The Cuba of Palermo

On the south side of the main street Calatafimi lies the Cuba, a fine rectangular-shaped building, tall and compact, which stands on the place where a huge Arab Norman pavilion once stood, which was ...

Zisa of Palermo

Crossing Corso Calatafimi you will pass by a Convent which hosts a macabre collection of 8000 mummies. After the convent stands the magnificent Zisa (from the Arab word el aziz , which means “t...

Palermo Surroundings

If a quiet and relaxing environment far from the city bustle is what you look for, then you should visit one of the numerous villages and resorts around Palermo, which are very beautiful and easily r...

The Norman Palace of Palermo

Known as the Royal Palace, the building was ordered by Ruggero II and was raised up on the foundations of an ancient Saracen palace. In the 17th century the Spanish added the facade and most of the i...