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The city of Palermo, with an elevation of 14 m (46 ft), is in the Province of Palermo (PA); has as Patron saint Saint Rosalia and Saint Benedict the Moor and the Saint day is 14 July. The demonym of natives is "Palermitani or Panormiti".

In Palermo there are 80 accomodation. You may visit 40 places of interest.

Whether it is to visit the busy coastal cities of Palermo and Messina, two favourite haunts for cruise ships on the island of Sicily, Stagnone or taste Nubia’s red garlic, Interlude Hotels & Resorts is the answer. This group of hotels and resorts offer comfort, convenience, spa facilities and more especially all around the island of Sicily in Italy. Sicily, which is the Mediterranean Sea’s biggest... continue


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The Catacombs of the Capuchins are found in the Capuchin convent adjoining the Church of Santa Maria della Pace. These are built on structures existing at the time. The tunnels were dug at the end of the sixteenth century and form a large rectangular cemetery. This macabre spectacle to bring death to the visitor is a celebration of life itself; it teaches us how fragile human beings are attached to earthly things,... continue


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The feudal lord Matteo Sclafani, Earl of Adernò, was in constant competition with his brother, who built Palazzo Chiaramonte.Sclafani's response to this was precisely to raise close to the Norman Palace the Scalfani Palace, in 1330. In 1435 he found instead that the town hospital has changed its original face, and in 1832 was later converted into barracks. The building has been announced by the fresco of the... continue


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Its official name is the Basilica of the Holy Trinity of the Chancellor but is commonly known as the Basilica della Magione. The church was founded, along with the Cistercian abbey, by Chancellor of the Kingdom Matthew Norman Ajello in 1191. Henry VI bestowed the Order of Teutonic Knights in 1197, and became the seat of the "Mansi", the tutor of the order, hence the name Mansfield. They do it even more property and... continue


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We know with certainty that this place existed in the first Christian cathedral of the city in the fourth century, although we are not sure if today's church is something of this. In the ninth century with the arrival of the Saracens it was transformed into a mosque. The Normans wanted to build here the capital of their kingdom; a magnificent cathedral would represent their power and their Christianity. So works... continue


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The first church was built in Renaissance style in the fifteenth century but it was rebuilt in the seventeenth century by the Dominican priest and Andrea Cirrincione, while the façade with two bell towers is even more recent, from the eighteenth century. So today we have a sober Baroque church. The interior is very spacious with eight columns on each side, in Tuscan style, which divide the three naves according to... continue


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The Botanical Garden was established in 1779 to accommodate a small garden. The goal was the cultivation of "simple" medicinal plants, useful to teaching and public health. Already in 1786 it was decided to transfer it to a more appropriate site, near Villa Giulia. The construction of the main building of the Garden, in the neoclassical style, was completed in 1795. It consists of a central building, the Gymnasium,... continue


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Near Cala in Palermo we can find the Church of Santa Maria della Catena. The church owes its name to the long chain attached to its outer wall that blocks access to the ancient port of Palermo. Here there was already a small chapel in the fifteenth century when they began the work of today's church. It was built by the architect Matteo Carnilivari between 1490 and 1520. It is a beautiful example of Renaissance... continue


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The first building was built by Advocate Benedetto Lombardo in Chinese-style wood. Ferdinand de Bourbon had bought this land together with neighbours and had it rebuilt by the architect Giuseppe Venanzio Marvuglia in 1799. He kept the Oriental-style: the main body ends up with a pagoda roof, supported by an octagonal drum. On the ground floor there are arcades with pointed arch and at the two sides there are towers... continue


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The Church of St. John of the Hermits is a symbol of the city of Palermo and it is an episode of its rich repertoire of architecture. Its red domes that give an impression of the East are perhaps the best known of the city. Although today it is desecrated, it was once the residence of the abbot confessor of the king. It was built by Roger II in 1132, probably over the remnants of an Arab mosque. Its name comes from... continue


Guide written by the community written by Chiara Guzzetti

The Maritime Museum of Palermo, opened in 1997, is housed in the Arsenale. The Arsenal was built by the architect Mariano Palermo Smiriglio in just nine years, between 1621 and 1630 and was finished by the viceroy Francisco Fernández de la Cueva, Duke of Alburquerque. The building has a rectangular structure, the ground floor is a series of six arches, and six windows on the upper floor. On the front is placed the... continue


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