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First Impression of Palermo
My first impression of Palermo was that it is a wonderful city but the people appear very poor and it is also quite polluted. Although this is a downside it is an amazing city with so much history and magnificent mountain views. The sandy beach of Mondello Bay is magnificent and safe, if you have children. Dining is great with a wide choice of restaurants providing delicious local food. Nightlife is great and the locals are very friendly and pleased to help you.
Posted on 17/12/2011 by atiredmum
The locals in Palermo call the Massimo Theatre the Teatro Massimo. This is one of Europe's biggest opera houses and was completed towards the end of the 19th century. It came into disrepair in the 1980s and just before the turn of the new millennium, it was restored to its former glory and reopened once more. It is near to the Via Cavour. Don't miss out on the great acoustics.
Posted on 10/10/2007 by Christian Heal
The Porta Nuova Gateway (New Door)
The Porta Nuova is a monumental gateway at the southern side of the Corsa Vittorio Emanuele and was built over 600 years ago, to celebrate the arriving of Charles V. It is really big and very tall, with a funny little triangular roof looking rather like a hat. Watch out for the traffic though, it is very busy here and cars zoom through the archway.
Posted on 12/9/2007 by John Wright
It is interesting to look at the cathedral and try to recognised the various alterations and extensions that have take place since it was built in 1185. It really is quite a mixture of architecture styles, and yet when you stand back and take it all in, it really is very beautiful and the styles all seems to blend successfully together. It is topped with a big dome. I wish we'd gone inside. Apparently there are some nice treasures on display inside, which were once in the various royal tombs.
Posted on 2/5/2007 by Benjamin Davidson
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