Outline of Palermo

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The following outline is provided as an overview of and topical guide to Palermo:

Palermo – city of Southern Italy, the capital of both the autonomous region of Sicily and the Metropolitan City of Palermo. The city is noted for its history, culture, architecture and gastronomy, playing an important role throughout much of its existence; it is over 2,700 years old. Palermo is located in the northwest of the island of Sicily, right by the Gulf of Palermo in the Tyrrhenian Sea. The city was founded in 734 BC by the Phoenicians. Palermo then became a possession of Carthage, before becoming part of the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire and eventually part of the Byzantine Empire, for over a thousand years. From 831 to 1072 the city was under Arab rule during the Emirate of Sicily when the city first became a capital. Following the Norman reconquest, Palermo became the capital of a new kingdom (from 1130 to 1816), the Kingdom of Sicily and the capital of the Holy Roman Empire under Emperor Frederick II and King Conrad IV. Palermo is Sicily's cultural, economic and tourism capital. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, music and food. Numerous tourists are attracted to the city for its good Mediterranean weather, its renowned gastronomy and restaurants, its Romanesque, Gothic and Baroque churches, palaces and buildings, and its nightlife and music. Palermo is the main Sicilian industrial and commercial center: the main industrial sectors include tourism, services, commerce and agriculture.

General reference[edit]

Geography of Palermo[edit]

Geography of Palermo

Location of Palermo[edit]

Environment of Palermo[edit]

Aerial view of Palermo
The Zisa castle, a World Heritage Site
Palermo as seen from Palazzo dei Normanni

Natural geographic features of Palermo[edit]

Areas of Palermo[edit]

Districts of Palermo[edit]

Neighborhoods in Palermo[edit]

Locations in Palermo[edit]

Fontana Pretoria with the dome of Santa Caterina in the background
Monumental entrance of Via Roma
  • Tourist attractions
    • Museums in Palermo
    • Shopping areas and markets

Ancient monuments in Palermo[edit]

Bridges in Palermo[edit]

Castles in Palermo[edit]

Churches in Palermo[edit]

Churches in Palermo

City Gates of Palermo[edit]

Fountains in Palermo[edit]

Museums and galleries in Palermo[edit]

Palaces and villas in Palermo[edit]

Parks and gardens in Palermo[edit]

Public squares in Palermo[edit]

Streets and walking paths in Palermo[edit]

Theatres in Palermo[edit]

Demographics of Palermo[edit]

Demographics of Palermo

Government and politics of Palermo[edit]

Government and politics of Palermo

Law and order in Palermo[edit]

History of Palermo[edit]

History of Palermo

History of Palermo, by period[edit]

Timeline of Palermo

History of Palermo, by subject[edit]

Culture of Palermo[edit]

Culture of Palermo

Arts in Palermo[edit]

Architecture in Palermo[edit]

Neoclassical architecture in Palermo

Music of Palermo[edit]

The auditorium of the Teatro Massimo, the biggest in Italy, and one of the largest of Europe
Cassata, a traditional sweet from Palermo

Visual arts of Palermo[edit]

Religion in Palermo[edit]

Sports in Palermo[edit]

Sports in Palermo

Economy and infrastructure of Palermo[edit]

Economy of Palermo

Banking in Palermo

Transportation in Palermo[edit]

Transportation in Palermo

Airports in Palermo

Bus transport in Palermo

Ports in Palermo

Rail transport in palermo[edit]

Trams in Palermo

Vehicular traffic system in Palermo

Education in Palermo[edit]

Education in Palermo

See also[edit]


External links[edit]

Wikimedia Atlas of Palermo