Quatro Canti or Four Corners is the heart of Palermo, the traditional center of historic Palermo, and divides the historical center into four quadrants and each building has sculptures on each building, representing the four seasons, Spanish kings and various patron saints of the Four Quarters. This junction of Corso Vittorio Emaneule and Via Maqueda is known as "Theatre of the Light" as each facade on each building is illuminated during different times of the day.


Our 2013 Holiday

In Sicily


Piazza Pretoria is a square a few steps from Four Corners and has "The Fountain of Shame" with statues of nymphs, humans, mermaids and satyrs, erected in Palermo as a status symbol as it competed with Messina as Sicily's top city in the 1600s, and was reassembled from a fountain constructed for a villa in Tuscany.


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
Palermo Cathedral
Capo Street Market in Palermo
The Fountain of Shame
Caccamo Castle
The Town of Caccamo
Food Court, Sicilian Style
Palermo Harbor
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