century to accommodate this splendid opera house. (Photos 33-34-35-36) – Via Orologio is a street in Palermo which runs from Via di Lampedusa to Via Maqueda (Photo 37) – Via Orologio is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Maqueda to Piazza Olivella (Photo 38) – Via Maqueda is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Ruggiero Settimo to Piazza Giulio Cesare (Photos 39-42) – Via Bandiera is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Maqueda to Via Roma (Photo 40) – Via Sant’Agostino is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Maqueda to Via Mura di Porta Carini (Photo 41) – I Quattro Canti, also known as Piazza Vigliena, is an octagonal square located at the intersection of two major streets in Palermo, Sicily: Via Maqueda and Corso Vittorio Emanuele (also known as the Cassaro). This historic square is considered the centre of the city’s ancient quarters. The square’s layout features four sides that comprise the streets, while the remaining four sides are nearly symmetric, concave Baroque facades. Each facade has four stories adorned with three full-size statues in their centres. The street level up to the second story features four fountains, each representing one of the four seasons. The third stories of the buildings showcase statues in niches representing four Spanish rulers of Sicily. Above them, the roofline displays their respective coat of arms. The top stories of the buildings are adorned with statues of four female patron saints of Palermo: Christina, Ninfa, Olivia, and Agata. Constructed between 1608 and 1620 by architects Giulio Lasso and Mariano Smiriglio, Piazza Vigliena was an early example of town planning in Europe. The corners of Piazza Vigliena correspond to the ancient quarters of Palermo: Kalsa (SE), Seralcadi (SW), Albergaria (W), and Castellammare (NE). Notably, the church of San Giuseppe dei Padre Teatini stands on the southwest corner. (Photos 43-44-45-45) – The Chiesa di San Giuseppe dei Padri Teatini is a church in Palermo, Italy, located near the Quattro Canti and the Fontana Pretoria. It is one of the most outstanding examples of the Sicilian Baroque style in Palermo. The church was built in the 17th century by the Theatine order, a religious congregation founded by San Gaetano, whose statue is in the façade. The church has a simple but majestic façade, a large dome with a blue and yellow majolica covering, and a belfry tower. The interior has a Latin cross plan with a nave and two aisles, decorated with stuccoes, frescoes, and sculptures by various artists. The church also has a crypt that houses the remains of a former church dedicated to Madonna of Providence. (Photos 47-48)

