Located close to the northwestern corner of Sicily, Palermo is the capital of the autonomous region of Sicily and its largest city. The area around Palermo has been settled since at least the 8th millenium BC and Palermo itself was founded by the Phoenicians in 734BC. Over the course of the centuries Palermo was ruled by the Carthaginians, the Greeks, the Romans, the Arabs and the Normans. In the 19th century it was united with the kingdom of Naples and later, in 1860 with the kingdom of Italy. Due to its long history Palermo has a rich and diverse cultural heritage, some of which however was destroyed in World War II. Palermo was a wealth of Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings. Palermo has an international airport and is a major tourist centre in Sicily.

Palazzo dei Normanni photo gallery  - 13 pictures of Palazzo dei Normanni
Historic centre photo gallery  - 20 pictures of Historic centre
Cathedral photo gallery  - 16 pictures of Cathedral
Markets and malls photo gallery  - 11 pictures of Markets and malls
13 photos of the Palazzo dei Normanni (Palace of the Normans), the former residence of the kings of Sicily
20 photos of the historic core of Palermo, located around the Vittorio Emanuele and Maqueda streets
16 photos of the Palermo cathedral, one of the most significant examples of the Arab-Norman architectural style
11 photos of open-air markets and shopping malls in Palermo
Panoramic views photo gallery  - 3 pictures of Panoramic views
3 panoramic views of Palermo taken from the hills surrounding the city
Gallery with all images
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