Discover Palermo with Domenico, a local Professional Photographer and licensed Tour Guide

I have a deep knowledge about history, art and Palermo’s cultural events. I’m a professional photographer and licensed Tour Guide. My photos have been exposed in Italy and abroad (Cairo, Budapest, Berlin, Copenhagen, Warsaw). I run Walking Tours  in Palermo focused on history, architecture and street food. During your stay in Palermo, if you are interested to buy, I can also show you some of my fine art photos. My photos, limited edition, are available in large size for interior design.

Sono un attento conoscitore della storia, dell’arte e delle dinamiche culturali di Palermo e organizzo dei Walking Tour incentrati sulla storia, architettura e sul cibo di strada a Palermo. Sono un fotografo professionista e una Guida Turistica autorizzata. Le mie fotografie sono state esposte in Italia e all’estero (Cairo, Budapest, Berlino, Copenaghen, Varsavia). Durante il vostro soggiorno palermitano è possibile, se interessati all’acquisto, mostrarvi alcune delle mie fotografie artistiche. Le mie fotografie, a tiratura limitata, sono disponibili in grande formato per arredamento di interni.

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You will do an unforgettable Walking Tour discovering Palermo’s real heart, walking togheter with Domenico Aronica, professional photographer and licensed Tour Guide from Palermo.

Book now your Walking Tour in Palermo, Group or Private Tour. Contact me to know my availability and prices:

Email: domenico@domenicoaronica.com

Tel.-WhatsApp:  +39 3471336788

Art Photos:  www.domenicoaronica.com

Facebook:  www.facebook.com/palermowalkingtour

Other tours:

-Authentic side of Palermo: If you like photography we can also walk around the city, discovering the authentic side of Palermo, giving you a lots of chances to take pics and taking you deep into the local scene (Private tour only).

Religious festivals: Palermo is one of the most famous city in Europe for religious festivals and processions (Private tour only).

-Jewish District: We will visit the area where was the jewish district before spanish domination in Palermo (Private Tour only).

-Tour esclusivo: Una giornata intera (8 ore) alla scoperta di luoghi insoliti, musei e dimore storiche (solo in italiano e solo come tour privato).

-Tour del mistero: Vi mostrerò luoghi a Palermo dove il rapporto tra vita e morte è molto particolare (solo in italiano e solo come tour privato).

WELCOME TO PALERMO!

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Arab Norman Unesco sites and Art Nouveau in Palermo

The Normans ousted the Arabs from Sicily in 1090, they were impressed by what they found, and rather than destroying Arabic culture, they embraced it. The Normans expanded and added to many existing buildings, using Arabs craftsmen for the work. The Palatina Chapel, an amazing chapel with byzantine mosaics, built under Roger II. The Cathedral and cloister in Monreale are great examples of this style. The churches of San Giovanni degli Eremiti, Martorana, San Cataldo, are crowned with a series of red domes mounted on cubic towers. Zisa and Cuba, built by William II, were clearly inspired by Fatimid period buildings in Cairo. While these are all in Palermo, there are many other splendid examples in Sicily, including the Cathedral of Cefalù. Arab-Norman sites in Palermo, Cefalù and Monreale, proclaimed World Heritage sites by Unesco in 2015.

Palermo is also an Art Nouveau style city. At the beginning of the XX century, many theatres and villas were buildt in Art Nouveau, thanks to the work of the architect and designer Ernesto Basile, committed by the famous Florio family.

Tel.-Whatsapp: (0039) 3471336788

Email: domenico@domenicoaronica.com

www.domenicoaronica.com

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Street Food in Palermo

According to the newspaper Forbes, Palermo is one of the World’s top 10 cities for Street Food. In Palermo Street Food would be “Pani ca meusa” (bread rolls with cooked spleen), “Panelle” (fried chickpea flour), “arancina” (rice ball with meat or ham and cheese). Palermo is also famous for Cannolo, (crispy cookie stuffed with fresh ricotta cheese) ice cream and granita.

Panelle e crocchè, pani ca meusa (milza), sfincione, quaruma, arancina. Ecco, questo è il tipico cibo di strada palermitano. Palermo è quinta nella classifica mondiale dello Street Food secondo la rivista americana Forbes. Palermo è inoltre famosa per il Cannolo alla ricotta e il gelato e granita.

Tel.-Whatsapp: (0039) 3471336788

Email: domenico@domenicoaronica.com

www.domenicoaronica.com

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