Palermo, City of Kings : The Heart of Sicily, Hardback Book

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.
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  • Category: Travel & holiday guides
  • ISBN: 9781784530839

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