Palermo is Sicily's capital city. It is considered the economic and cultural
core of this region. Located between the Mediterranean sea and Europe. For this
motive, it was conquered by the Sian, Crates', Elemis, Greeks, Fence, Romans,
Byzantines, Arabs, Normans, Swabians, Angevins, Aragon, Spanish, and Austrians.
The passage of theses populations remain still today with its monuments and ruins.
With the invasion of the Arabs, the city acquired splendour. During the Norman
rule the city achieved an economic and cultural prosperity. With the Aragon rule,
the city underwent great changes.
- Catacombs of the Cappuccini preserve 8000 mummified bodies of Nobile clergymen
that lived during the 1500's
- Botanic Gardens of Palermo, founded in 1875. One of the most visited of Europe
with an abundant floral collection
Sanctuary dedicated to Santa Rosalia, the patron saint of Palermo.