Sultry Sicily, washed by the gentle waters of the Mediterranean Sea, is an ancient land with a rich history and cultural traditions of great civilizations. The Romans, Moors, Normans and powerful knightly orders visited here. The real pearl of the island is the capital of Palermo – a city of contrasts, ancient architecture, blooming gardens and strong family traditions.
Palermo has such an abundance of historical monuments of the Early Middle Ages that you can’t help wondering how they could have stood for such a long time? Moorish palaces, Christian churches converted from mosques, villas surrounded by greenery adorn the city streets and give Palermo a unique look. The capital of Sicily is also the lair of elegant Italian mafiosi, who in our time have turned into another tourist highlight.