Experience Gay Palermo
Palermo couldn’t seem a gay friendly city at first sight, however it’s a well open-minded town, where gay bars and gay friendly pubs can be found in different spots of towns, surrounding by magnificent old-time buildings.
Palermo is the biggest city of whole Sicily. Its geographical position had been the reason of its varied architectural look, unique in the world for the mixture of arab, norman and byzantine styles. Palermo had been a cultural and trading center for centuries in all the Mediterranean area, and that’s why it has experienced several changes in order to the arrival of new conquerors. Its history has shaped its actual appearance, a wonderful sequence of streets and buildings that will get you back in time.
Among the main attractions of Palermo, some must be mentioned. The Cathedral, with clear Spanish influences, the church of Santa Cita, the church of Martorana, with stunning mosaics inside, the Regional Gallery of Sicily, the unique arab-norman Cuba and Zisa palaces till the Catacombs of the Cappuccini. The Teatro Massimo deserves a visit too, because it’s the biggest lyric theatre in Italy and also a wonderful art nouveau example.
You can’t go away from Palermo without making a visit to the traditional open markets set among the narrow streets of the city center: Vuccirìa and Ballarò, the most famous, where to find typical foods of the Sicilian culinary tradition.