The gastronomy from Palermo is varied, good and tasty. From appetizers to desserts, Palermo offers dishes not to be missed: a unique combination of ingredients, flavors and fragrances, the result of the passage of countless civilizations that have succeeded and which have also left their mark in the kitchen. Saffron, pistachio nuts, dairy products, prickly pear, and aromas for slush, are just some of the items used in the inventive cuisine of Palermo. Do not fill yourselves the belly of cannoli and cassata, sample traditional dishes also the popular “street food”, such as the famous arancini (breaded fried rice balls and stuffed usually with meat sauce, mozzarella and peas); the croquettes or “cazzilli” made from potatoes; Panelle, (chickpea flour fritters); sfincione (large sheet of yeast dough topped with a fresh tomato sauce, onion, anchovies and cheese); and the proverbial bread ca ‘meusa, or the loaf stuffed spleen, lung and trachea into small pieces cooked with lard, the “frank” version, that is simple (so to speak!) and “married”, or with the ricotta.
Crystal blue Caribbean sea and white sand of Mondello make one of the most beautiful beaches in the world.In summer it is densely populated with bathers but Mondello is beautiful throughout the year, when the sunny days offer wonderful walks on the waterfront, great food in the many local clubs and, why not, a refreshing swim out of season that never hurts.
Another witness to the diversity of artistic styles of the city of Palermo is definitely the Chinese Palace, once the residence of King Ferdinand IV Of Bourbon and his wife Maria Carolina in 1799.
The appearance and furnishings from the marked feature oriental express a taste of the time, and really make it unique in its kind. Absolutely to visit both the exterior, with its extensive gardens, both the interior rooms with really very delicious decorations.
Whether you are religious or not, you can not miss a visit to the shrine of Santa Rosalia, located on top of Mount Pellegrino (which among other things Goethe had called the most beautiful promontory in the world).
The cult of Santa Rosalia in Palermo is sacred, being the “Santuzza” patroness of the city. The sanctuary is located inside a cave, where Rosalia lived the last years of his life.
If you really want to do something by real Palermo, then do not miss the acchianata, or the ascent on foot of the mountain on the old road. Mystical, yes, but also invigorating!
The Teatro Massimo is one of the most representative jewels of the city of Palermo. And ‘the largest opera theater building in Italy and third in Europe, after the Paris Opera and the Vienna State Opera. Imposing, elegant, in a word beautiful. Impossible not to be dazzled by his enormous appeal. On the facade, above the six input columns, it is inscribed with the phrase: “Art renews people and reveals its life. Compartment of the scenes where the beloved does not seek to prepare yourself for the future. “