Metropolitan city Palermo
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- 82 Italian municipalities
- Population: 1.268.217 inhabitants
- Surface: 4.993,18 sq km
- Density: 253 inhabitants per square km
The regional capital, facing north on the Tyrrhenian Sea and is bordered to the west by the Province of Trapani, on the south by the provinces of Agrigento and Caltanissetta and east with the provinces of Messina and Enna.
A regional capital of Sicily, it extends to the foot of the Monte Pellegrino, at the margin of fertile Conca d'Oro.
It is home to active businesses and industries favored by the presence of the port.
Panormus ("all port") was already inhabited in prehistoric times.
Palermo is a land of multiform beauty: crystalline seabeds and overhanging rocks, wooded hills, rugged mountains, verdant plains of citrus, olive, fig trees, vines.
in Palermo history has left extraordinary footprints since the Phoenician era on churches, streets, squares and palaces.
From the 2015 the Arab Norman itinerary of Palermo, full of splendid civil and religious monuments, not far away Monreale with the magnificent jewel of the cathedral and the mighty Cathedral of Cefalù, has been included in the World Heritage List UNESCO.
sferracavallo e Capaci face Island of Women, and at 36 nautical miles lies the volcanic Ustica.
To the east of the capital the Solunto archaeological site, the baroque Bagheria e Termini Imerese.
The Palermo hinterland preserves rare and precious places: just think of the Parco delle Madonìe, with the evocative hamlets of Petralia Sottana e Petralia Soprana, Castelbuono, Collesano, Polizzi, rich in historical buildings as well as humble ancient dwellings, often surprising architectural details.