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Section in Palermo
Do & See
Thanks to its rich and varied history, Palermo and its surrounding areas are full of architectural treasures, everything from historical and ancient museums to Medieval castles and churches, just waiting to get discovered. Many of the sights are ideally situated pretty central and in the heart of the city you will find treasures like Palazzo de Normanni, as well as the beautiful Santa Caterina Church and the spectacular Piazza Pretoria. For a getaway from the hustle and bustle of the city, the beautiful volcanic island Ustica is a safe bet and will not disappoint you.

Piazza Pretoria

Also known as square of sham, the spectacular Piazza Pretoria captivates with its fountain and the numerous gleaming white statues. The Pretoria Fountain was sculpted by Francesco Camilliani and in the beginning, in 1574, it was placed in Florence for a few years but then transported to Palermo, divided into 644 pieces and then put together. The fountain is a true masterpiece and takes up the entire piazza and it is also consider to be one of the most beautiful fountains in Italy.
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Mondello Beach

Mondello Beach is an idyllic beach that is just a short ride away from the city of Palermo. A great place where to relax and swim in the clear blue sea. It is also here the famous “The World Festival” takes place every year where there is a celebration of beach culture and it features activities like beach volleyball, paragliding and windsurfing. Music concerts of various styles are also a common occurrence and you'll get inspired by the joy and the energy bubbling on the beach.
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