Friday, June 3, 2011
Palermo is the capitol of Sciliy. As well as being the capitol of Sicily, Palermo is also the capitol of Sicily's cultural, economic, and touristic capitol. The city was founded by the Phoenicians, but named by the Ancient Greeks Panormus meaning (Largest)Port of All(Sea). Palermo became part of the Roman Republic, the Roman Empire, and eventually part of the Byzantine Empire, for over a thousand years. From 827 to 1071 it was under Arab rule and it first became a capitol then. Then from 1130 to 1816, Palermo was the capitol of the Kingdom of Sicily. It is a city rich in history, culture, art, music, and, of coarse, food. There are many great architecture sites like Gothic churches, palaces, and buildings. People have been living in Palermo since 8000 BC! There are many cave enscriptions in some of Palermo's ancient caves. Palermo has been a centre for commerce for thousands of years. This is because it is a large port. This city has been passed between many great nations and kingdoms. Not the first time, it is now a part of Italy.