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
Wearing many hats, Giuseppe Balsamo (Count of Cagliostro) was a wrangler, swindler, heretic, alchemist, compulsive gambler and healer. … [Read more...] about The Count of Cagliostro
The Godfather saga is a major part of film history. The movies directed by Francis Ford Coppola are a transfer of a Mario Puzo novel written in 1969, also titled “The Godfather.” … [Read more...] about The Godfather Sicilian shooting locations
The Ficus Macrophylla almost appears to be a living creature, bending and swaying its enormous and magical size back and forth. There are really only two places to see these plants though, but these two spots are among the most beautiful of all places in the city: Marina Square and Palermo’s botanical garden. While the leaves might be like a magnolia plant, there is no … [Read more...] about Palermo’s Over 100-Year-Old Ficus Macrophylla