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  • 1 Piazza Bellini Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Bellini I - 90133 Palermo

    Blending eastern and western architecture, this is one of the city's most beautiful squares. Three churches stand here: La Martorana, San Cataldo, and Santa Caterina, a late 16C building with an 18C dome and rich interior decoration. It features an a..

  • 2 La Martorana Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Bellini I - 90133 Palermo

    The story of this little church, which takes its name from Eloisa Martorana, the founder of the nearby Benedictine convent, begins in 1143. The Norman style used at the time of its construction is today somewhat concealed by the Baroque façade. The B..

  • 3 San Cataldo Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Piazza Bellini I - 90134 Palermo

    San Cataldo was founded in the 12C. The domes, the claustra of the façade and its crenellated upper decoration bear witness to the survival of motifs from Arab architecture after the Norman conquest. The interior is very sparsely decorated. It is div..

  • 4 Galleria Regionale di Sicilia Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Via Alloro 4 I - 90133 Palermo

    In a building by Carlo Scarpa (1950), which maximises the available light, the museum displays medieval paintings and sculpture (fine Triumph of Death fresco) plus a vast collection of Renaissance pictures (many Sicilian School works). Note the splen..

  • 5 International Puppet Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    via Butera - I - 90100 Palermo

    Those wishing to learn about this key aspect of Sicilian tradition should not miss this museum, which houses a fine collection of pupi, little traditional puppets representing Norman knights in armour. Visitors can also explore the wider world throug..

  • 6 Museo Archeologico Regionale Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Piazza Olivella 24 I - 90133 Palermo

    The museum housed in the 16C Olivella convent contains a very fine collection of objects found at the principal Sicilian archaeological sites, in particular Selinunte. Beyond the little cloister with its hexagonal fountain, visitors continue to the g..

  • 7 Gallery of Modern Art Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    Via Sant’Anna 21 I - 90139 Palermo

    Enviably located in a former Franciscan convent, this important collection of 19C-20C Italian and Sicilian pictures is presented in a pleasant and informative style. Great Sicilian artists of the 19C are represented, notably Francesco Lojacono (Marsh..

  • 8 Villa Malfitano Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Via Dante 167 I - 90141 Palermo

    Visitors come upon this villa in the midst of its gigantic, magnificent garden. Built in 1886 in the Art Nouveau style for a wealthy industrialist, the villa was the ultimate symbol in terms of upper-middle-class lifestyle. Inside, the walls and ceil..

  • 9 Botanical Garden Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    Via Lincoln 2 I - 90123 Palermo

    The garden and buildings intended for study and experimental work remain unaltered since their establishment in 1789 by the French architect Dufourny. Here visitors will see specimens of oriental and exotic plants, such as dendrocalamus giganteus, a ..

  • 10 Catacombs of the Cappucini Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Via Cappuccini I - 90129 Palermo

    The catacombs are a macabre yet fascinating labyrinth where thousands of dessicated bodies of the city's inhabitants, dressed from head to toe with grimacing features and contorted postures, are exhibited. Hanging from the walls, they are protected b..

  • 11 Aeolean Archaeological Museum Recommended Recommended

    Museums and art

    v. del Castello I - 98055 Lipari

    Recounting the history of the islands using artefacts discovered during excavations commenced in 1949, the museum has a section on prehistoric Lipari, an interesting reconstruction of Bronze Age necropolises, a collection of fine red figural kraters ..

  • 12 Gardens of the Villa Communale Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    v. Roma I - 98039 Taormina

    Lady Florence Trevelyan loved to come and see the birds in this floral park. In order not to frighten away her little friends, she had built all sorts of shelters, some curious, others frankly exotic. The most unusual, The Beehives, brings to mind, a..

  • 13 Piazza Duomo Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza Duomo I - 96100 Siracusa

    Irregular and slightly concave in front of the cathedral, this charming square is surrounded by attractive Baroque palaces. Notably Palazzo Senatorio, but also Palazzo Benavento del Bosco, which has an attractive interior courtyard. The church of San..

  • 14 Cyane Spring (Fonte Ciane) Recommended Recommended

    Nature and gardens

    I - 96100 Siracusa

    It is never a good thing to go against the wishes of Gods: take poor Cyane, for example, a charming nymph, who opposed the raising up of Persephone by Hades. He, in his anger, changed her into a spring. But bad things can be good: today the spring is..

  • 15 Catacombs of San Giovanni Recommended Recommended

    Religious buildings

    Via S. Giovanni alle Catacombe I - 96100 Siracusa

    The Acradina district has since Roman times been devoted to the dead. Carved from solid limestone rock in the 4C-5C and extending over a wide area, the catacombs were centred on the tomb of St Martian, one of the earliest martyrs. Quite complex in st..

  • 16 Latomia (Quarries) Recommended Recommended

    Industrial tourism and theme park

    v. Romagnoli I - 96100 Siracusa

    The word Latomia describes the old stone quarries used for the construction of public buildings. And as nothing goes to waste, they made excellent prisons. The Paradise Latonia is the most attractive of these quarries. Now it contains a ravishing gar..

  • 17 Cathedral square (Piazza del Duomo) Recommended Recommended

    Architecture, castles and historic districts

    Piazza del Duomo I - 95024 Acireale

    The square was once named Piazza del Cinque d'Oro, in reference to playing cards. It was a place for the performing arts: Concerts and plays used to animate this square where there once stood a platform surrounded by four small paths. Today the super..

  • 18 Temple of Castor and Pollux (Temple of the Dioscuri) Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 92100 Agrigento

    The Temple of the Dioscuri was built at the end of the 5C BC in homage to the twins Castor and Pollux. The only remains of the temple are four columns, which were rebuilt in the 19C, plus a section of the entablature, although this has not prevented ..

  • 19 Hercules' temple (Tempio di Eracle) Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    v. Sacra I - 92100 Agrigento

    Hercules' temple is probably the oldest temple in Agrigento. Its archaic Doric style columns, which were rebuilt in the early 20C, make it possible for visitors to imagine the elegance that this building, dedicated to the legend of this man and his t..

  • 20 The temple of Junon (Tempio di Hera Lacinia) Recommended Recommended

    Archaeological and historical sites

    S115 I - 92100 Agrigento

    The temple of Juno was build around 470 BC and set ablaze by the Carthaginians in 406. You can see the marks left by the smoke on the walls of the cella, the room in which the statue of the Goddess once stood. Although the temple is not in a perfect ..

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