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Palermo Travel Guide

City of Palermo


Palermo is the capital of Sicilia and the province of Palermo and the principal seaport of Sicilia, Palermo is located NE of Sicilia, at the bottom of a large bay between the capes Pellegrino to the west and Zaffarano to the east, the population is 658.112 (2009).Nowadays Palermo is a city that is growing at a considerable pace because it is a modern city and one of the most important industrial centers in Italy because of the many kinds of industries such as shipbuilding, steel, glass, textiles, and chemicals. This city was founded by the Phoenician culture around the VI century B.C.

Palermo has been known by many names, when it was founded by the Phoenicians its name was Ziz which means “Flower”, the Greeks conquered Sicilia around the VIII y VI BC centuries and they gave the city the name of Panormos. Palermo was a silent witness of conquests and dominations and it is located on the coasts of Tyrrhenian and is part of the largest Mediterranean island, you can find the remains of different civilizations as Arabs, Normans, Byzantines and Greeks around the city.

If you are interested in buying some souvenirs, Palermo has different kinds of crafts and handiworks, puppets are attractive souvenirs in the city, Palermo is maybe the capital of puppets in the world and you will find masters in the art of puppets around the squares as well as jewelers working on such materials as coral. If you want to go shopping you can find many Luxury shops where fashion celebrities sell their designs.


Palermo Travel Guide
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Palermo Travel Guide
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