Material: 100% Satin silk with hand rolled edges
Size: 42" x 80"
Color: Blood orange, reds and ochra
This crimson red and golden Palermo scarf was inspired by the locally grown lemons and oranges. The internationally known Tarocco blood oranges are known to be purifying, energizing, and refreshing and each slice gradates from light orange to deep ruby. Tie this scarf around your waist as a skirt or your neck as a sarong and let it take you to the markets of Palermo.
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Palermo is the capital of Sicily. The mix of architectural styles is a testament to the many invaders who occupied this coastal city for the last 2700 years.
BECOME: A Cityzen of PALERMO and......
SMELL: Fresh local produce at La Vucciria or the Ballaro markets and see how the locals haggle back and forth.
SHOP: At Dell’Oglio where savvy girls around town shop for their favorite brands
VISIT: The Cattederal di Palermo, and see the architectural transformations from a Byzantine basilica to a 9th century mosque and later to a Christian church. See the panoramic views of the city from the roof top.
TASTE: An excellent simple and traditional spaghetti with garlic, olive oil and pepper (aglio e olio e pepe) at La Galleria, behind Cattedrale di Palermo
APPRECIATE: Ceramic tiles from 4th to 20th century at Stanze al Genio, a secret private museum with a breathtaking collection.
SEE: The Palaz zo dei Normanni which contains the Cappella Palatina, by far the best example of the so-called Arab-Norman-Byzantine style that prevailed in the 12th-century Sicily.
LISTEN: To an opera at Teatro Massimo, the third largest and oldest opera house in Europe.
EXPLORE: The Palermo market culture to connect to the real lifestyle of the locals
REST: Inside Orto botanico di Palermo and see the famous monumental Ficus Macrophylla trees
DRINK: A limoncello, an Italian lemon liqeuer originating from Southern Italy and the Amalfi Coast made with lemon zest, simple syrup and grain alcohol.
READ: Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons, a travelogue about life, food, family and much more by the Guardian columnist, Mathew Fort As he scoots around Sicily on a Vespa.
WALK: On Via Vittorio Emanuele to the Piazza Vigliena, a baroque, octagonal square with symmetrical fountains on 4 sides. Fontana Pretoria, is only steps away which is the monumental fountain of Palermo.
STAY: a private villa turned into the first luxury hotel in 1858 where Wagner, Liszt and Renoir had Stayed.
WATCH: Kaos by the Taviani brothers; a series of short stories by Luigi Pirandello set after WWII in Sicily.
TAKE: A ride through the narrow alleys of Palermo in a Piaggio Ape, a three wheeled commercial vehicle or taxi produced since 1948 by Piaggio.