The most interesting and beautiful tourist sites in Palermo
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Hot Sicily, washed by the gentle waters of the Mediterranean Sea, is an ancient land with a rich history and cultural traditions of great civilisations. Romans, Moors, Normans and mighty knightly orders have visited here. The real pearl of the island is the capital Palermo – a city of contrasts, ancient architecture, flowering gardens and strong family traditions.
Palermo has such an abundance of historical monuments of the Early Middle Ages that one can’t help but wonder how they could have stood for such a long time. Moorish palaces, Christian temples converted from mosques, villas drenched in greenery decorate the city streets and give Palermo a unique look. The capital of Sicily is also the lair of elegant Italian mafiosi, which nowadays have turned into another tourist highlight.