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Out of Palermo

First snow

The first really cold days of 2016 have hit Sicily and the snow is sticking to the mountains that ring Palermo.
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Archbishop Lorefice took in four Nigerian immigrants

Palermo's brand new Archbishop Corrado Lorefice has installed four Nigerian refugees in the bishop's residence, the diocese's incredible palace across from the cathedral on Via Vittorio Emanuele: a young Nigerian woman, and a Nigerian mother of two small children.
He encouraged others to do the same, especially in this Year of Mercy as prescribed  Read More 
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Trending in Palermo: Very Expensive 18th birthday parties

Gabriele Dagostino, the videographer, does a really fine job of photographing and editing, telling the story of each party. Whether or not you like the parties themselves is up to you. Every one is entitled to his or her opinion.
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A restored palace in Via Maqueda

You cannot tell a book by its cover. From the outside this palace does not look like much. The man who showed me around has a workshop downstairs. He went to school in this building, now a private residence owned by the family who once owned Palermo's soccer team. And a pasta factory.
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Spires

Spires of the Palermo cathedral and the archbishop's palace.
A sunny Saturday.
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