Palermo is the capital of Sicily, the largest island in the Mediterranean sea, a marker point between east and west, an island upon which travel roots and civilizations have converged throughout history.
The Phonecians, Carthaginians, Greeks, Romans, Arabs, Normans all brought their religion, art, architecture and gastronomy to this city over the 3 millenia of its existence.
All this culture can be seen most visibly on the streets of Palermo, from the street food, rated top five in the world, to the markets, to the piazza nightlife.
And for this, Palermo may be called Il Crogiolo, the melting pot or crucible. With the intensity of the mediterranean sun and the density of the culture, the Palermitani, converge and mix, yielding a ragù dal sapore potente.
Piazza del Monte di Pietà is a prime spot for those in their twenties. Each piazza caters to a different age or social group.