Giovanni Falcone: the judge who took on the Mafia

The judge Giovanni Falcone

Today I’m gonna tell you about a man who was a lot like me. My name is Tano Bongiorno and I’m your official guide and host for the ancient and wonderful city of Palermo. The man I’m talking about is considered to be an antimafia superhero. His name is Giovanni Falcone, and I say he … Read more

Botanical Gardens and Villa Giulia in Palermo

orto botanico villa giulia in Palermo

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 … Read more

Ghosts of Palermo

Ghosts 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 … Read more

The Tascio of Palermo

The meaning of tascio in Sicilian

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 … Read more