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Top things to do in and around Palermo Sicily. From it's beautiful sandy beaches, clear blue water, historic sites and world class food, this Italian city has it all.

Top things to do in and around Palermo Sicily. From it's beautiful sandy beaches, clear blue water, historic sites and world class food, this Italian city has it all.

Italy’s most ghoulish site, Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo.  This crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

Italy’s most ghoulish site, Capuchin Catacombs in Palermo. This crypt houses thousands of corpses, fully dressed and hung from hooks. The practice began in 1599 when local priests mummified a holy monk and allowed visitors. Soon regular residents of Palermo wanted to be remembered in this fashion. Bodies are arranged by gender and profession; their facial expressions often eerily visible.

Italy, Sicily, Palermo district, Palermo, Mediterranean area, San Cataldo church and La Martorana

Italy, Sicily, Palermo district, Palermo, Mediterranean area, San Cataldo church and La Martorana

Santa Caterina, Palermo, Italy. Construction on the church began in 1566, but the interior decoration dates from the 17th and 18th centuries, when Baroque was at its height, and the Catholic church was encouraging intricate detail and emotional themes. The interior of the church is visually overwhelming. Richly colored frescoes spill out across the ceiling.

Santa Caterina, Palermo, Italy. Construction on the church began in 1566, but the interior decoration dates from the 17th and 18th centuries, when Baroque was at its height, and the Catholic church was encouraging intricate detail and emotional themes. The interior of the church is visually overwhelming. Richly colored frescoes spill out across the ceiling.

Palermo - Sicily & the Amalfi Coast: Discover the Culture & Cuisine of Southern Italy #Travel #Coast #Beach

Palermo - Sicily & the Amalfi Coast: Discover the Culture & Cuisine of Southern Italy #Travel #Coast #Beach

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