Palermo in collages

Marija Stankovic & Danica Vranic

Stories by the “Creative Curious Travellers 2018” about the city of Palermo. A project by CCT-SeeCity. Thanks to: CLAC | @Igers.Palermo | MINIMUM | PUSH. | SeeCily Tourism Services – InfoPoint Palermo | USE-IT Palermo | ALAB | SAM! | Pasticceria Cappello | Caffè Letterario Teatro Garibaldi | Good Company Sicily | AddiopizzoAddiopizzo TravelVisit Palermo | Wonderful Italy.

Story by Me & Danica Vranic

PALERMO We have been so happy for the opportunity to visit Palermo – especially during this year that was chosen as Italian Capital of Culture 2018 and also as city hosting MANIFESTA 12, the European nomadic biennial of contemporary art.

Warm and welcoming, Palermo has generously showed us its rich history and vibrant spirit. We found ourselves surrounded by fascinating, in part decadent, architecture and one-of-a-kind street art pieces. This city is a surprise at every corner and all its urban contrasts, somehow, so beautifully work together. No doubt – There’s something for everyone.

People are always happy to help you, they love to give you good recommendations about what to see/do/eat and to invite you to join them on random events. Conversations with locals are so funny! Even if your knowledge of Italian isn’t good (or it’s practically non-existent), you will manage to communicate anyway and make great friends. Yes, you’ll definitely laugh a lot! All together – Palermitans are definitely a charming company.

Palermo is breathtaking in its colourful differences that co-exist and intertwine creating such a unique harmony as the atmosphere of the city. So hard to describe.

We have tried to do it in a visual way. We have decided to select some photographs taken during our trip and to mesh them into new images: so here are our impressions of the wonderful Palermo, gathered in a series of collages.

This outlined veduta is a view from Corso Calatafimi near Porta Nuova while the background photo was taken in Piazza Marina.
Detail of a ceiling in Palazzo Butera and photo taken in Borgo Vecchio district, one of the most famous districts for urban art. Check out the Street Art Factory project to easily locate street art works in Palermo and find out more about the artists!
A view from a terrace in Palazzo Ajutamicristo.
Photographs taken in the Botanical Garden + Details from a mixed media installation: Theatre of the Sun by Fallen Fruit, in Palazzo Butera.
San Benedetto il Moro // St. Benedict the Moor painted by Palermitan artist Igor Scalisi Palminteri in via Flavio Ando (at “campo di bocce”), Albergheria district. Details are horses spotted in Via del Giudice Michele. | More street art works in Palermo? Follow @StreetArtPalermo, great photos and punctual updates!
Details of a ceiling in Palazzo Butera and Chiesa di Santa Maria dello Spasimo – yes, a church without the roof!

Thank you CCT and thank you, Palermo, for the unforgettable experience as #CCTravellers2018!

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