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Out of Palermo

Rai 1 channel special on Palermo

A beautiful video on the core beauties of Palermo. First broadcast 31 December 2016, You can enjoy the images even if you do not understand Italian. Click on the caption to see the show.
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Cityscape: Piazzetta degli Angelini


The paving stones are honeycomb-shaped! Author Giuseppe Di Lampedusa's family home gave onto this piazzetta. It was destroyed by an American bomb during WWII, rebuilt and now, just recently, turned into apartments. There used to be a water tower and fountain here that brought icy cold water from the mountains, and thirsty aristocrats would  Read More 
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Happy New Year

A look at the best of Palermo.
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Vucciria: paving stones dug up for year

After the crumbling of several buildings in the neglected Vucciria, the city has finally decided to spend some time and money fixing the historic market site up. It will take a year, with a firm that "works very fast", to pull up the limestone paving stones, work on the light and telephone cables and  Read More 
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Bicycles for Sale in Via Divisi

A cross street of Via Roma in the old historic center. There are still bike shops there.
Just about every Palermitano has bought at least one bike here. I found this excellent photo on the facebook group "Palermo in Bianco e Nero." Photographer unknown to me.
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Spectacular

Palermo today. Photographer unknown at this time.
An incredibly beautiful view of old Palermo from the sea at the bottom of Corso Vittorio Emanuele, the city's first street, whose oldest part, near the top a, near Porta Nuova, was built by the Phoenicians 2700 years ago. There is a homeless encampment just out of sight of this photo, to the bottom right,where Mohammed lives with his friends in campers and cars and tents along the shore.  Read More 
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