The Fontana Pretoria is a magnificent fountain located in the historic center of Palermo, Italy. It was originally built in Florence by Francesco Camilliani in the 16th century but was later sold and transported to Palermo in 644 pieces. The fountain consists of three concentric basins with 48 statues of mythological and allegorical figures, some of which were adapted to represent local legends and symbols. The fountain is also known as the Fountain of Shame, either because of the nudity of the statues or because of its high cost. The fountain is open to the public and is a popular tourist attraction. (Photos 49-50-51-52-53-54) – Via Vittorio Emanuele is a street in Palermo which runs from Porta Felice to Porta Nuova (Photos 55-59-60-61-62-66) – Piazza Bologni is a historic square in Palermo, the capital of Sicily. It was built in 1566 by the Viceroy Carlo d’Aragona Tagliavia, and named after the Bologna family, who owned a palace there. The square features a bronze statue of Emperor Charles V, who visited Palermo in 1535 after his victory in Tunis. The statue was sculpted by Scipione Li Volsi and placed on a marble pedestal with bas-reliefs by Giacomo Cirasolo and Luigi Geraci. Piazza Bologni is a popular spot for tourists and locals alike, as it offers a glimpse of Palermo’s rich history and culture. You can admire the architecture, visit the nearby museums and churches, or enjoy a coffee or a snack at one of the bars and cafes in the area. (Photos 56-57-59) – The Cattedrale di Palermo is a magnificent church that was built in 1185 by the Norman archbishop Gualtiero Offamilio. It is located on Corso Vittorio Emanuele, in the heart of Palermo, the capital of Sicily. The cathedral is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as part of the Arab-Norman Palermo and the Cathedral Churches of Cefalù and Monreale. The cathedral has a rich history and a complex architecture, reflecting the various influences and styles of its different rulers and builders. It contains the royal and imperial tombs of the Norman kings of Sicily, such as Frederick II and his son Henry VI, as well as the relics of the patron saint of Palermo, Santa Rosalia. It also has a treasury with a precious medieval crown and a crypt from the 7th century. The church is free to enter, but there is a ticket to access the monumental area composed by royal tombs, treasury, crypt and the roof. (Photos 61-62-63-64-65-69) – Piazza Sett Angeli is a square in Palermo, near the Cattedrale di Palermo, that has a historical and religious significance. It was named after an ancient monastery and church that were dedicated to the Seven Archangels, whose fresco was found in the 16th century. The square also has a monument to commemorate the civilian victims of the World War II bombing, and a glass case that displays the remains of a Roman domus with a mosaic floor. (Photo 67) – Via Simone di Bologna is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Incoronazione to Via Vittorio Emanuele (Photo 68) – Via Pietro Novelli is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Vittorio Emanuele to Piazza Pietro Novelli (Photo 70) – Via Matteo Bonello is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Vittorio Emanuele to Via Cappuccinelle (Photo 71) – Piazza della Vittoria is a historic square in Palermo, located between the Royal Palace and the Palermo Cathedral. It is named after the 1820 uprising against the Bourbon rule, and it features a beautiful garden called Villa Bonanno, a monument for the victims of the World War II bombing, and some Roman ruins and mosaics. You can visit the square for free and enjoy the view of the surrounding monuments. (Photo 72) – Piazza del Parlamento is a square in the historic centre of Palermo, the capital of Sicily. It is located near the Palermo Cathedral and the Royal Palace, and it is surrounded by several important buildings. The square is also a popular spot for tourists and locals to enjoy the view of the monuments and the fountain in the center. (Photos 73-74 -75) – The Teatro Marmoreo is a baroque monument in Palermo, Italy, built in 1662 in front of the Royal Palace, also known as the Norman Palace. It was designed to celebrate the glory of Philip IV of Spain, who was also the king of Sicily and other territories. The monument consists of a pyramid-shaped structure with statues of the states ruled by Spain, allegories of the four continents, and four defeated enemies. The statue of Philip IV was replaced by Philip V in 1811, after the original was damaged during a revolution. The Teatro Marmoreo is a remarkable example of Sicilian baroque art and history (Photo 75) – Porta Nuova is a monumental city gate of Palermo. It was built in 1583 to commemorate the victory of Charles V over the Ottomans at the Siege of Tunis. It was later restored and embellished after the 1693 earthquake and the 1860 arrival of Garibaldi. The gate features a mix of Gothic, Renaissance, and Baroque elements, as well as sculptures of eagles, lions, and saints. It is located beside the Royal Palace, also known as the Norman Palace, and represents the entrance of the Cassaro, the main street of the historical centre of Palermo (Photo 76)

