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The Genius of Palermo

The Genius of Garraffo Hey “Genius”, there’s a snake biting your nipple. An aging monarch seated on his throne and holding a snake, the Genius of Palermo is the mysterious emblem of the city. No one knows where it originated or what it truly symbolizes, but it has come to epitomize the city itself. The […]

The Castle by the Sea

Our Travel Books Make a Great Christmas Gift (we think) Palermo isn’t great for people who enjoy jogging. The few sidewalks that exist are useless, and usually occupied by mopeds. Going onto the streets is a dangerous game of chance. And the only park big enough to serve, the Parco della Favorita, is too far […]

Monte Pellegrino and the Sanctuary of Santa Rosalia

Book your Sicily car rental here Palermo is bounded to the north by Monte Pellegrino, a rock jutting into the Mediterranean which Goethe described as “the most beautiful promontory in the world”. Near the mountain’s summit is the Santuario di Santa Rosalia, one of Palermo’s many patron saints. The mountain park and the sanctuary can […]

The Old Port of La Cala

Book A Rental Car For Sicily Here Charming, horseshoe-shaped La Cala was the main fishing port in Palermo, until the 16th century when it lost most of its size due to receding waters. The spot has played an important role in Palermo since the days of the Phoenicians, so it’s not surprising that there’s a […]