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Palermo Cathedral is the cathedral church of the Archdiocese of Palermo and first erected in 1185 under King William II, the Norman ruler of Sicily and has been altered, restored and additions made over the centuries, which resulted in different architectural styles.


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Our 2013 Holiday

In Sicily

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Saint Rosalia, the patron Saint of Palermo, was devoutly religious and retired to live as a hermit in a cave and died alone in 1166. In 1624, a plague devastated Palermo and a hunter was told in a vision where the bones of Saint Rosalie were located and that if her bones were carried in a procession through Palermo the plague would be lifted.


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A celebration to St. Rosalie called the festino is held each year on July 15, this is the social event of the year and a statue of Saint Rosalia is carried throughout the city.


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Links to Our 2013 Holiday in Sicily


Our first view of Sicily
Mount Etna
More of Mount Etna
The mountain town of Randazzo
More mountain towns
The old town of Siracusa
The Fountain of Diane
The Cathedral of Syracuse
Strolling around old town
The Greek Theatre in Syracuse
Villa Romano del Casale
San Cataldo, a hill town
More of San Cataldo
Valley of the Temples
More Valley of the Temples
Wandering north to Palermo
Capo Street Market in Palermo
Four Corners & Piazza Pretoria
The Fountain of Shame
Caccamo Castle
The Town of Caccamo
Food Court, Sicilian Style
Palermo Harbor
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