November 15, 2015

PALERMO, SICILY ~ Italy

Palermo, Sicily

Like most ports we visited in Italy, Palermo, Sicily was beautiful.  We arrived on March 10 which was my daughters 25th birthday.   She is so lucky, who wouldn’t love spending their birthday in Italy?
We decided we wanted to spend the day in the fishing village of Cefalu which was about an hour from the port.  You can check out my post on Cefalu  here.
Palermo, Sicily
We began our excursion with a drive through Palermo.  Palermo is Sicily’s cultural, economic, and touristic capital.  It is a city rich in history, culture, art and food.  Many tourists are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned restaurants, and its Romanesque,  Gothic, and Baroque churches, palaces, and buildings, and its nightlife and music.  
Palermo, Sicily
Here are several of the photographs I took as we drove through the city.
Palermo, Sicily
I love this picture because of the person standing on the balcony.  I can’t tell if it’s male or female but one of the most fascinating part of traveling through Europe was meeting the local residents.
Palermo, Sicily 
Palermo, Sicily

Palermo, Sicily
Palermo, Sicily
Palermo, Sicily
Palermo, Sicily
Palermo, Sicily
Palermo, Sicily
The Teatro Massimo Vittorio Emanuele is an opera house and opera company located on the Piazza Verdi in PalermoSicily. It was dedicated to King Victor Emanuel II. It is the biggest in Italy, and one of the largest of Europe and is renowned for its perfect acoustics.
I also learned  that the final scenes of the film The Godfather Part III were filmed at the theater.
Palermo, Sicily
Palermo, Sicily


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