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Out of Palermo

Pope Francis returns the visit

Last year, fra Biagio Conte carried a wooden cross frm Palermo to the Vatican where the pope granted him a half-hour private audience. This week, Pope francis returned the visit. here they are busy getting ready for the visit on Sept. 15.

 

 

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Palermo Manifesta: art on immigrants

From the NY Times:

By Kimberly Bradley

June 22, 2018

PALERMO, Sicily — Political art and world politics seldom dovetail in real time, but as the twelfth edition of the Manifesta contemporary art biennial approached, its host city of Palermo found itself walking its talk.

Titled “A Planetary Garden: Cultivating Coexistence,” the exhibition, which opened June 16, takes migration as one of its themes. And days before the international art crowd descended on the Sicilian capital, Italy’s new interior minister, Matteo Salvini, closed the country’s ports to rescue boats — including the Aquarius, a ship looking to dock in Italy with 629 migrants aboard. Read More 
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Palazzina Cinese

Click on the photo caption to see a 360-degree view of the interior.
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Palermo seen from the roof of the opera house

From La Repubblica online Palermo edition:
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don't be afraid

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Found in Palermo

Inventor Marcello Lampone, a treasure.
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Ever wonder what was under the Pretoria Fountain?

Here ya go!

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"The Godmother" arrested in Sicily

A female mobster suspected of being the mastermind behind a reshuffle of the Sicilian mafia after a series of high profile arrests has been taken into custody, Italian police have said.
Mariangela Di Trapani, 49, was arrested on charges of having managed the business of the Resuttana family, one of the most important Cosa Nostra  Read More 
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palermo from on high

Pucci Scaffidi's photos are on display at Palazzo Branciforte, the seat of the Bank of Sicily, in Via Olivella at Palermo.
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Christmastime in Palermo

The marble bandstand in the piazza across from the Politeama theater.
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