Capo of Palermo

On the north side of Piazza Indipendenza lies Porta Nuova, a spectacular representation and celebration of the enterprises of King Charles V in Tunisia. The door is decorated on the west side with ma...

The Cathedral of Palermo

Founded in 1185, the Cathedral is a perfect symbol of Norman art, though it has been built in various ages with inevitable readjustments. The original structure was strongly Arab Norman, with the thr...

Theatre Massimo of Palermo

The largest theatre in Italy, worldwide renowned for the perfect acoustic of the horseshoe-shaped hall. The theatre was built in the last decades of the 19th century in neoclassical style, dominated ...

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...