terça-feira, 16 de agosto de 2016

Palermo, Sicily - Art and architecture in a elegant city

Situated in the middle of the Gulf, we find Palermo. It was once considered one of the most beautiful cities in Europe. It was ruled by the Phoenicians, Greeks, Carthaginians, Romans, Arabs and Normans that left their mark on their famous landmarks. Palermo is the depository of a cultural complexity that lives in harmony and gives it a mysterious beauty.

The Via Libertà is one of the most important streets for its size, elegance of its shops and be 
flanked by a double row of plantain trees.

The whole city has a potential and impressive historical references that require time to be appreciated. There are many monuments that could point but as you cannot do it because it would make its exhaustive description, only reference the Corso Vittorio Emanuele that lead us to the Four Canti (the intersection of the four original streets of Palermo). The four corners are four statues symbolizing the four seasons, four statues of the Spanish kings, and at the highest level, four female statues representing the four holy patron of the city and the Palazzo Reale.

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