Benedictine Abbey of San Martino delle Scale
Located in the valley of the same name, 507 metres over sea level, according to tradition the Benedictine Abbey of San Martino delle Scale was founded by Pope Gregory the Great.
The Ancient Bathing Establishment of Mondello
The Ancient Bathing Establishment of Mondello was born in the early twentieth century, following the reclamation of the Palermo coast, one of the most beautiful Art Nouveau architectural works in Europe.
Castle of Favara or Maredolce
The name of the castle of Favara derives from the Arabic term “al-Fawwarah”, which means “water source”, and it is also known as “Maredolce” (“Sweet sea”) because an artificial lake could be found nearby.
The Capuchin Catacombs
The Capuchin Catacombs are located in the basement of the Capuchin Fathers ever since 1599, the year of their completion; the galleries that compose them form a large rectangular cemetery.
The Kiosk Ribaudo (Theatre Massimo)
The kiosk is a fine example of Art Nouveau architecture and was built in the 19th century by the architect Ernesto Basile.
The Palace of Zisa
The palace started to be built during the reign of William I and was completed by William II around the year 1167. It was the favourite summer residence of the king and his court. Its name comes from the Arab term “al-Aziz”, meaning “splendid”.