Via Duca della Verdura is a street in Palermo which runs from Via della Libertà to Via Sampolo. (Photos 77-78) – Via Montepellegrino is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Isaac Rabine to Via Piano dell’Ucciardone (Photo 79) – Via Montepellegrino is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Piano dell’Ucciardone to Via Francesco Crispi (Photo 80) – Via Enrico Albanese is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Montepellegrinoe to Via della Libertà (Photo 81) – Via E. Amari is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Montepellegrino to Via Roma (Photo 80) – Via E. Amari is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Montepellegrino to Via Roma (Photo 82) – Via Francesco Crispi is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Montepellegrino to Via Cala (Photo 83) – Piazza delle XIII Vittime is a square in Palermo, Italy, that commemorates the thirteen patriots who were executed by the Bourbon monarchy on April 14, 1860, after a failed revolt against their rule. The square has an obelisk with the names of the victims and a metal star on top. It is located near the church of San Giorgio dei Genovesi and the Monument to the Fallen in the Battle against the Mafia. You can see a map of the square here. (Photo 84) – Via Squarcialupo is a street in Palermo which runs from Piazza delle XIII Vittime to L.go dei Cavalieri di Malta. (Photos 85-86) – Largo Cavalieri di Malta is a square in the historic centre of Palermo, the capital city of Sicily. It is named after the Knights of Malta, a Catholic religious order that has a long history and presence in the island2. The square is surrounded by elegant buildings and monuments, such as the Oratorio di Santa Cita, a Baroque church with stunning frescoes and sculptures. (Photo 87) – Via Pantelleria is a street in Palermo which runs from Largo Cavalieri di Malta to Via Fratelli Cianciolo, (Photo 88) – Via Giovanni Meli is a street in Palermo which runs from Piazza S. Domenico to Piazza Fonderia. (Photos 89-90) – The Chiesa di San Sebastiano is a church located in the historic centre of Palermo. It was built in the 16th century in the Baroque style, and it has a cross-shaped floor plan with three naves, three chapels, a transept, and an octagonal dome. The church is dedicated to Saint Sebastian, the patron saint of plague victims, and it contains several artworks, such as paintings, sculptures, and frescoes, depicting his life and martyrdom4. The church also has a facade designed by Antonio Muttone, with three portals and a triangular pediment. (Photo 90) – Piazza Fonderia is a small square that you can find by the side of Piazza Tarzanà. (Photo 91) – Promenada Palermo, Via Cala is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Francesco Crispi to Foro Italico Umberto I. (Photos 92-93-94) – The Fontana del Garraffo is a Baroque fountain in Palermo, Sicily. It was sculpted by Gioacchino Vitagliano in 1698, based on a design by the architect Paolo Amato. The fountain depicts an abundance goddess riding an eagle fighting against a hydra. The name of the fountain comes from the Arabic word “Gharraf”, meaning the abundance of water. The fountain is in Piazza Marina, a square with a park and historical buildings. The fountain was originally in a different location, near the church of Sant’Eulalia dei Catalani, but it was moved to Piazza Marina in 1862. (Photo 95) – Giardino Garibaldi is a public garden in Palermo. It is in Piazza Marina, a square surrounded by elegant palazzi and historical buildings. The garden is famous for its giant ficus trees, some of which are over 150 years old and 25 meters high. The garden is named after Giuseppe Garibaldi, a national hero who played a key role in the unification of Italy. It is a popular spot for locals and tourists to relax, enjoy nature, and admire the architecture. The garden also hosts a flea market every Sunday. (Photos 96-97-98) – Via Vittorio Emanuele is a street in Palermo which runs from Porta Nuovai to Porta Felice. (Photos 99-100)

