Sicily Sights

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Catacombe dei Cappuccini

  • Cemetery

The spookiest sight in all of Sicily, this 16th-century catacomb houses nearly 9,000 corpses of men, women, and young children—some...

Cattedrale

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This church is a lesson in Palermitano eclecticism—originally Norman (1182), then Catalan Gothic (14th to 15th century), then fitted...

La Martorana

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Distinguished by an elegant Norman campanile, this church was erected in 1143 but had its interior altered considerably during the Baroque...

Museo Archeologico Regionale Salinas

  • Museum/Gallery

Especially interesting pieces in this small but excellent collection are the examples of prehistoric cave drawings and a marvelously...

Museo Internazionale delle Marionette Antonio Pasqualino

  • Museum/Gallery

With a collection of more than 4,000 pieces showcasing the traditional Sicilian, and farther afield, Opera dei Pupi (puppet shows)...

Palazzo Abatellis

  • Museum/Gallery

Housed in this late-15th-century Catalan Gothic palace with Renaissance elements is the Galleria Regionale. Among its treasures are...

Palazzo Reale

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

This historic palace, also called Palazzo dei Normanni (Norman Palace), was the seat of Sicily's semiautonomous rulers for centuries.

Piazza Pretoria

  • Plaza/Square/Piazza

The square's centerpiece, a lavishly decorated fountain with 500 separate pieces of sculpture and an abundance of nude figures, so shocked...

Quattro Canti

  • Neighborhood/Street

The Four Corners is the intersection of Corso Vittorio Emanuele and Via Maqueda. Four rather exhaust-blackened Baroque palaces from Spanish...

San Cataldo

  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Three striking Saracenic scarlet domes mark this church, built in 1154 during the Norman occupation of Palermo. The church now belongs...

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