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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.