Hello! My name is Tano Bongiorno and I would love to be your host and tell you about all the exciting happenings going on in and around this ancient city. today I’m gonna tell you about The Botanical Garden and the Villa Giulia in Palermo. Did you know people were living here in prehistoric times? Palermo has seen many wars, occupations, and upheavals over the centuries, … [Read more...] about Botanical Gardens and Villa Giulia in Palermo
All around the world tales of haunted houses abound. There are so many in fact, that they’ve even inspired long-running TV series devoted to visiting these houses. There has always been a certain fascination with these in the minds of people of all ages and walks of life. Palermo has its very own: The Haunted Villa of Mondello. Over the years, many skeptics have shrugged … [Read more...] about Ghosts of Palermo
When you arrive in Palermo, I hope you get to know the Sicilian people before you leave. That’s gonna be easy because Sicilians are open, friendly and do they love to talk! Italian may be the official language, but the locals have their own version, and one of the words you’re gonna hear every time you talk to someone, is Tascio. Tascio? Put away that little … [Read more...] about The Tascio of Palermo
Taxis in Palermo are comfortable, fast and punctual. On the other hand, they can ruin your budget and very quickly. Taxi drivers are like vampires, but instead of thirsting for blood, they thirst for your money but unlike the legendary vampires of the past, these guys don’t only roam at night but all day as well. It is my personal opinion that the entire Vampire legend … [Read more...] about Are taxis expensive in Palermo?
Born in the Kalsa district in 1656, Giacomo Serpotta would be the middle child of 3 sons. Giuseppe and Gaspare Serpotta (along wih Antonina Travaglia) are his brothers. … [Read more...] about Giacomo Serpotta: The Great Italian Sculptor