By DK Publishing, Judy Edelhoff
Your vacation begins the instant you open the guide.
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Capture the essence of Sicily. From the attractive seashore of Taormina to astonishing Mount Etna. photographs, illustrations, specified 3D versions and birds-eye-view maps of the entire significant websites make sure you don't pass over a specific thing. Clue up at the fundamentals, from the main cozy areas to stick (whatever your funds) to the simplest bars and eating places. realize the place the locals pass, get pleasure from stress-free leisure, notable websites and retail remedy, fascinating activities, scenic walks or drives, thematic excursions and vibrant fairs. All you would like for an unforgettable trip.
Winner of the parent & Observer 'Best advisor Books' and Wanderlust journal Silver Award for 'Top Guidebook'.
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Palazzo delle Aquile 8 Piazza Pretoria. Map 1 C3. Tell 800234 169. # by appointment. Its proper name is Palazzo Senatorio, or Palazzo del Municipio, but it is commonly called “delle Aquile” because of the four eagles (aquile) decorating the exterior and the portal. Now the town hall, it is Palermo’s major civic monument, although its original 16th-century structure was radically altered by 19thcentury restoration. However, a statue of Santa Rosalia by Carlo Aprile (1661) still lies in a niche on the top of the façade.
Tel 091-329 588. # daily. Check with the tourist office for opening hours. The Baroque façade of San Domenico (see p35), a lavish display of was in 1640, when Andrea Baroque decoration, its fusion Cirincione tore down part of putti volutes, statues, floral of the cloister to enlarge elements and festoons creating the church. In 1724, when an amazing theatrical Piazza San Domenico was remodelled, the façade was atmosphere. The Battle of Lepanto rebuilt and is now animated sculpture group (see by the fusion of curves p35) is spectacular.
I N T R O D U C I N G S I C I L Y 27 THE HISTORY OF SICILY T island was then conquered by the he most striking aspect Arabs, under whom it became of Sicilian history is the one of the most prosperous enormous influence and tolerant lands in the of all the different peoples Mediterranean. The next who have colonized the rulers were the Normans, island. Even the Sicani, who laid the foundations Elymi and Siculi, the first for the splendid court of populations to leave Frederick II in Palermo. traces of their cultures A long period of decain Sicily, came from dence coincided with the other parts of the dwindling of the Middle Mediterranean.