Plants of Palermo – a story in maiolica

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Holly McKelvey

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.


PALERMO A story inspired by the city and its nature. And, in particular, by the Museum of Maiolica – Stanze al Genio
 
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Plants of Palermo: like the maiolica tiles sprinkled throughout the city, the nature in Palermo is diverse and colourful (and found in unlikely places). Flowers and grasses spring out of old buildings, bringing life back to the crumbling stone. Cacti from the new world grow on trinkets in tourist shops. Strangler figs from distant rainforests cast shade in Palermo’s parks. Hybrid squash drip from vines in the botanic gardens. Plant pots in alleys burst with birds of paradise. Citrus and figs offer their fruit to hungry hands. And the city basks in the shade of the mountains.
 
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To know about the art of MAIOLICA, click and read here.

Holly McKelvey