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Palermo (Armchair Traveller)
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Palermo's heart lies hidden under its many outer layers. In this unusual guide to the beautiful Sicilian capital, Roberto Alajmo uncovers each stratum to reveal its true character. Although disguised as a tourist's handbook, Palermo has much more to offer than ordinary recommendations for the intrepid traveller - it gives an insight into the city from a lifelong resident's point of view, showcasing its hidden cultural and culinary jewels; portraying its people, and their secrets; touching on its politics and contentious mafia involvement. Seeing Palermo with one's own eyes is an inef fable experience, even for Alajmo; the essence of the city, its beauty, is the only aspect left to the reader to discover.
Famous sights, the scenes of murders, the gardens and parks, the alleys, and markets of Palermo.
Roberto Alajmo shows us the famous sights of Palermo—the scenes of murders, the gardens and parks, and the alleys and markets. He comments on the crazy traffic, the illegal building trade, the sea, the clichés, and the thoughts of the Sicilians in general and of the inhabitants of Palermo in particular.
About the Author
Journalist and writer and a native of Palermo.
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