Palermo, City of Kings : The Heart of Sicily Hardback
Palermo - the capital of Sicily - is a destination with a difference.
The city is a treasure trove of original monuments and works of art, combined with architecture of grand proportions.
Yet it also has a grittier side, shown by the continuing influence of the mafia.
Jeremy Dummett here provides a concise overview of Palermo's eventful history, together with a survey of its most important monuments and sites.
He looks at the influences of the city's various ancient rulers - the Phoenicians, Romans, Arabs and Normans - as well as its more recent incarnation as part of the Italian state.
In addition to being an essential companion for visitors to Palermo, this book can be equally enjoyed as a standalone history of the city and its place at the heart of Sicily.
- Format: Hardback
- Pages: 272 pages, 14 integrated bw, 17 colour in 8pp plates, 12 maps
- Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.
- Publication Date: 30/03/2015
- Category: Travel & holiday guides
- ISBN: 9781784530839
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