Sicilian Folk: History on the streets, the markets of Palermo

Jun 12, 2015 925

Palermo is, among many other things, a great city for markets, which act as hubs for social life, contact and dialogue, providing a regular appointment for the locals. They are places that have shaped the urban fabric, creating the spatial and also the emotional geography enjoyed by Palermitans, visitors and tourists alike.

Often linked to the ancient past, namely the era of Arab rule, visiting them is one of the most direct ways to soak in the atmosphere of Sicily's folklore and history, which is comprised of food, encounters, relations with foreigners and the ability to bring it all together, making a common identity out of diversity. 

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