Porta Felice is a monumental city gate of Palermo, Sicily, Italy. It was built in Renaissance and Baroque styles between the 16th and 17th centuries. It represents the water-side entrance into what was formerly known as Via Cassaro, the most ancient main street of the city. The gate is in the zone of the Foro Italico and the Castellammare quarter. The Foro Italico is a seaside promenade that offers a panoramic view of the coast and the mountains. The Castellammare quarter is a historic district that preserves the medieval and Arabic influences of Palermo’s architecture and culture. (Photo 101) – Parco della Salute Livia Morello is a public park in Palermo, Italy, located near the seafront of Foro Italico Umberto I. It was inaugurated in December 2016 and dedicated to Livia Morello, a young girl who died of a rare heart condition. The park is designed to be inclusive and accessible for people of all ages and abilities, and offers various services and activities related to health and well-being. Some of the features of the park are a playground with slides, swings, and other games for children, including a special “octopus” slide donated by the Consular Corps of Palermo. A sensory path with tactile elements for visually impaired peoplea and a synthetic turf field for sports and recreation. A wooden fitness area with equipment for physical exercise. A health centre where visitors can receive screenings and consultations from medical professionals. (Photos 102-103-104) – Foro Italico Umberto I is a street in Palermo which runs from Porta Felice to Piazza Tonnarazza. (Photos 105-106-107) – Piazza della Kalsa is a historic square in the La Kalsa district of Palermo, Italy. It is located near the seafront and the Porta dei Greci, a medieval gate that marks the entrance to the old city. The square is named after the Kalsa, an Arabic word meaning “the chosen” or “the pure”, which was the name of the palace and gardens that once stood here during the Muslim rule of Sicily. The square is home to The Church of Santa Teresa alla Kalsa, a baroque church built in the 17th century on the site of a former mosque. It has a richly decorated facade and a dome with a lantern. Inside, it houses several artworks, including a painting of the Martyrdom of Saint Lucy by Antonello Gagini. (Photo 108) – Via Nicolò Cervello is a street in Palermo which runs from Piazza della Kalsa to Via Lincoln. (Photos 109-110) – Via Lincoln is a street in Palermo which runs from Foro Umberto I to Piazza Giulio Cesare. (Photos 111-113-114-115) – Villa Giulia is a public park in Palermo, Italy, that was built in the late 18th century as the first urban garden of the city. It is located near the seafront and the botanical garden, and it has a neoclassical style with several fountains, statues, and busts of notable people. One of the main attractions of the park is the central fountain with a marble cupid holding a dodecahedron with sundials on its head, designed by the mathematician Lorenzo Federici. Another highlight is the Genius of Palermo, a mythological figure that represents the protector of the city, sculpted by Ignazio Marabitti. (Photo 112) – Stazione Centrale is the main railway station of Palermo, the capital of Sicily. It is in Piazza Giulio Cesare, near the seafront and the botanical garden. It was opened in 1886 and has a multi-level structure with 10 platforms for passenger service. It is a terminal station for several regional and long-distance trains, as well as the subway that connects it to the airport. It is also a platinum classified station by the national rail company, Rete Ferroviaria Italiana. (Photo 116) – Piazza Giulio Cesare is a square in Palermo, Sicily, that was built in 1886 along with the Palermo Centrale railway station, which faces the square. The square is also the beginning of Via Roma, a major street in the city. In the canter of the square, there is a statue of Vittorio Emanuele II, the first king of Italy, made by the sculptor Benedetto Civiletti. The square also has a monumental entrance to Via Roma, built between 1924 and 1936. The square is a transport hub and a cultural attraction for visitors and locals alike. (Photos 117-118-119) – Via Roma is a street in Palermo which runs from Piazza Giulio Cesare to Piazza Luigi Sturzo. (Photos 120-121-125-127-128) – Via S. Cristoforo is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Roma to Via Calderai. (Photo 122) – Discesa dei Giudici is a street in Palermo which runs from Via Roma to Palazzo Pretorio. (Photo 123) – The Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate is a Gothic-style Roman Catholic church located on Via Roma in Palermo, Sicily. It was built in the 13th century and has undergone several renovations over the centuries. It is notable for its bell tower, which was originally part of a Muslim defensive tower, and for its Ecce Homo icon, which is the patron of the city. The church also has a rich artistic heritage, including paintings, sculptures, and woodwork. (Photo 124) – The Colonna dell’Immacolata is a monumental sculpture in Palermo, that features a bronze statue of the Virgin of the Immaculate Conception on top of a marble column. It was erected in 1728 in front of the church of San Domenico and has been modified several times over the years. The base of the column has statues of two popes who promulgated dogmas related to Mary: Pius IX and Pius XII. The column also has statues of four archangels at its corners: Gabriel, Michael, Raphael, and Uriel. The monument is a symbol of the devotion to the Immaculate Conception in Sicily – (Photo 126)

The Orto Botanico in Palermo is a beautiful and diverse botanical garden that showcases the rich flora of Sicily and the Mediterranean region. It was founded in 1779 as a place for scientific research and education, and it still belongs to the University of Palermo. The garden covers an area of 10 hectares, and it is divided into different sections according to the plants’ origin, habitat, and use. Some of the highlights of the garden are the Aquarium, a large pool with aquatic plants; the serra Maria Carolina, a glasshouse with tropical and subtropical plants; and the Ficus macrophylla, a huge tree that is the symbol of the garden. The garden also has a historical and artistic value, as it features a neoclassical building complex, a marble column with a statue of the Virgin Mary, and various sculptures and monuments. The Orto Botanico is a peaceful and enchanting oasis in the heart of Palermo, where visitors can enjoy the beauty and diversity of nature. (Photos 129 to 152)

Palermo Cuisine: – Palermo is a city with a rich and diverse culinary culture, influenced by the many civilizations that have occupied Sicily over the centuries. Some of the cuisine specialties that are unique to Palermo are: – Arancini: Fried rice balls stuffed with cheese, meat, peas, or other fillings. They are shaped like oranges (arancini means “little oranges” in Italian) and are a popular street food snack. – Sfincione: A thick and soft pizza-like bread topped with tomato sauce, onions, anchovies, cheese, and breadcrumbs. It is usually sold by street vendors or bakeries and is often eaten as a snack or appetizer. – Pani ca meusa: A sandwich made with spleen and lung of veal, cooked in lard and seasoned with salt, pepper, and lemon juice. It is a typical example of the “poor man’s cuisine” of Palermo, using cheap and discarded parts of the animal. – Cassata: A traditional Sicilian cake made with sponge cake, ricotta cheese, candied fruits, chocolate, and marzipan. It is decorated with colorful icing and patterns and is often served on special occasions such as Easter or weddings. – Cannoli: Crispy pastry tubes filled with sweetened ricotta cheese, chocolate chips, and candied fruits. They are one of the most famous and delicious desserts of Sicily and are often eaten as a treat or a souvenir.

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Photo Gallery of  Walk 1 – Walk along Via della Libertà
Approximately 2.09 km – 1.30 miles

The walk starts at the Statua della Libertà – Via della Libertà – Via Vodige – Via della Libertà – Piazza Alberico Gentili – Fontana Della Ninfa, Piazza Alberico Gentili – Via Duca della Verdura – Giardino Inglese, Via della Libertà – Fontana Giardino Inglese, Via della Libertà –  Statua di Francesco Crispi, Via della Libertà – Via della Libertà

Photo Gallery of  Walk 2 – Piazza Ruggiero Settimo to Chiesa di San Giuseppe dei Padri Teatini, Via Vittorio Emanuele
Approximately 1.33 km – 0.83 miles

The walk starts in Piazza Ruggiero Settimo – Piazza Castelnuovo – Palchetto della Musica, Piazza Castelnuovo Via Ruggero Settimo – Piazza Verdi -Teatro Massimo, Piazza Verdi – Via Maqueda – Via Bara All’Olivella – Via Maqueda – Via Orologio – Via Maqueda – Via Alessandro Scarlatti – Via Maqueda – Via Bandiera – Via Maqueda – Via Sant’Agostino – Via Maqueda – Quinto Canto, Via Vittorio Emanuele – Chiesa di San Giuseppe dei Padri Teatini, Via Vittorio Emanuele

Photo Gallery of  Walk 3 – Fontana Pretoria, Piazza Pretoria to Porta Nuova
Approximately 1.84 km – 1.14 miles

The walk starts at the Fontana Pretoria, Piazza Pretoria – Via Vittorio Emanuele – Piazza Bologni – Via Vittorio Emanuele – Cattedrale di Palermo, Via Vittorio Emanuele – Piazza Sett’Angeli – Via Simone di Bologna – Via Vittorio Emanuele – Via Pietro Novelli – Via Matteo Bonello – Via Vittorio Emanuele – Piazza della Vittoria – Piazza del Parlamento -Teatro Marmoreo, Piazza del Parlamento – Porta Nuova

Photo Gallery of  Walk 4 – Via Duca della Verdura to Porta Felice, Foro Italico Umberto I
Approximately 3.49 km – 2.17 miles

The walk starts in Via Duca della Verdura – Via Piano dell’Ucciardone – Via Enrico Albanese – Via Piano dell’Ucciardone – Via Piano dell’Ucciardone – Piazza delle XIII Vittime – Via Squarcialupo – Largo Cavalieri di Malta – Via Pantelleria – Via Bambinai – Piazza Giovanni Meli –  Via Giovanni Meli – Piazza Fonderia – Piazza Tarzanà – Promenada Palermo, Via Cala – Via Porto Salvo – Via Vittorio Emanuele – Fontana del Garraffo, Via Vittorio Emanuele – Giardino Garibaldi, Piazza Marina – Piazza Marina – Via Vittorio Emanuele – Fountain of Cavallo Marino, Piazzetta Santo Spirito – Piazzetta Santo Spirito – Porta Felice, Foro Italico Umberto I.

Photo Gallery of  Walk 5 – Foro Italico Umberto to Via Roma
Approximately 3.0 km – 1.86 miles

The walk starts in Foro Italico Umberto I – Parco della Salute Livia Morello, Foro Italico Umberto I – Foro Italico Umberto I – Piazza della Kalsa – Via Nicolò Cervello – Via Lincoln – Stazione Centrale, Piazza Giulio Cesare – Piazza Giulio Cesare – Via Roma – Via S. Cristoforo – Via Roma – Discesa dei Giudici – Via Roma – Chiesa di Sant’Antonio Abate, Via Roma – Via Roma – Piazza S. Domenico – Via Roma

Photo Gallery of Orto Botanico, Via Lincoln